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Register Now for Hudson Valley Community College's Fall Community and Professional Development Courses

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

Registration begins soon for more than 130 fall courses, workshops and activities offered through Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community and Professional Education.

This fall's courses span a wide range of activities - from storytelling and ghost hunting to stress reduction and personal fitness. For a complete list of credit-free courses, go to

New courses offered this fall by the Office of Community and Professional Education include "Building a Family by Adoption," "Energy Audits - Benefits and Process," "Fall Gardening Tips and Tricks," "Personal Computer Maintenance," "Microsoft Office Basics for the Administrative Professional" and "Zumba."

Credit-free certificate programs in paralegal, administrative medical specialist, medical transcription, personal training, interior decorating, floral arrangement will be offered, as well as a variety of recreation, hobby and personal development courses. For more information about these courses, call the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339. Registration begins Aug. 20.

The college also will be offering nearly 30 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about those activities also may be found at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it 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 60,000 alumni.