Investing in your college education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. All of us at Hudson Valley Community College want to help you in every way we can. The faculty and staff are all dedicated to student success, every step of the way.
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Choosing the Right Courses
We offer many different options for learning. Courses range from those that are for college credit, provide job skills training or are for your enjoyment. Here are the options based on the different goals you might have for attending college.
You want to attend college and receive an associate’s degree or a certificate.
This is the right program for you if you want to continue your education and get a four-year degree or if you seek a job in a profession requiring certification. We offer more than 80 programs of study in the liberal arts, healthcare, technology, and business areas. You will hear the term “matriculated” used to describe a student who has been accepted for admission to the college, registered in a major and is pursuing courses toward a degree or certificate. Our team in the Admissions Office are the people to contact.
You want to take one or more courses in a semester or summer session and receive college credit for them.
Students who enroll in a course or two do so for a variety of reasons. Some want to continue college after having taken a break. Others attend another college full-time and want to fill in a course during their summer break. And, still others have a job or want to enter a career field that requires supplemental learning. The Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions can help you with these decisions.
You want training in a specific skill area that an employer requires.
These kinds of courses are managed by our Workforce Development Institute and include training programs such as Pharmacy Technician, Medical Transcription, and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installation.
You are interested in a particular subject area and want to learn more about it for your own personal enrichment or job preparation.
Courses that you can take in this area include fitness classes, arts classes for kids and special interest classes like motorcycle riding or financial planning for retirement. You might also be interested in our non-credit certification programs that provide job preparation such as in emergency medicine and paralegal training. These are managed through our Office of Community and Professional Education.