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College to Offer E-Commerce Developer Course Beginning April 30; Info. Session Set For April 12

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 29, 2001<

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer a free information session on its new "E-Commerce Developer" course at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

E-Commerce Developer is an intensive 240-hour, certification course designed to provide graduates with skills vital to the support of electronic commerce. Topics include HTML, JavaScript and CGI, as well as the principles of user interface design. Participants will learn the back-office operations of an Internet Web site and how to install and configure both Web and SQL servers.

Prerequisites include six months of user-level experience with computers and Microsoft Windows; six months of experience using the Internet and e-mail; and some experience with Microsoft Office Suite products. Experience in any form of computer programming will also be beneficial.

The course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every other Saturday on the Hudson Valley Community College campus. The first course will begin April 30 and run through September.

For details, call 629-4827. The information session is free and open to the public.

The Bulmer Telecommunications Center is located on the Hudson Valley Community College campus, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification 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 Opportunities 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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.