Westchester Community College has announced a new four-class certificate program in Historic Preservation, based at its Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension Center in the Peekskill Historic District
The program is geared towards providing a specialization for tradesmen who work in historic communities, for students in history or related fields that want to have an add-on to their traditional degree or for anybody who wants to be more effective in engaging local politicians as preservation advocates.
This is the only such certificate program in Historic Preservation offered at a community college in New York State. The program provides training in Historic Preservation for students interested in historic site management, fundraising, research, building trades and more.
Courses required towards completion of the certificate include Introduction to Historic Preservation, American Architectural History, and Historic Preservation Field Work I & II. Field work courses will occurr at Westchester County historic sites as well as at related businesses in the county and beyond.
Classes will begin in February 2020. For further information contact Alan.Strauber@sunywcc.edu or call (914) 606-7300.
Photo of John D. Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills provided.