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High School Students Can Get a Jump-Start on College This Summer with Hudson Valley Community College Courses at Troy High School

Contact: (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, June 7, 2010

High school students finishing their sophomore and junior year (as of school year 2009-2010) can now register for Hudson Valley Community College courses to be offered at Troy High School this summer.

The classes offered through Hudson Valley's College in the High School program will run for six weeks, from Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, August 13. Three out of the four classes will run five days a week. For a list of course descriptions and exact class times, please visit Students must register by Thursday, June 24.

The following courses are offered: Principles of Macroeconomics, Creative Writing: Short Fiction, Pre-calculus and American National Government. Enrollments are limited due to space availability, and course offerings may change due to student demand.

College in the High School courses cost $45 per credit hour (most courses are three or four credits) and are taught by college faculty and high school teachers who are also Hudson Valley faculty. Students will earn credits that can be applied to a Hudson Valley degree or are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities.

For more information, students should contact their high school's guidance office or call Hudson Valley's Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8164.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate's 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, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.