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Registration Begins Jan. 15 for Winter/Spring Community and Professional Education Courses at Hudson Valley Community College

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Registration begins January 15 for upcoming winter/spring credit-free courses offered by the Office of Community and Professional Education at Hudson Valley Community College.

More than 180 courses, classes, workshops and trips are scheduled for the coming months covering a wide variety of topics.

Course offerings include arts and crafts, business and financial planning, communication, professional and career traininghobbies, fitness and computers.

“Couch to 5K,” “Tough Mudder Training,” “Project Management,” “Sewing Basics and Alterations,” “American Sign Language,” Chinese Literature and Art” and “Chair Yoga,” are just a few of the new classes being offered.

The Office of Community and Professional Education also oversees the High School Equivalency program (formerly GED Preparation), SAT prep courses and driver education at the college, all of which will start in February.

The popular Center for Creative Retirement also will again offer a full slate of classes and trips for seniors.

Students can register online at or by calling (518) 629-7339. More complete course 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 more than 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.