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Student Resources and Services

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Student Resources and Services

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At NYADI The College of Transportation Technology, one of New York’s premier technical colleges, we’re invested in your success. Our student services are designed to help you thrive as a student and prepare for your future. Discover the resources you have at your disposal and how to access them, or contact our Director of Student Services anytime:

  • Call 917-720-4847 Ext 4031
  • Email
  • Click here to contact us online

College Closings for Academic Year

The college will be closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2024
Winter Break – January 2 – January 7, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr Day – January 15, 2024
Presidents Day – February 19, 2024
Good Friday – March 29, 2024
Memorial Day – May 27, 2024
Juneteenth – June 19, 2024
Independence Day – July 4, 2024
Summer Break – June 28 – July 14, 2024
End of Summer Break – August 23 – September 3, 2024
Labor Day – September 2, 2024
Veterans Day – November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Break – November 28 – 29, 2024
Winter Break – December 20 – December 31, 2024
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2024
Christmas Day – December 25, 2024


It all starts here: as a new student, you receive a comprehensive orientation before your first classes to help you understand NYADI policies, expectations regarding performance, and more:

  • Student Handbook and Catalog (you will receive a copy)
  • Available academic programs, facilities, student services and resources, and faculty and staff
  • Important rules and regulations
  • Grading procedures and progress/performance standards
  • Financial aid
  • Disciplinary action and the readmission policy
  • Drug prevention policy
  • 30-minute Safety Video covering shop and lab safety procedures

At the end of the orientation program, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions, and you’ll sign a statement acknowledging that you received all the information listed above.

ASE Test Preparation

Every Friday, instructors are available to help you prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification examination. You’ll have the opportunity to take a two-hour exam from a previous year and review the answers with the instructor.


If you’re experiencing trouble with your classes or attendance, we strive to intervene before your performance suffers. Meet with your Department Chair to discuss the option of a class change, a leave of absence, and more. While we do not provide counseling services, the Student Services Department will try to help you understand the reasons behind the issue and look for potential solutions.

To help provide resources you might need, NYADI maintains a list of available rentals, local public transportation routes, and childcare information, as well as contact information for various outside organizations that can offer counseling and advice regarding decision-making, career choices, stress and emotional challenges, and more.

Library/Resources Center

The Library/Resources Center is accessible during school hours. With 2,000 square feet of space and more than 1,000 volumes and 60 hard copy periodical subscriptions, it’s an ideal environment for research and study. Internet-linked computers offer access to industry curriculum from Mercedes Benz, MOPAR, Daimler Trucks, Ford, Isuzu University, i-Car, Mitchell ProDemand, and more, along with various automotive, diesel, and collision databases.


Instructors make themselves available to help students in the 30 minutes prior to classes and in the two hours after. If you need extra assistance with your class work, talk to the Director of Academic Assessment, who will assess your needs and place you in tutoring. For remediation, you’ll receive guidance on how to address academic deficiencies.

TASC Preparation

The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Preparation Program is required for all Ability-To-Benefit students enrolled in an Eligible Career Pathway Program.

Career Services

You’re enrolled in technical college to prepare for your future, and at NYADI in Jamaica, New York, we take that seriously. Our Career Services are available to both current students and alumni, and even though we cannot guarantee a job for every student, we work to assist all students in finding employment that matches their training, now and throughout their lifetime. We maintain contact with local and national employers, and during your last semester, you’ll have the opportunity to take a career development seminar. The Placement Department will help you write a resume, prepare for an interview, and set up appointments.

Click to Download the Appropriate Registrar Processing Form

Counseling and Personal Support Referral Services

Our goal at NYADI is to make sure our students are provided with the supportive services they need to navigate their educational and personal lives.

If you feel you are in need of supportive counseling services that we do not offer here at the college, we have several referral agencies that we can recommend to you and will assist you in getting the help you need.

Please reach out to The Office of Student Services for assistance and they can help you find and apply for the appropriate assistance for your individual concerns including; Housing, Transportation, Food Insecurities, Personal Counseling, Childcare, Anxiety or Stress. You can also find this information on our website under student services.

  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • Childcare application
  • Housing/Shelter needs

Referral Links:

Housing Support

Adult Protective Services









If you feel you are in need of immediate support, in crisis, and/or currently experiencing life threatening danger, Instead, please use the information below:
  • Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255),
  • Text the Crisis Textline – Text the word HOME to the number 741741,
  • Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (in English and Spanish)
  • Call 911, or
  • Go to the nearest Emergency Room
If you are a college student needing immediate assistance and are currently on campus, you can speak with an academic advisor, instructor, or administrative staff who can also assist you in finding support.

Contact the Director of Student Services at NYADI

We hope you’ll make the most of your time and education at NYADI in Jamaica, NY. Take advantage of the many student services and resources you have available. Contact the Director of Student Services to learn more: call 917-720-4847 Ext 4031 or email You can also reach us online by filling out the contact form.