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Hudson Valley Community College Adds Architecture Technology Certificate Program at Troy Campus

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hudson Valley Community College will offer a 29 credit hour Architecture Technology certificate program, focusing on the practical and technical aspects of the field, beginning this fall.

Offered through the college’s School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies, this one-year program is designed for those seeking entry-level positions such as draftsperson, junior designer, construction/building inspector, material tester, set designer and more. Graduates also will be eligible to transfer into the Architectural Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program at Hudson Valley with full credit granted for applicable courses.

Coursework provides a well-rounded overview of and introduction to the architecture profession with a broad-based exposure to the operations, standards and current practices of the industry. Students learn the current software and design criteria used by many architectural and engineering firms. They study sustainable design criteria, above and beyond energy-saving design. The department and faculty hold memberships in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Upstate New York USGBC.

Students will be admitted for fall semesters only. For more information, go to or call (518) 629-7355.

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 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.