Partnership Programs

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:

  • Defense Acquisition University (DAU) – This partnership was developed to provide educational opportunities to acquisition workforce members who work for defense agencies.
  • 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.
  • Empire State College offers programs in Emergency Management, Fire Service Administration and Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Fire Academy, the Emergency Management Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as agencies of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • 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.
  • New York Power Authority

For more information, contact:

518-587-2100, ext. 2851 or 800-847-3000, ext. 2851