College in the High School
Online Courses

The College in the High School program at Hudson Valley Community College now offers online courses for students going into their junior or senior year and attending any New York State high . Enrollment in these courses is limited to high school students.

Spring 2016 Online Offerings*

35931ACTG110315Financial Accounting 4 None Sean Kerwin
35860ARTS100315Survey of Art History I 3 None Mark Petersen
35861BADM110315Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3 None Karen Holmes
36438BADM111315Legal & Ethical Environment of Business II 3 BADM 110 Karen Holmes
36813BIOL128315Sports Nutrition 3 None Christine Jenkins
36589CISS100315Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 4 None James Looby
36901ENGL115415Library Skills for Research (Early Sprint) 1 None Mary Ellen Bolton
36902ENGL115416Library Skills for Research (Early Sprint) 1 None Mary Ellen Bolton
36903ENGL115615Library Skills for Research (Sprint) 1 None Mary Ellen Bolton
36904ENGL115615Library Skills for Research (Sprint) 1 None Mary Ellen Bolton
35864ENGL120315Communication 3 None Sara Tedesco
36904ENGL 154315Creative Writing: Non Fiction 3 None Jaime Barrett
35933ENTR110315Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 None Johanna Mather
36990FREN100315French Language & Culture I - NEW! 3 None Malu Benton
36991ITAL100315Italian Language & Culture I - NEW! 3 None Malu Benton
35866LATN100315Latin Language & Culture I 3 None Lou Chicatelli
36508LATN101315Latin Language & Culture II 3 LATN 100 Lou Chicatelli
36322MATH190315Calculus II 4 None M. B. Hampshire
35932MKTG120315Principles of Marketing 3 None Karen Marbot
35859PSYC100315General Psychology 3 None Erin Hatter
36905RUSN100315Russian Language & Culture I 3 None Natasha Anthony
36510RUSN101315Russian Language & Culture II 3 RUSN 100 Natasha Anthony
35939SOCL100315Sociology 3 None Dan Polak
35872SPAN100315Spanish Language & Culture I 3 None Ana Almonte
36992SPAN 100316Spanish Language & Culture I 3 None Malu Benton
36497SPAN 101315Spanish Language & Culture II 3 SPAN 100 Ana Almonte
36989SPAN101316Spanish Language & Culture II 3 SPAN 100 Ana Almonte
37027SPAN200315Spanish Language & Culture III 3 SPAN 101 C. Lynn Urgenson
*Subject to change

Advantages of College in the High School online courses:

  • Online courses do not affect students' academic schedules. Students work on computers on their own schedule, logging in for the required number of sessions per week (varies by course).
  • Students who entered their junior or senior year in fall 2015 at any New York State high school are eligible to participate.
  • Courses are taught by Hudson Valley Community College faculty.

Requirements for College in the High School online courses:

  • These courses are taught entirely online. Students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection that meets the minimum system and browser requirements. Courses are managed in MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard. To test your system for compatibility, go to and click on Check System & Browser Requirements.
  • You must be able to utilize the Hudson Valley Community College WebMail system. (Your username and password will be sent to you at your home address after you are scheduled into the course. Read more in Accessing Student Computer Systems).
  • You must be able to budget your time and priorities. Online learning courses are NOT self-paced. They follow the semester calendar for registration, mid-terms, finals, etc. Homework and other assignments, tests and quizzes are due on a regular basis. Attendance and participation are measured by how often you log into the course and by completion of required learning activities, assignments, quizzes and tests. You can access the course at your convenience to complete your coursework each week following your class syllabus.
  • Instructional methods will depend on the course, but for most courses, all tests and finals as well as all assignments will be done online. Students will be expected to log on frequently and interact with their fellow students and the instructor.

Spring 2016 online courses begin Tuesday, Jan. 19 and end on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
(Spring 2016 Registration Calendar)
This semester we are offering ENGL 115 Library Skills for Research on separate dates from the other online courses. This course is only one credit and runs for eight weeks instead of fifteen (Early Sprint: Jan. 19 - March 11, 2016; Sprint: March 14 - May 12, 2016).

Registration: Oct. 29, 2015 - Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Download Registration Form

Registration materials also are available through your guidance office, or you may request them by calling (518) 629-8164. The completed registration form must be signed by a school official.

  • Tuition is $50 per credit hour and scholarships are available to students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program.
  • Students will need to purchase textbooks. (Textbook Information TBA)
  • For more information about our online courses, please contact Hudson Valley's Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8164.

All students must present proof of county residency.

  • Certificates for Spring must be dated no earlier than Nov. 20, 2015. Certificates of Residence are valid only if issued within 60 days prior to the start of classes.
  • Rensselaer County students should fill out the form, sign it and submit it with the registration form.
  • Students outside of Rensselaer County must fill out an application form, have it notarized, and submit it to their county clerk who will issue the official residency certificate.