Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

Life Plus One Program (LPO)

The Life Plus One (LPO) program provides eligible New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) employees the opportunity to continue or expand their academic lifelong learning. Courses are offered on-campus, off-campus and online. The Life Plus One (LPO) program is a collaborative contract-funded program between Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State OTDA.

State employees fully employed by OTDA are eligible to take part in the LPO program. The only costs to the students are textbooks. Tuition and parking are covered by the contract. Since 2002, there have been more than 450 employees who have taken advantage of classes and 31 have earned degrees and certificates.

OTDA students can select Certificate, Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Applied Associate in Science (A.A.S.) degree program from the following majors:

For more information about admission to these programs, please contact:

Brian Trautman
Life Plus One Coordinator
Hudson Valley Community College, FTZ 131
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 629-4232
Fax: (518) 629-4238

The LPO program provides an array of services:

  • Advisement
  • Class registration for on-campus, off-campus and online courses
  • Student case management

Achieving Success in
NYS OTDA and Hudson Valley Community College’s
Life Plus One Program


LPO Application

FERPA Information/Form

Parking Waiver Form

Certificate of Residence Information

Student Record Information (SRI Form)

Meningococcal Meningitis Form / Student Immunization Form
If you take six credits or more in a term, you must obtain an immunization form from Health Service

Once you are admitted to the LPO program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309
There is no admissions fee. Inform the Admissions Office that you are an LPO student and contact the LPO coordinator when the admissions packet is submitted.