Queensborough Community College (QCC) is part of The City University of New York (CUNY) which is the largest public university system in the United States. As one of six community colleges maintained by CUNY, QCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and serves over 20,000 students through its associate degree programs, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.
Many students take advantage of transfer programs for students preparing for four-year institutions, career programs for students seeking an associate degree in a specific field for entry into the workforce, as well as certificate programs which take less than two years to complete for entry into the workforce. In the transfer program, students may earn an Associate in Arts in Education or an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as an associate in science in one of the following fields of study: criminal justice, business administration, fine & performing arts, health sciences, engineering science, environmental health, gallery & museum studies, science for forensics, or mathematics & science.
The career program earns students an associate in science in one of the following majors: accounting, management, digital art & design, massage therapy, office administration & technology, computer information systems, laser & fiber optics technology, mechanical engineering technology, music electronic technology, nursing, medical office assisting, and computerized architectural & industrial design.
There are many certificate programs for students to choose including photography, medical office assisting, computer information systems, day care assisting, healthcare office administration—managing coding & billing, computerized architectural design & drafting, school secretary, Microsoft Office applications proficiency preparation, computerized manufacturing technology, and new media technology.
The continuing education program offers over 500 courses in such areas as personal enrichment, preparatory skills, professional development, recreation and sports, as well as a Kids College program and a 50+ Club.
In addition, the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), two pre-college programs for high school students, as well as an honors program provide academically challenged students smaller class sizes and advanced courses.
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Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.
To attend, prospective students should:
- Apply online or download an application for admission, along with a non-refundable application fee
- Submit a completed immunization form
- Complete the college placement test
For additional information on admissions requirements and instructions, contact the Admissions Office.
The financial aid office provides several options to qualifying students, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. The college’s website provides detailed information about all aid available, as well as descriptions and deadlines of each option.
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QCC serves a wide range of students including degree-seeking students, transfer students, those seeking certificates, high school students, and working professionals.
There are a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in campus life. These include student clubs and organizations, student government, student publications including a yearbook and newspaper, intercollegiate sports, an art gallery, a performing arts center, a photo gallery as well as other cultural and recreational activities.
Student Enrollment Demographics
The athletics department supports several intercollegiate sports including men’s baseball, basketball, and soccer, as well as women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball. In addition, the college offers men’s and women’s cross country, swimming, as well as men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field.
The Tigers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the CUNY Athletic Conference.
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