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03/26/2003
Community College's Workforce Development Institute Expands Web Design Offerings

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer an expanded selection of courses for its Certificate in Web Publishing this summer.

The non-credit certificate, which now includes instruction in the Macromedia suite of Web design products, requires that students complete a combination of non-credit courses equal to 90 hours of training. To receive the certificate, students also must complete a final Web project approved by their instructor.

Dreamweaver Essentials, Dreamweaver Advanced and introductory courses for the Fireworks and Flash Macromedia products will be offered throughout the summer in intensive two-day sessions. Dreamweaver Essentials will be offered June 3 and June 10. Dreamweaver Advanced will be offered June 17 and June 24. Fireworks Essentials, which reviews the basics of this Web graphics program, will run July 1 and July 8 and Flash Essentials will run July 15 and July 22.

The Workforce Development Institute also will offer several Web design, programming and networking courses through the summer, including Adobe Photoshop, Java Programming, Visual Basic.Net, Visual C#.Net, Windows 2000 Networking and Linux. The Institute will again offer its full complement of computer basics courses, including introductory courses for such popular software programs as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage and Publisher.

For more information on these courses, contact the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4827, or go to http://www.hvcc.edu/academ/coned/communityed/summer/index.html.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: 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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning.