Why do the program?

The Pipeline Program will help lay the foundation for getting back into the job world by providing skills and education needed become competitive to earn a living wage. The goal of Pipeline program is to secure participants into employment.

What is The Allied Health Career Pipeline Program?

The Allied Health Career Pipeline Program will train individuals to become, Health Information Technicians (HITs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), and New York State Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). Students receive supportive services that include case management, childcare, transportation assistance, examination preparation courses, tutoring, enhanced career-focused internships, and job placement and retention assistance.

What makes me eligible to apply to the program?

1. Be at least 18 year of age

2. Meet income requirements

3. Authorized to work in the United States

5. Most course require a High School Diploma/HSE

8. Take the TABE Test (Test of Adult Basic Education) in Reading and Math to meet educational levels

9. Complete and submit medical and drug clearance forms

10. Pass a background check
*All applicants are required to submit to a criminal background check. A criminal background check will not eliminate you from being selected from the program. The purpose for the background check is to conduct prior clearance for future job placement opportunities. Remember, the goal of the Pipeline program is to secure participants into employment.

How do I apply?

  • Attend an information session
  • Complete registration documents, which includes the submission of the following documents
    • Government Photo ID (non-expired)
    • Social Security Card or proof that you applied for one
    • Proof of citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate) or immigration status (must be authorized to work in the US)
    • Proof of income
    • HSE Diploma/GED (Not needed for HHA career track)*
    • Take TABE Exam
    • Participate in an intake conference
    • After all eligibility documentation is submitted, your name will be placed into a lottery.

*For applicants without a HSE/GED and interested in pursing the HHA career track, the Pipeline Program can assist by enrolling the applicant in a HSE program while in the HHA training.

What if I am not selected in the lottery, what alternatives are available to me?

Applicants not selected in the lottery, will be provided with information about similar trainings.

Will graduates receive certification?

Upon successful completion graduates will receive a Hostos Community College certificate in their selected career tracks.

What about job placement after graduation?

Each student will have a career specialist that will work with them throughout their training. The overall goal of the department is to help students find employment within their training; they will receive career service workshops that are trailer to help them develop their soft skills that are essential for employment. The student will receive support with resumes, interview preparation, and mock interviews and will be connected with our employer partners. 

What is the length of the program?

The length of the program varies. Please see below for estimated timeframes:

  • Weekday classes are scheduled for 3 to 4 months.
  • Saturday classes are scheduled for 4 to 6 months.

How do I find out if I am selected into the program?

You will receive a call from the registration team with your status.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities. This document is supported by Grant #90FX0039 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.