Bronx Community College has served as the “Gateway to Success” for thousands of graduates who have gone on to earn bachelor’s degrees and/or pursue successful careers. Located on New York City’s highest natural peak, the College’s 43-acre campus provides an inspiring setting for learning, with tree-lined walks and spacious lawns.
Bronx Community College was founded in 1957 to meet the growing need for access to higher education in the borough of the Bronx. It was one of the original undergraduate colleges that joined together in 1961 to create The City University of New York. The College also extends itself to New York City’s economic, educational, and cultural institutions through partnerships with business and industry.
With extraordinary programs, a beautiful campus, and a diverse student body, Bronx Community College is a great place for lifelong learning and achievement.
- Students can choose from a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs. Programs in the health professions and technology are particularly popular. Programs unique to Bronx Community College include nuclear medicine, ornamental horticulture, and environmental technology.
- Students can choose from a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, ranging from nursing and nuclear medicine technology to automotive technology and ornamental horticulture.
- Students can choose from day, evening, weekend, and online courses.
- The College’s dedicated faculty members provide expert instruction.
- Students can supplement classroom instruction with tutoring and courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) as needed.
- The College has a Learning Resources Center and an Academic Computing Center on campus.
- Experienced faculty advisors and a professional counseling staff help students select the programs best suited to their needs and goals.
- The College offers a wide range of support services, including licensed day care for the pre-school children of enrolled students. An after-school program for school-age youth is also available.
- Extracurricular activities are an integral part of many BCC students’ educational experience. The College offers a complete spectrum of organizations, clubs, activities, and athletic teams.
- On-campus recreation facilities include an Olympic-size pool.
- The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is a New York landmark located on the BCC campus. Designed by the renowned architect Stanford White, the hall is a large open-air colonnade housing bronze portrait busts of the honorees. Founded in 1900, it is the nation’s original “Hall of Fame.”
- At BCC’s Center for Teaching Excellence, faculty members at the College learn how to become better teachers by making more effective use of technology.
Bronx Community College awards associate in applied science, associate in arts, and associate in science degrees. In addition, certificates are awarded in a number of academic areas. Students can transfer from Bronx Community College to other colleges. BCC has secured various educational partnerships—joint degree programs, articulation agreements, and memorandums of understanding—with CUNY, SUNY, and private senior colleges.
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.): Accounting, Automotive Technology, Computer Information Systems, Digital Arts, Education Associate, Electronic Engineering Technology, Energy Services and Technology, Environmental Technology, Human Services, Marketing Management, Media Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Office Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Office Administration and Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Paralegal Studies, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Radiologic Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Telecommunications Technology Verizon.
Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.): Criminal Justice, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.): Business Administration, Community/School Health Education, Computer Science, Dietetics and Nutrition Science, Engineering Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Science for Forensics, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Certificate Programs: Animal Care and Management, Assistant of Children with Special Needs, Automotive Mechanics, Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant, Early Childhood Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.
#4 to Burnside Avenue. Walk four blocks west to University Avenue, then turn right and walk one block north to the College. Shuttle bus service from the campus to the subway is available in the evening during the semester.
#3 (University Avenue) to 181st Street; #40/42 (Tremont Avenue Crosstown) to University Avenue; #36 (180th Street Crosstown) to University Avenue; #12 (Fordham Road Crosstown) stops at University Avenue, where it connects with the #3 bus.