Career Institute of Health & Technology began in 1988 as Computer Career Center in the Town of Hempstead, New York.
The school specialized in providing training services that would reach out to a population at risk of life-long low opportunity, offering them careers that would lead to skills needed by the local job market. Because of the nature of this target group the founders of the school decided these people would benefit from credentials such as networking certifications and school diplomas. However, the real need of this group is for hands-on experience solving problems in work-like settings. As a result, Career Institute developed the first and most authentic intensive hands-on approach to training. This type of training proved to be attractive not only to the target groups but to students with college backgrounds in need of skills training. About 20% of the current school population has previous college experience.
Working at a twenty-four hour / seven day a week pace, the school founders went into the streets and into the homes of dispossessed young high school graduates, displaced homemakers, down-sized defense industry workers, and unemployed workers with obsolete skills. This heterogeneous population was brought into a modern classroom setting located in the basement of a building in what was once a depressed area of Hempstead, Long Island.
Part of Career Institute’s aim is to create and maintain schools that a graduate can be proud to have attended. We are registered with New York State and the federal government; we are authorized to provide training to VESID and veterans. We are accredited by ACICS. Over time, the school has developed into a prototype for career education in the northeast providing training in the Allied Health, Electrical Technology and Automotive Technology Field. The school is now a prestigious post secondary school with campuses located in Garden City, Brooklyn, and Westbury, New York.
Career Institute of Health & Technology is concerned about developing the whole person and the faculty and staff are available to all students for academic advisement and individual attention. Our staff and faculty are proud of the services we offer.