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Career Development Participants

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.

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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 (1988). »Details

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

Spanish Language Awareness for Educators
A 3-course sequence designed to enhance educators' understanding of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking students and families. »Details

Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness—Online Professional Certificate Programs and Courses
Six non-credit certificate programs for allied health professionals, trainers, business owners, and exercise enthusiasts who seek to continue their education and obtain professional credentials. »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.

Online Professional Certificate Programs and Courses
Online, open enrollment, self-paced programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations, including those in healthcare, hospitality, management and design. »View complete listings.





Computer Training and IT Certification


Computer Training
SPD offers a wide range of computer training opportunities—from introductory courses in productivity software to advanced courses in the Adobe Creative Suite.

We can also customize a program to fit the specific needs and performance goals of your company or department.

For more information, contact Amy Margolies, Acting Director of Career Development Programs at or 631-632-7022.



IT and Software Development Courses
AutoCAD, Help Desk Analyst, .NET training and more. Offered with our national partner, Gatlin Education »View complete listings.

Media and Design Courses
Graphic design and web development courses. »View complete listings

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Exam Preparation

Human Resource Management Programs
In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SPD offers courses to assist HR professionals obtain Professional Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designations. » Details.


Kaplan Exam Preparation
Prepare for the SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and the DAT right here at Stony Brook University or in the comfort of your own home through Kaplan's distance learning programs. »Details.

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Contact Information

For registration or content information, contact:

  Amy Margoles  


Amy Margolies, Acting Director
Career Development Programs
N-231 Social & Behavioral Sciences 
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4314




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