Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog

Workforce Development


Special Note:  The Office of Workforce Development adheres to all HVCC campus-wide policies as promulgated elsewhere in this catalog, except for these policies:

 

 

Academic Calendar

Most Workforce Development courses are shorter than a full semester. Our schedule of classes is listed separately for each course. Our schedule is frequently updated to reflect new course offerings. The most up-to-date listing of our courses’ schedules can be found at https://www.hvcc.edu/programs/workforce-development/index.html

Refund Policy

The request for a refund must be submitted in writing. E-mail is acceptable. All refunds will be in the form of a check. Refunds typically take 14 to 21 days to be processed.

Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Every effort will be made to notify students of cancellations and full refunds will be made if a class is cancelled.

Refund/Cancellation Schedule

Courses nine weeks or more:

Prior to first class: 100% refund
During first week of classes: 75% refund
During second week of classes: 50% refund
During third week of classes: 25% refund
After third week of classes: no refund

Courses eight weeks or less:

Prior to first class: 100% refund
During first week of classes: 25% refund
After first week of classes: no refund

Enrollment Dates

Students may enroll in Workforce classes up to one week prior to the first class. For online classes, allow an additional week to set up a college computer account.

Grading Policy

All Workforce courses are Pass/Fail based on instructor’s criteria. Factors that can contribute to grades include tests, quizzes, hands-on projects, attendance, class participation, and task performance. Students who do not complete a course receive a grade of Fail. They may take the course over again the next time it is offered, at full price. Workforce courses are listed on a student’s official HVCC transcript, but do not compute in the GPA.

Tuition and Fees

Each Workforce course description lists its own tuition, expenses for books and tools (if applicable) and fees. Other college fees are not assessed.

Facilities

Workforce Development courses use the same classrooms and laboratories that other degree courses use. Workforce has no facilities of our own.

Courses

BPI Building Analyst – Online

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain the Building Analyst certification from the Building Performance Institute. The fully online content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the building science components of the home. The House-As-A-System concept is taught with an emphasis on health and safety.

You will be introduced to diagnostic techniques and tests that are used to analyze the performance of a home and how to use this knowledge to reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of approximately 20 hours of online instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

Interaction between the thermal and pressure boundaries

BPI standards and Task Knowledge Lists to understand audit requirements

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment

Indoor moisture solutions

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Blower door techniques and applications

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and Test-out procedures.

Tuition: $1,099 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
20 hours, 5.0 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Building Analyst – Classroom Instruction

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Building Analyst certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The course will help you understand and evaluate the building science components of the home. The “House-As-A-System” concept is taught with an emphasis on health and safety.

You will be introduced to diagnostic techniques and tests that are used to analyze the performance of a home and how to use this knowledge to reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of approximately 28 hours of instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

Interaction between the thermal and pressure boundaries

BPI standards and task knowledge lists to understand audit requirements

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment

Indoor moisture solutions

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Blower door techniques and applications

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and test-out procedures

Tuition: $1,250 (Does not include testing)
Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction with hands-on labs
28 hours, 5.0 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional Combined – Online

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain both the Building Analyst and Envelope Professional certifications from the Building Performance Institute. The fully online content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the building and its components, as well as the importance of pressure and thermal boundaries and their treatment. The House-As-A-System concept is taught with an emphasis on health and safety.

You will be introduced to diagnostic techniques and tests used to analyze the performance of a home and how to use this knowledge to reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of approximately 25 hours of online instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

Interaction between the thermal and pressure boundaries

About materials and interactions with building systems

How to estimate insulation quantities

BPI standards and Task Knowledge Lists to understand audit requirements

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment

Indoor Moisture Solutions

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Blower door techniques and applications

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and Test-out Procedures

Tuition: $1,250 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
25 hours, 6.25 BPI CEUs, Non-Credi

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Building Science Principles – Online

This course is for anyone entering the clean/renewable energy and building performance industries, whether you are a veteran contractor, sales or support staff, supervisor, distributor or manufacturer.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a Certificate of Knowledge in Building Science from the Building Performance Institute. Training consists of online curriculum that covers heat transfer, insulation and appliances. You will learn how to analyze the performance of a home and how energy efficiency measures can reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of eight hours of online instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

