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Entry-Level Heating and Cooling Systems Course Offered by Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer a non-credit entry-level course for those interested in entering the heating and cooling system repair industry.

Using a classroom and hands-on lab setting, the 46-hour Heating Systems Service and Repair course helps individuals who are interested in the fundamentals of heating and cooling systems. Students will learn about service, repair, testing and installation of basic heating and cooling systems.

The nine-week course will begin in late February and will be offered on Thursday evenings on the Hudson Valley Community College campus. Tuition is $840. Students also must purchase a course textbook.

The course instructor is Tim Smith, an assistant professor in the college's Building Systems Technology department.

To register or for more information about this course or other courses offered by the Workforce Development Institute, call (518) 629-4827 or email Further information is available online at

The Workforce Development Institute offers a variety of "open enrollment" credit-free courses for those looking to increase their skills or re-enter the workforce as well as industry-specific training for business and industry.

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.