Courses in Languages, Computers, Enrichment and History Among Those Available

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- Classes in languages, computers, career advancement and personal enrichment will be among the non-credit courses offered this fall by SUNY Orange’s Continuing and Professional Education staff at the College’s Newburgh campus.

Courses are generally scheduled to meet on weeknights or Saturdays, and are held in either Kaplan Hall or the Tower Building on the Newburgh campus, located at the eastern end of Broadway overlooking the Hudson River. Most courses are completed in a few short sessions. For a complete schedule and listing of registration fees, call the Continuing and Professional Education Department (CAPE) at (845) 341-4890 or visit

New courses available include Computer Basics for Seniors and Dog Handling 101. The computer course for seniors begins on Monday, Sept. 9 and will be offered over four stress-free sessions, each from 2 to 4 p.m. on consecutive Mondays. Students will learn how to communicate via email and social media, use the internet for research, share photos and videos, shop online and manage finances. Registration is $79.

The dog handling course meets for the first time from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 and will be conducted over six sessions on consecutive Wednesday evenings. Students will learn basic commands and body language, as well as triggers and responses, to help teach their dogs good behavior. Owners must bring 6-foot leash, regular dog collar, choke chain or harness. Dogs must be up to date on shots, and a veterinary statement is required at the first class. Dogs that are aggressive or have a bite history are not allowed. The trainer reserves the right to remove any dog she feels would be a danger to the other dogs or handlers. Course cost is $59 and an additional $20 materials fee will be due at the first class meeting on Sept. 11.

Computer courses on tap at the Newburgh campus this fall include Computer Basics; Microsoft-related classes for Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint; A+ PC Service Technician; and QuickBooks Pro. Students can immerse themselves in language courses such as Conversational Spanish, American Sign Language or English as a Second Language (ESL). General Educational Development (GED) programs are offered in English and Spanish.

Also available are: Security Guard Training, Lower Energy Bills through Green Building Practices, Child Abuse Identification and Reporting, Intervention and Prevention of School Violence, Math Refresher for Adults, Hudson Valley History and Hudson Valley Haunted History.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940