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10/31/2006
Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Holds Registration for Day and Evening Classes

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900, Ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006

The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center will hold registration for its day and evening classes every Monday at 8:30 a.m. at its facility at 30 Russell Road, Albany and every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at its facility at 145 Congress Street, Troy.

The Center offers a wide array of vocational programs including building trades, welding, cosmetology, culinary arts, nursing assistance and a number of general and medical business and office technology programs. Academic programs are also available including Adult Basic Education Through College Preparation, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language.

For information, please call (518) 273-1900 or visit www.hvcc.edu/eoc.

Since 1966, the Capital District EOC, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.