Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
HVCC is a SUNY 2-year college establised in 1953. Hudson Valley Community College currently ranks as the largest undergraduate college in terms of enrollment in the Capital District. The college offers more than 70 academic degree and certificate programs in four schools. The college was founded in 1953 as the Hudson Valley Technical Institute and was initially housed in the former Earl and Williams shirt collar facotry building (Broadway and Seventh Ave). In 1956 the Williams famr was announced as the site for the college.
The new campus was completed in 1961. Hudson Valley Community College serves approximately 12,000 students each semester, and employs more than 600 full- and part-time faculty members. HVCC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
HVCC’s Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) programs lead to immediate employment in numerous agencies. The college’s Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs lead to transfer of students to four-year colleges and universities. In addition, HVCC sponsors a number of certificate programs that prepare students for selected occupational specialties.
HVCC offers many distinctive programs, including vocational apprenticeship programs and many unique health science programs. Hudson Valley is among the largest of the state’s community colleges, with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students.