Queensborough Community College serves as a portal of entry into higher education for its local community and beyond. The Association of American Colleges and Universities has recently recognized Queensborough as a national leader in establishing an institution-wide, student-centered learning environment through its Freshman Academies.
Founded in 1959, Queensborough Community College is located on a beautiful, 37-acre campus in residential Bayside, Queens.
The College’s mission is to provide a high quality education through a wide range of Associate degree programs that prepare students for transfer to senior colleges or entry into professional careers. A variety of special learning opportunities and exceptionally strong student support services help Queensborough students to succeed both academically and professionally.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR TRANSFER AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT
The top two reasons students attend Queensborough are to transfer to a four-year college or university – approximately half of our students transfer to a senior college within CUNY after earning their Associate degrees – and to obtain the necessary skills for career advancement.
Queensborough currently features four dual/joint transfer programs with CUNY senior colleges. The four programs are: Criminal Justice (A.S./B.A.) and Science for Forensics (A.S./B.S.) with John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Early Childhood/Elementary Education (A.A./B.A.) with Queens College; and Biotechnology (A.S./B.S.) with York College. Upon earning their Associate degrees at Queensborough, students may automatically transfer to these senior colleges if they have maintained the program grade requirements. Other transfer degree programs include Business Administration; Engineering Science; Environmental Health; Gallery and Museum Studies; Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science); and Visual and Performing Arts. For those students wishing to improve their skills or enter a new career field, Queensborough offers a wide range of career programs which include Accounting; Computer Engineering Technology; Computer Information Systems; Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design; Digital Art and Design; Electronic Engineering Technology; Laser & Fiber Optics Engineering Technology; Management; Massage Therapy; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Medical Office Assistant; Music Electronic Technology; New Media Technology; Nursing; Office Administration & Technology; and Telecommunications Technology.
SPECIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Queensborough is dedicated to enriching the student learning experience and providing academic support programs to its diverse student body through the following programs designed to help students navigate college life and succeed in their academics.
ASAP (Accelerated Study in Associate Programs): ASAP is a CUNY program for selected full-time students who qualify for financial aid whereby tuition and fees not covered by aid are paid through the program. Monthly MetroCards and the use of textbooks are supplied to ASAP students at no cost. ASAP students work closely with student managers, faculty and peers and receive specialized tutoring and access to enrichment activities.
College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP): Counseling and instructional services designed specifically for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in science, technology, and health-related fields or careers requiring licensure. CSTEP is funded by the New York State Department of Education.
Freshman Academies are available to all first-time, full-time students to help in their transition to college life and to guide them to academic success. Students are enrolled in one of six Freshman Academies based on their chosen field of study. On the first day of registration on campus, students meet with their Freshman Coordinator, who assists them with registration, scheduling, and planning and refers them to the appropriate support services to ensure they remain focused on their academics and their future.
High Impact Learning Experiences are offered across the curriculum to enhance student learning and help students fulfill their General Education Objectives. High Impact Learning Experiences include taking introductory-level cornerstone courses; creating an e-portfolio of student work; enrolling in a multi-disciplinary learning community; completing two writing intensive courses, and participating in a community-based, service learning project. Queensborough was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its many service learning initiatives and community partnerships.
The Honors Scholars Program is geared to high-achieving students. Enriched classroom experiences, independent study, research, participation in professional conferences, and internships in art, theater, music, health science, mathematics, teaching, and urban studies provide honors scholars with the opportunity to distinguish themselves among their peers and develop strong academic and leadership skills.
International Educational Opportunities create and facilitate personal growth and global understanding through study abroad programs. Working collaboratively with universities worldwide, programs and trips are orchestrated with faculty and staff to provide students with high-quality, curriculum-integrated experiences scheduled during the winter and summer sessions.
Internship opportunities are available in major fields of study including accounting, business, science, social work, technology, public service and health care. Students may meet with an internship coordinator to discuss internships and to receive advisement related to career development.
Services for Students with Disabilities: Queensborough takes great pride in the success of all of its students and is committed to providing opportunities and access to individuals with disabilities in all programs offered by the College. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities facilitates the support that fosters independence and student development on all levels.
Student Learning Center is an academic support service facility located in the Kurt R. Schmeller Library. Students receive tutoring in subject areas, participate in study groups, and attend special events and lectures to further their learning experience at Queensborough.
Mr. Anthony Davis
Administration Building, Room 210
Ms. Ronnie Lukas
Library Building, Room L409
Subway & Bus
- From Flushing: Take Main Street Flushing Line (No. 7) to Main Street, Flushing Station. Take Q27 bus to campus.
- From Jamaica: take F train to 169th Street and Hillside Ave. and then the Q30 bus via Horace Harding Blvd. to Springfield Blvd. Walk north to 56th Ave. and turn right to campus. You can also take the E, J, or Z trains to the Sutphin/Archer station and take the Q30 bus from there.
- From the Bronx: Take the Q44 bus to Flushing Main Street. Transfer to the Q27 bus to campus.
- From Nassau County: The N-20, 21 bus line from Nassau County stops at the corner of Northern Blvd. and 223rd Str. (Cloverdale Blvd.) The bus makes stops in the towns of Glen Cove, Roslyn, Manhasset, and Great Neck.
Bayside Station: Q31 bus to 48th Ave. and Bell Blvd., transfer to Q27 bus to Springfield Blvd. and 56th Ave. Or take car service from station to QCC.