GREETINGS FROM OUR DIRECTOR DR. THOMAS JORDAN

Dr. Jordan - Executive Director

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new webpage. The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is one of 12 EOCs in the state of New York. The EOCs are programs of the State University of New York, managed by local, state or city university units. The SUNY Bronx EOC is administered by Bronx Community College of The City University of New York. Since 1987, the SUNY Bronx EOC has served economically disadvantaged adults who need additional education or training for college admissions and/or entry into productive careers.

This is your opportunity to empower your life, order your steps, and redirect your academic and/or professional journey. We want to help you in writing this new chapter in your life. The faculty and staff here are fully committed to your educational and professional development. We believe in you!

We offer programs in Medical Assistant (MA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Direct Support Professional (DSP), Security Guard Training (SRT), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Licensed Master Barber (MB). Furthermore, we offer academic programs to assist with obtaining your High School Equivalency (HSE), English as a Second Language, (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Vocational Academic Preparation Lab (VAPL), and College Preparatory (CP). In order to meet your goals and objectives, it is imperative that you take full advantage of the programs and services provided. Therefore, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our webpage. Feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Once again, I welcome you to the SUNY Bronx EOC webpage! I wish you all the best on your new chapter in life! We are always here for you!

Respectfully,

Dr. Thomas Jordan
Executive Director

Our history

Established in 1987, and sponsored by Bronx Community College of The City University of New York, the SUNY Bronx EOC shares the College’s mission to provide services that will prepare students for a life of independent and creative thinking, dignity, self-sufficiency and community participation. The SUNY Bronx EOC serves as a one stop provider of adult education and vocational training delivering academic, occupational, remedial instruction, college awareness, job placement, Microsoft certifications and community events. Responding to the specific needs of the individuals, families and community, the center offers a more comprehensive group of support services that enhance education leading to employment and a better quality of life.

The student population at the SUNY Bronx EOC is economically disadvantaged, and 50% did not complete high school, 30% TANF recipients, 40% are unemployed, 70% are women, a significant number of whom are single mothers, 39% of whom are Hispanic and 51% African-American. Every year the SUNY Bronx EOC serves an average of 1000 registered students and 2000 community residents. Annually about 250 graduates and community residents are placed in jobs.

The Mission

The SUNY Bronx EOC is an educational institution of the State University of New York, established to educate and train economically and educationally disadvantaged youth and adults in the Bronx communities. The center offers continuing, remedial and vocational education in a life-long learning process, in order to develop a skilled workforce for the future. In and through the educational activities, the center is also a force and a catalyst for community revitalization and total development of persons.

We believe in you

The SUNY Bronx EOC values dignity and self-respect in every individual in the community. We believe that the disadvantaged people in the communities have a right to self-determination and power through higher education and greater participation in society.