Historic Preservation Certificate Program in Peekskill
Westchester Community College’s Peekskill Extension Center is offering a new non-credit Historic Preservation Certificate Program, the only such program at a community college in New York State. The program provides training for students interested in historic site management, fundraising, research, and building trades. The course of study is also relevant to working professional in these fields who seek to hone their skills and earn credentials in Historic Preservation.
The course of study totals 80 hours over 10 weeks, half in the classroom and half in directed historic preservation fieldwork. “Given the number of important historic sites in the Hudson Valley and throughout the state, a training program of this nature at the community college level is long overdue,” says Program Coordinator Alan Strauber,
Courses required towards completion of the certificate include Introduction to Historic Preservation, American Architectural History, and Historic Preservation Field Work I & II. Students will benefit from courses located in the heart of the Peekskill Historic District in the historic Hudson River Valley region. Fieldwork courses will be held at Westchester County historic sites as well as at related businesses in the County and beyond.
Registration is now underway for February classes. Those interested may call 914-606-300 to register or may email the college at email@example.com. For further information, please see details at www.sunywcc.edu/peekskill.