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Free Job Training for Direct Care Counselors and Emergency Medical Technicians


New York Hospital, Opened January 3, 1791., Digital ID 805215, New York Public LibraryThe City University of New York (CUNY) was awarded $19.86 million through the United States Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program to offer CUNY Career PATH, a three-year program aimed at supporting adult students in career advancement and successful college transition, and building CUNY's capacity to serve adult workers.

As part of the CUNY Career Path consortium, the Borough of Manhattan Community College's (BMCC) Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development will prepare students for certification as Direct Care Counselors (DCCs), caring for developmentally disabled adults or youths in residential or day habilitation centers throughout New York City.

To heighten their employability, DCC students will also study and sit for industry certifications including the Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP), Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP), First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

In addition, they will enter the job market with experience gained through internships at the Block Institute and Puerto Rican Family Institute, and even accrue credits in BMCC's Human Services degree program.

BMCC will prepare another group of students to sit for the state Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT licensure exam. These individuals will complete rigorous coursework, applying classroom concepts and gaining useful field experience in their clinical rotations at New York Downtown Hospital.

Once having completed the program and earned their certification, they will also earn credits toward the Paramedic degree program at BMCC.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Desire to go to college
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • Unemployed
  • Dislocated or TAA-eligible
  • Valid Drivers License/Permit


DCC – Day classes (10 Weeks) Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm (8 weeks) and (2 weeks) for internship
EMT – Day classes Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5 pm (28 weeks)
EMT – Evening classes Monday and Wednesday 6 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (LAB)


Wayne Carey 212-346- 8428
Wanda Ortega – DCC 212-346-8444
Sandra Baez – EMT 212-346-8425

For more information on free job training, please visit Job Search Central online or in person at 188 Madison Ave. and 34th Street.


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