Community and Professional Education

Winter/Spring 2018 Offerings: Computers

If your course requires a computer account, and you are a new student, you will receive two envelopes, one containing your username and the other your password, in the mail.

If you are a returning student and you no longer have your username and/or password you can contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339, and we can reset your password and send both your username and new password to you in the mail. Please make this request at least one week before your course begins. If you do not have your username and password on the day your class begins, you can come to the Office of Community and Professional Education (during business hours) in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252 and with photo ID we can reset your password. Students can also go to the Computer Learning Center in the basement of the Marvin Library to have their password reset.

Your username is defined as the first initial of your first name, followed by a hyphen(-), followed by up to 13 characters of your last name (all lower case no spaces or other special characters). The password is randomly generated. Please go to and use the MyHudsonValley Portal to change your password to something that will be easier to remember. You will find more detailed information regarding computer access at

Bring both your username and password to your course, as you will need it to access the computer during class. Course instructors do not have the ability to reset or view student passwords. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have this information when they begin a class.

Getting Started with Google Drive
In our connected world, storing documents and files "in the cloud" has many advantages. Among these are real-time collaboration and the ability to access your files wherever you are and on whatever connected device you have.

This workshop will provide and introduction to the free storage options offered through Google Drive, tips on how to organize your files in the cloud, and an introduction to Google's cloud-based word processor, Google Docs. Course fee includes $3 computer fee. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password.
2 Sessions, BTC 216
Mon., 3/12 and 3/19, 6 - 8 p.m.
David Hansen, Instructor

Introduction to Excel
Interested in learning Excel or just brushing up your skills? Regardless of your profession, this class offers valuable skills that you shouldn't miss out on. You'll learn how to navigate Microsoft Excel and enter, edit and format data. We will cover conversion to PDFs, controlling data input, choosing the right layout for your needs and protecting your work. We also will use built-in functions such as sum, average, min and max, and apply conditional formatting to highlight data in your worksheet that meets specific conditions and rules. Basic computer knowledge is required to take this class. This is a hands-on class, and you will need your Hudson Valley username and password. Course fee includes a $5 computer fee. .8 CEUs
4 Sessions, BTC 204
Sat., 4/7 - 4/28, 9 - 11 a.m.
Mizanur Rahman, Instructor

More Computer Courses
Learn a new computer software program completely online from your home or office and at any time day or night. These instructor-led courses are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. These courses are taught online through Ed2go. You will receive your online Ed2go username and password within one week of registration. More detailed information about these courses can be found at
Online course dates: 3/14 - 5/4 $115
60827 Intro to Photoshop CC
60902 Intro to QuickBooks Online
60824 Intro to Microsoft Access 2013
60915 Intro to Microsoft Word 2013
60903 Creating WordPress Websites

Introduction to Internet Security
This class provides an introduction to cybersecurity to a non-technical audience. We will briefly explore how household devices, such as laptops and tablets, connect to the Internet; then we will explain what the "Internet of Things" is, how it is gaining acceptance, and explore some recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks, such as Equifax, Yahoo!, Target, and WannaCry, to learn how they might affect you. Then you'll learn how to recognize threats and what you can do to protect yourself.
1 Session, ADM 105
Wed., 3/7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Paul Centanni, Instructor