Public NewyorkcityCollege offer a very wide range of courses/programmes that have been developed to respond to the scarce skills needed by employers.  Courses vary in duration from a short course of a few hours to formal diploma,National Certificates  courses of three years.Naturally the costs of the courses also vary considerably but it is important to remember that Department of Higher Education and Training courses are subsidised by 80% of the delivery cost and for the remaining 20% that would be paid by the student, many full bursaries are available