October 26, 2017

College courses offered in Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS – Residents of western Orange County and neighboring Pike County PA will be able to take college courses in Port Jervis in the months ahead as SUNY Orange is development an extension center in that city.

College President Dr. Kristine Young hopes classes could begin as soon as January, assuming renovations are completed.

The courses, to be offered in a county facility at 150 Pike Street, will cater to the educational needs of the prospective students.

“We have talked about EMS, paramedics courses would possibly make sense and have a good audience. We are, with great anticipation, watching how healthcare is changing in this country. We project that there are going to be workers in healthcare that don’t exist right now,” she said.

Young told members of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce that they are exploring other courses including introductory college math and English, GED courses, workforce development, and those in the hospitality field.

The Port Jervis facility will include three classrooms and offices.

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