House-As-A-System

Principles of energy

Anatomy of a building

Air movement

Moisture management

Basics of mechanical systems

Lighting and appliances

Water heating

Concepts of energy modeling

Health and safety management

Tuition: $250 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
8 hours, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Building Science Principles – Classroom Instruction

This course is for anyone entering the clean/renewable energy and building performance industries, whether you are a veteran contractor, sales or support staff, supervisor, distributor or manufacturer.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a Certificate of Knowledge in Building Science from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Training consists of lessons that cover heat transfer, insulation and appliances. You will learn how to analyze the performance of a home and how energy efficiency measures can reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of 21 hours of in-person instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

The House-As-A-System concept

Principles of energy

Anatomy of a building

Air movement

Moisture management

Basics of mechanical systems

Lighting and appliances

Water heating

Concepts of energy modeling

Health and safety management

Tuition: $300 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction
21 hours, Non-Credit
Eligible for 11 BPI CEUs

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Envelope Professional – Online

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain the Envelope Professional certification from the Building Performance Institute. The fully online content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the envelope of the home. The House-As-A-System concept is taught with an emphasis on health and safety.

You will be introduced to diagnostic techniques and tests used to analyze the performance of a home and how to use this knowledge to reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

This course consists of 20 hours of online instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

Interaction between the thermal and pressure boundaries

About materials and interactions with building systems

How to estimate insulation quantities

BPI standards and Task Knowledge Lists to understand audit requirements

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment

Indoor moisture solutions

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Blower door techniques and applications

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and Test-out procedures

Tuition: $1,125 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
20 hours, 5.0 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Envelope Professional – Classroom Instruction

This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain the Envelope Professional certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the envelope of the home. The “House-As-A-System” concept is taught with an emphasis on health and safety.

You will be introduced to diagnostic techniques and tests used to analyze the performance of a home and how to use this knowledge to reduce energy use and increase comfort and health.

The course consists of 28 hours of in-person instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of Building Science

Interaction between the thermal and pressure boundaries

About materials and interactions with building systems

How to estimate insulation quantities

BPI standards and task knowledge lists to understand audit requirements

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment

Indoor moisture solutions

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Blower door techniques and applications

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and test-out procedures

Tuition: $1,250 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction
28 hours, 5.0 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage- Online

This course is for those looking to provide required energy code testing and certification of new construction.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to conduct duct leakage and blower door tests in compliance with IECC and New York State building codes. Training consists of interactive classroom sessions that cover basic building science, energy codes and testing processes and standards. You will also learn how to analyze the results of blower door and duct leakage tests and determine reporting requirements.

This course consists of approximately 11 hours of online instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

Fundamentals of Building Science

Energy codes (IECC)

Building assessment

Blower door technology and testing

Duct leakage and testing

Analysis and reporting

Tuition: $449 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
11 hours, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Infiltration and Duct Leakage - Classroom Instruction

This course is for those looking to provide required energy code testing and certification of new construction.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to conduct duct leakage and blower door tests in compliance with IECC and New York State building codes. Training consists of interactive classroom sessions that cover basic building science, energy codes and testing processes and standards. You will also learn how to analyze the results of blower door and duct leakage tests and determine reporting requirements.

This course consists of 8 hours of classroom and lab instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

Fundamentals of Building Science

Energy codes (IECC)

Building assessment

Blower door technology and testing

Duct leakage and testing

Analysis and reporting

Tuition: $600 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction and lab hours
8 hours, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Heating Professional – Online

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain the Heating Professional certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). The fully-online content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the building science and heating components of the home. As with all BPI courses, the “House-as-a-System” concept is taught, with an emphasis on health and safety. Prior to becoming a certified Heating Professional you must hold at least one other BPI certification.

You will be introduced to the many different heating systems found in homes. You will also learn the diagnostic techniques and tests that are used to analyze the performance of the house as a whole, and specifically heating systems and equipment. You will be able to use this knowledge to reduce energy usage, increase occupant comfort, and most importantly, occupant health.

