SUNY Westchester Community College (SUNY WCC), in a continuation of its commitment to deploying innovative ways to extend access to higher learning, launched a new state-of-the-art location in Yonkers to expand pathways to high-demand jobs and workforce development for the growing college population. SUNY Westchester Yonkers, located in the Cross County Center, is easily accessible for residents of southern Westchester and northern Bronx looking to pursue degree programs or workforce training. Today’s ceremonial ribbon cutting marks a new era for SUNY Westchester’s partnerships in Yonkers.
SUNY Westchester Yonkers offers a full array of student services, over 130 classes, and courses for selected associate degree programs. Its high-tech facilities include HyFlex Classrooms configured to support a flexible teaching environment utilizing advanced equipment that enables face-to-face and synchronous online learning simultaneously. The new location includes a fashion design lab for students who want to earn a degree in Fashion Design & Technology, as well as computer and science labs.
Other programs offered at SUNY Westchester Yonkers include Criminal Justice, Business Management and Liberal Arts. Workforce development and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are also offered. Additionally, students have access to clubs, student support services, and academic support.
“Supporting students where they live and work is essential to the SUNY WCC experience,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “I am proud of our efforts to freeze tuition and expand services so the residents of southern Westchester can have even more opportunities to better themselves and their families both now and for generations to come.”
“This partnership with SUNY Westchester allows students to continue achieving academic excellence while training to develop important skills required for the workforce,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “This location opens the door to students in Yonkers and the surrounding areas to experience education in a setting unlike any other. I am confident the City of Yonkers can offer internship and job opportunities for students to continue to grow.”
“SUNY Westchester Community College has a mission of providing high quality education that is accessible and affordable,” said Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President of Westchester Community College. “Our new Yonkers location makes the most affordable college in the region geographically convenient for the thousands of residents in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx who seek a high-quality post-secondary education and gain high-demand middle skills jobs.”
“We are thrilled to welcome SUNY Westchester community to Cross County Center,” said Craig Deitelzweig, president and CEO of Marx Realty. “Cross County Center operates as a ‘town square’ for the community and we believe SUNY Westchester’s expansion and commitment to the Center will further its success and add to its dynamism and vibrancy.”
“SUNY Westchester Community College has been a long-time tenant at Cross County Center, and we are delighted by their continued expansion and success” added Jim Stifel, Executive Vice President, Benenson Capital Management.
SUNY Westchester Yonkers, located in Cross County Center at the intersection of Route I-87 and the Cross County Parkway, is easily accessible via public transportation or by car with ample free parking. Registration is open for spring classes that begin January 17.
For more information about programs and services at the SUNY Westchester Yonkers call 914-606-7100 or visit www.sunywcc.edu/yonkers.