Schenectady County Community College to Open Extension Site at Albany County Office Building in January of 2014
November 09, 2013
In January of 2013 Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) announced a partnership to build classroom space for SCCC’s new downtown Albany extension site. Since construction began in July, tremendous progress has been made to convert office space into classroom space on the second floor of the new location at 112 State Street, which will open for classes in January.
“I am pleased that the construction is moving along at a good pace and the space will be ready for classes in January. Our partnership with SCCC will benefit students and the downtown economy,” the County Executive said. “This initiative will provide students in Albany County an opportunity to attend college classes in their community. The team at SCCC has been extremely helpful in moving this initiative forward.”
SCCC’s course offerings for the 10,000 square foot extension site will provide a wide range of options for Albany County residents. Classes in programs to be offered include Supply Chain Management, Nanoscale Materials Technology, Healthcare Ethics and Law and Tourism Development.
The extension site at 112 State Street is ideal because of its location and easy access to public transportation for students. The Capital District Transportation Authority’s (CDTA) Ridership program established with SCCC allows for a direct connection to the location with a CDTA bus stop and shelter located just outside the building. Parking will be available in the garage on the west side of the Times Union Center.
In October the County Executive hosted a walk-through of the extension site with Denise Murphy-MacGraw, Chairwoman of the SCCC Board of Trustees, and others to provide an update on the progress of construction. Also on hand were the Chairman of Albany County Legislature Shawn Morse, Majority Leader Frank Commisso and Minority Leader Christine Benedict. The tour was led Dave Canfield of Wainshchaff Associates, project manager for the contractor.
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