Trocaire At A Glance
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
History: Trocaire College was established by the Buffalo Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy in 1958. The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Mission: Trocaire College, a private, career-oriented Catholic college, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life learning and development within a community-based environment. Trocaire College prepares students for service in the universal community. Vision: Trocaire is the college where lives are transformed. Our graduates will be the first choice of employers.
Associate & Bachelor Degree Programs: Computer Network Administration General Studies Dietetic Technology Healthcare Informatics (A.A.S. & B.S.) Health Information Technology Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Massage Therapy Medical Assistant Nursing (Day or Evening) (A.A.S. & B.S.) Radiologic Technology (A.A.S. & B.S.) Surgical Technology Certificate Programs: Computer Network Administration Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiography Healthcare Informatics Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Massage Therapy Practical Nursing
360 Choate Ave., Buffalo, NY
6681 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY
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TROCAIRE COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COLLEGE
sionals to meet the health care needs of society. Trocaire’s health care programs combine a liberal arts core, fostering critical thinking and communication skills, with practical training through on-campus laboratories and off-campus clinical experiences. Transportation to and from the College and/or clinical affiliates is the responsibility of the individual student.
Trocaire College does not discriminate in admission, employment, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other institutionally administered programs, on the actual or perceived basis of race, sex, color, age, national and ethnic origin, religion, creed, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence, disability, genetic information or any other protected class as defined by Federal, State or Local laws or regulations. Inquiries concerning affirmative action should be directed to the Title IX Affirmative Action Officer. Title IX Affirmative Action Officer, Rebecca Boyle, Executive Director of Human Resources & College Support Services, Room 321B, Choate Avenue location 716-8272559 email@example.com. For further information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with special needs, contact the Compliance Officer for Americans with Disabilities Act, Coordinator of Students for Students with Special Needs, Palisano Center for Academic Success. Section 504, Compliance Officer for Americans with Disabilities Act, Patrick Sullivan, Associate Director of Palisano Center for Academic Success, 4th Floor Choate Avenue location adjacent to the Library, 716-827-2521 sullivanp@ trocaire.edu.
“Trocaire College stands out from other colleges because it focuses mainly on the healthcare field, which is what attracted me to it, and made me choose it over other schools.”
NURSING (A.A.S.) The Nursing program’s focus is on theory and clinical experiences that prepare the graduate for a beginning level of professional practice. The curriculum includes a strong base in liberal arts and emphasizes knowledge and skills needed to promote, maintain, and restore health. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of Western New York (WNY) health care settings. The Nursing program is offered both day and evening. The day program is a full-time, two-year program. The evening is a part-time, three-year program. Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of acute and community health care settings. The program is registered by the New York State Education Department and is fully accredited by the National League
SMOKE FREE Trocaire College has a commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members of the college community and its guests. Smoking is strictly prohibited on Trocaire College and Mercy Hospital grounds including all owned and operated buildings, parking areas, vehicles, and adjacent sidewalks.
Health Care Programs The college is well known for preparing qualified and competent health care profes3
for Nursing. Accrediting Commission, (61 Broadway - 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006). At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurse licensure. Prerequisites: Algebra*, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab. *The algebra requirement is met when students achieve a score of 58 or above on the algebra section of the ACCUPLACER test. For more information call 716-827-2543 or visit: http:// www.trocaire.edu/academics/nursing
treatment of disease/injury. The Radiologic Technology program is a two-year program with lecture and laboratory components provided at the college. Coursework includes human anatomy and physiology, methods of patient care, physics of x-ray production, positioning techniques, image production and evaluation, and radiation safety. Related clinical experiences are obtained at numerous area hospitals or health care agencies. Graduates of this program are eligible to write the National Credentialing examination for both the New York State Licensure and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R). Employment opportunities may be available in hospitals, doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, or health services facilities. Trocaire’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC/ ERT) located at: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 www. jrcert.org. Prerequisites: Algebra*, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. *The algebra requirement is met when students achieve a score of 58 or above on
NURSING (B.S.) The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Nursing was created to provide currently licensed Registered Nurses (RN) with strong leadership skills in collaborating with clients, other professional groups, and the community for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. The program extends beyond the clinical aspects of nursing to provide a background in patient education, health promotion, community health, health care across the life span, and technology integration. Graduates of this Baccalaureate program will base their practice on theories, criticalthinking, and research findings from nursing science as well as other disciplines. Courses, all of which are offered as distance education in the hybrid or blended format, are designed specifically for the practicing nurse, drawing from, and expanding upon, real-life professional nursing experiences. Prerequisites: Copy of RN License and a letter of recommendation from a person with whom you interact professionally. For more information call 716-827-2407 or visit: http:// www.trocaire.edu/academics/nursing
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.) Radiologic Technology is a health care profession combining state-of-the-art technology and imaging techniques with human compassion to provide a rewarding career in the medical field. Through the use of ionizing radiation, radiologic technologists produce diagnostic images used for the diagnosis and
“I love the diversity in the student body. There are people of all ages who come from different paths in life.” 4
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.)
