2012-2013 Student Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2012-2013 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Workforce Development

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 Workforce Development

Workforce Development offers a variety of professional and personal enrichment courses to serve the workforce and personal training needs of our community. We offer short term vocational job training in Allied Health, Continuing Education/Professional Development Credits, and Occupational Services. Students enrolling in these programs must have a High School Diploma or a GED. Students receive Intensive Case Management Services, life skills, job readiness, and professional development workshops. Students will also have access to on line job searches, and will develop professional job portfolios which include cover letter, resume and references.

 Workforce Training programs are developed to assist individuals through career transition that requires additional learning and technical skills.  Continuing Education & Workforce Training Program include:


  • Kidney Dialysis National Certification Exam Prep
  • Computerized Medical Billing
  • Medical Billing Certification Prep
  • Medical Coding
  • Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG)
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Basic Energy Efficiency
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Front Desk Specialist
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)
  • Notary Public
  • Microsoft Office
  • Infection Control
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMT)
  • Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuers;
  • Grant Writing
  • Insurance Pre-licensing


Course schedules vary from semester to semester. Those individuals interested in Workforce Training should contact (716) 614-6236 for updated schedules or visit our website at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd. Courses are offered at the Niagara Fall Extension Site, Main Campus, and Lockport Corporate Training. 

Emergency Medical Services

Niagara County Community College offers NYS Health Department approved emergency medical service courses that include: EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT Intermediate, Advanced EMT Critical Care, Paramedic Recertification and corresponding recertification courses. Courses are offered on a semester-by-semester basis depending on demand and funding.   

Mission Statement

The mission of the Niagara County Community College Division of Workforce and Community Development is to identify, respond to and develop workforce preparation, community development and academic enrichment programs for individuals, organizations and businesses through education, professional training and partnerships.

NCCC Contract Learning for Business & Industry

Established to increase productivity in industry, thereby helping industry to keep its competitive edge, the Workforce Development’s Contract Learning for Business & Industry offers custom designed training programs for business and industry. Courses and programs are designed and taught specifically for the company requesting the training. Course content relates directly to work responsibilities and goals of the business. 

The center’s staff prides itself on offering a variety of topics that are requested by industry. Topics are researched, course content developed, and trainers hired to meet the objectives of the specific company.  In addition to high quality classroom instruction, we house a training laboratory to give a comprehensive and practical understanding of today’s OSHA regulations and to teach the steps necessary to achieve compliance. 


Workforce Development provides assessment services that review strategies, define objectives and needs, prioritize needs, define curriculum, identify expertise, and develop schedules for training, safety, processing, risk and hazardous environments.

Safety and Health

A sample of our safety and health training programs that include

  • Asbestos Abatement - Certified by New York State and the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Confined Space
  • Crane Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Lead Training
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Powered Industrial Truck
  • Respirator Safety
  • Rigging
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching and Shoring
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Welding

Learning Pathways & Pre-collegiate Programs

The goal of the Learning Pathways Program is to provide the academic support needed to maximize success. It’s never too early or too late to develop skills for academic success. Successful learners realize that it takes a combination of skills - attitude, organization, personal (time, task & stress) management, prioritization, concentration and motivation – to achieve their goals. The Learning Pathways Program offers a variety of non-credit workshops and courses to prepare students to enter an academic program or with the basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic) necessary for employment.

 Students interested in Learning Pathways courses are those who:

  • are returning to college after a break in education
  • have had a negative experience with high school or previous college attendance
  • failed one or more of the college entrance tests in math, writing, and reading
  • failed one or more college foundations courses in math, writing, and reading
  • have learning challenges due to a learning disability
  • want to improve their English language skills in reading, writing, and/or conversation
  • lack basic computer skills necessary for college success

 The Learning Pathways Program offers a variety of learning opportunities in:

  • Preparation for taking the GED test
  • Pre-Collegiate Computer Basics, Reading/Writing, and Math
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Academic Success Skills (personal management skills - time, task, and stress)
  • Goal Setting and Decision Making Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Identifying Your Learning Style
  • Academic Improvement & Management (AIM) Workshops


  • Communication Skills
  • The Problem-Solver Primer
  • Effective Presentation Skills – Overcoming the Public Speaking Jitters 


  •  Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Introduction to Microsoft Windows 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office 2007
  • Introduction to Microsoft 2007 Word
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets using Excel
  • Introduction to Powerpoint


  • Pathways – Workplace Essentials
  • The Basics for Vocational Preparation
  • Workforce Literacy Skills in a Health Careers Prep Context

 For more information visit our website at http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wfcd/lp

Personal & Professional Development

New York State Education Department Approved

  • The Needs of Students with Autism 
  • Infection Control
  • Mandated Child Abuse Reporter
  • Safe Schools Against Violence (SAVE)

Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse (OASAS) Approved

  • Coping with Loss & Grief
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Services for Clients with C0-Occurring/Dual Diagnoses
  • Crisis Interventions with Multiple Diagnosed Clients
  • Substance Abuse & the Developmentally Disabled Client
  • Legal Issues Affecting Work Placement
  • Here’s My Resume - Where;s my Job?
  • Employment Assistance Services

Pre-Collegiate Institute

The program is designed to assist adults with developmental math, reading, writing and basic computer skills necessary to enter a college level class or obtain their GED. It is competency-based to meet individual needs and abilities. Students learn at a pace that is comfortable to them. Instructors assist participants to identify and develop their own career paths. Participants are referred to NCCC credit-bearing certificate and degree programs, employment opportunities, or workforce training programs leading to employment. For more information, call Learning Pathways at (716) 614-6236.  

Niagara Falls Trott Access Center

The Niagara Falls Extension Site is located at the Trott Access Center at 1001 Eleventh Street and Ashland Avenue in the heart of Niagara Falls. Through the successful collaboration of Niagara County’s various community partners located in the Trott Access Center, adults and youth are provided a myriad of educational, career and supportive services. If you have questions, please contact (716) 614-6236.

New York State Small Business Development Center

The Niagara Small Business Development Center, located at 50 Main St., Lockport, provides a wide range of management assistance and technical services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Administered by the State University of New York, the Niagara SBDC specializes in providing one-on-one counseling on small business problems and offers training and instructional programs targeted to the needs and interest of small business persons. Types of assistance provided include start-up information, business plan development, financial analysis, accounting, loan sources, recordkeeping, marketing, cash-flow projections and training programs. College faculty and representatives from both the private and public sectors are also available for assistance. There are no fees for counseling, but small charges may be made for costs associated with training programs.

In addition to these services, the Small Business Development Center provides knowledge and hands-on experience in international trade development for small businesses. The Center offers one-on-one counseling services, electronic database linkages, coordination with federal and statement agencies and a series of seminars all designed to assist small businesses expand their markets internationally. The Center is staffed with experienced professionals who possess the technical expertise to facilitate international market access.

The NCCC Small Business Development Center also operates an outreach office on the campus of SUNY at Geneseo in Livingston County. All previously mentioned types of assistance provided by the SBDC are available at this office. For more information visit the NCCC SBDC website at www.niagarasbdc.org