Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology provides adult career education in the areas of Medical Coder and Pharmacy Technician which are two high demand careers in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Our nine month training programs are offered at no cost to participants and include career preparation support and eight week internship with our partners including Erie County Medical Center, Catholic Health Systems and Kaleida Health.

Our rigorous curriculum prepares students for national certification in their respective field and leads to employment in careers that provide living wages and long term, sustainable incomes. 




Our adult students are recruited through various methods including direct communication, outreach to community partners such as the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Parent Achievement Zone, faith based organizations, libraries and other human service not-for-profits.

Our ideal program candidate is currently underemployed or unemployed, has a high school diploma or equivalent, is dedicated to self-sustainability and can benefit in positive life altering ways from a long term career track.

*Recruitment slated to begin upon final New York State Education Department approval with a tentative date of of late November 2013.




Post-training preparation and placement is achieved by preparing for a successful exit from the moment a student begins working with Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) staff.

Our intake assessment process is designed to ensure that the students entering our programs are seeking fulfilling careers specifically in the healthcare industry and include career interest and literacy assessments, an application and an interview.

During programming students are given high-quality instruction in career readiness skills, are capable of completing national certification and are placed in an internship with a Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor partner while simultaneously receiving individualized coaching through the employment process.

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