HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences

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Basic Information

Address: 634 – 638 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07513
Phone Number: 973.742.0009
President: Tom Eastwick

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Approved by the New Jersey Department of Education/Department of Labor and Workforce Development under the standards for approval of private schools. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201.
Founded: 2005
Organization Affiliation: Member of the American Welding Society. Member in good standing of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities and the Private College and School Association of New Jersey. Eligible institution under the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, and the Direct Loan programs. Authorized under federal laws to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Recognized by the Office of Workforce Development and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation as an eligible institution to refer clients for retraining. Approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to train eligible veterans under Title 38, US Code.
Degrees Offered: Certification

See catalog for more information for specific course certification: https://eastwick.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/catalog-hohokus-trades.pdf

School Setting:

The HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences occupies over 23,550 sq. feet with ample space for
instruction and training in all phases of welding, fabrication, plumbing, electrical and building maintenance trades.
The facilities include classrooms; a variety of different welding, trade and machine shops complete with the most
modern equipment; and a student lounge and a new resource center. The school furnishes all tools, equipment
and required materials to complete our program offerings. The campus is located at 634-638 Market Street in
Paterson, New Jersey. There are additional shop and classroom facilities at 915 East 24th Street and 887 East 25th
Street. Both locations are within walking distance of the main building. The train station is within walking distance
and the #712 bus stops front of the school. Street parking is available. The school makes every effort to assist
handicapped students with convenient parking and seat assignments; however, the buildings are not completely
accessible. HoHoKus is a commuting school; there is no boarding at the school.

School Schedule: The school is open between 8:00 AM to 10:10 PM Monday through Thursday and Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
School days in Calendar Year: See catalog for more information: https://eastwick.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/catalog-hohokus-trades.pdf
School Holidays: See catalog for more information: https://eastwick.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/catalog-hohokus-trades.pdf
Classroom Size: Lectures have a maximum of 30 students. Maximum number of students in a shops varies depending on the specific setting, with a maximum of 15 students for each instructor.
Financial Aid:

1. HoHoKus Payment Plan: Quarterly or monthly payments. Cash, checks, and money orders, as well as American Express, Discover, Visa and Master Card charges are accepted. 2. Pell Grant: Based on need, the Pell Grant provides free money for education. Grants for the 2021 - 2022 Aid Year range from $672 - $6,495 per academic year. To apply for Title IV aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application must be completed with extreme care and accuracy. Once processed, the application will produce an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The funds available to the student will depend on the EFC and the cost of attendance. Students must not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree. 3. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Based on extreme need and determined on a case-by-case basis. Student must have an EFC of “0” to qualify and available to students that would otherwise not be able to attend school. Federal SEOG Grant for 2021-2022 is $350-$1000 per academic year. It is on a first come, first served basis and may not be available throughout the entire year due to limitations of funding. Extreme need is determined by the financial resources of the student and parents, and the cost of attending the school. 4. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: If you qualify, you may borrow $3,500 per academic year. A small insurance and origination fee is deducted. Programs that have more than 30 and less than 37 quarter credits are prorated. No payment is required while attending school. Repayment begins at the end of a 6-month grace period. More information is available on studentloans.gov. 5. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: If qualified, an independent student may borrow up to $6,000 for the first academic year. (A small insurance and origination fee is deducted.) Programs that have more than 30 and less than 37 quarter credits are prorated. Interest is charged on this loan while the student is in school, but it can be capitalized. Interest charges and principal repayment may be deferred until six months after leaving school. 6. Parental Loan (PLUS): If qualified, a parent may borrow up to the full cost of the program. (A small insurance and origination fee is deducted.) The interest rate for this loan is established by the Department of Education every July 1 for the coming year. Repayment begins 60 days after the school makes the last disbursement of the loan. 7. NJ Class: If qualified, HoHoKus students may borrow at low interest up to the full cost of the program (less their financial aid received). Rates vary depending on credit history; a supplemental fee is deducted. Students must complete their applications at the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (www.hesaa.org). 8. Eastwick Education 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Scholarship Foundation Eligible HoHoKus students may apply for scholarships available through the Eastwick Foundation. Current scholarships are disclosed in the Eastwick Foundation Scholarship Program, which is updated periodically and may be obtained through the admissions department, online at https://eastwick.edu/hohokus-school-of-trades/consumer-information-hohokus/, or by contacting the Foundation's Executive Director Jeanne M. Patrican (phone: 201.327.8877; jpatrican@eastwick.edu).

Disability Services:

All students requesting accommodations due to disabilities must register with their state’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The evaluation completed by DVR must be presented to the campus director to determine what reasonable accommodations can be offered.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Street parking available

Admissions Deadline: Open enrollment
Mission Statement:

The mission of The HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences is to prepare students with the knowledge
and skills necessary to qualify for challenging positions in their chosen industry in the shortest possible time.
Emphasis is placed on personalized instruction. Our curricula are constantly re-evaluated to ensure they meet the
changing needs of employers. Training is designed to develop analytical problem-solving skills, mature levels of
conduct, attitudes, values, and habits required for career advancement. Courses keep pace with the technical
progress in industry through the regular process of updating programs and equipment at the recommendations
of our advisory boards.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

1. To offer relevant curricula that meet the demands of the workplace.
2. To ensure that graduates demonstrate professional competency in their chosen fields.
3. To establish and maintain relationships with communities of interest to further the mission of the school and
seek additional opportunities for our students and alumni.
4. To foster a stimulating educational climate with faculty and staff committed to student success and
professional development.

Programs and Services:

See catalog for more information: https://eastwick.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/catalog-hohokus-trades.pdf

School History:

The HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences, formerly the General Technical Institute, was founded in
1954 and first accredited by ACCSC in 1969. The school has offered hands-on training in most phases of welding.
The school has graduated nearly 10,000 students in its 55-year history. In the 70’s and 80’s, code certifications
offered by the American Welding Society and other organizations were integrated into the curriculum to enable
graduates to qualify under the specialized career codes required for obtaining higher-level employment. In 2005,
General Technical Institute was purchased by A. Eastwick Education, Inc., t/a HoHoKus School of Trade and
Technical Sciences. Since then, the school has relocated to larger facilities in Paterson, New Jersey, which include
additional classrooms, shop areas and new equipment. New program offerings to include Manufacturing
Technology, Building Maintenance Superintendent, Plumber Apprenticeship and Electrician Apprenticeship