the algebra section of the ACCUPLACER test. For more information call 716-827-2443 or visit. http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/radiologictechnology
Surgical Technologists are crucial members of the surgical team, working closely with the surgeon, circulator, and anesthesiologist to provide the best possible environment for the patient undergoing surgical intervention. The primary role of the Surgical Technologist is to prepare and maintain a sterile field and pass instruments to the surgeon during the surgical procedure. Lecture and laboratory experiences introduce concepts relating to patient need, surgical conditions and routines, and human behavior and communication. Clinical sites are provided at area health care facilities, allowing the student practical training which reinforces concepts learned in the classroom. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA) in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). National certification is available to graduates through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Prerequisites: Algebra*, Biology, and Physics. *The algebra requirement is met when
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (B.S.) Trocaire College offers a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Radiologic Technology (RT), with a specialty in Computed Tomography (CT). The program will build upon and complement an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in RT. The B.S. in RT program is an undergraduate degree designed to prepare skilled entry-level RT’s for positions as CT specialists. Moreover, application of applied physical and biological sciences at the B.S. level extends career opportunities beyond the specific RT profession, into the broader sphere of biomedical imaging. Trocaire’s B.S. in RT program is designed on a 2+2 format, whereby interested students that are licensed radiologic technologists possessing a two-year A.A.S. degree in RT, with ARRT certification or equivalent, can successfully obtain their B.S. degree by completing two additional years of study with courses that are primarily offered in the evening and on weekends. This provides the flexibility for RT’s to continue working, while completing their degree. With the additional education and experience afforded by the B.S. in RT program, graduates will be better prepared for employment as tomographic imaging specialists, radiologic administrators, clinical and basic science researchers, and teachers. B.S. RT graduates may also decide to further their education in any number of graduate programs currently available at the M.S. and Ph.D. level in medical physics and medical imaging disciplines. Trocaire’s Radiologic Technology B.S. Program is accredited by the ARC-STSA, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110. Littleton, CO 80120. 303-694-9262. CAAHEP, 131 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350. Prerequisite: Proof of ARRT Certificate. For more information call 716-827-2443 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/radiologictechnology/ 5
students achieve a score of 58 or above on the algebra section of the ACCUPLACER test. For more information call 716-827-2454 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/surgicaltechnology
equivalent. Those with significant experience in foodservice or nutrition may be granted course credit for prior learning. For more information call 716-827-2519 or visit: http://www.trocaire. edu/academics/dietetic-technology
DIETETIC TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.)
MASSAGE THERAPY (A.A.S. OR CERTIFICATE)
Dietetic technicians provide nutrition services, manage food operations and promote health and wellness programs. The program merges the science of nutrition with the knowledge and skills of foodservice management. A minimum of 450 hours of supervised practice are incorporated into program courses. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings including health care, the foodservice industry and community health programs. Trocaire College’s Dietetic Technology Program has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Il 60606-6995 312-899-0040 x 5400 http://www.eatright.org/ ACEND Prerequisite: High School Chemistry or
Located at Trocaire on Seneca: 2262 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14210 Trocaire’s Massage Therapy program offers students a comprehensive learning experience through a combination of lecture, laboratory, and various clinical settings. Students receive a broad variety of instruction covering both western and eastern massage therapy techniques with an emphasis on professionalism and client assessment. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the New York State licensing exam. Upon completion of the program and the New York State licensing exam, career opportunities in the following settings are possible: spas and resorts, chiropractic offices, hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, cruise ships, health clubs, salons, and private practice settings. Prerequisite: Biology. For more information call 716-827-2492 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/massage-therapy/ http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/massagetherapy/copy_of_massage-therapy-cert/ gainful-employment-information
HEALTH CARE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS PRACTICAL NURSING (CERTIFICATE) The Practical Nursing program prepares the individual for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The licensed practical nurse performs tasks and responsibilities within the framework of case finding, health teaching, and health counseling. An LPN also provides supportive and restorative care under the direction of a registered professional nurse or licensed physician. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of WNY health care set-
“The knowledge gained in the classroom is broadened through practical clinical experiences. Both Trocaire faculty and the clinical site staff do everything they can to ensure you have a good experience.” 6
tings. Graduates of the PN program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing Licensure. A variety of health-care setting employment opportunities are available to the Licensed Practical Nurse such as long-term care, ambulatory settings, inpatient, and home care. The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road, NC, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA; 404-9755000. www.nlnac.org. Prerequisites: Algebra*, Biology or Chemistry. *The algebra requirement is met when students achieve a score of 58 or above on the algebra section of the ACCUPLACER test. For more information visit: http://www. trocaire.edu/academics/nursing http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/nursing/ nursing-p.n/gainful-employment-information.
