Options for New Careers – Credit

Options for New Careers – Credit

Paralegal

From single practice law offices in Westchester and multi-partner law firms in New York City to in-house corporate legal departments throughout the country, paralegals are in heavy demand. Employment opportunities are “expected to grow much faster than the average of all occupations through the year 2018” (Department of Labor Statistics). For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu, or visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu/paralegal.

The goal of our Paralegal Program is to provide students with substantive knowledge of the law, together with hands-on working experience, which will enable them to work ethically under the supervision of an attorney in the public or private sector. Students entering into the Paralegal Certificate Program must have obtained at least 60 college credits from an accredited institution, 18 hours of which must be in general education as defined by the American Bar Association. The schedule of classes can be found at our website at www.sunywcc.edu.

The Associate Degree in Paralegal (64 credits)
and the Paralegal Certificate (30 credits)
The Associate Degree is for the first-time college student and combines general education and paralegal courses.
The Certificate Program offers only the paralegal courses and is available to students who have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree. Students in the certificate program must complete 30 credits of paralegal study. Those courses can be completed in as few as two semesters but must be completed within three years.
Courses in Paralegal Studies are ABA approved and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. Classes are offered on weekdays, in the evenings, and on Saturdays. Summer courses are also available.
There are five required courses and five electives:

Required courses: Elective courses (choose five):
Introduction to Paralegal Studies Elder Law Intellectual Property
(prereq. for all other classes) Healthcare Law Family Law
Litigation Immigration Law Real Property Law
Computer Appl. for the Law Office Medical Malpractice Estates, Wills, Trusts
Legal Research and Writing Criminal Law Torts and Investigations
Internship Partnership and Corp. Contracts Administration
Bankruptcy Evidence Law


Schedule options include an evening/weekend intensive program as well as daytime courses.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

This 22-credit certificate is intended for those who wish to gain employment as billers, coders, and medical records technicians in insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices. For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu,or visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

The certificate program for Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management is designed for individuals interested in starting or maintaining a small business. Completing this certificate will help the small business entrepreneur maximize the skills and abilities necessary to do business in our complex environment.For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu,or visit us online at www.sunywcc.edu

Energy Systems

Our Associate in Applied Science in Energy Systems, developed in conjunction with Con Edison, Entergy, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), will help create a solution to urgent workforce needs: New York’s energy providers face a critical shortage in educated technicians to operate essential power distribution and generation systems.

According to NYPA, the growth in jobs will be specifically for workers that are highly educated and skilled in technology.

The Energy Systems program will prepare graduates for entry-level positions in energy generation, transmission and distribution.
The core requirements will provide the background and skills required for a technical career in the fields of gas, fossil, nuclear, and hydro-electric power.
Electives allow for exploration of a variety of specialties or focus on one.
The liberal arts core will provides the communication, math and science skills that employers seek.
Possible job titles include: Plant Operator, Chemistry Technician, Radiation Protection Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Instrument & Controls Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Gas Field Technicians, Systems Protection Control Technicians, and Meter Technicians.

For more information call Steve Leone at 914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, or email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu

Certified Cisco Network Associate

Cisco Network Academy
The college is an official Cisco Network Academy offering classes for the CCNA, CCNP, and A+ Certifications. For CCNA and CCNP, there are four classes to prepare for the industry standard exam. The Academy also offers A+ certification with only one class is needed to prepare for the certification.These classes also earn credits toward a college degree. The Academy at Westchester Community College also offers the preparation classes for CCNA: Voice over IP (fall semester only) and CCNA: Security (spring semester only) For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu,or visit us at www.sunywcc.edu under Computer Science.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

A one-year certificate program in CAD technology designed to prepare you for employment opportunities using AutoCAD, the most popular design software. Continue on in various A.A.S. degree programs or enter the civil, mechanical, or architectural design fields. Take individual courses or the overall certificate program. For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu,or visit us at www.sunywcc.edu under Mechanical Technology.

Computer Applications Specialist Certificate

This 25-credit certificate includes office computer and current business applications, and prepares you for employment as a Computer Applications Specialist, Office Assistant, Customer Service Rep and other administrative office support positions. Full- or part-time study is available, both day and evening, For more information call Steve Leone at914-606-6658 or Admissions at914-606-6735, email steve.leone@sunywcc.edu,or visit us at www.sunywcc.edu.

For information about our 1-credit Keyboarding courses – Essentials or Speedbuilding – please call 914-606-6658.