The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School (Clean Tech ECHS) will host the first student project exhibition of the school year. Families, teachers, school counselors, administrators, civic leaders, and partners in business, industry, higher education, and non-profit agencies are invited to come see our future leaders present their student projects addressing real world issues. Learn more about nanotechnology, integrated circuits and more from over 275 area students in grades 9-12 (representing over 20 high schools).
9th Grade: Habits of Mind Infographic
10th Grade: Integrated Circuits
11th Grade: Bioenergy Infographic and Water Quality
The Clean Tech ECHS will host an information night for current 8th grade students from across the Capital Region on November 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm. School district leaders, parents and high school students interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend the information session, followed by optional tours of the facility. The agenda for the evening includes presentations from current students and program staff. Please register HERE.
Please plan to join us to learn more about the programs, how to enroll students and/or the business partnership opportunities that support the students in the program.
TEC-SMART is a showcase for energy efficient
building principles. With a low carbon footprint
and sustainable design features, TEC-SMART
achieved LEED Platinum certification from the
U.S. Green Building Council.
building uses passive solar design, is highly energy
efficient and generates one-third of its energy needs
by harnessing the power of wind and the sun. The building
is not air conditioned; rather it uses the geothermal energy
of the earth for heating and cooling and serves as a
teaching tool for students in the college's construction,
electrical, HVAC, engineering and architecture programs.
Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility in Malta, NY features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.
TEC-SMART is a critical component in preparing our students for a new economy that promotes job growth,
environmental sustainability and technological innovation.
Through TEC-SMART, Hudson Valley is producing a skilled workforce
to serve major employers including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, General Electric, SunPower Inc. and Solar City.
High Demand Classes
TEC-SMART offers much more than industrial technology
courses. Students in lower Saratoga and Washington counties
can take general education, business, liberal arts and humanities
courses in the facility's comfortable, technology-equipped
classrooms and 200-seat auditorium. Courses are offered in
fall, spring and summer semesters.
Questions about registering for classes? Tell us what type of student you are:
I am interested in enrolling in a credit degree or certificate program. Get started here.
Tour the Facility
See our state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories,
wind turbines, photovoltaic and geothermal installations
in a guided tour. Staff is available during the day Monday
through Friday to show you around and answer questions about the courses offered here.
In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, TEC-SMART features the following:
Computer kiosks connected to a printer
Laptop recharging area
Lounge and eating areas with microwaves and food and soft drink vending machines
Staff is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TEC-SMART is also home to the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School (ECHS), a partnership with the Ballston Spa Central School District. This program is designed to develop and support pathways to higher education
in renewable energy, entrepreneurship, computer information
science and semiconductor manufacturing for high school
students throughout the Capital Region.
Students take courses at TEC-SMART for half the day and
finish up with regular high school courses in their schools for
the remainder of the day. Graduates may earn up to 20 college
credits, in addition to a high school diploma.
In 2014, the Early College High School was awarded a New York
State P-Tech Grant (Pathways in Technology Grant) to assure its
continuation. Aimed at preparing more than 6,000 high school
students for high-skill jobs in technology and manufacturing,
P-Tech works with local partners who provide mentoring, job
shadowing, workplace visits and field experience to the students.
ECHS offers four pathways to higher education: Renewable
Energy, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Science and
Community Education and Engagement
TEC-SMART serves as a central location where the community
can learn about energy issues and green technologies,
helping to increase awareness of the need for and availability
of clean energy sources. School groups, community organizations
and businesses visit TEC-SMART with increasing frequency for
programs and information sessions.
TEC-SMART regularly hosts
external groups who use
the facility to host meetings
and seminars. These groups