NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 100 years, Technical Career Institutes (TCI) - www.tcicollege.edu - has inspired students in college career paths to lead brighter and more fulfilling futures. TCI's reputation for excellence in education is underscored by its dual accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. TCI's broad-based curricula offers diverse state-of-the-industry training at the Associate's Degree level taught by more than 300 highly qualified faculty.
TCI President Bill Talbot, as well as students from TCI, recently met with legislators in Albany, NY, in an effort to restore Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) cuts. "TAP funds are available to income-qualified students who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend college," said Talbot. "The governor's actions mean college will not be an option for many of New York's neediest students, primarily those who have the academic qualifications to attend, but not the financial means," added Talbot. During the visit, the group highlighted the school's unique history, value and program flexibility it currently offers its students and asked the legislators to "Say No to TAP Cuts...Say Yes to Restorations."
Founded in 1909, under the leadership of Nobel Prize recipient Guglielmo Marconi, TCI was a leading center for education and development in the communications industry. Later, the school was propelled forward by graduate David Sarnoff, pioneer of American commercial radio and television, and co-founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
Today, TCI serves more than 4,300 students in a spring or fall semester with 19 academic degree programs and three certificate programs that focus on Engineering, Information Technology, Facilities Healthcare, Business, Paralegal, New Media Technologies and many other career paths. TCI's programs are at the leading edge of what today's employers are demanding. The College works hand-in-hand with major New York City employers to develop curricula that prepare students for the needs of today's business environment. TCI has the history, the experience, and the connections that helped their graduates succeed. "In fact," said Talbot, "TCI placed 95% of our June 2010 graduates seeking placement services with TCI Career Services."
Class sizes are designed to be small to encourage open and creative discussions. Half of the classrooms have labs that enable students to apply and practice what they have learned as theory. "TCI's unique balance of theory and hands-on curricula gives TCI students the competitive edge when seeking employment," said Talbot. He pointed out that more than 20% of TCI's incoming students transfer from other colleges because they recognize the value of TCI. "We are proud of the fact that in a 2008 national survey conducted by Community College Week, TCI Ranked No. 3 in the nation for two-year institutions in the awarding of Associate Degrees in Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services," Talbot said.
The College, located at 320 W. 31st Street in Mid-town Manhattan, offers flexible and convenient schedules for its students to attend class and achieve their goals while recognizing that today's students have busy, multi-faceted lifestyles.
TCI's student body is richly diverse and the highly trained staff of counselors offers students a wealth of experiences. Financial aid, which may be available from both state and federal sources, assist high school graduates, GED holders and those seeking higher education without a high school diploma or GED.
SOURCE Technical Career Institutes