KCC Continuing Education

Special Programs

Divisional Offerings


Program Name: KCC Urban Farm

Program Description: The mission of the KCC Urban Farm is to catalyze thought, dialogue and action around food system issues. The farm site, staff and curriculum are available to students, faculty and staff as they study earth sciences, culinary arts, nutrition, sustainability, GMOs, food security, worker rights and other topics related to our food system. Instruction at the farm includes credit-bearing course integration, Continuing Education classes, job-training programs, campus workshops and farm tours tailored to support course objectives and learning outcomes distinctive for a range of academic pursuits. Depending on the context, farm instruction may cover soil research, plant nutrition, food systems, gardening skills, culinary arts, public health, early childhood development, food preparation and workforce readiness, making it a hands-on lab where students practice and develop skills of informed inquiry and academic research in a vibrant and interactive setting. 

Contact Information

Office Hours: Seasonal
Office Location: Between T8 and T2
Office Telephone #: 718.368.6578
Office Email: cris.izaguirre@kbcc.cuny.edu


 

Program Name: Capital One Foundation Grant Project Title: Implementing a Data-Tracking Strategy to Inform Institutional Growth & Improve Student Outcomes 

Program Description: Funded by the Capital One Foundation, this multiyear project focuses on collecting data on access, enrollment, completion and the needs of noncredit program students at Kingsborough Community College.  The research to date has provided us recommendations on how to update and improve the existing student survey in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Education (OCE) and in response to data collection results.   Published studies have focused on the needs and satisfaction of our adult noncredit continuing education students who were registered in the allied health career or ESL programs.   

Article published:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10668926.2018.1490217?journalCode=ucjc20
https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/Z5ED2SKRNNBPGDAA3SB4/full

Contact Information

Office Hours:  M-F 8am-4pm
Office Location: V229J
Office Telephone #: 718.368.5778
Office Email: Christine.zagari@kbcc.cuny.edu


 

Program Name:  CUNY TechWorks – User Experience Design Training Program

Program Description:  A four-course UX training program incorporating both project-based learning approaches and common industry-valued skillsets culminating with portfolio development. Aligned to KCC’s Graphic Design degree program, our CUNY TechWorks program includes User research, Prototyping and Testing, Design and Layout Concepts, User Interface Aesthetics, Multimedia Integration, JavaScript and HTML/CSS, and Responsive Design.

Program Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 years or older; Eligible to work within the United States; Have a high school diploma or GED; Completed program application.

Program Benefits:  Connects underrepresented and low-income New Yorkers to the growing number of opportunities in New York City’s thriving tech sector via no-cost, applied skills education and training.

Cost: Free

Contact Information

Office Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Office Location: T7114
Office Telephone #: 718-368-5568
Office Emailkbcccunytechworks@gmail.com


 

Program Name: CUNY Fatherhood Academy

Program Description:

CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) offers two free programs:

  • TASC/HSE Prep:  16-week high school equivalency
  • College/Career Prep: 10-week college and career prep program

Both the TASC and College and Career Prep programs are free for residents of New York City, specifically fathers, ages 18 to 30. Both programs offer academic support, mentorship, counseling, and workshops focused on communication, conflict resolution, vocational exploration, and parenting skills.  CFA promotes responsible parenting, college readiness, and work among unemployed and underemployed fathers. The CFA program at Kingsborough is an essential program for young fathers, assuring that the young men remain engaged and connected to their children and family while choosing to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. From longitudinal studies of families, we recognize the importance of healing and strengthening the quality of relationship between father and child, as this is an essential factor in the child’s development of self-worth, trust and resiliency. The program engages fathers to expand their capacity to provide attention, caring and material wellbeing to their child (ren).

Program Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a current or expecting biological father, Residence: New York City, Age Range: 18-30 years old

Program Benefits:

Cost: Free

Contact Information

Office Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Office Location: T4-162
Office Telephone #: 718-368-6784
Office Email: cunyfatherhoodacademykcc@gmail.com


 

Program Name: CLIP (CUNY Language Immersion Program)

Program Description: CLIP (CUNY Language Immersion Program) is a theme-based program that helps English as a Second Language learners prepare for university study. The emphasis of the program is on reading and writing for academic purposes. Students in the CLIP program work intensively 25 hours per week to improve reading, writing and academic skills, and develop computer and research skills in a computer lab.