This course consists of approximately 10 hours of online instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of building science

Combustion basics

BPI standards and task knowledge lists

Byronic heating systems

Steam boiler systems

Forced air systems

Domestic hot water systems

Venting and drafting of appliances

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Diagnostic procedures

System sizing

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and test-out procedures

Tuition: $750 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
10 hours, 2.5 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Heating Professional - Classroom Instruction

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Heating Professional certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Content includes lectures, videos and other resources to help you understand and evaluate the building science and heating components of the home. As with all BPI courses, the “House-as-a-System” concept is taught, with an emphasis on health and safety. Prior to becoming a certified Heating Professional, you must hold at least one other BPI certification.

You will be introduced to the many different heating systems found in homes. You will also learn the diagnostic techniques and tests that are used to analyze the performance of the house as a whole, and specifically heating systems and equipment. You will be able to use this knowledge to reduce energy usage, increase occupant comfort, and most importantly, occupant health.

This course consists of 28 hours of instruction.

By completing the course, you will understand:

Basics of building science

Combustion basics

BPI standards and task knowledge lists

Byronic heating systems

Steam boiler systems

Forced air systems

Domestic hot water systems

Venting and drafting of appliances

Duct diagnostics and procedures

Diagnostic procedures

System sizing

Work scope prioritization

Test-in and test-out procedures

Tuition: $1,250 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction and lab hours
28 hours, 2.5 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Healthy Housing Principles – Online

This introductory building science course is for anyone; we all live in homes and should know how to keep them healthy. Whether you are a veteran contractor, sales or support staff, supervisor, distributor, manufacturer, homeowner or renter, , the knowledge you will gain in this course will help keep you and your loved ones healthier at home.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a certificate of knowledge in Healthy Housing from the Building Performance Institute. Training consists of online curriculum that covers the “Keep It” principles, noted below. You will learn to understand how building systems work together to keep a home healthy, and where breakdowns can occur.

This course consists of approximately 11 hours of online instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

House-as-a-System concept

Principles related to keeping a home:

clean

dry

pest-free

contaminant-free

safe

ventilated

comfortable

maintained

Tuition: $250 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
11 hours, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Students must complete the course within 90 days of registration.

BPI Healthy Housing Principles – Classroom Instruction

This introductory building science course is for anyone; we all live in homes and should know how to keep them healthy. Whether you are a veteran contractor, sales or support staff, supervisor, distributor, manufacturer, homeowner or renter, the knowledge you will gain in this course will help keep you and your loved ones healthier at home.

You will learn the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a certificate of knowledge in Healthy Housing from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Training consists of lessons that covers the “Keep It” principles, noted below. You will learn how building systems work together to keep a home healthy and where breakdowns can occur.

This course consists of approximately 21 hours of in-person classroom instruction.

Upon course completion, you will understand:

House-as-a-System concept

Principles related to keeping a home:

clean

dry

pest-free

contaminant-free

safe

ventilated

comfortable

maintained

Tuition: $300 (Does not include testing)

Delivery of Course:

In-person classroom instruction
21 hours, 11 BPI CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule:
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

BPI Certification/Recertification Field Exam Review

This training/review session will help prepare the student for the Building Performance Institute’s Field Exam. Participants will receive one-on-one, hands-on training. The training will cover the proper use of equipment utilized in the completion of home energy efficiency assessments. This is a preparatory review session, not a BPI certification exam.

The Field Exam Review is a great way for trainees to gain additional hands-on practice with the testing equipment and develop a stronger understanding of the process of analyzing a home.

To prepare for the Field Exam Review, the candidate should review documents and materials pertinent to the Field Exam and contact the instructor with any questions or clarifications they may have. The candidate is expected to provide the following items for the review session:

Personal Protective Equipment (Clean Bag)

A copy of the “Field Guide in Walk-Through Order” document for the certification being pursued (from student training manual or BPI website).

Notepad and pen/pencil

Tape Measure

Calculator

Training Topics:
Proper set up and use of home diagnostic equipment in order to prepare for the BPI Field Exam

BPI Testing Information:
Following completion of this review session, participants will be better prepared to take any of the BPI Field Exams. The cost of the Field Exam is not included in the review session fee. The Field Exam satisfies the second component of the BPI certification requirements. The first component is the Written/Online Exam. The cost of the Written/Online exam is not included in the review session fee. Candidates must pass both exams in order to become BPI Certified.  Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at (877) 274-1274. 

