Effective Business Writing
The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in most organizations.
Well-written emails and documents can help you earn respect among your peers. And
poorly written emails and documents can detract from success at all levels. The ideas,
techniques, and checklists in this introductory-level course apply to all forms of
business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and
websites. This course will also teach how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases,
redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting.
(NOTE: This course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Business Communications bundle which includes this course as well as Effective Presentations,
Effective Public Speaking, Communicating Collaboratively and Effective Emails, Memos
and Letters for $299)
Registration link. Online $99
How to Start a Business
This seminar provides students with a checklist for starting a small business and
includes personal assessment; How to register a new business; Employer ID numbers;
NYS and NYC permits and licenses; Business insurance and much more! If you want to
start a business but wonder how to go about doing it, this seminar is for you. Learn
what makes a successful startup possible as well as what must be in place to keep
the business running successfully. This SBDC course is offered FREE for any matriculated
SUNY Ulster student and Veterans.
DCB1400 CRN 30295 W 3/23 6-8pm KSU $35
Art as a Business
Are you a talented artist struggling to survive in the business world? Do you feel
that the business side of your trade escapes you? Or are you a serious craftsman who
has considered turning your creative hobby into a business? This seminar will provide
you with valuable information on how to build a business from a passion and turn your
art into a successful business endeavor. Topics such as taxes, insurance, sales, and
marketing strategies, financial controls, craft fairs and self-promotion will be covered
by an experienced artist and business person.
DCB 2086 CRN 30296 W 3/30 6-8pm KSU $35
Do you Have an Appetite for a Food Business?
This class is for the person who loves to cook and has some amazing recipes that they
want to share with the world. Whether it is a restaurant, bakery, food truck, or stand,
this class will provide a “soup-to-nuts” overview of the process of the planning required
for opening a food establishment. Topics will include regulatory issues, start-up
considerations, personnel requirements, menu planning, financial projections, marketing,
and financing. Learn from “well-seasoned” business advisors from the Small Business
Development Center who work with aspiring food service entrepreneurs on a regular
basis. This SBDC course is offered FREE for any matriculated SUNY Ulster student and
DCB 2263 CRN 66961 T 5/3 6-8pm KSU $35
Agile Project Management
Get your certification in various aspects of Agile Project Management.
Agile Project Management Certificate - 32 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $695
Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment - 4 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $89
Introduction to Agile - 10 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $249
Principles of Scrum - 10 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $299
Certificate in Human Resource Management Suite
An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company,
but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR
professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance
management, and employee appraisals. This suite of courses will teach you the basics
of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. Each 3 to 5
hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected
readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your
learning about human resource management. Upon successful completion, you can download
a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate
has no textbooks or prerequisites.
Registration link. Online $399
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues
for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting,
reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction
are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight
into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each
3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos,
selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help
you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. After completing all
the courses, learners will engage in a simulation meant to test the concepts covered
in the courseware. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits.
Registration link. Online $699
60 PDU Project Management Course Bundle
This bundle offers Project Management Professionals access to online, self-paced courses
at a fraction of the price of purchasing courses individually. You can access seven
online project management courses for a full year and earn 60 PDUs. Don't risk losing
your PMP certification; enroll today and start earning PDUs. Courses are self-paced
and can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere from a computer with an internet
connection. Courses are engaging and include real-world examples, videos, interactive
games, assessments, and focused instruction. An Ask the Expert feature allows you
to pose course-related questions and receive feedback within 24 hours.
Registration link. Online $999
Learn the latest in project management skills and become a CAPM, a PMP, an RMP, and
lock-in a confident career path. A broad range of online course offerings are available
including various certifications, Ethics for Project Managers, Managing Real World
Projects, and more.
For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Project Management Catalog
Nonprofit Management & Budgeting
A broad series of online courses are available. A sampling of our offerings include:
Nonprofit Management, Budgeting a Nonprofit Organization, Fundraising for Nonprofits,
For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Nonprofit catalog
There are six online networking and career development courses to prepare new graduates,
people re-entering the workforce and career changers for the professional work environment.
From resume writing and interviewing to networking and managing personal finances,
these courses teach professionals the life skills that a traditional education may
have left behind.
EMSI, a labor market analytics company, looked at all job postings in Ulster County
earlier this year and gathered the top (hot/resilient) skills across 20 occupations
with the most job posting growth. The top five on this list were customer service,
communications, management, problem solving, and written and verbal communications.
According to EMSI “the future of work is skills-based. - On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order implementing ‘merit-based reforms
that will replace degree-based hiring with skills and competency-based hiring.’ While
the direct impact of the order is limited to the federal government’s own hiring policies,
… prominent business leaders ... seems to indicate support from the private sector.”
NOW is the time to update your resume!
Registration link to view the range of courses offered in Career Development. Online $49-$79
Certificate in Business Communications (Bundle)
Includes: Effective Business Writing, Effective Presentations, Effective Public Speaking,
Communicating Collaboratively, and Effective Emails, Memos and Letters. These can
also be taken separately.
Registration link. Online $299
Small Business Management
Managing a small business is no small task. Learn the critical skills for managing
your small business's finances, human resource challenges, and marketing efforts.
These online courses include a certificate in Small Business Management, Accounting
for Small Business, Law for Small Business and more.
For registration and the full range of courses, visit the Business Catalog.