Division of Continuing Education


The Division of Continuing Education and External Partnerships is committed to creating pathways to higher education, job training and professional development programs as well as personal enrichment opportunities for our community. By serving a diverse population of learners, we help meet the economic and workforce development needs of the evolving New York City workplace as we promote and encourage lifelong learning.

The Division of Continuing Education and External Partnerships provides pathways to higher education and is committed to providing personal enrichment, job training and career enhancement programs for all New Yorkers. We offer comprehensive learning opportunities, community service and customized training to meet the needs of diverse learners and business and industry partners.

Carol Sonnenblick, Dean

Phone: 718-552-1180
Email: CSonnenblick@citytech.cuny.edu

Diane Romeo, Executive Director

Phone: 718-552-1163
Email: DRomeo@citytech.cuny.edu

Continuing Studies Center programs provide career-enhancing skills for adults in a competitive job market. Reasonably priced courses range from Pharmacy Technician, Web Development, and Solar PV, to certificate programs in A+ certification preparation, Refrigeration Mechanics and Construction Safety. CSC works collaboratively with the College's academic departments to bring professional, hands-on training to a diverse audience and is approved by municipal and state licensing authorities to offer qualifying courses in fields including driving instructor education, fire safety, and real estate. The Center also offers personal enrichment courses to enhance quality of life.

We look forward to having you join our community.




The city is a little safer with the establishment of our Academy for Occupational Health and Construction Safety facility at City Tech. Since 2006, we have enabled construction workers and other professionals to obtain hands-on safety training with proper equipment and full-sized scaffolding.

Academy courses are offered in a state-of-the-art lecture-lab that raises the bar on workforce training. Safety-compliance training is mandated by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the New York City Department of Buildings or various other authorities before working with certain equipment and/or moving into such job titles as construction super or site safety manager.

We can also send our expertise to off-site facilities and can interpret private lessons into: Spanish, Polish, Russian, and additional languages upon request.

Information and Registration

For further information, email aruvio@citytech.cuny.edu or call 718-552-1117.

Information Technology Services at City Tech

Business and Industry Training Center

Business & Industry Training Center (BITC) collaborates with NYC’s businesses, city agencies, unions, and non-profit sectors to offer a wide range of customized credit/non-credit programs and certificates to meet their workforce skills training and education needs. The Center draws on the knowledge and skills of field experts, college faculty, and resources from private and public sectors to design and develop a wide range of programs in the field of technology, management, and workplace competencies (math, English, and ESL). BITC services also include training needs assessment, testing and skills assessment, curriculum development and customization. For further information, email ymelikian@citytech.cuny.edu or call 718-552-1150/51.

Yelena Melikian, Director
Dania Anderson-Aarons, 1199 Student Counselor/Advisor
Shirley Bruce, Administrative Assistant


The Workforce Development Center (WDC) provides a broad range of workforce preparation and educational services to students enrolled in the Division of Continuing Education and to adult residents of New York City. These services include assessment, counseling, information and referral, case management, career exploration workshops, skills training, workforce preparation, job development and job placement.

The WDC works closely with units in the Division and College departments as well as outside education and human service providers citywide, to plan, develop and deliver activities and programs. Our mission is to provide a broad range of vocational and educational services to unemployed and underemployed residents of New York City.

Our Programs

Our Impact

Apply Now

Workforce Development Center (WDC)

Adult Education Programs

Adult Learning Center (ALC) at City Tech

Our students come from many countries but are united in their desire to succeed- to raise families, get better jobs, improve their skills, earn a high school equivalency diploma or go to college. City Tech AEP students enroll in a variety of classes. Each class has its own application process

Adult Learning Center offers free programs in High School Equivalency (HSE) and English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL). Get in touch to learn about upcoming classes and schedules for these programs:


Contact Information:

Donna Capobianco
Email: DCapobianco@citytech.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-552-1140

Adult Learning Center

CUNY CLIP at City Tech

CUNY CLIP is a low-cost University program designed primarily for first-time freshmen with English language needs who have not yet passed their ACT (Entrance Exam) Reading and/or Writing Skills Tests. Students from all 17 CUNY campuses can attend CLIP at City Tech. After completing a maximum one year of study in CLIP, students return to their home campuses for placement into college level courses.

Contact Information:

Eve Wake
Email: EWake@citytech.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-552-1114