About the Mount Vernon Extension Center
The Mount Vernon Extension Center of Westchester Community College is located at 17 S. Fifth Avenue in downtown Mount Vernon, a short walk from City Hall. Equipped with smart technology classrooms, a comfortable student lounge, spacious computer labs and a large lecture hall, the center offers students a wide range of courses in general education, liberal arts and ESL.
- Register Now for Summer & Fall Classes!
- Academic and Financial Aid Counseling at Mount Vernon
- Read the Spring 2018 Mount Vernon Extension Center Newsletter
- Information for New Students
- Mount Vernon Academic Support Center
- Non-Credit Courses
- Directions & Parking
- Contact Information
Fall registration is now open to all new and continuing students!
Academic Advisors and Financial Aid Counselors at Mount Vernon
Academic counseling is offered at Mount Vernon during the following days. We recommend calling our center ahead of time to verify the schedule.
Monday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Financial aid counseling is offered at Mount Vernon every Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
No appointment necessary. Counselors see students on a first come, first serve basis.
In this issue, we asked students, “What is your favorite thing about the Mount Vernon Extension Center?” They had lots to say, and we are proud to celebrate their success, victories, and feedback.
This issue also highlights special events and workshops at Mount Vernon this spring. To celebrate diversity, the Mount Vernon Activities Club sponsored special events for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In addition, the center held a mock interview workshop and a scholarship workshop, which were both well attended. We hope you enjoy!
NEW! Join the Mount Vernon Activities Club!
Would you like to be a part of student influenced workshops, cultural celebrations, musical & dance events, art exhibits, book clubs, career panels and other exciting activities and events?
Join a group of like-minded Westchester Community College students who are dedicated to bringing an assortment of student influenced activities and events to the Mount Vernon Extension Center.
The MVAC can bring events to the Mount Vernon Extension Center related to:
- Art, music and talent shows
- Poetry slams
- Movie screenings
- Career panels
- Guest speakers
- And more — this is YOUR club!
Become a member! Stop by the front desk, call 914-606-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Need to sit for the placement exam? Click here for more info about days and times, study guides, and other exam preparation information.
Community and Job Board
Looking for a job, internship, scholarship, or event? Looking for things to do in the community or for ways to improve your skills while in school? Want to grab a snack and read the college or local newspaper? Make sure to visit our student lounge and read our community bulletin boards, updated daily with dozens of events, resources and opportunities for students and community members.
Students enrolled at Westchester Community College are invited to visit the Mount Vernon Academic Support Center for free help with their coursework. Click the link for details.
The MVASC offers book discussions on the college’s First Year Experience Common Read as well as workshops to assist with study skills. If you are interested in participating in a book discussion or workshop, please click the MVASC Workshop Offerings link for details.
Check out the MVASC Blackboard page for access to helpful links and schedules of workshops.
Becoming a member is easy:
- Sign in to the Blackboard Login page
- Click on WCC Clubs & Community in the blue bar at the top
- In the Organization Search bar, type academic support center and click Go.
- Under Organization ID, click on DS40 Academic Support Center – Mt. Vernon
- Click Enroll (on left side of screen)
- Click Submit (on right side of screen)
- Click OK (on bottom right)
Computer Fundamentals: Offered in collaboration with the Professional Development Center, this course is designed to increase computer skills. Whether you are new to computers or you just want to brush up on your computer skills, this course is for you. Increase your proficiency in the basic operations of using Windows-based computers with techniques and shortcuts. Build your confidence and get control of your computer by managing, organizing and searching for your files and folders. Learn the benefits of different Internet browsers and search engines, including safe and efficient Internet use. Manage your email folders and attachments and get a glimpse of popular social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Knowledge of computers is not a prerequisite for this course.
Tuition is $360 + textbook (available at the bookstore in Valhalla).
Class meets 6 consecutive Tuesdays/Thursdays
July 9-25, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Click here to view the flyer for the Computer Fundamentals course at the Mount Vernon Extension Center during the Summer 2018 term.
Call 914-606-7200 for more info or stop by to register.
English as a Second Language: The Mount Vernon Extension Center offers ESL from levels 2 through 6 as well as Pronunciation & Conversation. Classes are offered Tuesday/Thursday mornings, Tuesday/Thursday evenings, or all day Saturday. All students must take a placement exam to determine their level. For more information, visit English as a Second Language.
Mount Vernon Extension Center
17 S. Fifth Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Bus routes serving the extension center include: 7, 40, 41, 42, 43, 52, 53, 55.
Metro-North lines serving the extension center include: the New Haven line stopping at Mount Vernon East (a short walk to the college) and the Harlem line stopping at Mount Vernon West (a short bus ride to the college).
Bronx River Pkwy traveling southbound:
Take Exit 10B, left onto Bronx River Rd. Left onto Mt. Vernon Avenue/Yonkers Ave, right onto W. Lincoln Ave, left onto W. 1st St, right onto S. 5th Ave (college on left).
Hutchinson River Pkwy traveling southbound:
Take Exit 8 toward Mt. Vernon, keep right at the fork, follow signs for NY-22S, right onto E. Lincoln Ave. At the traffic circle, take third exit onto Gramatan Ave. Right onto W. 1st St, left onto S. 5th Ave (college on left).
Bronx River Pkwy traveling northbound:
Take Exit 10A, right onto Mt. Vernon Ave/Yonkers Ave; Continue to follow Mt. Vernon Ave. Turn right onto W. Lincoln Ave, left onto W. 1st St, right onto S. 5th Ave (college on right).
Hutchinson River Pkwy traveling northbound:
Take Exit 9 for Wolfs Lane, right onto Wolfs Lane. Take first right onto Colonial Ave, continue onto E. Sanford Blvd, right onto S. 5th Ave (college on right).
Discounted parking permits are available to WCC students through the City of Mount Vernon. Pick up an application at the front desk. Parking passes are valid for marked spots in Municipal Parking Lot #1. The cost is $10/month.
Don’t want to buy a pass? There is plenty of metered parking on streets and also in Municipal Lot #1.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday : CLOSED
Come visit us and start your journey at Westchester Community College Mount Vernon.