Registration is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am (except on holidays). We are accepting applications for spring 2018 programs. Class start dates are listed in the Calendar section. All prospective students must follow the registration process and bring the required documents to register. Visit the Admissions for details. We look forward to helping you succeed.
During the admissions process, all students are tested in Reading comprehension, Math skills and Language skills utilizing the TABE (Test in Basic Adult Education). The results of these tests determine the eligibility of the student to enter his or her desired program. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for college preparation and vocational programs. In some cases, applicants are not ready for the requirements of their chosen program. In order to allow the student an opportunity to meet the requirements, the SUNY Bronx EOC offers several programs to prepare him/her for the chosen program.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
This program will prepare students for careers in the health care industry. Students will learn entry level nursing skills that are required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. These skills include patient care, communication, identification, listening, monitoring, interpersonal skills and teamwork. Students will develop the skills, knowledge and professionalism necessary to obtain employment in either an acute or long term care facility. They will develop their knowledge base of personal service, psychology, medicine, dentistry, public safety and security. At the end of the program, students will be prepared to take the New York State certifying exam.
The CNA program is generally 7 to 8 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 10.0 - Math 7.0.
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
The Direct Support Professional training prepares students to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities become independent and productive. You will also be trained to assist the developmentally disabled raise their self-esteem. Students obtain their certifications for Direct Support (Immersion), Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention - Revised (SCIP-R), Authorized Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP), Fire Safety & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & First Aid (CPR/First Aid). Job readiness classes are also included to assist students in preparation for job search and entry to the related workplace.
The DSP program is generally 7 to 8 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 7.0 - Math 5.5.
Master Barber (MB)
The Master Barber Program is a 500-hour program including an approved HIV course to prepare adult students for the official New York State Licensing Master Barber Exam. Instructions include theory and practice in the following courses: Barbering orientation, Safety and Health, Bacteriology, Decontamination & Infection Control, Properties and Disorders of the Skin, Scalp, and Hair, Shampoos, Rinses, Conditioners and Treatments, Haircutting and Shaping, Hairstyling, Hair Coloring, Artificial Hair Procedures, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry as Applied to Barbering, and Professional Requirements. The program also includes modules to assist the students in signing up for the official state licensing practical exam, job placement assistance and how to start their own businesses.
The MB program is generally 20 weeks, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 8.5 - Math 7.0.
Medical Assistant (MA)
The Medical Assistant program trains students to execute administrative and clinical tasks which are required in hospital, clinic or medical office settings. The program provides basic instruction in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology and Computer Skills. Students are trained in Office and Clinical Procedures, Law, Liability and Ethics. They learn EKG and Phlebotomy, and they become familiar with ICD-9 and CPT coding. All students become Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & First Aid certified (CPR/First Aid). Additional requirements include Job Readiness Training, Digital Literacy and Microsoft Certification. All students are provided Internship experience. Completion of an Internship or the equivalent work experience is required for graduation.
The MA program is generally 16 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 10.0 - Math 7.0.
Security Guard Registration (SRT)
The Security Guard Registration is a five-day program that leads to certification as a New York State Registered Security Guard. This certification includes the 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training, 16-Hour Training, Fire Guard training and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & First Aid (CPR/First Aid). Students who complete this course are eligible to apply for the official NYS Security Guard license. The program also includes: resume, interview preparation and job placement.
The SRT program is generally 1 week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 6.5 - Math N/A.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
The Emergency Medical Technician program leads to NYS Certification as an EMT-Basic. Students are trained to provide care in life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions and to prevent further harm before a patient is moved or transported. Students complete a rigorous course including didactic and practical instruction as required by New York State. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final written and practical exam will be eligible to take the New York State Certification Exam on the last day of the program. The program also includes: resume, interview preparation and job placement. A valid NYS Driver's License is required. Currently, there are no seats available for registrants with NYS Learner's Permit.
The EMT program is generally 15 weeks, 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 10.0 - Math 7.5.
Home Health Aide (HHA)
The Home Health Aide program will train students in personal care for at least 120 hours. Successful candidates will be entered into the NYS Registry of Home Health Aides. Students will develop communication and problem solving skills. Also, students will learn how to assist clients with their activities of daily living. The program also includes: resume, interview preparation and job placement. Employment requirements include passing a background and drug screen. Limited enrollment.
The HHA program is generally one month, 5 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 6.0 - Math 5.0.No High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
The Microsoft Office Specialist program assists students in gaining advanced industry standard, market-related skills that employers recognize and respect. MOS offers you the opportunity to compete on an even keel with experienced professionals. Certifications offered: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. The program also includes: resume, interview preparation and job placement assistance. In order to enroll in MOS, all prospective students must pass a digital literacy test.
The MOS program is generally 4 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 9.0 - Math 6.0. Alternatively and temporarily, students also have the option of filling out a basic application form and submitting it to the ATTAIN Lab staff for consideration.
The SUNY Bronx EOC offers an Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking Lab (ATTAIN). In the ATTAIN Lab, students are able to achieve goals from improving Math, Reading or Writing skills, to preparing for the workplace, to obtaining Microsoft Certifications. Activities in the ATTAIN Lab are scheduled throughout EOC programs as well as offered independently. The staff assists all students, but also plan activities to address the needs of the community.