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College of Technology - TCI Degrees

  • Accounting Technology
  • Business Administration Management
  • Security Services and Management
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Services
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Networking Technology
  • HVAC
  • Facilities Management Technology
  • Digital Media Arts

College of Technology


College of Technology



About College of Technology
College of Technology or TCI offers 14 Associate's degree programs to students in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, and engineering. Besides this, TCI also offers an excellent ESL program in order to assist its students, who have English as their second language, to learn the English language. The college has been providing students with high quality hands-on education for over 100 years. It caters to different students, including those who want to transfer their credits from another institute, veterans, high school graduates, international or foreign students, etc.


College of Technology focuses on both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on training, so that students can receive the best of education and become successful in their respective career fields. College of Technology also offers internships to its students in order to introduce them to the real work settings of their future careers. Moreover, it boasts small class sizes, so that each student is given individual attention. Flexible scheduling of the programs offered at TCI ensures that students can study as and when they want.


Campus location:

College of Technology (TCI)
320 West 31st Street (between 8th and 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10001



College Accreditation
TCI has dual accreditations by the Commissioner of Education and the New York State Board of Regents. In addition to this, it is also certified by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Financial Aid
College of Technology offers different types of financial assistance to its students in the form of loans and grants, such as Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Student Loans, Federal Pell grant, and New York State TAP grant.

New York State TAP Grant


Career services
TCI provides its students with a wide variety of career services, so that they can excel in their respective career fields. Through these services and programs, every pupil can gain the necessary professional skills that are essential to enter the competitive job market. The different career services offered by College of Technology include:

• Career Advisement
• Career Fairs
• Career Seminars
• Internships
• Resume making
• Mock Interviews
• Resume Referral
• Career and Job Accelerator


Programs Available
TCI offers 14 Associate's degree programs to students under different career fields, including Business and Legal Studies, Health Services and Technologies, Engineering and Facilities Technologies, and Arts and Sciences.


Accounting Technology
In this program, students get knowledge of the latest accounting procedures and principles and learn how to use different accounting software, like Peachtree and QuickBooks Pro. They also learn to synthesize, analyze, and interpret financial information, while increasing their analytical and critical thinking skills. Different topics of the Accounting Technology program include Computerized Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Federal Income Tax.


Business Administration – Management
In this course, students understand modern business organizations, including small businesses and international corporations. They learn about business management strategies and concepts that are required to solve relevant business problems. In addition, students develop skills and knowledge in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The different topics of Business Administration – Management course include Business Communications, Business Management, Business Law, Spreadsheets I and II, and Human Resources Management.


Security Services and Management
This course prepares students for private and public security and law enforcement careers. They learn to prepare security reports, interview suspects and witnesses, apply criminal investigation processes, resolve disputes, etc. The different topics in the Security Services and Management program are Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Cyber Security, Criminology, and Dispute Resolution. After completing this program, students are prepared to take New York State certification to become a licensed security guard.


Paralegal Studies
This course is offered both in the day as well as in the evening, in which students learn to analyze, brief, and read a court case, draft pleadings vital to litigation, write memoranda of law, aid in case management, etc. They also learn how to interview witnesses and clients, draft legal documents, help in trial discovery and preparation, and execute legal research.


Health Information Technology
This course is perfect for those people who enjoy working with computers and data and want to become a member of the healthcare office team. The Health Information Technology program provides students with the essential skills that are required to enter the fast-paced medical industry. This includes foundation of medical, public and social health and computers, computer, office and coding and billing skills, how to build professional relationships and work and interact in diverse environments, etc.


Human Services
This course is for those students who are understanding, compassionate and patient, enjoy working with people, and love to help other people to live more fulfilling and productive lives. This program includes topics like General and Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theories and Techniques, Human Growth and Development, Substance Abuse – Addictions, Group Dynamics, Individual Counseling, and Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Assessment and Treatment. Upon successful completion of the Human Services course, students can enter different careers as social workers, caseworkers, psychologists, guidance counselors, victim advocates, psychiatrists, educators, etc.


Ophthalmic Dispensing
This course combines finishing skills and dispensing knowledge with a thorough study of medical anatomy and optics, so that graduates can provide their patients with well-fitted and suitable contact lenses or eyeglasses. Ophthalmic Dispensers or eye care professionals are the ones who fill prescriptions for corrective eyewear as per the determination of an ophthalmologist or optometrist. After completing the Ophthalmic Dispensing course, graduates can sit for the national certifying examinations offered by The National Contact Lens Examiners and the American Board of Optician, in addition to the New York State Professional Licensing Examination for Ophthalmic Dispensing.


Automotive Technology
This course prepares students to become successful automotive service technicians. In the Automotive Technology program, students learn to maintain, overhaul, modify, and repair motor vehicles and cars. Both day as well as evening classes are available for this program. With both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice, students get to learn the work orders, cost estimates, technical bulletins, interpret warranty policy as per the service reports, operate heavy duty and light duty automotive equipment, use of several automotive hand tools, operation of high tech automotive diagnostic equipment, and analysis of records and component failures. Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology course, students become familiar with the complete functioning of an auto dealership.


Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)
This program prepares students to enter major technical industries, like telecommunications, aerospace, electrical power, entertainment, transportation, computerized control systems, etc. In the Electronics Engineering Technology course, students learn to design and analyze analog and digital electronic circuits, computer networking, microcontroller applications, computer programming. After completing the EET course, graduates can get jobs as entry level engineering aides or electronic technicians.


Industrial Electronics Technology - Computer Technology Track (IETC)
In this course, students learn how to update and maintain desktop PC’s, electric lines, telephone systems, network systems, etc. In addition, they learn to repair industrial and commercial electronic equipment, maintain and install electronic equipment, provide desktop support, install electronic home entertainment equipment, and program and operate computer based control systems.


Networking Technology (NET)
In this program, students learn to work with computers, gain good communications skills, and solve various network problems, in addition to providing technical support for PC users. They also learn to design, install, build and support information systems, software and hardware of computer networks and Local Area in an enterprise-computing environment.


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Refrigeration Technology
This course teaches students how to install, operate, and repair new as well as old climate control systems within industrial, residential, and commercial settings for high-rise, computerized ‘smart buildings,’ and low rise buildings. Students get to learn on different equipments, including small room air conditioners, commercial freezers, central air conditioning units, refrigerators, heating technologies, etc. They also get to know about the design, energy management, and safety of these equipments. Upon successful completion of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program, graduates are prepared to take the HVAC certificate through the North American Technician Excellence examination (NATE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608, the Refrigerant Reclaiming Technician Certification Program, and the Industry Certification Exams (ICE) for Light Commercial or Residential.


Facilities Management Technology
This program teaches students to build applied and management technologies for facilities maintenance personnel and management. Students can opt to take a Degree or a Certificate in the Facilities Management Technology program. In this course, students learn building systems, project estimating, building codes, personnel management, tenant relations life safety and property management, fire and security protection systems, etc. They get to practice on real equipments for HVAC/R, electricity, plumbing, major appliances, and general physical plant repair and maintenance.


Digital Media Arts
This course teaches students the necessary knowledge and information in computers, interactive multimedia, internet applications, and digital design, while using Apple iMacs, wide format color Epson printers, and other advanced web technology. Students develop skills in Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Flash CS4, and Adobe Photoshop CS5. The different topics in the Digital Media Arts program include Digital Design, Print Design, Web-Based Interactivity, and Interactive Multimedia.