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For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013

Contact: Heather Meaney, (518) 381-1250

Registration for Summer Classes at SCCC Begins This Week

This summer, Schenectady County Community College will offer more than 145 courses during three-week, six-week or eight-week sessions that will run from June 3 through Aug. 1, 2013. Registration for classes begins on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in the Registrar's Office, Elston 212 (for hours visit

The shortened course lengths are ideal for students home on summer break wishing to pick up a few credits between regular semesters, as well as members of the general public interested in taking courses in literature, history, mathematics, science, law, English, culinary, human services, music, psychology, Spanish and education, among other topics.

Students can choose from a variety of class settings, either taking courses online, at Center City in downtown Schenectady or on the main Washington Avenue campus. Most courses seamlessly transfer to other colleges and four-year institutions. Courses are only $141 per credit hour for New York state residents.

New this year, the SCCC School of Music will host two music workshops. Brass Camp will take place from Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26. Brass players in ninth grade and above will take part in an intensive weeklong environment centered around ensemble performances, instructional lectures and private instruction with professional musicians who are faculty members in the School of Music (Allyson Keyser, trumpet; Michael Meidenbauer, low brass; Peter Bellino, trumpet; Virginia Fossner, horn; and William Meckley, trombone). The camp culminates in a final concert performance in the Taylor Auditorium on campus. Also this summer, well-known area musician, recording producer/engineer and School of Music adjunct Sten Isachsen will teach the basics of Pro Tools audio recording software, as students participate in a live recording session in SCCC's Vianna-Brignola Recording Studio and mix and master a final recording project during the College's first Audio Recording Institute taking place from Monday, July 22, through Friday, Aug. 2. The new state-of-the-art recording studio is part of the new $3.9 million School of Music.

Also this summer, the College will offer the topical sociology course Minority and Majority Relations in the United States, taught by Dr. Hayward Horton, Ph.D., a full-time professor in the Sociology Department at the University at Albany. Dr. Horton will be examining prejudice and discrimination and alternate strategies to reduce both.

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About SCCC: One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation's largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College in upstate New York enrolls more than 7,000 students. SCCC offers 46 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs.

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