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College Announces Spring Courses in Port Jervis

SUNY Orange will kick off its revitalized presence in Port Jervis this spring by offering four evening classes, with two first-year college-level courses set to begin March 6 and two accelerated skills classes to commence in early April.

The classes are the first to be offered as part of a collaborative effort between Orange County, the City of Port Jervis and SUNY Orange to expand the College’s presence in western Orange County and to bring post-secondary academic opportunities and workforce development programming to the area. The four spring courses will be presented at Port Jervis High School while the finishing touches are being put on renovations to a building at 150 Pike Street in Port Jervis. It is expected that the College’s summer offerings, when announced, will be delivered at the Pike Street location.

The first-year college courses that begin at Port Jervis High School on March 6 include Introduction to Business (offered Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7:45 p.m.) and Elementary Algebra (offered Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8:45 p.m.). The accelerated skills courses beginning in early April include Developmental Algebra (Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. starting April 3) and Basic Writing Skills 2 (Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning April 9). The Developmental Algebra and Basic Writing Skills 2 courses are being offered to prepare students to be ready for upcoming general education courses planned for Port Jervis this summer.

For more information about the Port Jervis classes, call (845) 341-4050 or email Additional details are also available at


Course descriptions

Introduction to Business

In this analysis of current business practices, this course examines the following topics: a comparison of economic systems, forms of ownership, small business, social responsibility, management and organization, finance and investment, marketing, human resources, and international business. Topical issues are used to reinforce terminology and concepts. It is advised that business students take this course in their first semester as it is designed to provide a foundation for other business courses.

Elementary Algebra

Topics include operations on polynomials and rational expressions, laws of exponents, factoring, graphing of linear equations and inequalities, and systems of equations. A knowledge of operations on signed numbers and solutions to linear equations is required. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for further study of algebra.

Fundamentals of Algebra

Designed for students who need a review of beginning algebra. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of signed numbers, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, exponents, combining polynomials, literal equations, and applications of linear equations. Students learn to develop skills in reading of mathematics.

Basic Writing Skills 2

In this course, students develop the writing skills required to begin college-level composition. Students learn control and development of the paragraph. They review the composing process, as well as word and sentence skills. Students also develop some control of internal punctuation, modifiers, and sentence variety.



Mike Albright