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Hudson Valley Community College Announces Credit-Free Courses for March

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 28, 2005

Capital Region residents can enrich their personal and professional development through Hudson Valley Community College's credit-free courses this March. More than a dozen courses ranging from Introduction to Microsoft Office to Texas Hold ‘Em will be offered.

Courses will begin over the next four weeks at the college campus and include Conversational Sign Language for Beginners, Drawing With Color, Watercolors, Power Vocabulary Workshop, and Safe and Edible Spring Mushrooms. All of these courses are offered through the college's Office of Community and Professional Education. For dates, times and fees for these courses or to register, call (518) 629-7339.

Also beginning this month, computer courses will be offered through the Workforce Development Institute, including Introduction to Microsoft Office, Introduction to Macromedia MX, and Intuit Quickbooks Essentials. For more courses offered through the Workforce Development Institute, call (518) 629-4827.

Complete credit-free course listings are available at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.