Career School Programs

ICD Career School provides job training in growing fields through hands-on classroom learning and real-world internships. Students gain experience, build resumes and make professional connections.

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In addition to specific work skills, programs cover the academic and interpersonal skills needed to obtain and keep employment. All students receive one-on-one and group counseling, career coaching, internship and job placement assistance, and job retention support after graduating. 

Our programs are licensed by the NYS Education Department Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.


This six-month program trains students in a range of construction, maintenance and repair skills, including basic principles of electric, plumbing, carpentry, painting, general repair, air sealing, insulation, and retrofitting. Graduates gain jobs in entry-level construction, maintenance and “handy-person” building repair positions.

Graduates can earn the Air Pollution Control and Oil Burners Operation Certificate from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as well as the OSHA Certification (30-hour Construction) and EPA Certification (8-hour Lead Renovator).

This course includes 3 months of classroom instruction and a hands-on internship.


This intensive program prepares students in the most current software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Typing, word processing and data entry skills are developed and additional training in the area of digital imaging and document management is provided.

Graduates are equipped to serve in a variety of administrative, clerical and office support roles. Graduates can develop additional expertise in personalized career tracks, such as healthcare or accounting.  

This course includes  3 months of instruction and up to 250 hours of community-based internship experience.


This program prepares students with the skills and abilities employers are seeking in the rapidly expanding field of Animal Care.  Students learn the basic principles of animal care and meeting the physical and social needs of animals.  Related work readiness skills such as customer relations, professional courtesy and behavior at work, preparing for and handling unpredictable situations and facility maintenance are also covered. 

In conjunction with the classroom instruction, students enrolled in the Pet Care Technician Program must participate in a hands-on, supervised internship. ICD currently has partnerships with many animal shelters, wildlife rescues, and dog daycare facilities throughout most boroughs.  Exemplary students may compete for Veterinary Assistant Internships or Animal Husbandry Internships at the Staten Island Zoo.

Graduates are currently working as Veterinary Assistants/Receptionists, Animal Care Technicians in Kennels and other Animal Facilities, Dog Handlers/Trainers, and Assistant Groomers.


This five-month program prepares students for paraprofessional jobs at medical and human services agencies, including those that serve individuals with disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse.

Students learn about special “at-risk” populations and effective case management techniques along with earning valuable industry certifications. This includes OPWDD Certification in Medicaid Service Coordination Core Training and NYSED Mandated Reporter Certification in Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect. Graduates also obtain 36 credits towards their Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification.

The course involves 200 classroom hours of instruction and up to 300 hours of community-based internship experience.  Graduates are equipped to serve as peer advocates, intake coordinators, direct service professionals, residential assistants, entitlement or community outreach specialists. 


This eight-week course prepares students a new career in building services and provides hands-on skills in commercial cleaning, custodial and janitorial work.

Core Curriculum includes introduction to Commercial Building Cleaning and Custodial Work, OSHA 10 for General Industry, Window, Stone/Marble and Exterior Cleaning, as well as Comprehensive Floor Care.

Graduates will be ready for jobs in the Commercial Cleaning &
Custodial occupations, including: Building Maintenance Worker, Porter, Janitor and Custodian.


This five-month course teaches students the skills needed to gain jobs in early childhood, preschool as well as school-age settings. This includes licensed daycare centers, family daycares, early intervention centers, private or public schools and afterschool programs. The courses includes 200 hours of classroom instruction and up to 300 hours of community-based internship. The training also prepares eligible students to pursue Child Development Associate (CDA) or  NYC Department of Education Teacher Assistant [Paraprofessional] certification. The course includes NYS Education Department training on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect which is required to serve in any licensed child care organization.  

Students achieve positions as Teacher’s Aides, Preschool Aides, Daycare Center Staff, Classroom Assistants, and Special Needs Paraprofessionals.

After successful completion of the Child Care Worker training class, students can earn their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential under the expert guidance of our expert instructor.

“Being at ICD was one of the best experiences in my life. After my internship, I worked with my counselor to put together my resume and cover letter, and I got a job where I interned. I am a tax paying citizen again. I am thankful ICD helps people like me to help themselves.”

B.B., Office Technology graduate

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