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Hudson Valley Community College To Offer Driver Education Course at TEC-SMART Facility in Malta

Hudson Valley Community College will offer a 48-session driver education course beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, at its TEC-SMART facility in Malta.

The course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of on-the-road instruction. Classroom instruction will be on Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and driving instruction times are scheduled on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

The course runs through Jan. 17, 2013.

Students must be 16 years old and have a learner’s permit or license before the course begins. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a student certificate of completion that allows them, at age 17, to drive after 9 p.m.

To register, call the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

Located in NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®), TEC-SMART features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories used to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and clean energy technologies, including home energy efficiency, alternative fuels, solar, geothermal and wind energy. TEC-SMART also serves as an extension center for Hudson Valley Community College, and courses in business, the humanities and the liberal arts and sciences are also offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. TEC-SMART is a collaboration between Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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.