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  • Continuing Education

    SUNY Erie Continuing Education programs are short, inexpensive, and highly focused trainings that are designed to help you take that next step, no matter what your goals revolve around; home, career, or community. Continuing education is for everyone. Maybe you’re a lifelong learner filled with curiosity, or an ambitious professional who wants more success in your career. Our courses are available online and on-campus in select locations so that you can fit lifelong learning into your busy schedule.

    View Our Course Catalog

  • Featured Courses

    Electrician's Helper and Solar Course

    On-Line/Face-to-face Hybrid Training Course
    Course will be offered in Spring 2021. 

    UB has launched a three-course Solar Energy for Engineers, Architects and Code Inspectors series in July on Coursera, in collaboration with SUNY Erie. The courses explore fundamental concepts and mechanics of photovoltaic technology, examine the intricacies of solar system design and provide a framework for solar PV project management. View the press release: UB center launches online courses about solar energy technology

    Course Details
    This training provides the skills, knowledge and step-by-step on-line demonstrations of hands-on component required for a successful career as an electricians helper. The Electrician's Helper and Solar Training program covers electrical installation, operation, and maintenance for residential and solar systems. Students gain a deeper knowledge of safety, tools, system print reading, electrical/solar principles and measurements, functions of components, equipment and wiring, and basic National Electrical Code.

    Upon graduation students from this course will be eligible to seek work as an electricians helper with a residential electrical companies, take the local 41 Electricians Union entrance exam and seek employment as a PV installation technicians.

    For more information, visit: Electrician's Helper and Solar Course

    Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate Course

    Classes starting in October!
    SUNY Erie Community College Community Education Department has partnered with Facebook to launch a new three course Digital Marketing Program. This exciting series is designed to give small business owners and marketing professionals the tools needed to create an effective online presence and to remain competitive in a rapidly changing digital business environment.

    By completion, participants will know how to integrate foundational marketing concepts with practical technical skills. Graduates will build a portfolio of work demonstrating the development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan along with an in-depth analysis of an actual social media and email marketing campaign. This hands-on training provides the real-world knowledge needed for immediate application to your business. To certify competency, students will receive a Digital Marketing Certificate at program completion.

    For more information, visit: Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate Course

    Full Stack Web Development Course

    Starting January 2021.

    The Full Stack Web Development course teaches multiple programming languages in multiple learning formats. This 12-week course will immerse students in extensive hands-on training leading to entry level employment as a full stack web developer of modern interactive websites. The course is divided into three main segments. The first segment covers the foundations of web technologies, the second emphasizes front-end web development and the third segment focuses on back-end web development. Third-party services, APIs and support tools professionals use in their role as web developers will also be introduced.

    The course is designed to simulate real world industry expectations. Throughout the course the instructor plays the role of end user, customer, and project manager and provides feedback on students’ work from each of these perspectives. At the end of each segment, students will present a project to the class. Students will work with their classmates throughout the course to test and troubleshoot their projects. This collaborative approach exposes students to the kind of professional environment they are likely to encounter as web developers in the workplace.

    This course is delivered fully online. Lectures and labs will be done in the evenings, in real-time, using Zoom teleconferencing software.

    Course Take-Aways:
    ▹ Learn to work in an agile development environment.
    ▹ Front-end technologies: HTML, CSS, ReactJs, Bootstrap, jQuery
    ▹ Back-end technologies: ExpressJs, SQL
    ▹ Design, implement, and organize a functional website from both user and business perspectives.
    ▹ Evaluate code for validity and structure that meets industry standards.
    ▹ Test code for browser and device compatibility.
    ▹ Learn to work with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
    ▹ Introduction to search engine optimization, analytics and data analysis.

    For more information, visit: Full Stack Web Development Course

    Creative Problem Solving

    This course overviews research and development in the study of Creative Problem-Solving and includes practical application that is appropriate for students in a variety of contexts and disciplines. Participants receive instruction based on a program that has resulted from more than 60 years of research and development. Individuals, alone and in subgroups, work intensively on tasks of direct concern to their educational or professional efforts. 

    Computer Technology Training Courses

    In Partnership with Niagara County Community College and Jamestown Community College
    Google IT Support Professional Certificate
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    Google IT Support Professional Certificate
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    Financial Planning Basics Course

    This course will give you a great understanding of financial planning, the process, and the other underling subcategories. Will talk about money management, retirement planning, tax planning, investment planning, risk management, education planning, estate planning, and much more. This will be a great start to your understanding and implementation of some financial strategies that will allow you to achieve your financial goals.

  • MindEdge
    Online Professional Development Courses and Certificates
    Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, earn professional credits, or learn something new, our online professional development courses and certificates pair perfectly with a busy schedule. Courses are self-paced and online, accessible from anywhere and available on mobile. Browse the course catalog here.

    Online Career Training and Online Course Offerings

    SUNY Erie, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. These courses can also be used for preparation to enter the college’s academic degree and certificate programs and will familiarize the trainee and encourage them to enter the college for job enhancement purposes.

  • Registration Information

    Cancellation Policy: SUNY Erie makes a decision to offer each course based upon community interest determined by advanced registration. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient enrollment.

    Withdrawal/Refund Policy: SUNY Erie will give a 100 percent refund with 24 hours notice. Non-attendance does not mean an automatic withdrawal; you must contact the Department of Workforce Development at 851-1800 to cancel your registration.

  • Need Help?

    Continuing Education

    City Campus
    Room O140
    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1800
    F: (716) 851-1808

    Mark Hoeber
    Dean of Continuing Education
    E: hoeber@ecc.edu  

    Nicole Pike
    E: piken@ecc.edu