Training Location: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Programs Training Lab, located on the corner of Morrison Avenue and Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy, NY

Review class tuition: $350
Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
Non-Credit

Schedule
Two field practicum/review hours per designation.

BPI Certification/Recertification Field Test

Hudson Valley Community College, as a BPI Test Center, will conduct BPI field certification testing on an individual basis. Candidates should contact the college’s Workforce Development at the number(s) below to register and make arrangements for their Field Exam. Field testing is available for Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional and AC Heat Pump (Cooling).

Prerequisites:
This testing is for individuals who need to take their initial Field Exam for BPI certification.
OR
This testing is for individuals who have been previously certified by BPI and need to renew their certification requirements.

Time Allowed (Per Exam): In accordance with BPI standards (normally two hours)

Location: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Programs Training Lab, located on the corner of Morrison Avenue and Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy, NY

BPI Field Exam Tuition: $575

Note: Field Reviews must be conducted at least 24 hours prior to any certification exam.

BPI Testing Information:
This Field Exam satisfies the second component of the BPI certification requirements. The first component is the Written/Online Exam. Candidates must pass both exams in order to become BPI Certified.

Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at (877) 274-1274.

Candidates interested in applying for the field portion of their certification may contact Workforce Development at (518) 629-4111 or workforce@hvcc.edu.

BPI Certification/Recertification Written Test

Hudson Valley Community College, as a BPI Test Center, will conduct Written/Online BPI Exams for Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, Healthy Home Evaluator and AC Heat Pump (Cooling), for those candidates who are recertifying or require the Online Exam.

Prerequisites:
This testing is for individuals who need to take their initial written/online exam for BPI certification.
OR
This testing is for individuals who have been previously certified by BPI and need to renew their certification requirements.

Time Allowed (Per Exam): 50 Questions: 1.5 Hour Limit; 100 Questions: 2.0 Hour Limit
Location: TBA

BPI Written Exam Tuition: $350

BPI Testing Information:
This Written/Online exam satisfies the first component of the BPI certification requirements. Candidates must also pass a field performance exam before receiving certification.

Visit www.bpi.org for more information or call BPI at (877) 274-1274.

Candidates should bring to the test room, writing material, calculators and the BPI National Standards.

Candidates should review any training material (for example, the Krigger/Dorsi Residential Energy book) before sitting for the test.

NABCEP PV-Associate Exam

Hudson Valley Community College is a registered provider of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam for those who successfully complete an approved PV-Associate course.

Passing the exam and earning the NABCEP Associate Certificate is a way for candidates to demonstrate that they have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of grid-tied and stand-alone PV Systems.

By passing this industry-sponsored Associate Exam, individuals may find that their employment opportunities in the solar energy field are enhanced, especially as the market for solar power grows, since they will be starting the job with an understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV system.

The NABCEP PV-Associate Exam should not be confused with the NABCEP PV Installers Exam. Passing the NABCEP PV-Associate Exam does not qualify individuals as NABCEP-Certified PV Installers, who are required to pass a much more rigorous examination and to demonstrate the capability to supervise complete PV system installations. For more information, please visit NABCEP.org.

This course can be used to complete the Photovoltaic Systems Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: A government issued ID is required to be admitted into the exam.

Prerequisite: Proof of Completion of NABCEP-approved PV-Associate course.

Location for Written Exam: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Exam Fee: Written Exam - $180; Online Exam - $150

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom or Online)
2 hours, Non-Credit

Schedule
TBA

PV-Advanced Solar Power Systems with Installer Workshop

PV-Advanced is designed for individuals who are preparing for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installer certification process. The course follows the NABCEP Study Guide for Photovoltaic System Installers, and includes both theory and hands-on experience.

The course curriculum covers the following major job/task areas:

Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems

Conducting a Site Assessment

Selecting a System Design

Adapting the Mechanical Design

Adapting the Electrical Design

Installing Subsystems and Components at the Site

Performing a System Checkout and Inspection

Maintaining and Troubleshooting a System

The Installer Workshop provides hands-on experience in the basic processes, equipment, system checks and tools required for installing a roof-mounted solar panel array, and includes the following:

PV Systems Checks: Identify PV components and use measurement devices to determine system performance.

