Dutchess Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

53 Pendell Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

(845) 431-8010

(800) 378-9707

Fax: (845) 431-8605

Contact: Rita Banner

Director of Admissions
Main Address

53 Pendell Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1595

(845) 431-8000


Total undergrads: 8,462

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,771

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,434


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing and engineering programs.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General Performance C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Accounting Technology C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Sales and Distribution A
Tourism/Travel Marketing A
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C


Biology Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Elementary Education A
English Teacher Education A
French Teacher Education A
German Teacher Education A
Junior High Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Mathematics Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Secondary Education A
Social Studies Teacher Education A
Spanish Language Teacher Education A
Teacher Assistance A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Manufacturing Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health Services – General A
Mental Health Services Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies C
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Youth Services C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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