DCC Holds Opening Ceremony for New DCC@Fishkill Facility

June 10, 2021 – Dutchess Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, June 10, to mark the formal opening of its new DCC@Fishkill facility.

The invitation-only ceremony officiated by Acting President Ellen Gambino was attended by a select group of local politicians, business representatives, school administrators, stakeholders and DCC staff and faculty.

“DCC@Fishkill has been built with the purpose and intention of becoming an incubator of tomorrow’s leaders,” said Acting President Gambino. “It is my sincere hope that this facility, with is superb classrooms and labs, easily accessible location, and welcoming and open learning spaces, will provide our students - the next generation of pioneers - the space and support they are going to need as they marshal the resources of education, technology and human ingenuity to forge new solutions for the market challenges they will face.” 

After speeches and the formal ribbon-cutting, guests were taken on a tour of the 47,000 square foot facility, which included visits to the computational multi-purpose learning spaces, and biology and physical sciences labs.

VIDEO FEATURE: Grand Opening.

Serving both traditional students and those starting or returning to college, DCC@Fishkill will offer a range of programs for personal, professional and career development. With an enhanced focus on the academic areas of business, hospitality, criminal justice and information technology, the facility also provides a host of student support services including tutoring, advising and workforce development resources.

Additionally, the DCC@Fishkill facility features:

- A computer classroom with an internal network that allows courses in cyber security and other related classes to work on an independent network.

- Twenty digitally equipped “smart” classrooms fitted with mobile tables to allow for alternate seating arrangements.

- An oversized lecture/classroom that can accommodate 66 people in a table setup or 90 in theater-style.

- Three computer labs with pop-up desks that can accommodate space-saving monitor and keyboard storage.

- Two flexible collaborative work rooms designed for focused study, group learning, and everything in between.

- A library with computer workstations and soft seating areas.

- Multiple faculty office areas that offer a combination of quiet workspaces and conversation corners.

- Student lounge areas with seating arrangements that can be reconfigured for individuals or group gatherings.

- Classroom space to accommodate high school equivalency (HSE) and English as a second language (ESL) learning and teaching.

VIDEO FEATURE: A video timeline of the DCC@Fishkill project. 

For a full list of classes scheduled in DCC@Fishkill, visit the College’s webpage. Classes begin August 23.

For more information or to register for classes, contact the DCC Office of Admissions at admissions@sunydutchess.edu or call 845-431-8010.