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Registration Begins Soon for Hudson Valley Community College Fall Credit Free Classes

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

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

Courses for professional development and personal growth span a wide range of activities, from financial planning and paralegal training to video editing and learning to play mah jongg.

For a complete list of credit-free courses scheduled, go to or call (518) 629-7339 to request a free brochure.

Some of the varied new classes and courses offered this fall include "Hip Hop Kids," "ZumbAtomic," "Biodeisel Production for Modern Vehicles," "Everyday Gourmet" and "Knitting and Crocheting Citrcle."

Programs in cooking, paper crafts, photography, defensive driving, writing, retirement planning, 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 50 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about those activities also may be found at

Registration begins August 24 for the college's Center for Creative Retirement courses and Aug. 25 for all other fall 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 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.