Free Job Training for Medical Office Assistants
The City University of New York 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.
Queensborough Community College receives a major award from the U.S. Department of Labor for allied health career training and workforce development.
Denise Ward, Project Director and Dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Queensborough Community College said, “We are thrilled to be sponsoring this unique opportunity for job-seeking New Yorkers. Well-trained and certified workers in the allied healthcare field are in demand in New York City and attainment of these skills, certifications and college degrees are a sound stepping-stone for entrée into area healthcare institutions and group doctors’ offices. We will be able to serve hundreds of job seekers during the next three years and hope that many displaced workers will take advantage of this essentially free offering.”
Queensborough Community College is offering three Career PATH Medical Office Assistant programs:
- Students can earn a non-credit certification as a Medical Office Assistant and earn technical certifications as a phlebotomy or EKG Technician or CPR/First Aid Worker. Students will be equipped to enter the workforce while continuing to build college credits.
- Students can earn a 30 college credit certificate in Health Office and Billing/Coder Administration or Medical Office Assistant.
- Students can also earn an Associate in Applied Science degree as a Medical Office Assistant.
- All students will take a three credit course in Electronic Health Records which will be transferable to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management.
- College advisement, career services, remedial programming and job placement services will also be provided.
- Adult, 18 years or older
- High School Diploma or GED
- Demonstrated academic and/or English language instruction needs
- Interested in getting a college degree
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Unemployed, a dislocated or TAA-eligible worker; or a worker at risk of losing a job or seeking career advancement
Prior to officially enrolling in the Career PATH program at Queensborough Community College, students must attend an info-session. Please call 718-281-5157 for upcoming information session dates.
Queensborough Community College is at 222-05 56th Avenue, New York, NY11364.
For more information on free job training programs, please visit Job Search Central online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue.and 34th Street.