P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

PTECH is an early college high school program which allows interested students to earn a high school diploma, an Associate’s degree and partners with industry leaders.

Funded by the P-TECH grant through the New York State Education Department , OCC is a partner in 3 P-Tech Grants:

The first one in the Fall 2013:

  • A partnership between the Syracuse City School District, Onondaga Community College, and the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY)
  • Student can pursue one of two fields: Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Technology in the span of a 5/6 year program.
  • This program is free of charge to students.
  • Tuition, books, and fees are covered by the grant.

The second one in the Fall 2015:

  • A partnership between the Syracuse City School District, Onondaga Community College, Broome Community College, SUNY Upstate Medical, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and Laboratory Alliance of Central NY
  • Student can pursue one of two fields: Health Information Technology from OCC or Clinical Lab Tech from Broome Community College in the span of a 5/6 year program.
  • This program is free of charge to students.

· Tuition, books, and fees are covered by the grant.

The third one in the Fall 2015:

  • A partnership between the nine Oswego County school district and the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi), Onondaga Community College, Novelis, Huhtamaki and the Fulton Companies
  • Student can pursue one of two fields: Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Technology in the span of a 5/6 year program.
  • This program is free of charge to students.
  • Tuition, books, and fees are covered by the grant.

Students in PTECH will also receive internships and job shadowing. Everyone will be assigned a mentor who will support them and provide additional support throughout the program. Students who complete the program will be first in line for entry level employment positions with their respective majors.

Contact Us

Sage Sirotkin, Associate Vice President of K-12 Partnerships
(315) 498-2378                     
s.e.sirotkin@sunyocc.edu