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Career development

The Division of Career Development offers a wide range of comprehensive, non-credit courses in business and professional skills training. Whether it's a hands-on computer training course, online professional certificate programs, or an on-site training series designed specifically for your workgroup, the Division of Career Development has a practical, up-to-date program to meet your educational and career goals.
Students may be eligible for tuition support by the Suffolk County Department of Labor. Call 631-853-6600 for more information. 

Career Development Courses and Certificates

Certification and Licensing Workshops
Workshops for teachers, administrators, social workers and anyone else who needs to take seminars on child abuse, substance abuse and school violence to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 544 New York State Law. » Details

Coding in the Classroom
Two new courses that help teachers learn how to teach their students how to code.  » Details

Executive Seminar Series
A training series for K-12 instructional leaders and school business administrators. Offered in partnership with Eastern Suffolk BOCES. » Details

Food Literacy
An engaging, hands-on class that offers participants an introduction to basic cooking and nutrition skills to help prevent the three major causes of death and disease in America: heart disease, cancer and stroke. » Details

Legal Studies—Online and On-Campus Professional Certificate Programs and Courses
Intensive, nationally acclaimed certificate programs that prepare students for various paralegal careers. Programs are offered in a variety of formats—online and face-to-face. » Details

Mindfulness for Educators
Engaging hands-on workshop offers participants an introduction to the ways in which mindfulness can enhance the experiences of both teachers and students.  » Details

Photography Essentials
Three day-long workshops that will show you how to shoot great pictures with your DLSR or mirrorless camera, how to enhance your photos, and how to organize and share your work.  » Details

Spanish Language Awareness for Educators
A two-course sequence designed to enhance educators' understanding of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking students and families. » Details

School Building and School District Leadership Examination Preparations
Four-hour test prep series for educators preparing to take the New York State School Building and School District examinations. » Details

Test Preparations: GRE, MCAT, GMAT & LSAT
SPD has partenered with The Princeton Review to offer exam preparation course. » Details


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