Technical schools prepare students for a specific field of employment through specialized education and training, and the state of New York is home to a handful of highly regarded technical schools. Frequently, these schools require a two year attendance (if attending full-time), and the more reputable schools will also have an effective and competent career services staff to aid in job placement, post-graduation. Common courses of study taken at technical schools include the culinary arts, auto mechanics, business management and office employment/management. The following are a few of the more well known and respected New York technical schools.
The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has been educating and training students for the workforce since 1955, boasts 12 different professional accreditations, and has branched out over the decades by placing satellite campuses in other areas of North America, in China and in the Middle East. The mission of NYIT, as stated on the official school website, is to not only bestow a professional, career-oriented education to all qualified students, but also to engage students in applications-oriented research that will be beneficial to the world around them.
The scope of courses available through NYIT is unusually broad for a technical school, with seven different NYIT schools or departments offering over 100 different programs leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional or doctoral degrees. The different schools of NYIT are broken down into the following categories: architecture and design, education, engineering and computer sciences, health professions, management, arts and sciences, and osteopathic medicine.
Also unusual for a technical school, NYIT has a number of team athletic opportunities available to students, hosts regular guest lecturers, and offers study abroad programs. Financial aid is available to eligible students, and internship opportunities with major organizations and corporations are numerous.
The success of the DeVry Institute technical schools is such that there are multiple locations all over the U.S., though the New York branch is located on the corner of 34th Street and Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Courses of study at the different branches of DeVry vary according to location. The DeVry College of New York offers two bachelor's degree programs, one in business administration and the other in technical management.
Within these programs, students can specialize in narrower topics such as accounting, criminal justice, health services management, human resource management, sales and marketing, and hospitality management. There are a total of 15 different specialized topics within the two bachelor degree programs, with the majority of topics focused on business management. Financial aid is available to eligible students, and the career services staff at DeVry is highly competent, with 90.1% of DeVry students obtaining employment in career-related positions within six months of graduation.
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is yet another technical school with multiple locations. The Hyde Park, NY location is nestled in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, and the impressive list of facilities includes 41 professional kitchens and bakeshops, five restaurants staffed by CIA students, a wine lecture hall, culinary demonstration theaters, and an 84,000 volume library.
Bachelors and associates degrees are available in either the culinary arts or the baking and pastry arts. Study abroad programs in California, Italy, Spain and China are available to students, and intercollegiate college teams are also part of student life at the Culinary Institute of America for students who are interested. Financial aid is also available for eligible students in need.