Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility in Malta, NY features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.
TEC-SMART is a critical component in preparing our students for a new economy that promotes job growth,
environmental sustainability and technological innovation.
Through TEC-SMART, Hudson Valley is producing a skilled workforce
to serve major employers including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, General Electric, SunPower Inc. and Solar City.
High Demand Classes
TEC-SMART offers much more than industrial technology
courses. Students in lower Saratoga and Washington counties
can take general education, business, liberal arts and humanities
courses in the facility's comfortable, technology-equipped
classrooms and 200-seat auditorium. Courses are offered in
fall, spring and summer semesters.
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Tour the Facility
See our state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories,
wind turbines, photovoltaic and geothermal installations
in a guided tour. Staff is available during the day Monday
through Friday to show you around and answer questions about the courses offered here.
In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, TEC-SMART features the following:
- Computer kiosks connected to a printer
- Laptop recharging area
- Wireless access
- Lounge and eating areas with microwaves and food and soft drink vending machines
- Picnic tables
- Walking trails
Staff is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Call (518) 629-7075 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
TEC-SMART is also home to the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School (ECHS), a partnership with the Ballston Spa Central School District. This program is designed to develop and support pathways to higher education
in renewable energy, entrepreneurship, computer information
science and semiconductor manufacturing for high school
students throughout the Capital Region.
Students take courses at TEC-SMART for half the day and
finish up with regular high school courses in their schools for
the remainder of the day. Graduates may earn up to 20 college
credits, in addition to a high school diploma.
In 2014, the Early College High School was awarded a New York
State P-Tech Grant (Pathways in Technology Grant) to assure its
continuation. Aimed at preparing more than 6,000 high school
students for high-skill jobs in technology and manufacturing,
P-Tech works with local partners who provide mentoring, job
shadowing, workplace visits and field experience to the students.
ECHS offers four pathways to higher education: Renewable
Energy, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Science and
Community Education and Engagement
TEC-SMART serves as a central location where the community
can learn about energy issues and green technologies,
helping to increase awareness of the need for and availability
of clean energy sources. School groups, community organizations
and businesses visit TEC-SMART with increasing frequency for
programs and information sessions.
TEC-SMART regularly hosts
external groups who use
the facility to host meetings
and seminars. These groups
Local Workforce Investment
Boards and Regional Economic Development Councils also utilize the meeting space.
TEC-SMART is also a hub for Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) education events for
elementary, middle and high school groups, including a
targeted workshop to introduce girls to STEM.
Click here for information about the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored Northeast Photovoltaic Solar Instructor Training Network.
Find Out More about TEC-SMART
NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®)
345 Hermes Road
Malta, NY 12020
A joint initiative of Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), TEC-SMART is located in the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®). Next door is the Luther Forest Technology Campus, a 1,350-acre campus designed for nanotechnology manufacturing and research and development. TEC-SMART trains skilled technicians for entry-level work at these plants as well as in the growing renewable energies field, helping to accelerate the economic growth of both industries.