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Technical Career Institutes

Technical Career Institutes Rating: 3.8/5 (13 votes)

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Academics

Founded in 1909, Technical Career Institutes has gone by many names, but adopted its current name in 1974. With over 3,000 students in emerging technology programs of study, TCI draws heavily on its local, New York City community to develop real-world, career-prep education programs to help students succeed in today’s business environment. Located right in the heart of Manhattan on West 31st between 8th and 9the Avenues, students can easily commute to TCI by train, subway, bus or foot.

At TCI students study to complete associate’s level degrees and certificate programs based on state-of-the-industry curricula. Under the titles of associate of applied science, a transfer-minded degree; or associate of occupational studies, a career-minded degree, students may study within the division of engineering and information technologies, the division of business and new media technologies, the division of facilities technologies, or the division of arts and sciences. Specializations include but are not limited to, automotive technology, networking technology, electronics engineering technology, health information technology, digital media arts, business administration, security services and management, and heating, ventilation, air-conditioning & refrigeration technology. In order to help students succeed, academic recourses like the campus learning center, preparatory studies, and English as a Second Language assistance are provided. Students may also earn various industry certifications, like Microsoft Certifications MCP, MCSA, MCDBA, MCSE, and MOS.

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Unique Programs

While studying at TCI many students elect to participate in Cooperative Education & Internship programs. Cooperative Education blends academics with professional work experience for student opportunities to find paid work, earn credit, and form valuable career connections simultaneously. The average internship position lasts one semester, and requires between 15-40 hours of work per week. Prerequisites and requirements include 3 complete semesters of full time study, a GPA of 3.0 or above, and completion of a co-op interview and training session.

Students at TCI also enjoy the benefits of counseling and career awareness support from the Department of Career Services. Students and alumni are able to develop employment opportunities and network with the corporate world, while learning about the latest trends in business and industry. Other available resources include a career resource library, books on careers and career options in the College Library, and faculty academic advisors. Job placement assistance is available through close TCI community relationships, including alumni, industrial advisory boards and networking. Special events include TCI Career Fairs, employer visits and interviews, and more. TCI affiliated companies include ADT Security Systems, CNN News, Hitachi, IBM, Pitney Bowes, Sprint PCS, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For furthers assistance, students may elect to attend workshops and seminars that concentrate on strong resume building, good interviewing skills, strong communication skills, and planning a job search strategy.

Admissions

Qualified applicants to TCI enjoy an open admissions policy. All prospective students at TCI must have a high school diploma from a United States secondary school or a foreign educational system with equivalent credentials, OR a GED, OR passing scores on a federally approved entrance exam. Official transcripts must be submitted to TCI from any secondary or post-secondary educational institutions or courses, including those for any potential transfer credits from other colleges or universities. Students may be required to take the Accuplacer Computerized Placement Assessment and Combined English Language Skills Assessment while undergoing the admissions and placement process, should they not have satisfactorily completed the SAT. Special testing criteria apply for Electronics Engineering Technology applicants.

New York State Public Health Law requires all students be immunized against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, were they born after January 1, 1957. Satisfactory medical proof of said immunizations must be provided with either immunization records, a blood test, or by obtaining the vaccinations at TCI upon class registration.

Students may also be able to apply for advanced standing credit for taking advanced placement courses during high school, through the College Level Examination Program, for holding industry certifications, or by examination.

Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply for financial aid at TCI should begin by consulting with the Office of Student Financial Services. Students may qualify for Federal and State Grant programs, institutional grants and scholarships, self-help programs, and/or educational loans. Students wishing to qualify for Federal aid must fill out the FAFSA. For more information on applying for other forms of financial aid, students should directly contact the Financial Services Office to meet with a personalized financial counselor.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3633rd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

At the Student Information Center, students get assistance with student services, grades and finances, student affairs, TCI LIVE! Email accounts, and more. Student services range from academic counseling, to athletics, the bookstore, cooperative education, foreign student advising, the learning center, library, student lounge, student loads, Student Government, Student Affairs, the snack bar, VA Benefits and more. Out of town students will find special assistance via the Experience NYC program, including information about getting around, safety, and contact information.

It is encouraged for students to develop team and leadership skills by participating in the Student Government Association which puts on a variety of lectures, shows, and events sponsored by TCI student clubs and organizations. Other clubs include the professional student association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. The Women in Technology program is also growing on campus and focuses on women enrolled in disciplines like engineering, industrial electronics, digital media arts, and networking technology.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The TCI Generals compete against 18 other junior colleges in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Intercollegiate teams are fielded in men’s basketball, men’s bowling, women’s basketball, women’s bowling, and women’s volleyball. Students may also participate in club sports and intramural sports like golf, martial arts, soccer, softball and table tennis.

Information Summary

Ranks 242nd in New York and 3680th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10001
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population17,310 (17,310 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,941 (1.72 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,932
Families2,694 (2.77 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemTrimester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3610

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 2843rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $12,810 $12,810 $12,810
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $530 $530 $530
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $534 $534 $534
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,940 $14,940 $14,940
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,060 $26,060 $26,060
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $18,110 $18,110 $18,110

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,550 $13,240 $12,550 $13,240 $12,550 $13,240
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,560 $7,770
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,050 $3,110
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,050 $3,110

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 13 430 370 50 1 68 117 1,052
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 17 16 7 1 2 44
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 2 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 27 19 3 4 6 61
Banking and Financial Support Services 6 3 1 2 12
Building/Property Maintenance 30 28 9 11 78
Business Administration and Management, General 1 19 16 3 6 45
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2 4
Computer Software Technology/Technician 1 3 4 3 1 4 16
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 1 36 50 10 11 13 121
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 1 20 13 2 4 40
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 16 8 1 2 2 30
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 78 59 3 20 162
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 2 30 43 7 11 15 109
Human Services, General 68 42 3 1 3 13 130
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 28 31 1 3 6 69
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8 6 1 1 16
Optometric Technician/Assistant 2 5 8 4 19 5 43
Railroad and Railway Transportation 10 2 3 1 1 18
Securities Services Administration/Management 20 15 1 4 40
Security System Installation, Repair, and Inspection Technology/Technician 6 4 10

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1593rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,985 ($67,053 male / $54,203 female)
Number of FT Faculty 83 (64 male / 19 female)
Number of PT Faculty 191
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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