College offers four-year courses

Christopher Payne
Staff Writer

COBESKILLGraphic by: Taylor Sikorski | Hudsonian

SUNY Cobleskill has announced its partnership with Hudson Valley, offering students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration on campus.

“Our goal is to get the word out for students interested in a bachelor’s degree, but [who] cannot go too far,” said Linda Serdy, program coordinator for professional and continuing education.

“This program started because we had a marketing program at Rockland County Community College and students felt comfortable with upper level coursework required for a Bachelor of Business Administration,” said Serdy.

SUNY Cobleskill plans to offer two classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights, as well as online courses for those who are busy during at those times.
Several professors from SUNY Cobleskill intend to participate in teaching at Hudson Valley both in person and online.

“SUNY Cobleskill chose partnering with Hudson Valley partially because they have an early childhood program,” said Melissa A. Struckle, assistant director for the office of professional and continuing education. “The business advisers told us about this opportunity and we took it,” she said.

“SUNY Cobleskill actually had an interest in offering the program which we thought would be a great opportunity for our students,” said Department Chair for Business Administration Karen Holmes, in an email interview.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity,” said Holmes.

In order to be accepted into SUNY Cobleskill’s business administration program, prospective students must have an average GPA of 2.25 or greater.

Many students, particularly soon-to-be and recent graduates, attended the agreement event in order to learn more about SUNY Cobleskill and how to apply to its new business administration program.

“I want to finish [my] bachelor’s degree and be current for the work force. It was a goal that I had but did not finish,” said Hudson Valley alumnus Melinda Mullen.

For more information, contact Professional and Continuing Education by phone at (518) 255-5528 or by email at PACE@cobleskill.edu. You may also visit http://www.cobleskill.edu/about/administrative-offices/professional-and-continuing-education/hvcc.asp.

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