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High School Students Can Get a Jump Start on College This Summer with Hudson Valley Community College Courses

Contact: Jessica Shahda (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 29, 2008

Troy, NY - Hudson Valley Community College will partner with Colonie Central, Maple Hill and Troy High schools this summer to offer college courses to eligible 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, June 30 through Friday, August 8. Classes will run five days a week. Students must register by Thursday, June 19.

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

Classes are open to area high school students, but enrollments are limited by each high school due to space availability and course offerings may change due to student demand.

Classes available this summer are Photography I, Topics in 2D AutoCAD, Advanced Topics in AutoCAD, Precalculus, Calculus I, American National Government, Principles of Macroeconomics, Creative Writing: Short Fiction, General Psychology, Sociology, Organization and Management, Contemporary Novel, History of the Twentieth Century, Social Problems, Cultural Diversity in American Society and Anthropology. For a list of courses offered at each high school and other information, please visit

For more information, students should contact their local high school guidance office or call Hudson Valley’s Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8164.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley 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 64,000 alumni.