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02/20/2008
Four-Week Photovoltaic Systems Course at Hudson Valley Community College
Introductory course prepares students for certification exam

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer a 40-hour Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric Systems Introductory credit-free course beginning Tuesday, March 18 and running through April 12.

The course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on three separate Saturdays. It is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of photovoltaic (solar electric) system design and installation. The objective of the course is to prepare students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge exam.

The course fee is $675. Students also will have the option to take the NABCEP entry-level exam at the end of the course for an additional fee.

To register or for more information about this program, contact the Workforce Development Institute, (518) 629-4827.

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.