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Information Sessions for Engineering Technician Training Program Coming Soon to Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Those interested in entering the highway inspection field may attend one of several upcoming information sessions for Hudson Valley Community College’s Engineering Technician Training Program (ETTP).

The sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 23, June 6 and June 20 at the college’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center, room 1106.

The program prepares students for jobs as infrastructure inspectors in the highway construction and maintenance field. Certified trainees are employed by engineering firms that contract with the state and federal highway departments to construct and maintain the highway systems.

Those accepted into the program will take non-credit classes in combination with college-credit courses in the Civil/Construction Technology Department to prepare for the certification examinations for the National Institute of Construction Engineering Technicians (NICET) certification. Offered as a one-year full time evening program, students will also have the option of attending two years on a part-time basis.

Once certified, graduates will compete for positions with local construction engineering firms. Their primary job duties will include physical inspection of road surfaces, bridge structures, and roadway paint markings, and characterization of soils associated with roadbeds and road structures.

The program also is appropriate for men and women employed in construction who would like to move up to technician level.

Financial aid may be available to qualified applicants. For more information or to register for the information session, call Deb Kowalski at (518) 629-4853 or e-mail her at

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