Hudson Valley Community College specializes in giving students the tools needed to successfully and confidently complete their Associates’ degrees. Because most students at HVCC are either students just transitioning out of high school or busy adults, there are many support systems put in place to meet a variety of needs. Some of the Academic Support Services on campus include individualized academic coaching, group study sessions, tutoring, and an International Language Lab. The Collegiate Academic Support Program and Educational Opportunity Program take support to the next level for students who have difficult economic situations or are a part of typically underrepresented groups.
Students can study marketing, public administration, health information management & technology, entrepreneurship, and more at an affordable price point at Hudson Valley Community. Everyone completes their basics, but the School of Business and Liberal Arts then helps students hone in on their major.
A child care center is located on campus and provides a safe space for children ages six weeks to five years old while their parents attend classes. The center is licensed by the New York State Office of Family Services, as well as accredited by the NAEYC. Education also takes place outside of the classroom as students prepare to take the next step towards university or career placement. The Career and Transfer Center assists students in searching for jobs, preparing to interview, writing resumes, networking, and gathering documents to transfer into programs to continue their educational journey.
There are 18 intercollegiate sports teams that have won six national championships and more than 50 NCAA III titles. A few of the teams that students support and play are basketball, bowling, soccer, golf, and Esports. Esports is a new addition for the Fall of 2020 and is a fun way for students to socialize. Over 50 student clubs and organizations mean that there are always events, trips, meetings, and activities to attend. Business students may be interested in the Entrepreneurs Club, International Students Club, or the Educational Opportunity Program Club. The division of Cultural Affairs plans a variety of activities that build a sense of community on campus. A few of the recent events were guest speakers, music acts, dance performances, and visual art exhibitions. Students can volunteer and earn college credit by working with the Center of Service Learning & Civic Engagement. The Center helps connect students to opportunities that tie into what they are learning in class. This experience not only allows them to help their local community but to understand the real-world connection to their studies.
Because of their commitment to non-traditional students, HVCC offers a variety of classes and degrees that can be taken in the evening or in an online format. Some of the online degree opportunities are AAS in Accounting, Administrative Information Management and Technology, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems. The Computer Information Systems program offers several tracks such as Computer Science, Programming & Database Management, Systems & Network Administration, or Web Design & Programming.