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Summer 2017 Classroom Courses

Hudson Valley Community college is offering a six-week schedule of summer courses at Troy Middle School for any high school student going into the junior or senior year in fall 2017.

Courses start Monday, July 3 and run through Friday, August 11, 2017 (no class Tues, July 4), meeting five days a week, except for Creative Writing: Short Fiction, which meets three days a week. Upon completion, students earn Hudson Valley credit for the courses which can be transferred to the majority of four-year colleges.

Courses are offered at the low tuition rat of $50 per credit hour. A three-credit course will cost $150 and a four-credit course will cost $200.

Please note: Full-tuition scholarships are available for summer students who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. However, all students may be responsible for the purchase of textbooks and/or required materials.

Registration begins Monday, April 17 and payment is due by June 30, 2017.

Summer 2017 Registration Calendar

  • Complete the Student Record Information (SRI Form).

  • Have your high school guidance counselor sign the form.

  • Please return the signed form to the Registrar's Office, HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180-6096 or via fax at (518)629-8094

Note: A certificate of residence is required with payment.

For questions, please contact Sue Agan at (518) 629-8164 or [email protected].

The following courses will be offered:

ECON 100- Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)This course examines the evolution of economic theory and practice, the structure and functions of the free enterprise system, national income accounting, and fiscal and monetary policy, and their effects on economic policy.

9:30-10:50 a.m. (CRN 40950)


Location: Troy Middle School, Room TBA

ENGL 151- Creative Writing: Short Fiction (3 credit hours) Offers students a basic forum in which to explore the processes and principles by which short fiction is created. Emphasis is placed on the development of freedom and precision of artistic expression in and through the creation of original student manuscripts. Examples of both traditional and contemporary fiction will be discussed and analyzed.

11 a.m.-1:20 p.m. M/W/F only (CRN 41107)

Instructor: Dan Hayes

Location: Troy Middle School, Room TBA

Math 170- Pre-calculus (4 credit hours) For students who need further preparation before beginning the calculus mathematic sequence. A modern approach to the basic algebraic operations, elementary functions, inequalities, complex numbers, systems of equations, and exponential, logarithmic and trigonometry functions with applications. Prerequisite: Three units academic math.

1st Session: 8-9:50 a.m. (CRN 42470)

2nd Session: 10-11:50a.m. (CRN 42471)

Instructor: Michael Nirsberger

Location: Troy Middle School, Room TBA

POLS 105- American National Government (3 credit hours) An in-depth examination of the principles, procedures, institutions and theories of American National Government.

8-9:20 a.m. (CRN 40931)

Instructor: Rich Steinbach

Location: Troy Middle School, Room TBA

PSYC 100 - General Psychology (3 credit hours)This course consists of systematic, empirical study of human behavior. The course covers the following: introduction to psychology, research methodology, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning memory, thought and language, intelligence, human development, motivation and emotion, personality theories, abnormal psychology, health psychology, and social psychology.

8- 9:20 a.m. (CRN 41818)

Instructor: Jessica Murray

Location: Troy Middle School, Room TBA

Requesting an Official College Transcript for UHS and CHS Courses

If you have taken any UHS or CHS courses at Waterford-Halfmoon, you will need to request an official transcript directly from the college that the course was sponsored through (either SUNY Albany or HVCC). The links below will take you to each college that Waterford currently offers courses through. It is your responsibility to contact the college or university directly and have them send a transcript of your grades to the college you will be attending. The guidance office cannot do this for you, due to federal privacy laws. Please be aware that there are sometimes fees associated with these requests, as well as minimum turnaround times.

Courses Offered:

SUNY Albany

Office of the Registrar

(518) 442-5540

Precalculus (AMAT 100)

Calculus (AMAT 112)

College Spanish (ASPN 103)

College English (Reading Literature AENG121E)

Hudson Valley Community College

Office of the Registrar

(518) 629-4574

Elementary Statistics (MAT 108)

Business Communications (BADM 200)

Interpretations of American History 1 & 2 (HIST 110 and HIST 111)

The New York State 2016 Series Scholarships for Academic excellence will once again be awarded this year. The selection criteria for the nominees is listed below:

Regents Test Scores

  • English - weight of 3

  • Trig or Math - weight of 3

  • Global Studies - weight of 1

  • U.S. History - weight of 1

  • 2 Science Exams - weight of 1 for each course

New Student Registration for 2016-2017

Information packets and forms for registration are located under the forms and publications tab under the guidance website. These materials are also available in the guidance office. Please contact the office with any questions or to make an appointment to register (518) 237-0800 ext. 3710.

To obtain Working Papers:

Only fill in the part I and part II. If a Waterford-Halfmoon student has had a physical with in the last 12 months and it is filed with the nurse's office, you will not need to bring in proof of physical. Proof of physical is required for all non-students.

Please call Guidance Office for more information. 237-0800 ext.3314

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