M.D.). For more information call 716-827-2497 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/ diagnostic-medical-sonography/ http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/diagnostic-medical-sonography/diagnostic-medicalsonography/gainful-employment-information-1
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY (CERTIFICATE) This program is a specialized concentration within the field of ultrasound applied to structures of the heart. The Cardiac Sonographer is a skilled person qualified to perform echocardiography exams under the supervision of a qualified physician. This twelve-month certificate program is a combination of evening courses with a required day clinical experience. At the conclusion of this program, the student will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification examinations. Prerequisites: Admission to the program is limited to graduates of an Allied Health program with an A.A.S., B.S. or Diploma. (Examples: 2 years Radiologic Technology education and ARRT, Radiation Therapist, R.N., Occupational Therapist, Physical Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Technologist, M.D., or D.O. credential). The Allied Health program must include direct patient care. A minimum of a 3.0 semester average attained in the final semester of program coursework.
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY (CERTIFICATE) Diagnostic Sonography involves the use of sound waves to record anatomic structures within the body. The program’s concentration is in the abdominal organs, OB/GYN and superficial structures. Graduates of this program will be highly skilled to perform such examinations, provide patient care, record the anatomic, pathologic, and physiologic data for interpretation by the physician. This twelve-month certificate program combines evening classes with a required day clinical experience. At the conclusion of this program, the student will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification examinations. Prerequisites: Admission to the program is limited to American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R) Credentialed Diag nostic Radiographers with a 3.0 final semester GPA in RT coursework or a Medical Physician (M. D.). (Must be a graduate of an A.A.S., B.S., or Diploma Program in Radiologic Technology or 7
College preparatory course in physics. For more information call 716-827-2497 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/echocardiography/ http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/echocardiography/cert/gainful-employment-information
BUSINESS RELATED PROGRAMS Trocaire College’s Business Programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to immediately enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution and continue their studies towards a Baccalaureate degree.
“I love the small classes and the one-to-one attention I receive from my professors. They are always there to inspire, guide, and encourage me to succeed.”
HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS (B.S., A.A.S., OR CERTIFICATE) The Healthcare Informatics Program focuses on the management, integration, analysis, reporting, and proper use of data and information from healthcare systems including hospitals, medical offices, health insurance plans, government healthcare providers and medical research facilities; with the goal of using such data to improve patient care delivery. Students are prepared to turn healthcare data into useful information which will help improve patient care and enhance fiscal and system efficiencies, this includes delivery, data management and integrity; all while adhering to regulatory, state and federal policies. This is accomplished by creating or implementing databases, interfaces and other technology systems, recommending informatics solutions, and effectively collecting, storing, and accessing medical data for operational assessment. Students will understand and use data interfaces within and amongst healthcare departments and providers, and across disparate systems. They will operate in a support role to existing systems and workflows within health informatics settings. Graduates of the A.A.S. program will develop skills leading to positions as Healthcare Informatics Data Analysts, Research Assistants, and Systems Analysts.
