Leisure and Special Interest

Try a new hobby or just learn something new with our wide range of special interest courses!

How to Register

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Courses

GMAT Preparation

Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). GMAT Preparation Course is a must. Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency. In the verbal lessons, you will discover how to do your best on reading comprehension questions, sentence correction questions, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment. In the quantitative lessons, you will be provided with comprehensive math review and techniques for tackling both problem solving and data sufficiency questions. You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, which is the best way to prepare for any standardized test. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears is My Classroom.

GMAT Preparation
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-022 700 15 seats left $99
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-022 701 15 seats left $99

GRE Preparation Series

If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you'll likely have to take the GRE. This series is here to help! GRE Preparation – Part 1 (Verbal) Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You'll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Be prepared to excel on exam day to achieve your best potential score! GRE Preparation – Part 2 (Quantitative) Part 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats. You'll find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking, too. Be prepared to excel on exam day and to achieve your best potential score! This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears is My Classroom.

GRE Preparation Series
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-023 700 15 seats left $199
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-023 701 15 seats left $199

LSAT Prepration Series

LSAT Prepration Series
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Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-027 700 15 seats left $199
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-027 701 15 seats left $199

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Take control of your digital SLR (DSLR) camera. In this course, you will break through the technology barrier and learn how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos.  You will start out by learning about the many features and controls of your DSLR and look at the lenses you need for the kind of photography you enjoy. Next, you will learn about metering, exposure compensation, managing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Then turn your attention to flash photography, managing camera controls, photo files, and even working in manual mode. With these skills, you will be able to take your photography to the next level.

By the end of this course, you will be a DSLR master and will be able to take the photos you’ve always dreamed of.

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
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Online, 6/16 - 8/6 ZILC-064 700 13 seats left $99
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-064 701 15 seats left $99
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-064 702 15 seats left $99

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time.

You'll explore composition and lighting issues and find out how to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, and water. Along the way, you'll delve into your camera's shutter speed and aperture controls so that you'll be able to capture the photos you really want. You will discover how to use your computer to process your photos and digitally correct the most common problems. You'll see how your photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots of nature. By the end of this course, you'll have become the nature photographer you always wanted to be!

To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/16 - 8/6 ZILC-162 700 12 seats left $99
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-162 701 15 seats left $99
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-162 702 15 seats left $99

Photography Suite

The Photography Bundle includes 3 courses:

Discover Digital Photography

Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Break through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure, and more to take your photography to the next level.

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera

Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos.

To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Photography Suite
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/16 - 8/6 ZILC-164 700 12 seats left $299
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-164 701 15 seats left $299
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-164 702 15 seats left $299

SAT/ACT Preparation Series

Making the decision to attend college is probably one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This series will prepare you to excel in all sections of both the SAT and ACT and give you the means to achieve your best potential score! You’ll learn the information you need to do well on the verbal questions of the ACT and the new SAT as well as how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test. You will be provided you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you'll be tested on. They you’ll learn how to do well on the math questions including a complete review of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

SAT/ACT Preparation Series
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Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-024 700 14 seats left $199
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-024 701 15 seats left $199

Secrets of Better Photography

This online class will teach you how to take outstanding photos. Whether you use a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or your phone for your photography, you will learn how to get the best results from your camera. You can take your camera out of auto mode after learning about lighting, motion, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. You will also explore common photography topics, including portraiture, children’s photography, pet photography, and digital editing. Each lesson includes exercises and assignments, so you can apply what you learned to your own camera. By the time you finish, you will see a difference in both your photographer’s eye and your photos. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. 

To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Secrets of Better Photography
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/16 - 8/6 ZILC-160 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/14 - 9/3 ZILC-160 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/18 - 10/8 ZILC-160 702 15 seats left $115

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Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)