Workshops and Programs

A variety of workshops are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters and are open to all students. Additionally, the Learning Centers offer programs to help students refresh their skills or prepare for their college career.

Workshops

Free 50-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester according to the schedule below. You will notice that certain weeks in the semester are designated for instructional support for general skills such as calculator use, Power Point presentations, and research paper citations.

Workshops are held in the Marvin Library Learning Commons

Fall 2019 Workshop Schedules

NOTE: Schedules are generally posted at the beginning of each month and are subject to change.

Workshop Descriptions by Subject

Programs

Self-Paced Math Review

This course is the perfect solution for the student who needs to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) or college placement test or who plans to enroll in a college algebra or trigonometry course but feels a little rusty or unprepared.

This non-credit, interactive computer video course allows students to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

Students will meet with a Learning Assistance Center Education Specialist to establish a study plan. Students will then work independently and at their own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of their progress.
Cost: $25
Registration Information

Criminal Justice Jump Start

The Criminal Justice Jump Start program is designed to help Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Forensic Science and Public Administration majors develop a foundation for college success. The three-day workshop series offers activities which focus on study techniques, academic planning, self-advocacy skills, and building peer relationships. You will also get the opportunity to meet members of the Criminal Justice faculty. Academic Coaches and Criminal Justice faculty facilitate the discussions.

Why you should attend:

  • Meet with staff and instructors from the department
  • Meet other incoming freshmen students
  • Meet current students who are in the program and students who have graduated from the program
  • Build your communications and self-advocacy skills
  • Learn about study techniques and academic planning
  • Start to build a plan of attack for the semester
  • Connecting to the college and laying a foundation for success are two of the most important components involved in being successful at Hudson Valley and beyond.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Jump Start program, call Andrew Roberts at (518) 629-7260 or email a.roberts@hvcc.edu.

Schedule: Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room 1
Cost: $10
Registration Information

Midterm Check

The Midterm Check is an online survey that provides students with feedback on their learning styles based on their responses to 42 statements. Results are generated on the computer screen as soon as the student completes the survey, providing guidance to academic support services on campus. Students also may print the results to review later or share with their advisor. The purpose of the survey is to help students explore their learning styles and maximize their opportunities for academic success. To take the Midterm Check, login here.

Study Groups

Learning Center professionals encourage students to form study groups. Introductory workshops are available for study group members and study group leaders. A study group leader is recruited from a specific course section when a group of students in that same class seeks help. Study group leaders are hired by the Learning Centers, trained as Peer Tutors, and paid for helping their classmates. Study groups may reserve space to meet in many areas within the Marvin Library Learning Commons building during the week and on Saturdays.

Get in Touch

Learning Assistance Center
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Lower Level
Hours for all Learning Centers: Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters
*See library building hours for additional hours