SUNY College and Career Counseling Center

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Welcome to the SUNY College and Career Counseling Center (SUNY CCCC) hosted at Schenectady County Community College and sponsored by the State University of New York (SUNY) University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (SUNY UCAWD). SUNY CCCC has served thousands of residents in the community since 1977 providing services and support to community residents looking to connect to pathways of employment, education, and training/vocational opportunities. SUNY UCAWD consists of a statewide network of ten Educational Opportunity Center’s (EOC’s) and two Community Based Outreach Centers (CBO’s). We are here to help, so please stop into our office located on the first floor of Center City, 433 State St. in downtown Schenectady.


SUNY College and Career Counseling Center (SUNY CCCC) prepares academically and economically disadvantaged residents in the Capital District ages 16 and over for further educational, training, and employment opportunities.


All Services are Free

  • Assistance with the college application process
  • Career and educational advising
  • Community resources and referrals
  • Employment and education enrichment programs and workshops
  • Financial aid application assistance
  • Individual assistance with the financial aid application process
  • Individual cover letter assistance
  • Individual resume preparation assistance
  • Job fairs, college fairs, and community agency fairs
  • Job leads and vacancy listings
  • On site hiring and interviews with local employers
  • “Opportunity Room” housing computers for job searching, preparing resumes, applying to college, and applying for financial aid.
  • Referrals for college loan default assistance

Financial Guidelines 2016-2017

General Economic Eligibility Guidelines for 2016-2017

The table below lists economic eligibility requirements for EOC admission during the 2016-2017 academic year.  In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student's household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size in the applicable category or the student's circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated. In addition to the economic criteria, the applicant must:

  • be a resident of New York State.
  • meet educational entrance guidelines as outlined in the EOC Guidelines.
Household Size Total Annual Income
Including Head of Household  
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,951
8 $75,647*

*Plus $7,696 for each additional family member in excess of eight

Income Guidelines Do NOT Apply If: 

  • The student's family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
  • The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support and the student's natural parents provide no such support;
  • The student is a ward of the state or county.


  • SUNY College and Career Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Center City on State Street.
  • Center City is located across the street from Proctor’s Theatre.
  • SUNY College and Career Counseling Center is located in the middle of the first floor of Center City right next to the YMCA windows that overlook the YMCA Gym.
  • SUNY College and Career Counseling Center is on the CDTA Bus line.


  • Parking is available at the Broadway Parking Garage located on Broadway (closest intersected street is State Street).
  • The Broadway parking garage is next to Villa Italia Bakery.
  • When you arrive at SUNY College and Career Counseling Center for your appointment, give your ticket to a staff member who will validate your ticket for free parking.