Program Eligibility Requirements: The program is for ESL students who are accepted to the City University of New York (CUNY). Students who attend the program are expected to attend City University after completing CLIP. The program is voluntary for entering college freshmen who have failed the CUNY entrance assessments in Reading and Writing. Eligible students are retested on the CUNY assessment protocols in order to be placed in the appropriate classes when they return to college. 

Program Benefits: Students have an opportunity to improve their English language skills without using their financial aid. Students may remain in the program for a maximum of 900 hours: 300 hours (Fall); 150 hours (Winter); 300 hours (Spring); and 150 hours (Summer). Registration is available for either day or evening classes.

Cost: Spring and Fall semesters (12 weeks): $145; Summer and Winter semesters (6 weeks): $75


 

Program Name: KELI (Kingsborough English Language Institute)

Program Description: KELI is an intensive, academic theme-based program that enables English Language Learners to improve their oral and written English, and to develop the necessary skills to prepare for college. The theme- and project-based learning encourages students to explore aspects of American culture, and to develop critical-thinking, and organizational and computer-based research skills that will be used in college.

Program Eligibility Requirements: The Kingsborough English Language Institute (KELI) program is available to anyone (including F-1 visa students) interested in preparing for college study.

Program Benefits: KELI Program benefits include: Customized class placement; 25 hours per week of intensive study; field trips and class activities; certificate of Attendance (for students who maintain 90% attendance in class);
ID card to access campus facilities, including the Olympic swimming pool, gymnasium, library, computer labs, Art Gallery and Performing Arts Center, campus bookstore and cafeteria. Students receive academic preparation for college (advanced classes are suitable for Masters programs); and advisement and assistance with CUNY admissions; TOEFL practice (TOEFL waiver is available for eligible students); 1-20 issued to qualified students

Cost: Fall semester (12 weeks): $1,150; Winter and Spring semesters (10 weeks): $1,000; Summer semester (6 weeks): $595.


 

Program Name: Comprehensive High School Equivalency (HSE) Program

Program Description: An intensive full-time course preparing students for the TASCTM exam. Develop skills in math, social studies, science, reading and writing skills in preparation for the TASCTM exam. 

Program Eligibility Requirements: Students must be at least 18 years of age to enroll; and at least 19 years of age to take the NYS examination. All students enrolled in the HSE program must pass the Official Assessment Readiness Test before taking the TASCTM exam.

Program Benefits: Learn test-taking strategies to prepare for the Official Assessment Readiness Test (required to be eligible to take the NYS TASCTM exam).

Cost: Fall semester (12 weeks): $565; Winter and Spring semesters (10 weeks): $470; Summer semester (6 weeks): $280.


 

Program Name: “Diploma Now” Alternative High School Equivalency (AHSEP) Preparation Program

Program Description: Targeted to out-of-school youth interested in earning their High School Equivalency diploma, this intensive full-time program provides academic preparation for taking the TASCTM exam.

Program Eligibility Requirements: Students must be 17 ½ - 20 years of age; to be eligible, students must also score at a 9.0 grade reading level or higher on the TABE test, and write an essay. Each student (or parent/guardian) is required to sign a Student Responsibilities Form at the commencement of classes. 

Program Benefits: Learn test-taking strategies to prepare for the Official Assessment Readiness Test (required to be eligible to take the NYS TASCTM exam).

Cost: $100 per semester.


 

Program Name: “Strides to Success” Free ESL/Food Handlers Program 

Program Description: Targeted to ESL learners, the ESL/Food Handlers Program focuses on helping the students improve their English, learn cooking techniques and food preparation skills, and study for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and nationally-recognized ServSafe certifications, in preparation for careers in the Food Services Industry. The Program incorporates ServSafe and NYC Department of Health (DOH) Food Handler certification practices, covering health and safety during hands-on food preparation. 

Program Eligibility Requirements: Students must be English language learners demonstrating a moderate/high level of English language skills. 

Program Benefits: Free program (to eligible applicants) prepares students to take the industry-recognized DOH and ServSafe certifications, and assists students with the development of a resume, interviewing skills, and provides counseling, referrals and job placement services.

Cost: Free to eligible applicants.


 

Program Name: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Venture IV Program

Program Description: The SNAP E&T Venture IV Program offers free courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE), and a range of training and certificate programs to qualifying participants. The training and certificate programs include a selection of medical programs (Certified Nurse Aide (CAN); Patient Care Technician for CNAs; Clinical Medical Assistant; EKG Technician; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Certified Home Health Aide (HHA); Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy Technician); and Paralegal; Accounting; Medical Billing and Coding; and Administrative Assistant certifications.