Graduates of the B.S. program will learn how to analyze, synthesize, and report on healthcare data and information. Students will develop management and technical skills leading to positions including, Interface Specialists, Decision Support Managers, Project Managers, Project Designers, and/or Research Managers. The Certificate Program is designed for those who have earned a Baccalaureate degree in healthcare, engineering, business, or computer science. Depending on the Baccalaureate previously obtained, upon graduation from the certificate program students may enter professional fields in Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Informatics, Medical Informatics, or Bioinformatics. Graduates will be prepared to sit for exams as a Certified Healthcare Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems. Prerequisites: Biology and Algebra. For more information visit: http://www.trocaire. edu/academics/healthcare-informatics http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/healthcareinformatics/healthcare-informatics-certificate/ gainful-employment-information 8
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.)
827-2560 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/ academics/health-information-technology/
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Program equips students with the knowledge and skills to use both manual and computerized health information systems to prepare, analyze, code, and preserve health information used for patient care, quality assessment, financial reimbursement, research initiatives, and legal purposes. Program-related classes are offered in the evening with the exception of the day professional practice experiences. All other classes can be completed in the day or evening. For more information on this field visit: www.ahima.org or www.hicareers.com. Graduates of the HIT program are eligible to sit for the RHIT credentialing exam. The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor,Chicago, IL 60601-5800. http://www. cahiim.org/ Prerequisites: Biology and Keyboarding experience. For more information call 716-
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (A.A.S.) The Medical Assistant graduate will be prepared with the skills necessary to assist with patient care management, as well as to perform administrative and clinical procedures. Students will be prepared for employment in clinics, hospitals, and in medical group practices, where experience and expertise in clinical skills are required. Students will complete liberal arts classes, as well as required medical assisting classes in both administrative and clinical skills. Students will also participate in an externship to gain hands-on experience in the medical assisting field. Upon completion of the program, graduates may sit for the national accrediting examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA). The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727210-2350. www.caahep.org on recommen-
â€œTrocaire College has a close-knit community with extremely approachable, encouraging staff. This environment has allowed me to thrive beyond my capabilities.â€? 9
dation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606; 800-228-2262. http://maerb.org/ Prerequisite: Natural Science course. For more information call 716-827-2560 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/medicalassistant
COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATION (A.A.S. OR CERTIFICATE) Computer Networks are the backbone of every organization. Networking results in improved communications, increased productivity, greater collaboration and teamwork. The Computer Network Administrator is in high demand in all professions. The program teaches in both a hands-on and lecture based format. The state-of-the-art computer lab provides students the opportunity to work with actual networking equipment, computers, wireless technologies, and the latest in software. The program is offered both as a one-year certificate program and as a two-year degree program. For more information call 716-8272566 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/computer-network-administration h t t p : / / w w w. t r o c a i r e . e d u / a c a d e m i c s / computer-network-administration/computer-network-administration-cert/gainfulenployment-information
merce, and The Buffalo Niagara Partnership to bring real-world experiences to the Human Resource Administration Program. The program is offered both as a one-year certificate program and as a two-year degree program. For more information visit: http://www. trocaire.edu/academics/human-resourcemanagement h t t p : / / w w w. t r o c a i r e . e d u / a c a d e m i c s / human-res ource-management/humanresource-management-certificate/gainful-employment-information
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (A.A.S. OR CERTIFICATE) The Hospitality Management program offers a variety of courses designed to develop the skills and abilities required for a career in hospitality management. This program also prepares students to transfer into a Baccalaureate degree program. Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals from many areas of the hospitality industry and experience first-hand insight into the field and its career opportunities. Practical learning experiences are gained through entry-level, supervisory and advanced managerial skills interning at establishments such as Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More, Mansion on Delaware Avenue, Avanti Mansion, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Most courses are offered at the Trocaire
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (A.A.S. OR CERTIFICATE) The A.A.S. Human Resource Management Program provides graduates with the business and human resource skills necessary for success in entry-level employment, leading to management and specialist roles, or the ability to transfer to four-year human resource programs. In addition, we have partnered with local organizations such as The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA), The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Clarence Chamber of Com 10
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College Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business located on Transit Road in Williamsville. For more information call 716-827-4304 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/hospitality-management and http://www. trocaire.edu/academics/hospitality-management/hospitality-management-cert/gainfulemployment-information
Our facilities give students access to more than 120 computer workstations as well as full wireless access. Program laboratories are designed to simulate actual work environments. Many liberal arts courses are offered online and students have access to a student portal, as well as Moodle, for classroom related resources. You will be assigned a Trocaire College email address once you begin school and will be registered into our emergency notification system so that you will know if the school is closed or of any emergency information.
