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College to Host Open House for Albany Residents Interested in College or Career Training

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College will host an open house and information session at its Albany Extension Center, located at 175 Central Avenue, Tuesday, March 18, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Any Albany resident interested in full- or part-time study is welcome to attend. Prospective students can meet with college admissions and financial aid counselors, learn about fast-track career training and discover how to begin their higher education at the college’s Albany Extension Center.

Presentations by college Admissions and Continuing Education representatives will be held throughout the afternoon. New students also will be able to register for summer and fall courses.

The college’s Albany Extension Center has been offering day and evening credit-bearing and credit-free courses since 2002. The site includes classrooms, a computer lab and a mock pharmacy for the college’s Pharmacy Technician Training program.

For more information about this opportunity to begin your higher education at the Albany Extension Center, call the 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 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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