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We work with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), the City's healthcare industry partnership, and the Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center to offer no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field. With NYACH, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide the required skills and credentials for viable healthcare career opportunities.

The Ambulatory Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients who do not require a hospital stay, and includes services provided in clinics and physicians' offices. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program is delivered in partnership with Queensborough Community College and Bronx Community College and prepares participants to become CRPAs. CRPAs have personal experience with substance abuse issues, and draw from that experience to support people in recovery. During this part-time, two-month program, participants will be prepared to pass the CRPA certification exam and learn skills for the job. CRPAs in New York City make approximately $35,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the CRPA training program.

Medical Assistant for Modern Healthcare Delivery

The Medical Assistant (MA) for Modern Healthcare Delivery Training Program was developed in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and prepares participants with the clinical and administrative skills they need to work as MAs in today's healthcare environment. The program includes 368 hours of classroom training as well as 100 hour paid internships at employer partner sites. Participants will be prepared to pass the National Healthcareer Association's Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy certification exams after the classroom training. Medical assistants in New York City earn approximately $35,000 annually. SBS currently offers two tracks of the MA for Modern Healthcare Delivery program, detailed below.

Young Adult-Focused Track
Delivered in partnership with Hostos Community College and the West Farms Workforce1 Career Center, the young adult-focused track of this program is targeted toward young adults ages 18 – 24 interested in working as medical assistants. Participants in this track receive professional development training tailored to young adults in addition to the MA classroom training and internship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the young adult-focused track.

Bilingual Track
Delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center, the Bilingual track of this program is targeted toward English language learners interested in working as medical assistants. Participants in this track receive English language training in addition to the MA classroom training and internship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the bilingual track.

The Acute Care sub-sector focuses on providing care to patients in hospitals, and includes services for patients with serious injuries or illness and those recovering from surgery. We currently offer the following training program(s) for jobs in this sub-sector:

Medical Billing

The Medical Billing training program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. The program prepares participants to work in the billing and revenue cycle departments of medical organizations to help them receive reimbursement for their services. Medical billers in New York City typically earn about $40,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the Medical Billing training program.

Medical Coding

The Medical Coding training program is a 36 credit online certificate program delivered in partnership with CUNY School of Professional Studies and 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds. The training prepares participants to obtain the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) AHIMA certification and to work as medical coders. Participants who successfully complete the program will be eligible for paid medical coding apprenticeships with participating employer partners. Medical coders in New York City earn about $60,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the Medical Coding training program.

NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses

The NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses training program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and its Welcome Back Center. The program prepares individuals who worked as nurses in their home countries to pass the New York State Registered Nurse licensing exam, the NCLEX. Participants in this program will gain the English language and nursing skills they need to pass the exam and gain employment as Registered Nurses with hospitals and other employers. Registered Nurses in New York City make an average of $75,000 annually. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the NCLEX-RN training program.