Enrollment to Adult Workforce Development
Buffalo Center For Arts and Technology’s (BCAT) Adult Workforce Program is provided at no cost to underemployed and unemployed adults.
Each year, we are able to accept a limited number of students for enrollment in our scholarship-based adult workforce development programs, which include Medical Coder and Pharmacy Technician. Each student will acquire the educational training and support needed to secure employment upon program completion.
BCAT is a New York State Education Department-licensed program, and the curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the administrators of Erie County Medical Center; Kaleida Health; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Catholic Health Systems. Each course includes approximately 900 classroom hours followed by a multi-week internship at one of our participating healthcare providers.
To learn more about our Adult Workforce training, call 716-259-1680 x104.
To learn more about our Literacy New York Pre-training Literacy Program, email Literacy New York.
To apply for either program, interested adults must submit the following pre-application information via email.
Send this information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Date of Birth
- Telephone/Mobile phone numbers
- Email address
- What is your Program of Interest: Medical Coding, Pharmacy Technician or Pre-Training Literacy (please be specific)
- How did you find out about us? Please be specific
Students enrolled in BCAT’s Adult Workforce Program must exhibit appropriate attendance (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) as well as appropriate workplace behavior, attire and communication skills.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Program Application Requirements and Process
All steps must be completed, preferably, in this order:
- Step 1: Fill out an Enrollment Application
- Step 2: Prescreening
- Step 3: Take the Placement Test (GAIN)
- Step 4: Copy of high school diploma or HSE
- Step 5: Submit a letter of intent
- Step 6: Face-to-face interview
What to expect next:
- All initial communication will take place via email only.
- When enrollment opens, we may contact you via email to schedule a day and time for you to visit the center and start the enrollment process or you may simply WALK-IN to start the process which is preferred.
- We may schedule a day and time for you to take the 2-hour GAIN Placement test. However, most applicants are expected to take the Placement Test at the time of submitting their application. This test simply measures your reading, writing, comprehension and math skills at the 10th-12th-grade levels.
Program enrollment timeframe (dependent on enrollment):
- January start – Medical Coding class
- June start – Pharmacy Technician class
We encourage candidates to research their program of interest prior to visiting us.