Year Up NY/NJ


Year Up is an intensive, one-year program for students working towards their associate degree,  combining hands-on skill development and internships at some of America’s top companies. As you work toward completing your degree at HCCC, we support you in launching a professional career in business, finance, or technology.

During the first semester of the Year Up Program, you will register full time and take courses with your Year Up cohort. In your second semester, you will spend 35 hours/week at a professional internship that we secure for you while you continue to take courses towards your degree with your Year Up Cohort.

Program Benefits

  • Support in launching a professional career.
  • 35 hours/week in a professional internship during second semester.
  • Internship partners include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, American Express, and many more.
  • 85% of Year Up alumni are employed and/or attending college full-time within four months of graduation and earn an average annual income of $48,000.


You can apply to be a Year Up student if you are:

  • 18 - 29 years old.
  • High school graduate or GED recipient.
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card.
  • Interested in a business, finance or technology career.
  • Highly motivated to learn professional skills.
YearUp Video


Fall or Spring Start Dates

New Year Up cohorts begin with the start of every Fall and Spring semester. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

With the skills and the opportunity to succeed, there’s no limit to what you can do. Sign up to learn more.

If you are interested in learning more about the Year Up program, or you have attended an information session and have questions please contact:

If you completed an information session and your next step is Interviewing, please contact:

For general inquiries, you can email Year Up at: