The Cooper Union Retraining Program

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.

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

Enrollment Requirements 

  • Be an immigrant who has work authorization in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Possess educational credentials and professional experience in engineering, chemistry, information technology or related field

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


2244 Church Ave
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226