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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Information Sessions for Those Interested in Biotechnology

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, June 19, 2015

Hudson Valley Community College will host two information sessions for those interested in learning more about the Biotechnology certificate and degree programs at the college.

The information sessions will be July 8 and August 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Science Center, room 145, on the Troy campus. Faculty members will be on hand to discuss the one-year certificate program and the two-year associate degree.

The certificate program provides specialized training in applied techniques of cell culture, immunology, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biological imaging and analytical cytology. The programs feature hands-on labs using state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation and include an internship in a Capital Region biotechnology lab.

Those entering the certificate program must have successfully completed several college-level mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics courses as prerequisites. The certificate program is also ideal for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and are looking for practical skills that can be applied in the workplace.

The degree program provides a strong background in the sciences, including biology, chemistry and mathematics, along with laboratory experience in standard biotechnological techniques.

For more information about the information sessions, call (518) 629-7681. Online registration is available for the sessions at:

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.

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