Sizing PV Arrays: Determine the size of the solar array required for the project.

PV Energy Calculation: Determine the energy generated and how it relates to the NYSERDA application process to secure rebate funds.

Roof Mount Systems: How to mount, wire and ground solar panels for a roof project.

This course can be used to complete the Photovoltaic Systems Certificate.

Prerequisites: Completion of PV-Associate Photovoltaics (Solar Power)

Textbooks: Photovoltaic Systems by James Dunlop, and National Electric Code, 2021 will be available for purchase at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $800

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
40 hours, 4.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

PV-Associate (Solar Power) Online

This online version of the PV-Associate Photovoltaics (Solar Power) course covers the fundamentals of photovoltaic (PV) systems design and installation.

The objective of the course is to prepare students for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam. The course curriculum complies with NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis for the Associate exam.

Some of the critical topics covered include:

Introduction to PV Systems

General and PV System Safety

Solar Radiation

System Components and Configurations

Cells, Modules and Arrays

Inverters

Batteries

Charge Controllers

Site Surveys and Preplanning

System Sizing

Mechanical Integration

Electrical Integration

Utility Interconnection

Permitting and Inspections

Commissioning and Maintenance

Economic Analysis

Firefighters’ Concerns

An instructor is available to provide feedback on assignments and to discuss technical questions.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade-level reading and math skills; previous electrical training/experience helpful.

Textbook: Photovoltaic Systems by James Dunlop, will be available for purchase at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore.

Tuition: $775

NABCEP PV-Associate Exam (Optional): $150 for Hudson Valley Community College PV Students

Delivery of Course:

Self-paced with instructor support (Online)
40 hours, 4.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Students must complete the course within 10 weeks of registration.

PV-Associate (Solar Power) Blended

The PV-Associate Photovoltaics (Solar Power) course covers the fundamentals of photovoltaic (PV) systems design and installation.

The objective of the course is to prepare students for taking the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam.

The course curriculum complies with NABCEP’s Job Task Analysis for the Associate exam.

Major topics covered include:

Introduction to PV Systems

General and PV System Safety

Solar Radiation

System Components and Configurations

Cells, Modules and Arrays

Inverters

Batteries

Charge Controllers

Site Surveys and Preplanning

System Sizing

Mechanical Integration

Electrical Integration

Utility Interconnection

Permitting and Inspections

Commissioning and Maintenance

Economic Analysis, Firefighters’ Concerns

The class meets one day each week and has 24/7 access to the online component of the course.

This course meets the 40 hour education requirement to sit for NABCEP’s PV Associate Exam. This course can be used to complete the Photovoltaic Systems Certificate.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade-level reading and math skills; previous electrical training/experience helpful.

Textbook: Photovoltaic Systems by James Dunlop, will be available for purchase at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore.

Tuition: $775,  NABCEP PV-Associate Exam (Optional): $150 for HVCC PV Students

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Blended: Classroom / Online)
40 hours, 4.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

PV-Installation Basics

As an introduction to Solar Energy, students will learn to safely and effectively perform installation tasks as a trained, entry-level worker does in the field. Course topics will include:

Basic electrical safety

Basic measuring

Construction safety

Electrical grounding and bonding

Hand-held power tools

PV racking systems

PV module handling and installation

Rooftop safety

Weather proofing

Students are required to bring to class:

Safety glasses with side panels

Work boots

Work gloves

This course can be used to complete the Photovoltaic Systems Certificate.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade-level reading and math skills.

Tuition: $375

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
20 Hours, 2.0 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

Pharmacy Technician - Online/Remote or In Person

Pharmacy technicians are in great demand both locally and nationally and credentialed technicians have a solid career path. The role of the pharmacy technician is to dispense medications, interact with patients and many may soon be administering COVID 19 tests and vaccines. This is an exciting opportunity to enter a high-demand medical field.

This course provides students the preparation needed for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB.org) exam. There is an increasing demand from pharmacies for those who have passed the certification exam. Coursework focuses on the retail pharmacy industry and emphasizes the importance of customer service. Those who wish to work in hospital or veterinary pharmacies will generally receive additional on-the-job training specific to those environments.

