College in the High School
Summer 2016 Classroom Courses

Hudson Valley Community College is offering a six-week schedule of summer courses at Troy High School for any high school student going into the junior or senior year in fall 2016.

Courses start Tuesday, July 5 and run through Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, meeting five days a week, except for Creative Writing: Short Fiction, which meets three days a week. Upon completion, students earn Hudson Valley credit for the courses which can be transferred to the majority of four-year colleges.

Courses are offered at the low tuition rate of $50 per credit hour. A three-credit course will cost $150 and a four-credit course will cost $200.

Please note: Full-tuition scholarships are available for summer students who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program. However, all students may be responsible for the purchase of textbooks and/or required materials.

Registration begins Monday, April 18 and payment is due by July 1, 2016. [Summer 2016 Registration Calendar]

  1. Complete the Student Record Information (SRI Form).
  2. Have your high school guidance counselor sign the form.
  3. Please return the signed form to the Registrar's Office, HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180-6096 or via fax at (518) 629-8094.

NOTE: A certificate of residence is required with payment.

These classes will be held at the middle school, right next door to the high school. An official will be at the entrance to let you know what classroom you should report to.

For questions, please contact Sue Agan at (518) 629-8164 or

The following courses will be offered:

ECON 100 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
This course examines the evolution of economic theory and practice, the structure and functions of the free enterprise system, national income accounting, and fiscal and monetary policy, and their effects on economic policy.
1st Session: 8 - 9:20 a.m. (CRN 40930)
2nd Session: 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. (CRN 40950)

Instructor: Mathieu Koffi

ENGL 151 - Creative Writing: Short Fiction (3 credit hours)
Offers students a basic forum in which to explore the processes and principles by which short fiction is created. Emphasis is placed on the development of freedom and precision of artistic expression in and through the creation of original student manuscripts. Examples of both traditional and contemporary fiction will be discussed and analyzed.
11 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.: M/W/F only (CRN 41107)
Instructor: Dan Hayes

MATH 160 - Precalculus (4 credit hours)
For students who need further preparation before beginning the calculus mathematic sequence. A modern approach to the basic algebraic operations, elementary functions, inequalities, complex numbers, systems of equations, and exponential, logarithmic and trigonometry functions with applications. Prerequisite: Three units academic math.
1st Session: 8 - 9:50 a.m. (CRN 41104)
2nd Session: 10 - 11:50 a.m. (CRN 41105)
Instructor: Michael Nirsberger

POLS 105 - American National Government (3 credit hours)
An in-depth examination of the principles, procedures, institutions and theories of American National Government.
1st Session: 8 - 9:20 a.m. (CRN 40931)
2nd Session: 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. (CRN 40951)
Instructor: Ted Murawski

PSYC 100 – General Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course consists of systematic, empirical study of human behavior. The course covers the following: introduction to psychology, research methodology, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning memory, thought and language, intelligence, human development, motivation and emotion, personality theories, abnormal psychology, health psychology, and social psychology.
8 – 9:20 a.m. (CRN 41818)
Instructor: Jessica Murray

Courses offered may change due to student demand.