Technology Workforce Pathways Program

with Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) CUNY TechWorks program offers focuses on bridging the NYC talent gap in the IT sector. The BMCC Technology Workforce Pathways program offers a 22 week, full-time Computer Network Support Specialist training program, where successful participants acquire their CompTIA A+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.

Program graduates will be able to troubleshoot, repair common computer hardware issues, install operating systems and be able to configure CISCO Routers and Switches in order to troubleshoot network problems and issues. Additionally, graduates will have the ability to achieve up to six college credits towards a BMCC CIS Associate’s degree, and will career readiness and “soft skills” instruction, extensive support services, and individualized placement services for internship and employment opportunities.

Applied Software Development Track

with Queensborough Community College

Under CUNY TechWorks, Queensborough Community College (QCC) will offer an applied software development training covering web client programming, systems design and implementation, and smart phone application development. This hands-on, tech skills training program will culminate in a capstone application development class focused on building students’ professional programming portfolios.

Credits earned can be applied towards our AAS degree in Information and Internet Technology. For QCC, CUNY TechWorks is first and foremost an employment and training program. Through regional industry partnerships, we will develop internship pathways that provide defined, work-based learning opportunities for participants to gain additional practical experiences.

Additionally, QCC will provide students with career readiness support to help them successfully transition into New York City’s booming tech sector.

Web Development Program

with Kingsborough College

As a CUNY TechWorks college partner, Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will develop a four-course Web Development and UI/UX training program. Aligned to KCC’s Graphic Design degree program, our CUNY TechWorks’ program will include JavaScript and HTML5/CSS programming, design and layout concepts, user interface aesthetics, and multimedia integration.

Focused on developing real world, “hands-on” technical skills and competencies, Kingsborough’s web development training will incorporate both project-based learning approaches and common industry practices throughout its courses. The training will culminate with a portfolio development practicum where students will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge to employers. As students complete the program, KCC will offer an array of support services to help connect them to internship and career opportunities.