This course is conducted exclusively online to provide you with the flexibility to learn on your own schedule. You will have access to the instructor and you will participate in discussion boards with fellow students. All students also are required to attend two mandatory three-hour synchronous (real time) remote classes per week with the instructor.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10th grade reading and math skill levels; basic computer skills; access to a personal computer with internet access.

Textbooks: Books, costing approximately $190, will be available for purchase at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore.

Tuition: $1,750
Additional Cost (optional): The National Pharmacy Technician Exam (PTCE) is not administered by the college, and the fee is not included in the tuition. Students who elect to take the exam should make arrangements with the testing organization, to register for the test and to pay the organization’s testing fee (approximately $130).

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Online/Remote)
14 Weeks, 12.6 CEUs, Non-Credit

OR

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
126 Hours, 12.6 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

Water Treatment Plant Grade I - Advanced Operations

The Water Treatment Plant Grade I - Advanced Operations course is one of the modules required by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to become certified as a Grade IA or Grade IB water treatment plant operator in New York State; (the second module is on Management and Supervision and is a separate course). The Grade IA certificate is required at water treatment plants with filtration that were designed for 2.5 MGD and over. The Grade IB is required for water treatment plants that are designed for 2.5 MGD or over, without filtration.

There is also a 10-year experience requirement for the certification. Generally the course is taken by those operators already possessing a Grade IIA or Grade IIB water operator certificate. The course is an in-depth course in water treatment, with a heavy emphasis on math, chemistry, biology, the intricacies of water treatment, water treatment plant optimization and the rules, regulations and legal requirements of operating a water treatment plant.

Note: For NYSDOH-approved water treatment courses, 100 percent attendance is required. In order to satisfactorily complete the course, students who miss any hours of the class will be required to make up those hours by arrangement with the instructor.

Prerequisites: Completion of approved Grade A or Grade B Water Treatment Plant Operators course; 10th grade reading and math levels

Textbooks: 
AWWA Water Operator Field Guide, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-1583219041
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume 1, 7th Edition, 2017, ISBN 978-1-323-78665-9
Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume 2, 7th Edition, 2020, ISBN 978-0-13-671065-3

Tuition: $1,250

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
60 hours, 6 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade A/B

This course covers the practices and processes involved in the operation of a modern water treatment plant. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, legal requirements, chemistry, hydraulics, laboratory analyses, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The course meets minimal New York State Department of Health training requirements for certification as either a IIA or IIB water treatment plant operator. Tuition includes materials but does not include the required textbooks.

Note: For NYSDOH approved water treatment courses, 100 percent attendance is required. In order to satisfactorily complete the course, students who miss any hours of the class will be required to make up those hours by arrangement with the instructor(s). A Validated Examination will be given as part of the course.

Prerequisites:

Strong math and science skills recommended

Per Subpart 5-4 of Chapter 1 of the State Sanitary Code, to receive NYSDOH certification as a IIA operator, one (1) year of operating experience at a water treatment plant with facilities for filtration and for a IIB operator, one (1) year operating experience at a water treatment plant, is required.

Textbook: The required textbook will be available for purchase at the Vikings Cove Bookstore.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $1,250

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
60 hours, 6 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule 
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Courses

These courses cover the practices and processes involved in the operation of a modern waste water treatment plant. Courses are focused on Basic Operations Course, Basic Laboratory Course, and Grades 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4 and 4A. Topics covered will include, legal requirements, chemistry, hydraulics, activated sludge, laboratory analyses, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. The course meets minimal New York State Department of Environmental Conservation training requirements for certification as specific to each course.

Note: For NYSDEC approved water treatment courses, 100 percent attendance is required. In order to satisfactorily complete the course, students who miss any hours of the class will be required to make up those hours by arrangement with the instructor(s). A Validated Examination will be given as part of the course.

Prerequisites:

Strong math and science skills recommended. High School diploma or GED required.

Textbook: The required textbook will be available for purchase at the Vikings Cove Bookstore.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $1,250

Delivery of Course:

Instructor-Led (Classroom)
60 hours, 6 CEUs, Non-Credit

Schedule 
Contact Office of Workforce Development at Workforce@HVCC.edu for next scheduled class.