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01/07/2010
Crafts, Computers and Creative Retirement Classes Return as Registration Begins for Hudson Valley Community College Winter/Spring Credit Free Classes

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072, e.bryant@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Registration begins soon for spring and winter programs offered through Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community and Professional Education.

Upcoming courses designed for professional development and personal growth span a wide range of activities, from motorcycle safety and personal trainer certification to clowning and computer software.

For a complete list of credit-free courses scheduled, go to www.hvcc.edu/communityed/spring or call (518) 629-7339 to request a free brochure.

Some of the varied new classes and courses offered this winter include "Turning Discord into Discussion," "Writing Fiction for Kids," "Orthodontic Assisting Program," "2010 – the Year of the Roth IRA" and "Hand-Stamped Cards."

Programs in cooking, interior decorating, paper crafts, photography, financial planning, business development, gardening, physical fitness and driver education are just a few of the other popular courses also being offered this year.

The college also will be offering more than 50 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about those activities also may be found at www.hvcc.edu/communityed/spring.

Registration begins Jan. 18 for the college's Center for Creative Retirement courses and Jan. 20 for all other winter/spring credit-free courses.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.