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Registration Begins Aug. 20 for Fall Credit-Free Classes

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

More than 160 classes, workshops and professional development courses will be offered over the next several months as Hudson Valley Community College’s Office of Community and Professional Education begins its fall season of credit-free course offerings.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the course offerings.

Courses are designed for professional development and personal growth, to find new hobbies and expand social and recreational opportunities. They span a wide range of activities, from fiction writing and computers to hobbies and personal finance.

For a complete list of credit-free courses scheduled, go to or call (518) 629-7339 to request a free brochure.

Some of the varied new classes this winter include “Zentangle Zendala,” “Crochet for Beginners,” “Dynamic Styrofoam Wall Art,” “Teaching Physical Science in the Elementary Classroom,” “Food for Folks on the Go,” and “A Survey of Western Philosophy for the Non-Philosopher.”

Programs in computer software, caring for pets, paper crafts, photography, financial planning, business development, music, physical fitness and motorcycle rider training are just a few of the other popular courses also being offered this year.

The college also will be offering more than 50 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about Center for Creative Retirement activities may be found at

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 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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