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Technology Enrichment Camp Offered for Middle School and High School Students at TEC-SMART This Summer

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College will offer its Technology Enrichment Program for both high school and middle school students at TEC-SMART this summer.

The middle school program, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 28 – Aug. 1, helps students entering grades 6-8 discover and grow their interests in science and technology through hands-on, interactive learning. Topics include computer aided design, alternative energy, engineering, forensics and web design.

The high school program, for students entering grades 9-11, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Aug. 4-8. It includes sessions devoted to software application design, digital circuits, rocketry and structural engineering.

Instructors are science and technology teachers from the Ballston Spa School District Darrel Ackroyd and Jeff Gargano.  The cost for the five-day camp is $265.

For more information, contact the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339. More information also can be found at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and also sponsors 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 nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.