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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Online Courses to High School Students this Fall

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

The College in the High School program at Hudson Valley Community College will offer online courses for the first time this fall to junior and senior high school students attending any New York State high school.

Online courses begin August 27, prior to traditional College in the High School courses which start on September 4, and will end on December 14. The business, social science and language subjects will be taught entirely online by Hudson Valley faculty. Many of these courses are intended to supplement those which may have been eliminated from high schools due to budget cuts, or may be courses that students have not been able to fit into their required high school curriculum.

Enrolled with high school peers from throughout New York State, students access all coursework via computer on their own schedules and log in for a certain number hours each week, depending upon the course. Online courses will not affect students’ academic schedules.

Tuition is at the reduced rate of $50 per credit hour, one third the cost of regular tuition. Full-tuition scholarships are available to students who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.

“Hudson Valley Community College is committed to offering high school students every available option for earning college credits while attending high school, and this is a tremendous opportunity for them to earn credits online as well as by taking them in the classroom,” said Suzanne Brownrigg, director for High School Programs and Educational Outreach at Hudson Valley.

Additional information and a downloadable registration form can be found on the CIHS Web site at Interested students also may call (518) 629-8164.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; 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 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.