Cultivate a Business, Or a Roof Garden

CUNY colleges offer more than 4,000 continuing education courses. Here's a sampling:

NY Designs Business Courses

This business incubator provides advice and assistance to growing businesses in architecture and interior design; fashion, jewelry and craft design; lighting, industrial and furniture design; and graphic and product design. Courses include Opening Your Design Business; Guerrilla PR Tactics for Designers; Business Boot Camp for Design Entrepreneurs; Effective Proposal and Pricing Strategies; and Oops, I'm in Business. Now What? LaGuardia Community College

Center for Sustainable Energy Solar Professional Seminars

The center promotes the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities through education, training, workforce development, research and project facilitation. It supports clean energy development and energy conservation as the means to protect the environment, enhance public health and position New York City to capture emerging economic development opportunities in the energy sector. Professional seminars include Getting a Job in the Solar Industry; Selling Solar in New York, New Jersey and on Long Island; Making the Financial Case for Solar to Your Customers; Navigating Through the Challenges of New York City Solar PV; Obtaining Permits, Approvals and Incentives. Bronx Community College

Introduction to Green Roofs and Living Walls

This hands-on, interactive course teaches how to install green roofs, care for green roof plants and search for green roof jobs. Course highlights include visits to two green roofs. This course may be taken in preparation for the Green Roof Professional Accreditation Test. New York City College of Technology

CUNY's Cooking!

In these hard economic times, New Yorkers are rediscovering that rarely used room in their apartments - the kitchen. In this new and innovative program, students can find their inner chefs through a comprehensive course in the culinary arts. It is designed for average people who want to rise above their dependence on take-out food and ramen. Baruch College