Workforce Development/Career Training

Career Training for Mature Adults
Mainstream, the Institute for Mature Adults, offers several training options designed for mature adults who are looking for work, switching fields or getting back into the job market.

Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program
Have you thought about becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant? Westchester Community College is offering a 100-hour workforce program that can help students prepare for the nationally-recognized Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam (CMAA) offered through the National Healthcareer Association. This program will teach students about the administrative procedures and knowledge needed to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The program will include training that will be needed to work with patients, medical records, finances and medical ethics and terminology. Classes will take place at the Valhalla campus February 18 – May 3 in the evenings. It will also be offered at the White Plains Education and Training Center beginning in March in the evenings.  Cost: $1,000 + $13 student fee + textbooks. Classes are limited to 16 students. For more information email or call 914-606-6659. This program is open to students of all ages.

A New Direction in a Changing World
Are you looking for a new career or feeling stuck in your current job? Are you considering an Encore career or making a meaningful change? Join us to learn more about yourself and possible career options by completing a comprehensive interest inventory to identify transferable skills and interests, and to develop a targeted personal plan. This class will help you take the next step towards a new career direction. Cost is $40 + 13 student fees + $7 material fee payable to instructor. For more information, call 914-606-6535 or email

Meet individually with a nationally-certified career counselor who specializes in encore careers to further explore, clarify, and generate their personal career plan. A one-hour session is $90 + $13 student fees. To schedule your appointment, call 914-606-6535 or email

Small Business Training Program Designed for Mature Adults
A program designed for people who are looking to start or grow a small business. Click here for more information

Health Information Technology
This exciting program prepares healthcare and/or IT professionals to serve as Implementation Support Specialists, Technical/Software support staff, and Trainers in health care organizations. Classes for this six-month program are held during evening and weekend hours. Click here for more information.

Clinical Nurse Adjunct Instructor and Nurse Educator Training
This program is designed to train experienced nurses to be Clinical Nurse Adjunct Instructors and to supervise students in a variety of healthcare settings. It can also help train nurses to be more effective preceptors or educators at their job. Presented in conjunction with the Department of Nursing, this 65-hour program includes 35 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of practicum. Begins early 2015. Cost is $1,200 + 13 student fees + textbook. Class limited to 10. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email

Operation Talent Bank – Job Search Skills & Computer Training
Designed for mature adults who are actively looking for work, this program is offered 4 times throughout the year. Operation Talent Bank offers 15 hours of job search skills that include resume writing, interviewing skills, self-assessment and job search strategies and 15 hours of computer training in Excel and PowerPoint. This program is sponsored by the Women’s Research and Education Fund in partnership with the Westchester County Office for Women. Cost is $30 + $13 student fees. For more information or to find out if you qualify for this program, call 914-606-6659 or email