Career Institute relocating to Oak Street building

Career Insitute will move to this buildung at 400 Oak St.
Career Insitute will move to this buildung at 400 Oak St.
The Rochlin Organization has arranged a lease in Garden City for the Career Institute of Health & Technology that will allow the vocational school to expand, operate close to other educational institutions and reduce its occupancy costs.  

The 350-student school, which currently operates in about 15,000 square feet split between two separate floors at its current location, has leased 18,700 square feet at 400 Oak St., Garden City, a one-story, 76,000-square-foot, multi-tenant building owned by Concept 400 Realty Co. LLC.  

The new location places the Career Institute in close proximity to such other educational institutions as Nassau Community College and Hofstra University.  

Established in Hempstead in 1988 the Career Institute of Health and Technology, (formerly the Computer Career Center), offers certificate and diploma programs as well as individual courses in medical billing, medical assisting, business, information and service technology, auto repair and maintenance as well as auto body. Additionally, the vocational school offers courses in security and wireless networking and fiber optics.

The Career Institute, with other campuses located in Brooklyn and Westbury will begin operating at the new location late in 2012.  

Michael D. Rosenfeld, a vice president at Jericho-based The Rochlin Organization represented the school in its site search and its ultimate selection of the Oak Street building. Stephen Wolf of SW Realty Capital LLC, also of Jericho, represented the landlord.  

“Although the Career Institute’s search took it as far as Suffolk County, school officials preferred to remain in the Garden City area,” Rosenfeld said. “However, finding appropriate space for school use was challenging," he said, noting that such considerations as proximity to public transportation, local zoning ordinances, ability to self-contain the use, additional power and HVAC requirements all played a role in the 18-month search.  “Ultimately, 400 Oak Street proved to be ideally located, and demonstrated an ability to accommodate all the requirements in a timely manner,” Rosenfeld said.