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Lehman College Continuing Education

Professional Development

Family Development CredentialTM (FDC)

Frontline workers in health, education and human services agencies are offered training in the approach that emphasizes the strengths and resources of families to empower them for long-lasting change. This 90- hour interactive course and portfolio development leads to the Family Development Credential ™ (FDC) awarded by the University of Connecticut upon successful completion of the course, portfolio and an examination.

This 15-week program is offered twice a year at the beginning of March and the beginning of October. The fall 2015 schedule is October 9-February 15 (no classes Nov. 27, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1). Tuition is $1000; the fee for the credentialing exam is $250. For additional information and permission to register, call Phyllis Rafti, Program Coordinator, at (718) 960-8512.

National Personal Trainer Certification (W.I.T.S.)

Want to learn more about the Personal Trainer Certification Course? Come join our live webinar and talk with a veteran instructor all about the course and industry. Webinars are offered monthly so please register for any of the below. Can’t make the date and time? Register anyway and we will send you a recording once it is complete.

Please register for Personal Training as a SUPER Career!

Fortune Magazine and ABC News have targeted this industry as one to thrive in. The pay for a national fitness trainer averages $34 an hour. This 60-hour challenging and comprehensive course is offered by World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) at Lehman College. The program includes both a lecture (15 hours) and hands-on component (15 hours) as well as a 30-hour internship in a health club that prepares students to actually work with clients. Topics include: biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. Students are required to have certification in CPR and AED to be certified. This class is not included in the training program. Students are assisted in obtaining a suitable site. Are you interested in starting your own business? Lehman provides free professional services for starting and successfully building your own business! Required textbook not included.

PFT 01/$875 (6 sessions includes final exam) LEHC

Music Department Professional Development

$100 per class. Courses meets 15 weeks per semester. 45 hours 4.5 CEU

Jazz Ensemble

MUS 12/$100 (15 sessions) LEHC
Prereq.: Audition-please contact Prof. Allan Molnar at 718-960-2240.


MUS 13/$100 LEHC
Prereq.: Some music reading ability and prior choral experience is recommended and audition-please contact Prof. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia at 718-960-7795.

Concert Band

MUS 10/$100 (15 sessions) LEHC
Prereq.: Audition-please contact Prof. Alan Hollander at 718-960-8457.

Latin Jazz Band

MUS 11/$100 (15 sessions) LEHC
Prereq.: Audition-please contact Prof. Armando Rodriguez at 718-960-8249.

Symphony Orchestra

MUS 14/$100 (15 sessions) LEHC
Prereq.: Audition-please contact Prof. Kyunghun Kim at 718-960-8247.

Professional Development

Workshops & Courses

  • Notary Public Exam Preparation
  • PMP Project Management Exam Prep
  • Non-Profit Management Online
  • Scoring for Film with Michael Bacon