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High School Students Can Get a Jump Start on College This Summer With Hudson Valley Community College Courses at South Colonie High School

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

High school juniors and seniors in the Albany, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Niskayuna, North Colonie and South Colonie school districts can now register for Hudson Valley Community College that will be courses offered at South Colonie High School this summer.

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.

The following course will be offered: American Sign Language, Organization and Management, Introduction to Computer Networking, Communications, Contemporary Novel, History of the Twentieth Century, Japanese Language and Culture II, Social Problems, Anthropology and Acting I. Please note course offerings may change due to student demand. For a listing of course descriptions, please visit

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 high school's 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.