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Crafts, Computers and Creative Retirement Classes Return as Registration Begins for Winter/Spring Credit Free Classes

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Registration begins Friday, Jan. 15, for winter and spring classes and workshops offered through Hudson Valley Community College’s Office of Community and Professional Education.

Upcoming courses designed for professional development and personal growth span a wide range of activities, from motorcycle safety and personal trainer certification to hobbies and computer software.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Jan. 15 for all winter/spring credit-free courses. Registration information is available at

For a complete list of credit-free courses scheduled, go to or call (518) 629-7339 to request a free brochure.

Some of the varied new topics offered this winter include: floral design, healthy eating, screen printing, ballet barre exercise, intermediate Excel, wilderness navigation and arts and crafts for kids.

Programs in basket weaving, paper crafts, photography, financial planning, continuing professional education, physical fitness, motorcycle riding and driver education are just a few of the other courses being offered in the new year.

The college’s Center for Creative Retirement also will be offering more than 50 classes, day trips, tours and activities. Center for Creative Retirement classes and trips are designed for adults with an active lifestyle. More information also may be found at

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 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 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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