Start or continue your education in downtown Oneonta. SUNY Broome classes are now available at our new Oneonta Connection Center. We are offering a wide range of exciting credit courses and non-credit professional development classes. Through the Oneonta/SUNY Broome Connection Center you can earn college credits that count toward valuable degrees and certificates, or advance your current career goals, in a flexible series of live, online and hybrid courses. Many of our connection center courses are directly connected to live classes, that are happening in real-time on the SUNY Broome main campus, via state-of-the-art video conferencing!
Continuing Education courses available for the Spring 2020 semester
Attaining Work Life Balance
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Morello Life is hectic, jobs are stressful, and it seems that technology has only accelerated the work instead of lightening one’s workload.
In this program, you will explore:
- How things got this way
- How to organize your work life and personal life
- Suggestions from “Crazy Busy” and other sources
- Addressing social isolation
- Exploring a holistic approach based on your individual lifestyle and needs
Participants will learn how to improve focus, decrease stress, and deal with those things that get in the way of work life balance. You’ll receive tips and takeaways to help you find happiness, serenity and solace in a chaotic world.
Maximize Your Communication Skills for Professional Success
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Debbie Morello Have you ever felt that opportunities passed you by because you may not have communicated effectively at the time? It’s time to optimize your communication skills for the future!
Debbie Morello, author of the Amazon best-selling book, “The Power of Friends at Work”, will give you specific techniques to help you express yourself with authenticity and confidence both on the job and beyond. Learn how to use the tools of Appreciative Inquiry, Interpersonal Insights, and others to express yourself in a positive, self-assured, and meaningful way. In this class, you will learn:
- How to build trust through appropriate communication
- Expressing your boundaries and valuing others’
- What to say and what not to say
- Speaking with clarity and expectation
Understanding the Pieces of Autism
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Lori Martin, Masters in Special Education, Marywood University, Special Educator for 16 years, President of Alive with Autism This expanded class offers an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Examine the psychological, physiological, social and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism.
- Causes and prevalence of autism
- Education placement options for individuals who are considered in need of special education services
- Sensory issues and strategies
- Behaviors you may encounter and strategies to assist
- Puberty and sexuality
In addition, students participate in many hands on activities relating to autism including a walk in my shoes. This enables students to sense the struggles that a person with autism may endure, discuss behavior challenges and motivational activities and creating independence for those affected by autism. This course is designed for families, support providers, life coaches and professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in supporting individuals with autism.
Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$30New York State laws require many licensed professionals, teachers, and school administrators to complete a minimum of two (2) hours of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This seminar addresses physical and behavioral indicators, the statutory reporting requirements set out in the New York State Social Services Law, and other mandates regarding reporting.
This law affects: physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, coaches, dental hygienists, teachers, pupil personnel services professionals, and school administrators. Please bring your professional license number (if you have one) with you to class. This program is co sponsored with the Family Violence Prevention Council.
Career in Real Estate
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Randy Templeman A career in real estate sales offers a flexible work schedule, freedom to set your own pace, and the opportunity for a lucrative income. Discover what is necessary to start your own business from educational and licensing requirements to selecting a real estate firm. The course will cover the good, bad (and sometimes ugly) sides of a profession that can be interesting, satisfying, and financially rewarding. If you enjoy working with people, consider yourself ambitious and goal oriented, then attend this class to determine if a career in real estate sales is right for you!
Registering for Continuing Education courses
Registration is available either through the “Register for this course” link in each course’s description or by contacting the SUNY Broome Continuing Education department at +1 (607) 778-5012 or email@example.com.