Government Agency Partnerships
Empire State College develops credit-bearing programs to meet the specific needs of government agencies that help employees advance their education.
The college’s partnerships with government agencies include:
- Erie County Department of Social Services/Empire State College Employee Education Program: A federally funded project that finances Erie County social services employees’ studies for associate and bachelor’s degrees in business, management and economics or community and human services. These degrees enable ECDSS employees to advance professionally by qualifying for county promotional exams.
- Fire Service Administration and Emergency Management – The Center for Distance Learning, in cooperation with the National Fire Academy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, offers studies in fire service administration and emergency management, leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Professional Studies degree.
- Defense Acquisition University (DAU) – This partnership was developed to provide educational opportunities to acquisition workforce members who work for defense agencies.
- The New York City Transit Authority Program offered at the Metropolitan Center in New York City enables employees to pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees in all areas of study for leadership and career growth. Concentrations related to employment can be created through individualized degree planning, for example, transportation management or emergency management.
For more information, contact:
Lisa Sax Mahoney
Corporate, Community and Government Agency Partnerships
518-587-2100, ext. 2851 or 800-847-3000, ext. 2851