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Hudson Valley Community College Opens Registration for "Sprint Courses"

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Hudson Valley Community College is currently accepting registration for its "Sprint Courses," which begin March 13.

The Sprint Courses are credit-bearing courses compressed into a shorter time frame. The fast-paced classes cover a full semester's worth of material, but only meet for half a semester and conclude on May 12.

"Hudson Valley Community College is known for its flexible, convenient programming, and this is yet another example of the college's commitment to convenience," said President John L. Buono. "In addition to offering traditional classes on campus during the weekday, Hudson Valley offers classes on weekends, evenings, on-line, and off-campus."

The three-credit Sprint Courses to be offered this spring are: Western Civilization and the World I; Public Speaking; English Composition II; Cultural Diversity in American Society; General Psychology; Human Development and the Family; Problems of Adolescence; Personal and Community Health; and Constitutional Law.

One-credit courses Sprint Classes this spring are: Modern Science: Changing our World View; Beginning Golf; Step Aerobics; and Pharmacology and Physiology of Drugs Other Than Alcohol.

Half-credit Sprint Classes this spring are Beginning Lacrosse; Floor Hockey 2; Tennis I; Golf I; and Softball.

The Sprint Courses meet on-campus, on weekdays and weekends, in the late afternoon or evening. For information about the classes, students may call 629-7338.

Students may register for the classes by phone - the Registration Line is 629-4560. Students can register for the classes until March 10 without paying a $50 late fee. The courses cost $98 per credit hour.

"These classes are geared toward committed, motivated students," said Richard E. Bennett III, Director of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. "The Sprint Courses are challenging, and they cover a lot of terrain in a very short time period. Students spend twice the amount of time in class per week than students who take the same class for a full semester, so this program is definitely not for the faint of heart."

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. 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 workforce training.