Participating Partners

SUNY Empire State College (ESC) has partnered with many corporations, businesses, community organizations and associations to provide high-quality, affordable education to working adults. Employees, members and students of partner organizations are eligible to receive partnership benefits. Below is our growing list of participating partners. 

Partnership benefits are available to employees, members and students of partnering corporate and community organizations.

If you are an employer, community organization or academic program interested in hearing more about this unique opportunity, please contact Sue Epstein, director of corporate and community partnerships in the Office of Programs and Partnerships at 800-847-3000, ext. 2851, or email

If you are interested in becoming a student and your employer or organization is already a partner, contact SUNY Empire State College for information about enrolling.

Participating Partners

  • AARP
  • Access Supports for Living (formerly Occupations, Inc.)
  • ADAPT Community Network
  • AIM Services, Inc.
  • Albany Behavioral Health Services
  • AlbanyCanCode
  • Art Students League
  • Artech Information Systems
  • Association of Healthcare Administrative Professionals
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • BIG I New York
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
  • Camelot of Staten Island, Inc.
  • Camphill Academy
  • Career Partners International Buffalo
  • Catholic Health
  • Center for Disability Services
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
  • Childcare Education Institute
  • Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.
  • Cornell University (employees)
  • Cutco Corporation
  • CVS Health
  • Dance Education Laboratory Program (DEL)
  • Eastern Suffolk County BOCES
  • EdAssist
  • Empire State Law Enforcement Trainers Network
  • Employer Resource Network (ERN) of the City Mission
  • ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
  • Family Residencies & Essential Enterprises (F.R.E.E.)
  • Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
  • Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY)
  • Five Towns Community Center
  • Fountain House
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Glens Falls Hospital School of Radiology
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Golub Corporation (Price Chopper and Market 32)
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • GP Strategies - Charter Communications
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • HB Studio
  • HealthNow NY
  • Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo
  • Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center
  • Integration Charter Schools
  • Iroquois Healthcare Association
  • Long Island Rail Road
  • Massena Hospital
  • Mather Hospital
  • Medical Answering Services
  • Mesivta Ateres Yaakov
  • Nachas Art Academy and Seminary (Long Island, NY)
  • Nassau BOCES
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • New Era Cap Company
  • New York Bankers Association
  • New York City Police Department (NYPD)
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • New York Methodist Center for Allied Health Education
  • New York Methodist Hospital
  • New York Oncology Hematology
  • New York Power Authority
  • North Country Chamber of Commerce (Plattsburgh, NY)
  • NYSARC, Inc.
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Outreach Training Institute
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center School of Radiology
  • Per Scholas, Inc.
  • Prevention Council of Saratoga County
  • QSAC
  • Reliable Learning
  • Rising Hope, Inc.
  • Rondout Savings Bank
  • Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • St. Peter's Health Partners
  • Stat Staff Professionals, Inc.
  • Straighterline
  • Stratton Air National Guard Base
  • Suffolk County Water Authority
  • Sunbridge Institute
  • Sviva L’Parnassah Institute (SPI, Ontario, Canada)
  • The Wesley Community
  • Theological Research Institute (TRI)
  • Thornhill Torah Educational Center (Ontario, CN)
  • Tompkins Financial Corporation
  • University of Buffalo Childcare Center
  • University of Vermont Health Network
  • Villa of Hope Youth & Family Services
  • West Herr Automotive Group
  • Year Up New York

Participating Government Organizations, Associations and Unions

  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
  • Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY)
  • Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers Association (GASDA)
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • New York City Department of Education, District 79
  • New York State Assocation for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds
  • New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA)
  • New York State Department of Financial Services
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
  • New York State Division of Veterans' Services
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
  • SMART Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers Union of Metropolitan New York and Long Island
  • United Steelworkers of America - Institute for Career Development
  • Western New York Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO

Current Empire State College Professional Learning Evaluations

An ESC Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) is a college-credit recommendation developed by ESC for college-level learning acquired outside of a college or university, such as an on-the-job training program. An ESC matriculated student who presents the necessary documentation may incorporate the recommended credit into an ESC degree program proposal, subject to any other applicable academic policies. All ESC professional learning evaluation credit recommendations are available to any matriculated student in the college. Review the Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) page for a list of current PLEs.


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