Vocational Training Programs

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Students are trained to work with mentally disabled, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled individuals to help them attain independence, individuality, and productivity. Students obtain their certifications for DSP, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP), Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP), and CPR. Job readiness classes are also provided to assist students in preparation for job search and entry into the workplace. Additionally, the DSP program includes digital literacy, which prepares students in the use of technology (personally and professionally), and leads to Microsoft certification.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This program leads to State certification as an EMT-B. All students must have a valid NYS Driver License. Students are trained to provide care in life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions and to prevent further harm before a patient is moved. Students complete a rigorous course including didactic and practical instruction as required by New York State. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the final written and practical exam will be eligible to take the State Certification Exam on the last day of the program.

Office Technology with Microsoft Certification

This program prepares students to work in the 21st century office environment. Course work includes keyboarding, business English, business math, digital literacy, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. Students will complete at least one Microsoft certification in a production program. At the end of the program, students will make presentations of an event planning process through which they will apply the skills they learn in all the courses. When appropriate, students will be provided internship assignments upon completion of their program.

Medical Assistant

Students are trained to execute administrative and clinical tasks that are required in hospital, clinic, or medical office settings. This program provides basic instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and computer skills. Students are trained in office and clinical procedures, law, liability, and ethics. They learn EKG and phlebotomy, and they become familiar with ICD-9 and CPT coding. All students become CPR certified. Additional course requirements include job readiness training, digital literacy, and Microsoft certification. All students are provided internship experience. Completion of an internship, or the equivalent work experience, is required for graduation.

Security Registration Training Program

This one-week program leads to certification as a New York State registered security guard. This certification includes the eight-hour pre-assignment training, 16-hour training, fireguard certification, and CPR. Resume and interview preparation and placement assistance is provided.


The EOC offers an Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking lab (ATTAIN). In the ATTAIN lab, students are able to achieve goals from improving math, reading, or writing skills, to preparing for the workplace and obtaining Microsoft certifications. Activities in the ATTAIN lab are scheduled throughout EOC programs as well as offered independently. The staff works with EOC students, but also plan activities to address the needs of the community. Every student who has access to ATTAIN has the ability to set up a free email account.

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