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Area High Schools to Offer Hudson Valley Community College Summer Courses

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, June 7, 2007

Hudson Valley Community College will partner with Colonie Central, Maple Hill and Troy high schools this summer to offer college courses to juniors and seniors who want to get a jump start on earning college credits.

The classes offered through Hudson Valley’s College in the High School program will run for six weeks, from Monday, July 2 through Friday, Aug. 10. Students must register by Thursday, June 21.

Classes are restricted to specific school districts. For a list of courses offered at each high school, please visit

Students in Albany, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Niskayuna, North Colonie and South Colonie school districts can take courses at Colonie Central High School. Students in Chatham, East Greenbush, Ichabod Crane, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Rensselaer, Schodack and Voorheesville school districts can take courses at Maple Hill High School. Students in Averill Park, Berlin, Lansingburgh, Hoosick Falls, Maple Hill, Tamarac and Troy school districts can take courses at Troy High school.

College in the High School courses cost $37 per credit hour (most courses are three or four credits) and are taught by college faculty and local high school teachers who are approved as adjunct Hudson Valley faculty members. Students will earn Hudson Valley credit for the courses; credits earned also are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities.

For more information, students should contact their local high school guidance office or call Hudson Valley’s Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8108.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. 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 more than 60,000 alumni.