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.
• Three-, Six- and Twelve-week Classes begin Monday, May 21
• Five-week Classes begin Monday, May 29
• Six-week Classes begin Monday, July 2 Course registration begins Thursday, March 15, 2018 for all students.
• On-Campus Day and Early Sprint Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27
• On-Campus Evening Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4
• Off-Campus and The Arts Center Classes begin Monday, Sept. 10
• Eight-week (Sprint) Classes begin Monday, Oct. 22 Course registration begins Thursday, March 15, 2018 for returing and transfer students. Course registration begins Monday, March 19, 2018 for new students.
Note about Online Classes
Online classes may be offered in various parts of term including day, evening, off-campus, early sprint and sprint. Students should review course start dates in WIReD and use the appropriate part of term for registration, late registration, payment due date, add/drop, refund request deadlines, withdrawal information, etc.
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 85 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.
If you are an individual preparing for a new job or a promotion, need to update your skills, or want to start a second career; or if you are an employer who wants to register an employee in any of our courses, the college's Workforce Development Institute has a solution for you!
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.