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Welcome to the Center for Career and Community Education. In July 2015, Cayuga Community College and The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) formally partnered to deliver adult and continuing education programs to Oswego County residents and employers.

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Upcoming Sessions

Nursing Assistant - 7/8/19 to 8/7/19

Practical Nursing - 8/22/19 to 6/28/20

Medical Assistant - August 2019

Dental Assistant - September 2019

Welding - Fall 2019

Auto Tech - Fall 2019

Heavy Equipment & Operation - Fall 2019

HVAC - Open Admissions, Apply Today!

CDLA - Open Admissions, Apply Today!

CDLB - Open Admissions, Apply Today!

Through this formal collaboration, we are able to maximize each organization’s valuable resources, increasing our ability to offer career training programs, leisure learning opportunities, adult literacy classes, youth programs and customized corporate training.

The Center for Career & Community Education focuses on developing adult career pathways offering students multiple opportunities from entry-level, noncredit courses to mid-skill level certificate and degree programs. Our programs will be aligned with demand occupations in the Central New York region focusing on our local employers’ needs.

We are excited about the possibilities this partnership brings to our community. Let’s start building your future today!

Develop your own path

This is a 125-hour program where students learn personal care skills necessary to assist the elderly and chronically ill who may live in nursing homes, rehabili- tation centers, or may be a patient in a hospital or certified long-term homecare agency. The program will include 95 classroom hours and 30 lab/clinical expe- rience hours in local nursing homes. The graduate will be eligible to take the New York State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification Examination. Both day and evening programs are offered at various times throughout the year. 

Certified Nurse Assistant

As valuable members of the dental team, Dental Assistants take on significant responsibilities. Working directly with dentists, they perform a wide variety of tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. The Dental Assistant class is a 690-hour pro- gram, including 200 hours of dental experience in area dental offices. Coursework includes dental theory, emergency care, infection control, preventive dentistry, clinical assisting, and dental radiology. 

Certified Dental Assistant

The demand for Medical Assistants is high and continues to grow. This 730- hour program is both clerically and medically oriented and prepares individuals to assist in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, schools, and other health related facilities. Medical secretary skills such as: electronic medical records (EMR), filing, office procedures, word processing, use of automated office equipment, computerized medical office procedures, and medical billing/coding are taught along with medical assistant skills/topics such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electrocardiograms, pharmacology, vital signs, phlebotomy, and assisting the physician in medical examination. A 4-week, 160- hour clinical externship will be scheduled following the classroom portion of the course. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a Certificate of Completion from CiTi, as well as an additional certificate in Infection Control. Students will then be eligible to sit for certification exams for Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, and Electrocardiogram Technician. All exams are offered through the National Association of Health Professionals. Register Early! 

Certified Medical Assistant

Practical Nurses perform hands-on patient care in a high demand occupation. This program prepares students to work as a Practical Nurse in such places as home care agencies, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, hospitals, and health- care clinics. The program is divided into two phases. Phase one includes Basic Skills, Drug Administration/Pharmacology, and Anatomy and Physiology. Students learn through class- room, lab, and clinical experiences. After the successful completion of Basic Skills, students will sit for the New York State Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification examination in order to earn a certificate as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Phase two of the program includes Medical-Surgical Nursing, Specialty Areas (Women’s Health, Mental Health, and Pediatrics), with continued lab and clinical experience. 

Practical Nursing

Become a Medical Coder! This online career-training course will prepare students to seek employment as a medical coding specialist. Medical coders are responsible for accurately assigning codes and service levels for medical procedures performed and supplies used to treat a patient, as well as properly identifying physicians’ diagnoses. They may also document frequency of diagnoses and utilization of particular services and procedures associated with those diagnoses, and may audit and refile appeals of denied claims. Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, as well as the different types of insurance cover- age in a health facility and the various ways of receiving payment. 

Medical Coding

This course is designed to give students training in automotive electrical, electronic, and engine management systems, as well as diagnosis and repair of brake, steering and suspension systems on most domestic and foreign cars and light trucks. Students will learn how to diagnose and repair electrical problems associated with many types of failures common to vehicle systems, as well as emission and engine performance issues. Also included in the program will be a module of training to be a NYS Motor Vehicle Inspector. This 700-hour course will give the student a comprehensive package that will include classroom theory, technical training using computerized training modules, real-time lab work using problem vehicles, and intern- ship time at a dealership or independent repair shop. 

Automotive Technology & Services

This 600-hour program is a comprehensive hands-on training program covering the critical aspects of the HVAC repair field. It is offered in three parts. Part one is an introduction to the tools of the trade, the shop, shop/home/testing equipment, and shop math including Ohms Law. Part two includes basic air conditioning, heating, house electrical, schematic reading and wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and work safety. Part three covers an introduction to EPA including a basic understanding of the EPA rules and federal requirements, and EPA Laws 608 and 609. The EPA Universal Certification Exam for refrigerant handling is included. Students work in a lab and a variety of field experiences. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a CCCE/CiTi Certificate of Completion. 

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

With a variety of Welding classes ranging from 32 to 320 hour programs, these courses are designed to give students a basic understanding of welding and then build upon that knowledge. Upon completing the program, students can take the American Welding Society Entry-Level Welder exam. Successful students must pass two guided bend tests, a workmanship test, and eight written module tests. 


In this 160-hour beginner’s program, students will be given 95 hours of classroom theory and maneuvers using PTDI- based curriculum and 65 hours of tractor trailer training in driving safely, pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspection, basic control of the vehicle, managing space and speed, spotting hazards and emergencies, skid control and recovery, trans- porting cargo safely, air brake operation, combination vehicles, doubles and triples, tank vehicles, and hazardous materials vehicles. Students will participate in road training in the following areas: backing up, parallel parking and docking, city driving, road driving and drop and hook. 

CDL-A Tractor Trailer

In this 100-hour beginner’s program, students will be given 55 hours of classroom and 45 hours of dump truck training in driving safely, pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspection, basic control of the vehicle, managing space and speed, spotting hazards and emergencies, skid control and recovery, and transporting cargo safely. CDL-B classroom hours also include air brakes and HazMat training. Students will participate in road training. After students complete the classroom portion of CDL, he/she must apply for a permit. 

CDL-B Tractor Trailer