College to Break Ground on $14.5 Million Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills

April 9, 2018

Photo rendering of Center for Advanced Manufacturing building

What: Hudson Valley Community College will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $14.5 million, 37,000-square-foot Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS).

Who: Dr. Andrew J. Matonak, President; the College Board of Trustees; the Board of Directors of the college Foundation; elected officials, manufacturing industry leaders; students, alumni, faculty and staff.

When: 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Remarks from academic, industry and legislative leaders: 11 a.m. to noon
Shovel ceremony and tours of Lang Hall Advanced Manufacturing Technology Lab: noon to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Student Pavilion, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York

Directions: Campus Map and Directions

Parking is available in Lot D.

Details: The Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills (CAMS) will allow the college to double enrollment in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology (A.O.S.) degree program from 144 to 288 students and meet an urgent workforce demand for skilled manufacturing employees in the region.

CAMS is envisioned as a one-stop manufacturing technology center that will train students on the latest machine tools, equipment and software. The building's design provides corporate partners with access to offices and conference space adjacent to faculty offices, student classrooms and labs. Facilities will be available for corporate demonstration purposes, shared training activities, meetings and events that connect the college to its workforce partners more than ever before.

The college's Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree prepares graduates for careers as CNC machinists/programmers, tool makers and industrial maintenance technicians along with technical marketing, sales, procurement and manufacturing supervisory/control jobs. It is the only community college training program of its kind within 125 miles. It has a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates, with nearly all students securing work prior to of graduation.

Construction on CAMS is expected to be complete in fall 2019.


Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 11,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 80,000 alumni.

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