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Extension Centers

Albany Extension Center
175 Central Avenue, Fourth Floor
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 629-4747

The Albany Extension Center offers college-level courses for credit during the day and evening. The center is also equipped to host state-of-the-art workforce training for businesses and organizations.

The Albany Extension Center is located on the fourth floor of 175 Central Avenue in Albany in the same building which also houses the Department of Labor One Stop Center. Accessible via bus as well as car, this location offers a variety of credit bearing courses and training available to the general public. There is daytime metered parking on Central Avenue, on adjoining streets and in lots along Central Avenue. There are several side streets that do not have parking meters. During the evening, access to a gated lot is available free of charge and security guards are on duty.

Handicapped accessible, the center is in on a major bus route connection. It has three classrooms, one computer classroom as well as two computer kiosks for student use, a laptop recharging area, and Wifi. To meet the needs of our evening students, it also has a microwave, snacks and soft drinks available, which may be enjoyed in a small reception/eating area.

Informational sessions to provide admissions and financial aid assistance are scheduled throughout the year. To find the next session, please visit www.hvcc.edu/admissions/ia. Course scheduling and general academic advising are also available by appointment. Evening academic advisement for part- and full-time non-matriculated students is available at this location. To make an appointment, call the Office of Continuing Education at (518) 629-7338.

The College's Workforce Development Institute provides customized training for any size business upon request at this location. For more information about the Workforce Development Institute, call (518) 629-4827.

TEC-SMART
NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®)
345 Hermes Road
Malta, NY 12020
(518) 629-7075

TEC-SMART stands for Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies. The Malta, NY facility, located in New York Energy Research and Development Authority's Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®), features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.

TEC-SMART serves the training and education needs of the area's growing semiconductor technology sector. A simulated clean room lab allows students to get hands-on training similar to what they would experience in the work environment. Companies like GlobalFoundries, which is located nearby, and GE have hired graduates from our Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology degree program.

TEC-SMART is also about training for clean energy jobs. Several degree and certificate programs are offered at TEC-SMART where students can learn skills needed for jobs in alternative and renewable energy fields. Programs in photovoltaic installation, wind power, geothermal energy and alternative fuels for automobiles are available.

TEC-SMART also is a showcase for energy efficient building principles and serves as a community resource for learning about energy efficient design and building techniques. The building incorporates green building techniques, which include the use of solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems as well as passive solar design in construction.

Finally, TEC-SMART is more than just technology. With general use classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium, TEC-SMART provides a full range of college-level general education courses for students in the region. Courses in business, liberal arts and the humanities are offered at TEC-SMART in the fall, spring and summer semesters. For current course offerings, please visit www.hvcc.edu/tecsmart.