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Registration Begins for Fall Community and Professional Education Courses

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Registration has begun for fall credit-free courses offered by the Office of Community and Professional Education at Hudson Valley Community College.

More than 150 courses, classes, workshops and trips are scheduled for the fall. Students can register online at or by calling (518) 629-7339.

Course offerings span a variety of topics, including arts and crafts, business and financial planning, communication, professional and career traininghobbies, fitness and computers. The office also oversees the High School Equivalency program, SAT prep courses and driver education at the college, which also will start up again in the fall. The popular Center for Creative Retirement also will again offer a full slate of classes and trips for seniors.

New offerings this fall include Bokwa, a dance/fitness course; MELT Away Pain, which is designed for those who wish to deal with a chronic pain issue; and Professional Development: Six Keys to Career Success, a class designed for those entering the workforce.

Complete information can be found at, or students may request a course bulletin by calling (518) 629-7339.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 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 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.