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Hudson Valley Community College to Offer Classes at Colonie High School, Two Other Town Locations

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College will offer college-level, credit-bearing evening courses at Colonie Central High School and two other Colonie locations during the fall semester.

Classes offered at the high school will be "Auto CAD," "English Composition I," "Sociology," "Real World Mathematics," and "Western Civilization I." Classes begin the week of September 4 and will run through the second week of December.

Most classes meet once a week, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The college also is offering classes at two other town locations this fall. "Spanish I" and "Introduction to the Vietnam War" will be offered at the National Guard location on Old Niskayuna Road. "Personal Computer Applications I," "Personal Computer Applications II" and "Web Page Design" will be offered at Empire Health Care, located in Corporate Woods.

These classes meet one night a week for three hours.

"Hudson Valley Community College is focusing on its mission to bring the college to the community," said President John Buono. "Our off-campus offerings are continuing to grow at schools, businesses and government agencies around the Capital Region."

For more information about any of the off-campus courses offered by Hudson Valley Community College, contact the college's Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, 629-7338.

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 Opportunity 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 annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.