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 classess stereotypically begin in August, October, January and March. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The New York State Career Zone website provides a great resource to help you explore the six major broad work environments that jobs in the workplace fall into. Visit https://www.careerzone.ny.gov and click their “Assess Yourself” link. There, you can view the various jobs that fall into the six job clusters by clicking the “View Occupations” link. You will then be able to view occupational descriptions, tasks, and duties of each job, tools and technology utilized in each job, skills and knowledge needed to perform each job, the education and training each job requires, wages each job pays and the job outlook for each position. Viewing the education and training needed for these jobs can help you better decide what kind of college education and/or training you should pursue for the career you would like to obtain.
Generally, area community colleges will require potential students to complete placement testing to determine what level of math classes students should begin with. To help you strengthen your math skills at your own pace, Khan Academy is an online resource that provides you with video clips of mathematic problems in arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, to pre-calculus that you can access from any internet-connected computer. Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/
The College Board provides prospective college students with a sample Accuplacer test that area community colleges use to help them place incoming students in the appropriate level of math and English classes. Visit https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org for more assistance.
There are online services that can help you determine if college courses you have taken overseas will transfer to colleges in the United States. One premier service is World Education Services (WES). Create an account by visiting http://www.wes.org/ and click the “For Immigrants” icon. There is a cost involved. WES can also evaluate if your foreign high school diploma is equivalent to a credential issued by a high school in the U.S. Fees apply.
The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) can translate college and high school educational transcripts from your home country. IIB charges a nominal fee for this service depending upon how many documents you need to have translated. Visit http://www.iibuff.org and click the “Interpretation and Translation” link for more details.
The TOEFL website can be reached at https://www.ets.org/toefl/ where you can find everything you need to know from practice test preparation to learning the cost and the dates the actual test will be given in your area.
The Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education provides entrance counseling to students who need additional financial aid (e.g. loans) to help them pay for their college tuition and books. This counseling is required before any college can offer a student a federal loan. Students will need to have established an FSAID user name and password in order to access this online counseling. Once a student completes this counseling successfully, their college financial aid office(s) will be notified, and then their college(s) will be able to package a loan offer for them. Students will also have to sign a promissory note indicating that they are responsible for repaying any loan(s) they receive. Visit https://www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action to get started.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Student Aid website provides information of different ways you can repay your student loan so that you can become eligible to reapply for federal financial aid. The website also provides a wealth of information on topics such as: Preparing for College, Types of Available Financial Aid, Who Gets Aid, FAFSA: Applying for Aid, and How to Repay Your Loans. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ for more details. You can also visit the National Student Loan Data System to get a listing of outstanding student loans that you have taken out. For more information, you can visit the following link to create an account and obtain that information. https://nsldsfap.ed.gov/nslds_FAP/
The College Board provides prospective college students with a variety of test preparation materials to help you prepare for this exam. Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?navId=gh-sat and select the “Practice” link for more 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: Your assigned counselor at the Buffalo EOC is an academic advisor, not a trained mental health specialist. 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
Yes, GED® subtest scores earned since 2002 and TASC subtest scores earned between 2013-2021 will continue to be grandfathered towards HSE subtest requirements.
GED® RLA (Reasoning through Language Arts) meets the NYSED HSE qualifications for both the Reading and Writing subtests. If only one of the two has been grandfathered in as a passing score, a passing RLA score will be required to pass the RLA subtest. If an examinee has passed both the Reading and Writing HSE subtests they will not be required to take the GED RLA subtest.
The DRC portal will not be available after January 31, 2022. Examinees should be directed to their HSE transcripts, received as a result of testing. HSE staff cannot verify diplomas or scores over the phones but can verify what subtests have been passed. Examinees can also apply for a duplicate transcript – using Application H - to obtain an official document of their scores.
Yes, the Regents-HSE pathway is still an approved HSE pathway. Candidates must pass at least one HSE subtest to earn their HSE diploma through the Regents-HSE pathway. For more information about this pathway visit: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/hse/regents-hse-exam
The GED® test is scored by GEDTS. All records are received and verified through the NYSED HSE Office. If a NYS HSE diploma has been earned as the result of testing, an official transcript and diploma will be mailed 8-10 weeks from time of testing. Results will be mailed to the address provided on a candidates GED® account. Official transcripts will not be issued for scores that do not result in a diploma. Scores can be confirmed through an examinees GED® account. Examinees can also request copies of their official scores through the H application process.