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Hudson Valley Community College Workforce Development Institute Offers Computer Software Basics Course in Troy

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer a 15-hour "Computer Software Basics" course at its 400 Jordan Road facility in the Rensselaer Tech Park, beginning Oct. 5.

The course is designed to teach the basic skills and commands of three of the most popular Microsoft Office computer software programs: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This is the first of three software programs offered by the Workforce Development Institute. Students who successfully complete Basic-, Intermediate- and Advanced-level courses in this program will earn the Workforce Development Institute Computer Software Training Certificate. Ajay Vohra, the instructor for all three courses, is an adjunct professor at Hudson Valley and teaches similar credit software program courses for the college.

The Computer Software Basics course is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and runs through Oct. 16. The cost is $250.

Students who register for this course should have basic computer knowledge.

To register or for more information about this or any other Workforce Development course, contact the Workforce Development Institute at (518) 629-4325.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 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 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.