About SUNY WEOC
Who We Are
The SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center (WEOC) provides tuition-free academic and vocational training, college preparation, and workforce preparation programs and services to adults who meet income and education eligibility guidelines to help them obtain the skills and credentials they need to pursue higher education and/or to secure career-oriented employment.
Funded by the State University of New York, University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, and administered by Westchester Community College, WEOC improves the area’s workforce by enhancing the academic preparedness, vocational skill competency levels and work readiness skills of adult learners.
SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center
26 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
SUNY WEOC provides access to quality education and serves our students and the community with passion, commitment, and pride. We strive to be the best adult education institution in Westchester County and the center of influence for training and career development.
What We Do
Whether you want to get certified as a Nurses Assistant, prepare to go to college, become an Emergency Medical Technician, obtain your high school diploma or improve your English language skills, the WEOC has classes and caring professionals to help you along the way.
WEOC’s language and foundational education programs are designed to meet students where they are and assist them to reach their goals. Through these classes, students can progress at their own pace and realize educational gains by improving basic skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking, or by becoming proficient in workplace or career level English. Students who successfully complete these classes can typically enroll in vocational or more advanced academic programs. We offer both day and evening English language and foundational education courses to accommodate working adult schedules.
Our academic programs help students to obtain the reading, writing, math and critical thinking skills they need to take and pass the high school equivalency exam, and/or to successfully place into college-level courses upon enrollment. We offer both day and evening high school equivalency classes to accommodate working adult schedules. Our College Prep Academy helps prepare students for the college placement exam to minimize the number of developmental or remedial classes a student might need once they register for college and provides tours, workshops, and guidance to help make the transition to college easier and more successful.
WEOC’s vocational program offerings are designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare, business, the knowledge economy, select hands-on skills. In addition to receiving occupational skills training for specific careers, many of our vocational students also obtain industry or state certifications in their field of study through testing. Vocational students also often acquire practical experience in a work setting before completing training, by participating in unpaid clinical rotations, internships or externships.