It’s a small move but a big deal for those who live, work or commute in or near southern
Dutchess: The College’s 30-year-old Wappinger site is relocating to Fishkill. The
new facility will offer a state-of-the-art learning environment, flexible scheduling
options and ample parking, as well as the additional convenience afforded by its location
at the intersection of Route 9 and Interstate 84.
The 47,000-square-foot DCC extension site is under construction on the second floor
of the former Mays department store, at what once was the Dutchess Mall. The space
will be unrecognizable to those familiar with the building; total renovation of the
space includes a welcoming lobby, the installation of large windows, creation of 18
classrooms, science and computer labs, library, study areas, lounge and student services
DCC @ Fishkill will serve both traditional students and those starting or returning
to college after a gap in their education. While the College will offer courses previously
available at the former Wappinger location, in Fishkill it will provide additional
opportunities regarding scheduling, advising, workforce development programs and enhanced
focus on the academic areas of business, criminal justice and information technology.
The Paramedic program will move to the main campus in Poughkeepsie for better alignment
with the College’s health care offerings.