Short term training that lead directly to living wage jobs.

What is Workforce Development?

Workforce Development offers short term hands-on training that prepares you for a new career. We work closely with local employers to develop career training programs that create skilled workers. Our programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, and soft skills that are required in each profession. Our programs include hands-on classroom training and a practicum experience with a local employer. Our Workplace Placement Coordinator will provide you with assistance in obtaining gainful employment upon completion of your program.

Careers

These training programs were selected based on the high demand careers in our area. Local employers are seeking well-trained entry-level employees in these careers. While our programs prepare you for a new career, they also serve as Onondaga Community College's contribution to the local economy, by addressing the needs of the labor market. See each program below for admission information and to sign up for an information session.

How much does it cost?

Our goal is to keep these programs within reach of any student who can receive Pell grants and Stafford loans so that no student should have to pay out of pocket while in school. You may qualify for enough financial aid to cover the entire cost of the program! Give us a call so we can help you get to work.

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy prepares students for a career in drawing and processing blood, and it also provides existing health care professionals with an additional skill. The program includes at least 100 hours and 100 draws at a clinical site arranged by OCC. At the end of the program, you will be employable as a Phlebotomist.

Details

Certification After this program, you may take the Technician Certification Exam in Phlebotomy available from the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (testing fees apply). Passing this exam and becoming a certified phlebotomist may give you a higher wage at some employers.
Length Training - 8 week course (50 hours)
Clinical - 100 hours and 100 draws at a local site arranged by OCC
When classes meet Training – Mondays/Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Clinical – Weekdays, daytime hours
Location of classes Mulroy Hall at OCC
Cost $1,299
Is financial aid available? NO, Federal aid and scholarships not available

Requirements

  • Attend one of the mandatory info sessions
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must maintain medical insurance while enrolled
  • Compliance with immunizations
  • Some employers require drug testing and background checks
Information Sessions/Start Dates
Information Session Dates CorrespondingProgram Start Dates
January 22, 2019 March 11, 2019

Apply/Learn more

Sign up for an upcoming information session to learn more complete the steps needed to apply and get started.

Medical Assistant

Medical

Medical Assistants play an essential role in medical offices assisting with patient care and office management. Classes are held on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm in Mulroy Hall at OCC.

Details

Length 32 weeks (900 hours) – includes 185 hours at a local employer site
When classes meet  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location of classes Mulroy Hall at OCC
Cost $6,504
Is financial aid available? YES, Federal aid and scholarships available

Requirements

  • Attend one of the mandatory info sessions listed below
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • Must be willing to let classmates draw your blood under supervision
  • Must maintain medical insurance while enrolled
  • Compliance with immunization requirements
Information Sessions/Start Dates
Information Session Dates CorrespondingProgram Start Dates
December 4, 2018 January 28, 2019
December 10, 2018 January 28, 2019
April 11, 2019 June 3, 2019

Apply/Learn more

You can sign up for an upcoming information session to learn more complete the steps needed to apply and get started.  

Medical Biller

Medical Billing

A medical biller is responsible for submitting medical claims to insurance companies and payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. It is a position that is critical to the financial cycle of all health care providers including single-provider practices and large medical centers. Medical Billers work in billing companies, physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.

Details

Length 28 weeks (665 hours) – includes 132 hours at a local employer site
When classes meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location of classes Mulroy Hall at OCC
Cost $6,149
Is financial aid available? YES, Federal aid and scholarships available

Requirements

  • Attend the Mandatory Information Session
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • Must be able to sit for a minimum of 8 hours (with breaks and lunch)
Information Sessions/Start Dates
Information Session Dates CorrespondingProgram Start Dates
December 6, 2018 January 28, 2019
December 12, 2018 January 28, 2019
April 11, 2019 June 3, 2019

Apply/Learn more

Sign up for an upcoming information session to learn more complete the steps needed to apply and get started.

Manufacturing

The manufacturing programs prepare you for entry level work with our manufacturing employer partners. Each manufacturing program is different. The employer changes each time, as well as the types jobs within manufacturing that the employers are seeking to fill. Our next two programs are going to be pharmaceutical manufacturing, followed by machine operator.

Details

Program Model For our manufacturing programs that follow the Apprenticeship Accelerator Career Training (AACT) model, participants are hired by one of our sponsoring employers to become apprentices at the beginning of the program. Upon completion of training at with OCC, they continue training with their employer for the remainder of their apprenticeship and receive their journeyman card.*Not every manufacturing program is AACT.
Length TBD—Updates on the next class will be available at the end of December 2018
When classes meet OCC Training: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Employer Training: Determined by the employer
Location of classes OCC, employer sites
Cost TBD—Updates on the next class will be available at the end of December 2018
Is financial aid available? TBD—Updates on the next class will be available at the end of December 2018

Requirements

  • Attend the Mandatory Information Session
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Able to lift and carry at least 35 - 50 pounds for short distances
  • Able to stand and/or walk for a minimum of 8 hours with breaks
  • Able to work in dirty and noisy conditions
  • Must also meet any additional requirements of our employer partner(s).

Start Dates

  • Winter 2019

Apply/Learn more

Updates will be available before the end of December 2018

Line Cook

Line Cook

Line cooks are responsible for preparing ingredients and assembling dishes according to restaurant recipes and specifications. Kitchens can be hot, noisy and stressful places! But they are also fun and full of meaningful service, allowing you to bring enjoyment, appreciation, satisfaction, and comfort to restaurant patrons. Line Cooks often work in restaurants, including fine-dining, fast-food chains and franchises. Others work in hotels, catering, and other establishments, such as cafeterias in schools and hospitals.

Details

Length 32 weeks - 818 hours: (16 weeks training, 16 weeks practicum)
When classes meet Tuesdays-Fridays: 27 hours per week (hours vary)
Location of classes With Love Restaurant, 435 North Salina Street
Cost $6,504
Is financial aid available? YES, Federal aid and scholarships available

Requirements

  • Attend the Mandatory Information Session at With Love Restaurant
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Able to stand and/or walk for a minimum of 8 hours with breaks

Information Sessions

All information sesssions are held at at With Love Restaurant, 435 North Salina Street at 11 a.m.

  • August 24, 2018
  • September 21, 2018
  • October 19, 2019
  • November 16, 2018
  • December 21, 2018
  • January 18, 2019
  • February 15, 2019

Start Dates

  • Anytime

Apply/Learn more

Sign up for an upcoming information session to learn more complete the steps needed to apply and get started. Information sessions are held at With Love Restaurant, 435 North Salina Street.

Warehouse Operator

Warehouse Operator

Warehouse distribution operators ensure proper storage and moving of product in and through warehouses. Safely and efficiently operate different kinds of pallet jacks to move goods from location to location within warehouses; ensure proper recording of inventory; loading and unloading of trucks. Warehouse conditions may at times include working in refrigeration or freezer units.

Details

Length 4 weeks
When classes meet Mondays – Fridays, daytime hours
Location of classes Food Bank of CNY, 7066 Interstate Island Road
Cost $1,164 (Scholarships are available
Is financial aid available? NO, Federal aid is not available

Requirements

  • Interview with Staff
  • Reading, math and employability skills assessments
  • Lift and move 35-50 pounds for short distances

Start Dates

  • Anytime

Apply/Learn more

To schedule an interview, call Workforce at 315-498-2221.

Call for more information • (315) 498-2221 • recruitment@sunyocc.edu