LIBRARY The Libraries@Trocaire provides the Trocaire community with the tools and resources needed for academic and professional success. Our mission is to ensure that our users can effectively access and interpret the information they need from online, print and media resources. We offer Library Research and Information (LRI) sessions and workshops to make certain our users obtain the highest level of information literacy, crucial in todayâ€™s academic environment and employment markets. A Librarian is present whenever the Libraries are open. Both the Choate campus and Transit location have computers, article and image databases, streaming video, program guides, books for your chosen program and eBooks. Visit: http:// library.trocaire.edu/ to see what we can offer you. For more information call 716-827-2434.
GENERAL STUDIES (A.S.) This practical, two-year approach to a degree allows the student to develop critical thinking and communication skills, as well as the ability for self-analysis in regard to their own values, beliefs, and ideas. When combined with practical training skills, the student will be prepared for immediate employment or prepared to move on to a Baccalaureate degree program. For more information call 716-8272578 or visit: http://www.trocaire.edu/academics/general-studies
Students who are enrolled in classes offering an option for service learning perform 16 hours of service at designated community sites and receive classroom credit for their experience. Service Learning integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. For more information call 716-827-2480.
This provides prospective students, current students and employees with information about Trocaire College in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act. http:// www.trocaire.edu/about-trocaire/consumerinformation Visit the HEOA website for more information: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/ hea08/index.html 11
PALISANO CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (PCAS)
CAREER CENTER SERVICES The Career Center supports the College’s commitment to preparing graduates for successful careers by providing individualized help with a focus on professionalism. Students and alumni receive help with resumes, cover letters, practice interviews and effectively navigating the job search. The staff helps connect job seekers with employers and maintains multiple resources for current job openings, job search advice, career assessment, and employment references. The Career Center is located at the main campus in Rooms 121/131, and also provides service to students at the Transit Road location. For more information, call 716827-2444 or visit our website at: http://www. trocaire.edu/my/student-life/career-services/
TESTING SERVICES Trocaire College’s placement exam, ACCUPLACER, is proctored by the PCAS staff. Applicants are required to complete the Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Elementary Algebra tests of ACCUPLACER and a computer skills test. To set up a placement test, please call 716-827-2545. Nursing students who need to take the TEAS test can set up an appointment by calling the PCAS directly at 716-827-2521. https://www.trocaire. edu/my/offices-and-services/academic-support-services
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Trocaire College provides individualized special needs services. The PCAS will provide any reasonable accommodations for students who have a physical/ learning disability or special needs. A student must provide documentation to indicate the need for services. For further information regarding disability services, contact the PCAS at 716-827-2521or visit https://www.trocaire. edu/my/offices-and-services/academic-support-services/disability-services
TUTORING SERVICES The PCAS offers a variety of free professional and peer tutoring services at the main campus and extension site to assist students in all academic skills areas. Academic Coaches are also available to assist students with their studying habits.
VETERAN SERVICES Thanks to the support of federal, state, and private financial aid programs, student veterans and their dependents can attend Trocaire College with little or no financial obligation. Our hard working faculty and staff will go above and beyond to help military families that
“My academic advisor is amazing! She is there for me for anything. She makes me feel like I am capable of everything that my instructors are telling us.” 12
APPLYING TO TROCAIRE
have served our country with valor. There are a variety of financial aid programs available to students based on their service time, military branch, and deployment location(s). To help determine which financial aid program(s) you may be eligible for, or to get general information about veteran benefits, contact our department of veteran services at 716-827-2553 or https://www.trocaire.edu/my/ student-life/veterans or the financial aid office at 716-827-2716.
• Apply online for FREE at www.trocaire.edu. • Send your Official High School transcript. • If you did not finish High School, we will still need your High School Transcript up to the time you stopped attending, as well as your official GED transcript. • Send all Official College Transcripts from any colleges you have attended. • Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. Appointments can be made by calling the Admissions Office at 716-827-2545. (Call 716-827-4300 to take the Placement Test at the Transit location).