Program Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must have applied for, or receive, non-TANF-funded SNAP benefits. Applicant eligibility is verified during an in-person interview and program registration. 

Program Benefits: Free programs (to eligible applicants) prepare participants with the necessary skills to gain employment in growing sectors of the workforce. Participants receive assistance in the development of a resume, and interviewing skills; and counseling, referrals and job placement services. 

Cost: Free to eligible applicants. 

Contact Information for all of the above programs:

Office Location: Building T2, Room T231
Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm
Office Telephone #: 718 368-4870
Office Email: ESL_KELI@kbcc.cuny.edu


 

Program Name: ESL Part-time Evening and Weekend Courses

Program Description: The part-time courses offer graduated levels of evening classes (Mon and Wed; or Tue and Thurs); or on Sat or Sun, for students who are unable to attend during the week. The courses comprise interesting instructional content designed for all adults, including 3 hours of computer instruction.

Program Eligibility Requirements: Adult English language learners interested in acquiring or developing listening and speaking skills in English, in addition to reading and writing.

Program Benefits: Flexible hours available during the week or weekend to accommodate part-time students. Students are tested and placed in the level most appropriate to their standard of English. The course includes 3 hours of computer instruction for levels 3-8.

Cost: Evening classes: $200; Saturday or Sunday classes: $150.

Contact Information for Part-time ESL Programs:

Office Location: T4115
Office Telephone #: 718 368-5877
Office Hours: Mon-Thur, 6:00-9:30 pm


 

Program Name: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Program Description: Become a certified Phlebotomy Technician by taking this comprehensive, hands-on program. Live needle sticks performed. Students must sign an Assumption of Risk. (127 clock hrs)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older. Must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate. Prepares you for the NHA certification exam. Qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough College. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $725

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name:  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Program Description: Certified Clinical Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians running smoothly. Students must sign an Assumption of Risk. (367 clock hrs)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $2,225

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name:  Certified EKG / ECG Technician (CET)

Program Description: These courses provide an overview of basic cardiovascular terminology, anatomy and physiology, and outlines the responsibilities for earning the certified EKG/ECG technician certification. (127 clock hrs)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $725

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Program Description: Become a certified Pharmacy Technician familiar with medical and drug terminology, and understand the laws and ethics relating to the pharmaceutical profession. Students must sign an Assumption Risk. (120 clock hrs)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have a high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $650

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

Program Description: This program is aimed at individuals who are either currently employed or seeking employment in a healthcare provider’s office, health insurance company, or independent billing, and who want to become a certified Medical Billing & coding Specialist. (180 clock hrs)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $975

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Intensive

Program Description: A Certified Nurse Aide assists Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses RNs with direct patient care. This demanding, yet exciting program will prepare you for an entry-level position in a nursing home or hospital facility. (135 clock hours- 96 hrs classroom, 32 hrs Supervised clinical experience, & hrs CPR)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $825

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)

Program Description: The number of jobs available to Certified Home Health Aides will increase tremendously by 2020, making HHA’s one of the most in-demand professionals. Home Health Aides (HHA) provide professional health care in a patient’s home environment. Patient’s range from elderly, to disabled to chronically-ill individuals who do not require hospitalization. This course is the perfect complement for students who completed Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) training. (82 clock hours)

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $600

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Program Description: Using Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, you will learn the basics of entering health information including: clinical decision support tools, physician order entry screens and electronic prescribing. This course teaches students how to define, formulate and interpret health information from an actual EHR software, as well as arrange and create detailed workflows.

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $575

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?


 

Program Name: Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A)

Program Description:  Patient Care Technicians (PCT) work alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to oversee and monitor patients. Kingsborough’s PCT training provides students with the basic hands-on skills necessary to perform or obtain diagnostic testing and perform direct patient care. Builds on the foundations of our Certified Nurse Aide Intensive program. Students enrolled must have CNA license.

Program Eligibility Requirements: 18 years or older, must have high school diploma or equivalent (TASC) and must be level 8 ESL proficient.

Program Benefits: Completion certificate, can prepare you for the NHA certification exam, qualify to take a free seminar course that can bridge you into Kingsborough college. Students receiving SNAP benefits qualify to receive this course (including textbooks, uniforms and exam fees) free.

Cost: $825

Contact Information

Office Hours: 9AM - 10 PM
Office Location: T4141
Office Telephone: 718-368-5052
Office Email: ?