Office of Continuing and Professional Education
The Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a variety of noncredit courses throughout the year. These courses are designed for professional growth and personal enrichment and include topics ranging from technology training and business to fitness and the arts.
Continuing and Professional Education also provides driving programs in cooperation with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Courses are scheduled for days, evenings, and weekends.
Development Center for Business (DCB)
The Development Center for Business (DCB) offers continuing education for business professionals in the areas of management, computer skills, healthcare, office skills, and technical topics. Opportunities for licensure and recertification are available for a variety of professions.
DCB also provides customized employee training programs for local employers. Since 1982, the Center has been a training provider for local businesses, manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of human resources, computer, and management training. Designed to meet company-specified needs, programs are flexible in regard to location and hours. More information is available here.
Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute
The Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute assists business and industry in developing programs to reduce worker risk and increase productivity, while complying with mandated Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements. The Institute provides consultation and assessment, awareness, and training to clarify mandates, tailoring training to specific health and safety needs.
In addition, the Institute houses Ulster County’s Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention Program, sponsored through the Traffic Safety Board and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Educational and informational programs, together with a resource library, are available to community organizations at no cost. More information is available here.
SCORE Counselors to Small Businesses
SCORE provides confidential counseling to prospective business owners, those already in business, nonprofit organizations, and any persons or groups who need business-related information. SCORE’s entrepreneurial staff provides these community services without charge, with an emphasis on business planning. SCORE receives its support locally from SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce. SCORE is also known as the volunteer arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Workshops on topics related to business start-up are developed and conducted by SCORE members, and are regularly offered to the general public for a fee. Speakers generally include experts from the community. More information is available here.
Senior Computer Learning Center
Senior Computer Learning Center provides computer and Internet classes for adults age 50 or older, with all classes designed specifically for older adults. Students must join to participate in the classes.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free, confidential consulting services for existing businesses and start-up entrepreneurs, and is funded by the federal government, SUNY Ulster and other sponsors. The SBDC also serves the Mid-Hudson region from satellite offices located throughout the Hudson Valley region. More information is available here.