About Career PATH

The CUNY Career PATH (Preparation for Adults through Training and Higher Education) is an exciting new initiative funded by the United States Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant. We are part of a consortium of CUNY’s six community colleges and two of our comprehensive colleges to effectively build CUNY’s capacity to serve adult learners by creating free to low-cost opportunities to gain occupational training, stackable credentials, and connections to industry, job placement assistance and the support needed to progress to a college degree.

At Hostos Community College we offer:
  • Credit-bearing certificate programs in Community Health Worker and Health Information Technology Professional
  • Academic basic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and ESL support
  • Hands-on training and externships
  • Career counseling services and job placement assistance
  • College advisement and Associate Degree pathways

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • Adults, preferably 24 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Desire to go to college (participants must take CUNY Assessment Test)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Desire to work in healthcare sector
  • Unemployed, dislocated or TAA-eligible worker
  • Not currently enrolled and matriculated in college
  • Minimum 10th grade reading and writing level
 For information about CUNY Career PATH, go to

Certificate Programs
Community Health Worker
Community Health Workers work on the front lines of public health, helping to build individual and community capacity through a range of activities such as outreach, health education, home visits, community organizing, informal counseling, social support, translation/interpretation, and advocacy. The training will consist of 120 hours centered on community health worker core competencies, and contemporary health issues such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic disease self-management. An additional 60 hours will be devoted to help participants with their academic skills in reading, writing, and math.
Health Information Technology Professional
This 200-hour program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the Health Information Technology field specifically with electronic health records (EHRs). Students will learn:
  • the importance of EHRs in accordance with HIPAA, American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) and HITECH act requirements;
  • the financial incentives tied to meaningful use of EHRs; and
  • the advantages offered to providers, facilities, and patients.
 Contact Information:
Tina Quiñones-Cabrera
Program Coordinator
Ph: 718-664-2544