Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

The Continuing Education & Workforce Development Department at Hostos Community College offers educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities. Some of our offerings are free; most are available at a reasonable cost. We offer non-credit courses and certificate programs for adults, children and teens on weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday. We invite you to join the thousands of others who have enjoyed the caring, family-like atmosphere and academic excellence that have made Hostos unique among community colleges. For more information, please contact us at (718) 518-6656. Email:

Our Adult Learning Center is a free grant-funded program designed for people seeking to improve their reading, writing, and math abilities and/or prepare for post-secondary educational opportunities. The Adult Learning Center offers classes in reading, math, reading in Spanish, English as a Second Language, and pre-HSE/HSE. The pre-HSE classes are taught at a level below that of the HSE. All participants can prepare for the HSE program.  For more information, please call 718-518-6656.

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English as a Second Language (ESL/ESOL)  
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Computer Courses/Information Technology  
Business/Professional Development Courses  
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Peter Mertens
Interim Dean

Hostos Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education
560 Exterior Street (East 149th Street between Exterior Street and River Avenue)
Bronx, New York 10451
Phone: (718) 518-6656

There is a $25 Registration Fee for all classes. Vouchers are accepted.
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday - 8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm
   Saturday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday - Closed