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12/07/2006
Give the Gift of Learning: Hudson Valley Offers “Learning Certificates” for the Holidays
Available in any denomination from the Cashier’s Office

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006

Looking for a gift for the person in your life who has everything? Give them the gift of learning this holiday season.

Hudson Valley Community College learning certificates are available in any denomination, have no expiration date and can be used for either credit or credit-free courses. Credit courses are $112 per credit hour for the current academic year; the cost of credit-free courses varies from course to course. For more information about purchasing a learning certificate, contact the Cashier’s Office at (518) 629-4504.

The Spring 2007 semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 16, but you can register now for credit-bearing courses. Registration for the college’s credit-free courses, including arts and crafts, SAT preparation and dog obedience training, begins on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

For more information about enrolling in a credit course, call the Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development at (518) 629-7338, and for information about credit-free courses, call the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

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 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.