Advanced Tech Careers

Registration for the 2024 Advanced Tech Careers program is now open!
This year’s program dates are:

July 13-18, 2024

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Advanced Tech Careers is a new summer program offered by the RIT/NTID Outreach Consortium. Advanced Tech Careers is a week-long program for deaf or hard-of-hearing students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade who are interested in taking a deep dive into advanced technology and exploring a variety of high-tech careers.

At Advanced Tech Careers Program, students will:

Discover various high tech careers in STEM fields such as mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and programming, and science and technology innovation.

Connect with other high school students who share their passion for STEM.

Use state-of-the-art lab equipment to conduct experiments and solve challenges.

Experience college life by staying in RIT dormitories.

Have fun and learn new skills!

About Advanced Tech Careers:

  • The program fee is $700, which covers accommodations in a college dorm and meals for the week.
  • Limited financial aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Program classes are offered in English and American Sign Language.
  • Parents are invited to attend a workshop to learn about NTID financial aid and how your student can attend NTID. 
  • The program is certified by the New York State Department of Health.
  • The program follows the National Science Education Standards.

Program Activities

The Advanced Tech Careers daytime schedule for the week will take students to different locations and provide activities where they can:

  • Build a tech gadget to take home
  • Build a DIY smart home device
  • Design a game through interactive game programming
  • Visit RIT’s Cybersecurity Range Lab and learn about careers and opportunities in cybersecurity

In the evening, students will:

  • Enjoy recreational activities indoors and outdoors
  • Visit an amusement park
  • Socialize with other Advanced Tech Careers students
  • Learn what it’s like to be a student at RIT/NTID

Activities are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Tech Careers is a fun and educational summer program for deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who want to learn more about technology and the different careers they can pursue in STEM. The program lasts for one week and is held at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf campus.

The program is open to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2024. If you have attended other programs at RIT/NTID, such as Tech Tigers, NTID Math competition, Explore Your Future and Health Care Career Exploration, and you enjoy technology, you are welcome to apply again for Advanced Tech Careers.

You will enjoy various engaging activities that will challenge your mind and spark creativity. You will work with other students and instructors in a group of 25-30 people.

Some of the things you will do at Advanced Tech Careers are: 

  • Code your own programs and games 
  • Design and build a high-tech gadget 
  • Experiment with different technologies in a modern lab 
  • Find out what kind of tech careers suit your interests and skills 

Besides the academic activities, you will also have plenty of opportunities to socialize with other students. Students will stay in a dorm room on campus with a roommate and enjoy group activities in the afternoon and evening.

The program happens July 13 - 18, 2024

Advanced Tech Careers starts on Saturday afternoon and ends on Thursday morning.

The program fee is $700, which covers the tuition, room, board, and activities. You can pay online using the Online payment form or send a check to the address below:

NTID Advanced Tech Careers Program 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Attn: Outreach Consortium 
52 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623

Yes, there are partial scholarships available based on your financial need. If you need financial assistance, please fill out the Financial Assistance form or contact us at

You will receive a confirmation email from us once we have received your child’s online application, required forms, and payment. This means your child has a spot reserved for the program.

You will stay in a dorm room on campus with a roommate. This is a great way to experience what it’s like to live on a college campus!

You will have three meals a day at the dining halls at RIT/NTID, which offers a variety of food options. There are also vending machines and other places on campus where you can buy snacks if you get hungry between meals.

Drop off is at RIT/NTID’s Student Development Center (SDC) at building 55, in the first floor lobby area. Students are encouraged to arrive and check in between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Pick up at the end of the week will be at the same place on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

On the last day of the program, the NTID Admissions team will give a presentation prior to the conclusion of the program. Students and their parents are invited to learn more about preparing for college and choosing the right courses in high school. You will also hear from college admissions counselors about what they look for in applicants.

You and your family are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the program. If you are flying, we recommend that you fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), not to the airport in Buffalo, due to travel constraints and pick up availability. Students arriving by air to Buffalo will need to arrange their own transportation to RIT/NTID. 

If you are driving, you can find directions to the RIT campus here.

There is free parking available on campus for visitors.

If you have any questions or concerns about transportation, please contact us at 585-475-6700 or email us at

Travel Information

Most airlines require students to purchase assistance for unaccompanied minors. Listed below are links to the major airlines' policies:

If you have any questions or concerns about transportation, please contact us at 585-475-6700 or email us at

For parents who are staying in Rochester during Financial Wizards, here are some websites and pages with information about nearby sights and activities:

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Before you apply

You are eligible if:

  • you are entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2024.
  • you are deaf or hard-of-hearing. 
Application Process

Complete the online application and submit the items below:  

  • an official high school transcript.
  • an unaided audiogram.
  • a short essay or paragraph indicating why you want to attend this program and what your specific interests are in the tech field.

After you submit your application electronically you need to mail the required items, listed above, to the address below. Acceptance into the program is contingent on you submitting the two required information.

Mail all required documents to:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Advanced Tech Careers
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604

or FAX documents to 585-475-2696.

Payment and Required forms

The program fee for Advanced Tech Careers is $700. The easiest way to pay is to submit our online payment form. All required forms can be found below.

Required Forms

After filling out the online application, please download and complete the forms below. Return completed forms to the address below by May 15, 2023. You must make your payment online before that deadline. You may also send a check made payable to NTID along with the forms.

Please send completed forms to:

NTID Advanced Tech Careers Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623

If you are unable to download the forms or if you have questions, please fill out our contact form, or get in touch with us by e-mail, or by phone at 585-475-7695 (voice) or 585-286-4555 (VP).

Contact Us

For questions about the program or to get more information, contact us through the following channels:

By Mail:

NTID Outreach Consortium
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604

By Phone:

585-475-7695 (voice)
585-286-4555 (videophone)

You can also contact us by email at or use the form below.