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Make Math Work for You! - Free Basic Math Class for Adults Scheduled to Begin July 26

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, July 15, 2011

If you are looking to sharpen your basic math skills or you're considering beginning your higher education and need a math refresher, "Applied Math for Adults," can help.

This free, six-week, non credit course will be offered beginning July 26 at Averill Park High School. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The course will provide a "real world" problem solving approach to basic math concepts like algebra, fractions and percentages. Students will work to gain more confidence in using math to help them with a variety of tasks. The course can also provide some confidence to those who are considering entering a technical field and need some help with their math skills.

For more information or to register, call Jamie Dreimiller at (518) 629-7453, or email

The course is offered with funding from a US Department of Labor/Employee Training Act grant and in conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College.

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 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.