A: Si, hay consejeros que hablan español.
A: Some programs offer classes in the evening and on weekends. Check with your academic or admissions counselor to see which programs have classes available in the evening and on weekends.
A: The Buffalo EOC is an academic and workforce development institution open to individuals falling within specific federal income levels. Therefore, there is no tuition. Students enrolled in Allied Health programs will incur a cost for scrubs/uniforms and other associated items; however, there are partner agencies that may cover these costs if you qualify.
A: The Buffalo EOC structures their classes around quarters throughout the academic school year. To find out the start of your desired program contact a member of admissions at (716)645-1900.
A: All of the programs at the Buffalo EOC are unique in course length. Registered Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting are 9 month programs. Medical Billing and Coding and Central Sterilization Technician are 20 weeks. For our academic programs such as High School Equivalency and English as a Second Language the program lengths are determined by student retention, student success, and aptitude. Please note some programs are offered multiple times within the same academic school year.
A: Similar to the length of programs class times and days can differ to learn about your desired program contact a member of admissions at (716)645-1900.
A: Students can apply by using our online application portal at:https://banner.ucawd.suny.edu/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon/ or by visiting admissions at 555 Ellicott St Buffalo, NY 14203 to do an in person application.
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A: Call a member of admissions at (716)645-1900 an Admissions Advisor will be happy to assist you with your application over the phone.
A: Visit our How to Enroll page for a complete list of program requirements:http://www.buffalo.edu/eoc/admissions/howdoienroll.html
A: Students who complete the admissions process for a desired program that requires a placement test will now be scheduled to take their test. Your placement test is administered through the Buffalo EOC testing center. If you are unsure about the next steps in your EOC journey contact a member of admissions for assistance (716)645-1900. If you have completed your test and or in a program that does not require testing an Academic Counselor will reach out to schedule your next steps.
2020 - 2021 Allied Health Program offering
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (MBC)
Central Sterilization Technician (CST)
NYS Certified Dental Assisting (DAP)
Incumbent Workers Series (IWS)
Computer Basic 1
Civil Service Prep
BMHA Martha Mitchell, Arthur O. Eve ATTAIN Lab
English as a Second Language
High School Equivalency (HSE)
Academic and Training Certification Offered
A: Since virtually all colleges require submission of an online application, visit any selected college's website, click their "Apply Now" or similarly worded link, follow the prompts to complete and submit your application. You will need to submit documentation of your high school diploma or state-recognized high school equivalency. Two-year colleges will require you to complete a placement test. Non-U.S. citizens will need to submit documentation of their residency status. Individuals needing assistance navigating the college admissions process can contact the Buffalo EOC's College Connections Office at (716) 645-1910 or email the office at email@example.com
A: Individuals should apply for grant funding, that does not have to be repaid, from the federal government and New York State to help with the cost of their college education. Visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov and the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) at hesc.ny.gov to apply for both of these grants. Your college’s financial aid office will calculate how much financial aid you qualify for based upon your federal and New York State tax return information, if filed, two years before the year you seek to enter college. Those needing additional financial aid assistance can consider researching scholarships, college work study, other NYS grants and pursuing a federal student loan. Those in need of additional guidance and assistance can contact the Buffalo EOC's College Connections Office at (716) 645-1910 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Foreign high diplomas, college course work and degrees can potentially be recognized by U.S. colleges. Foreign education credentials will need to be submitted to college admissions offices for evaluation to determine their acceptability during the college application process. There are organizations that can evaluate foreign credentials and generate reporting recognized by U.S. college admissions offices for a fee. Buffalo EOC's College Connections office can review foreign credentials and provide an informal assessment of educational transcripts. Contact the office at (716) 645-1910 or via email at email@example.com for assistance.
A: No, you do not. The ATTAIN Lab is a community lab.
A: There is no income eligibility to qualify for any services at the ATTAIN Lab.
A: No, you do not have to pay for any services at the ATTAIN Lab.
A: Yes, Buffalo EOC Alumni receive free lifelong support services including those offered through the Career Services Office, Counseling Office and College Connections Office.
A: Yes. Contact the Admissions Office at 716.645.1900 to request this. This service is free of charge.
A: Alumni can fill out a contact form on the Buffalo EOC website/ Alumni Affairs page under the Stay Connected section, or they can phone the Alumni Affairs Office at 716.645.1908.
A: Counselors provide holistic advisement services that meet the different needs of our unique students. We are dedicated to establishing a student environment that supports all aspects of student success (retention, completion and employment/college placement). We take a case management approach to student support, as we help students connect will all aspects of their EOC education.
We support course registration, advise students on academic pathways and programs, and connect students to outside resources. We are also available to discuss and provide solutions to academic barriers and obstacles that may get in the way of a students academic progress.
A: Students are assigned a counselor after placement testing, as part of the registration process. Counselors are assigned either by the first letter of the students last name or by the program they are entering. Counselors will reach out to students after completion of the testing process. Contact information is listed on the website and outside the Counseling and Advisement unit on the 3rd floor.
A: No, your assigned counselor at the Buffalo EOC is an academic advisor, not trained mental health specialists. Though your Buffalo EOC counselor can help you connect with a mental health professional in the community.
A: Yes, they can assist in identifying and linking students to appropriate community resources.
A: Annual Influenza, PPD screening, Tetanus vaccine (within ten years), meningococcal vaccine, Varicella immunizations (chicken pox) visual acuity and the entire Hepatitis B series 1,2, and 3 vaccination
A: Depending on the program you may be required to purchase uniform scrubs, white lab jacket, white sneakers, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, second hand watch, headset or ear phones, flash drive. 3 ring binder, certification exam and professional organization fees. However, there are partner agencies that may cover the expenses if you qualify.
A: Medical Billing & Coding Specialist and Central Sterilization Technician.
A: Students will be evaluated mid-way through the semester. Each student will be assessed for work performance, attendances, participation and exams grades.
A: Yes, please speak with your instructor(s) for additional assistance or contact your program counselor for referrals