Academy for Occupational Health & Construction Safety (AOHCS)



25 Chapel Street
Howard Building, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-552-1116



Course Cancellation

The Academy reserves the right to cancel any course or modify the schedule. In the event of such a cancellation, students will receive a full refund of all tuition and fees.

Withdrawal Refunds

100% refunded when a written withdrawal notice is received prior to the first class meeting.

Class Meetings & Attendance

Unless students are notified otherwise, all courses will start according to the published schedule.

All Classes:

  • Successful completion requires 100% attendance.
  • Students must pass the written assessment (typically, a 70% score). They will be given an opportunity to retest as necessary.
  • Students who do not successfully meet the 100% attendance policy may be offered an opportunity to make up missing time (at the Academy's discretion and when open-enrollment courses are available).
  • Students must be awake, alert, and attentive to class; no multimedia, head phones, and excessive use of personal electronic devices.
  • Students must be dressed appropriately to attend a public course.
  • Students must be involved and participatory in training; classroom, hands on, and group activities.
  • Students must complete all class paperwork.
  • Students must follow the direction of the authorized instructor, as pertaining to the course curriculum, including participation.
  • Student must speak and understand the language the course is being presented in.
  • Instructors and students must maintain a mutually-dignified level of respect and language.

Remote Courses - Includes the above protocol, plus the following:

  • Zoom codes will be provided via email, after successful registration (typically, the week prior to the start of class).
  • Students must be in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning; they cannot: operate vehicles/equipment, commute on public transportation, or be involved in otherwise-distracting activity.
  • Cameras must remain active for all instructional periods.
  • We ask that students keep themselves muted when not commenting or asking questions to avoid background noise.
  • Pictures (screen shots), Zoom polls, and Zoom reports will be utilized to verify participants.
  • Electronic sign-in sheets will be distributed via email to document attendance.
  • Exams and classroom paperwork will be distributed through the chat using Google Forms.

Successful completion requires 100% attendance and an overall passing grade or mark.


Certifications are presented upon successful class completion. Examples of certifications are listed below:

  • OSHA Cards
  • NYC Department of Buildings Photo Identifications
  • Various Certificates of Completion

Letters of attendance may substitute official certification if there is a delay in the receipt of OSHA cards or the production of licensure.

Replacement Certifications

To obtain a replacement certification, please complete an Academy registration form and select the “Replacement Card” checkbox and submit as you would your registration.

There is a $20 fee per certificate replacement.

Financial Assistance

No college based financial aid is available. The Academy accepts duly authorized vouchers from public agencies, unions and private organizations. Please also note that several programs are approved for Veterans' Benefits. Students who meet Federal, State and City income guidelines may be eligible for Workforce Investment Act assistance for selected programs.

Physical Activities

Students who enroll in courses involving physical activities do so with the understanding that the Academy and New York City College of Technology is absolved from responsibility and/or liability for personal injury and loss or damage to personal property.


Senior Citizens 65 years and older, full-time New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) faculty/staff, and current full-time NYCCT students are eligible for a 15% tuition discount on a space available basis. State and/or College ID must be presented to validate the discount.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

New York City College of Technology is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of educational policies. Gilen Chan, Esq., is the College’s affirmative action officer and coordinator for Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted education programs, and coordinator for the Age Discrimination Act, which prohibits age discrimination in federally assisted education programs. Ms. Chan is also the College coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Her office is located in Namm 325.

Registration Fee

A $20 non-refundable registration fee is included in all Academy course fees.