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02/08/2000
Hudson Valley Community College Offers Wide Variety Of Community/Professional Education Classes

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073 or Lisa Roche (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 8, 2000
http://www.hvcc.edu

From ballroom dancing to Javascript training to show-dog handling, Hudson Valley Community College's Community and Professional Education programs have something for everyone this spring.

Hudson Valley has offered community education classes for more than two decades. This semester's classes cover a range of activities and interests, including personal enrichment, arts and crafts, financial planning and recreation.

Classes are offered throughout the spring semester during both evening and daytime hours.

This semester's community education courses include Ornamental Glassblowing, Latin Dance, Beginning Yoga, Introduction to Personal Computers, Contemporary Guitar Skills and many others. The college is offering several professional certificate programs this semester. Certificate courses include Travel Agent Training, Medical Transcriptionist, Administrative Medical Specialist and Paralegal.

For more information, call the Office of Community Education, 629-7339.

The college's Office of Technical and Professional Training offers professional and computer training courses that cover a wide range of abilities. Courses are available for those just entering the computing world to those interested in programming and web page design. For more information about the college's technical and professional training courses, call 629-4827.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as and programs run through the Educational Opportunities Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.