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As an Ability to Benefit (ATB) technical college, NYADI TheCollege of Transportation Technology proudly welcomes students of all backgrounds, including those who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Here, you can enroll in one of our career training programs and in our adult education program at the same time – and at no extra cost to you


Ability To Benefit Program

Thanks to a recent change to the Higher Education Act of 1965, students who do not have a High School Diploma or its Equivalent are now eligible for Title IV financial aid at participating schools and career pathway programs, like NYADI. This is excellent news for students who were concerned about not qualifying for admissions and/or about not being able to afford an education. Since March of 2015, more than 320 students have qualified to attend NYADI. Students benefit from the following:

  • Concurrent enrollment in one of our career certificate  programs and in our High School Equivalency prep course
  • Access to academic counseling services
  • Structured course sequences to advance through the automotive hierarchy
  • Option to participate in our industry certification programs

Test Assessment Secondary Completion (TASC) and High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam

When ATB students enroll in one of our certificate programs, it means they are signing up to take TASC prep courses. TASC was developed to help students learn, or re-learn, high school-level material in preparation for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam. It consists of a series of reading and writing, mathematics, science and social studies classes. The Director of Academic Assessment, Alisha Prasher, delivers individualized education and with help from qualified instructors and peer tutors, TASC students will be better prepared to successfully take the High School Equivalency Exam. Upon passing, students may transfer into an AOS program and earn their Associate Degree. After graduation, students will not only be certified automotive, diesel technicians, but also hold an Associate Degree. This is quite an accomplishment; NYADI students will be able to enter the workforce in their chosen fiel dnot only as technicians, but also as college graduates. NYADI’s placement department helps graduates and alumni every step of the way, working to find meaningful employment.

Register Today

Just because you don’t currently have a high school diploma doesn’t mean you can’t pursue higher education. Since NYADI is located right here in Jamaica, Queens, students in Brooklyn, Nassau County, Westchester County, Bronx, Manhattan, Suffolk County, Yonkers, and even Northeast New Jersey can access the college through public and private transportation.   Learn more about our programs and apply for admission today, or contact us with any questions regarding the ATB program, financial aid or concurrent enrollment.


NYADI offers our ATB students preparation for the TASC (TEST ASSESSING SECONDARY COMPLETION) at no additional cost so that you have the opportunity to attain a High School Equivalency Diploma along with your NYADI certificate and industry certifications. This program is offered in our modern and well equipped college, with qualified instructors and peer tutors. To ensure that applicants are prepared to accomplish the tasks required to pass NYADI classes and in order to be accepted as an ATB student, applicants must take qualifying exams in verbal and math skills. Applicants who do not meet the minimum federally approved minimum cut scores will be referred to further preparation classes and can come back at a later date to test again.


120 Clock-Hour Program – 20 Weeks
This program is designed for individuals who seek to prepare themselves for the High School Equivalency exam.  The TASC preparation program will provide instruction in:
  • Reading & Writing (24 hr)
  • Writing (24 hr)
  • Mathematics (24 hr)
  • Social Studies (24 hr)
  • Science (24 hr)
180 Clock-Hour Program – 30 Weeks
This program is designed for individuals who seek to prepare themselves to take the TASC high school equivalency test and will provide instruction in:
  • Reading & Writing (72 hr)
  • Mathematics (36 hr)
  • Social Studies (36 hr)
  • Science (36 hr)
Days Begins Ends Breaks
Mon / Wed 2:30 pm 5:30 pm 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Tues / Thurs 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Fridays 9:00 am
3:00 pm
10:15 am – 10:30 am
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
*May be offered in any sequence.
**Class schedule is subject to change.
***The school maintains a complete and current list of sites in the greater metropolitan area that offer the TASC test.  The TASC Preparation Program Administrator will provide this list and assist students in registering for the test.

Please contact NYADI if you have any other questions about ATB.

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