HEOP The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) or Trocaire Opportunity Program (T.O.P.) is available to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who, because of their academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college. Applicants may indicate their interest in this program on the Trocaire College application. For more information call 716-827-2562 or visit: http://www. trocaire.edu/admissions/heop
Transcripts can be sent to Trocaire College, 360 Choate Ave., Buffalo, NY 14220, Attention: Admissions. If you have any questions regarding the Admission process, please contact the Admissions Office at 716-827-2545.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Candidates for admission to the College must have graduated from an approved secondary school with a minimum of sixteen credit units or must provide evidence that an equivalent degree (GED) has been completed (or will be completed in keeping with New York State Guidelines for Equivalency Diploma or based on earned college credit).
STUDENT LIVE/ACTIVITIES CLUBS AT TROCAIRE: Hospitality Club Nursing Club (NSNA – National Student Nurses’ Association) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Radiologic Technology Club SPNA (Practical Nursing) Club Student Association Student Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Veteran Association Surgical Technology Club TroGreen Team For more information call 716-827-2547. 13
The College will also accept the ASPECT Level 7 English Language Proficiency Course in lieu of TOEFL. Official transcripts of secondary and post-secondary schools should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions. When the transcript is not written in English, a certified translation is required.
TUITION Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional fees are assessed depending upon specific coursework, as well as programs of study. For tuition cost, please visit: http://www. trocaire.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
FINANCIAL AID You will not know if you are eligible unless you complete your FAFSA. It is for this reason that Trocaire recommends that every student apply for financial aid. Federal and State governments, business and industry, and the College itself combine to provide students with a variety of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Check Trocaire’s website for a listing of grants, scholarships, and loans.
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS Students intending to transfer should select courses that are acceptable at the fouryear college/university they plan to attend. A student should work closely with an academic advisor and an advisor from the college transferring into, to ensure the maximum transfer of credit. Transfer credits are not always accepted at all colleges. Trocaire College has articulation agreements with several area colleges that allow a student to easily continue their current program of study at a four-year college without the loss of credit. For more information visit: http://www. trocaire.edu/admissions/transferring
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID Prospective students can apply for financial aid on the web at www.fafsa.gov. Students and parents can visit www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN which is used to electronically sign the FAFSA application. Trocaire’s federal school code is 002812. Applications for New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) can be filed at: www.tapweb.org Trocaire’s school code for TAP for Associate Degree programs is 002144. Trocaire’s school code for TAP for Bachelor Degree programs is 006144. Financial aid information can also be found on the web at www.hesc.com. For additional information about financial aid, contact Trocaire’s Financial Aid Office at 716-827-2416.
FOREIGN STUDENT ADMISSION Foreign students seeking admission must follow the regular admission procedures. Students must also provide evidence that they have a command of the English Language. The College may require satisfactory grades on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 14
College and Ed2Go, Penn Foster and ProTrain; all industry leaders in online continuing education courses. For more information call 716827-4310 or email: WorkForceDev@Trocaire. edu. Listings of all programs are available each semester on our website http://www.trocaire. edu/WD. To register for courses please visit our online registration program at https://activenet021.active.com/trocairecollege/
The Workforce Development Department offers a wide range of training and educational opportunities for individuals getting started in the workplace, furthering their current careers, or working to meet licensure/certification requirements. Its mission is to provide the education necessary for continuing economic, personal, educational, and career growth. Classes are designed to meet the ongoing educational needs of our alumni and the local community. Continuing Education Units (CEUâ€™s) are granted for appropriate professional development courses. Personal development and community interest programs as well as test preparation and wellness classes are offered to the community. Courses include Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution, Insurance Courses, and Professional Development. Workforce Development offers instructor-facilitated online courses. Through wellcrafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. The following online courses are offered through partnerships between Trocaire
CRIME STATISTICS The Campus Safety Department records information relevant to any crime-related activity occurring on campus. Statistics are published annually. All campus crime statistics are available upon request through our Director of Security at 716-827-2564. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of Education website (http://ope.ed.gov/security). Trocaire Collegeâ€™s Annual Security Report can be found on the Trocaire website at: http://www.trocaire.edu/ pdf/trocaire-college-annual-security-report-2011-2012.pdf. When necessary, security alerts are posted throughout the campus. A security advisory committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students meet each semester to discuss security related matters.
Trocaire is the college where lives are transformed. Our graduates will be the first choice of employers.
Main Campus: 360 Choate Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220 South Buffalo behind Mercy Hospital and adjacent to Cazenovia Park. Phone: 716-826-1200 Fax: 716-828-6107
Extension Center: Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business, 6681 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 at Freeman Road. Phone: 716-827-4300 | Fax: 716-634-6139
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