Ossining Extension Center
Directions To Ossining Extension Center – Arcadian Shopping Center
From the Taconic State Pkwy, exit at Rte 117 West / Pleasantville. From the Taconic North, turn left onto 117 West; from the Taconic South, turn right onto 117 West. Take 117 West to Rte 9; bear right onto 9N. Continue on 9N into Ossining and look for the Arcadian Shopping Center on your left. Turn left at the light to enter the shopping center; go past McDonald’s to the stop sign and turn left onto the service road, then right into the Westchester Community College parking lot. If you’re coming south on Route 9, turn right to enter the shopping center.
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The Ossining Extension Center of Westchester Community College opened in January 2001 to continue the College’s commitment to offering high quality, low cost education at convenient locations throughout the County. The facility is 12,800 square feet and includes a health skills lab equipped with hospital beds and other clinical care equipment, a fully equipped biological science lab, an instructional computer lab, an open computer lab, and a student lounge.
The Ossining Extension Center is a great place for students to begin their college careers where they can choose from credit course offerings in science, liberal arts, and basic business courses. The Center also gives area residents a convenient location to continue their personal and professional growth by taking non-credit courses such as English as a Second Language and professional development courses for teachers, funeral directors, and healthcare professionals
.The Ossining Extension Center specializes in workforce development programs for those seeking careers as healthcare paraprofessionals. Students can train to become certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, phlebotomists, mental health technicians, medical interpreters, home health aides and doulas as well as other professions within the healthcare field. Registered Nurses who have been away from a practice setting can update their skills in the RN Refresher course.
The Ossining Extension Center continues to partner with hospitals, nursing homes and various community organizations within Westchester County to provide a range of training and externship opportunities for students and build relationships within the Greater Ossining area.