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Register Now for Hudson Valley Community College’s Community and Workforce Development Courses

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Jan. 8, 2007

Beginning next week, new programs for fun and recreation and courses for those seeking career training will be offered through Hudson Valley Community College.

The courses span a wide range of activities - from motorcycle safety and rubber stamping to medical transcription, solar electric system installation and commercial driver training. For a complete list of credit-free courses, go to

New courses offered this year by the Office of Community and Professional Education include “Introduction to Video Editing,” “Basic Dog Obedience,” and “Everything Parents Need to Know About College.” Programs in interior decorating, flower arrangement, guitar playing, dance and ice skating are just a few of the many other popular courses also being offered this year from the Office of Community and Professional Education. For more information about these courses, call (518) 629-7339.

The college’s Workforce Development Institute will offer “Commercial Driver Training,” Successfully Running a Small Business,” “Photovoltaic Electric Systems” “Pharmacy Technician Training” and “Medical Billing and Coding,” in addition to several other courses for those who are looking for career training. New computer software courses include “PHP and MySQL Web Development” and “Introduction to Visual Basic.NET.” The Workforce Development Institute offers courses and certification programs for those looking toward a second career, or in need of career training. For more information about these courses, call (518) 629-4827.

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.