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College Connections

The College Connection program enables high school students to attend Dutchess Community College classes at their high schools. It gives students the opportunity to experience college work before graduation and to earn both high school and college credit. Credits can be applied to Dutchess Community College or transferred to most four-year colleges and universities.

Courses are taught by high school teachers who have been approved by DCC to teach.  These teachers are required to meet the same standards as college adjunct faculty in order to teach these classes.

Students are required to meet the same standards as the College maintains for all of its students. In some cases, it may be necessary for students to take the college placement test. Coursework completed in College Connection classes is at the same level of excellence as the courses taught on campus.

Students participating in the program are registered Dutchess Community College students and have access to all of the college resources available to them while taking these courses including:

Academic Support

Writing Center

Ritz Library

Student Activities

Participating Schools and Course Offerings

Contact

College Connection Program

Colleen Trogisch
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-8966
trogisch@sunydutchess.edu

Tim Decker
Director, DCC South
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 790-3614
tdecker@sunydutchess.edu

John Ruggi
High School Liaison 
John.ruggi@sunydutchess.edu