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Hudson Valley Community College to Offer Drop-in Academic Advisement at TEC-SMART in Malta

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Hudson Valley Community College is now offering academic advisement by appointment from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at its TEC-SMART educational facility.

TEC-SMART - Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies - is the college's newest satellite educational facility and is located in NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) on Hermes Road in Malta.

An academic advisor will be available by appointment to advise students on course selection and scheduling for the summer or fall terms. Prospective students can choose from courses at the TEC-SMART facility, at the college's main campus in Troy or at additional off-campus locations. Classes at TEC-SMART include those aimed at careers in the semiconductor manufacturing and clean energy fields as well as business, the humanities, and the liberal arts, including English, psychology, math and more.

For more information, or to make an appointment with the academic advisor, call the college's Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development at (518) 629-7338.

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.