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The Cooper Union Retraining Program at CAMBA

2244 Church Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
T: (718) 226-0437  F: (718) 282-4858   
Email: CooperUnionRetrain

Program Summary:

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA assists immigrant engineers and IT Professionals who are underemployed or unemployed gain access to higher paying jobs through training and job placement assistance. The program includes courses in information technology and chemical, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering taught by Cooper Union faculty and field experts, offered nights and weekends. Participants receive 24-30 hours of course time per session, plus resume building, interview preparation and sector-based job placement services and career advisement.

Since its inception in 1987, the Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers has placed 3,000 immigrant engineers into careers.

The following courses are offered:

  • Green Building Guidelines & Environmental Safety
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Condition & Refrigeration
  • Building Operation, Maintenance & Safety Regulations
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) & its applications
  • Bridge, Highway, Tunnels, and Buildings:
  • Professional Practice for Cost Estimating
  • AISC Structural Steel Design
  • ACI Structural Concrete Design
  • Introduction to AutoCAD for engineers
  • Advanced AutoCAD and Revit
  • Data Architecture Principles, Data Structure, and SQL
  • Java Programming
  • Microsoft .NET and C#
  • Software Quality Assurance—Manual Testing
  • Software Quality Assurance—Automated Testing
  • Linux (UNIX) Administration
  • Android Software Development
  • OSHA 30 for Construction
  • Cyber Security

​​​​ Click here for the current semester course schedule.

Eligibility: Immigrants who are work-authorized in the U.S., and must demonstrate a financial need, have educational credentials and professional experience in engineering, chemistry, information technology or related field.

Clients Served Annually: 225
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the Robin Hood Foundation and Con Edison.

​​​​​How to Apply

​​​​Interested applicants Click Here​ for application instructions and eligibility.

​​​​​​​​​​For Employers

​​​​Are you hiring and interested in highly skilled global talent?

​​​​The Cooper Union's Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA works with highly skilled global professionals in Engineering and Information Technology. All participants are work-authorized, multilingual, university-educated job seekers, with several years of industry experience.

​​​​By partnering with CAMBA, you will gain access to this pool of talented professionals.

​​​​To learn how to make your company part of our program, contact us at​