New York City College of Technology
|New York City College of Technology
(as New York State Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences)
|President||Russell K. Hotzler|
|Academic staff||414 Full Time, 777 Part-Time|
|Location||Downtown Brooklyn, New York, USA
(MetroTech BID & DUMBO)
|Colors||Blue & Gold|
New York City College of Technology (NYCCT), commonly known as City Tech, is the largest four-year public college of technology in the northeastern United States, and a constituent college of the City University of New York. It is one of four CUNY senior colleges to grant both associate and bachelor degrees along with The College of Staten Island, Medgar Evers College, and John Jay College.
The college is located within the MetroTech BID in Downtown Brooklyn. It has an enrollment of over 16,000 students in 62 technical and professional programs including several engineering technology fields as well as architecture, construction, nursing, hospitality management, entertainment technology, dental hygiene, vision care technology, technology teacher training and paralegal training, including specialized certification programs, two-year technical programs, and four-year baccalaureate programs. Non-degree continuing education is also offered, and serves over 16,000 students each year. City Tech is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. U.S. News & World Report labels City Tech as among the most diverse colleges of its type in the Northeast.
- 1 History
- 2 Schools and Departments
- 3 Campus
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 Notable faculty
- 7 References
- 8 External links
City Tech's identity as a technical college with a comparatively wide range of professional programs is the result of a rich history formed between its two legacy institutions. New York City College of Technology is the legacy of their 1971 merger.
New York City Community College (1946–1964)
|New York City Community College|
|Active||1946–1964 (Joined City University System)|
|Location||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Former names||The New York State Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences (1946–1953)|
The New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences was founded in 1946 in response to the needs of business, industry and the professions for highly trained technicians and other specialists for the post-war economy. The school was renamed New York City Community College in 1953, becoming the city’s first community college.
Voorhees Technical Institute (1881–1971)
|Voorhees Technical Institute|
|Active||1881–1971 (acq. by New York City Community College of City University)|
|Location||New York City, New York, USA|
|Former names||The New York Trade School (1881–1961), The Technical Schools of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880)|
The Technical Schools of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was renamed The New York Trade School in 1881. In 1892, J. Pierpont Morgan endowed the school, establishing it as one of the nation’s leading trade schools for American young men and the model upon which other trade schools were founded. In 1961, The New York Trade School’s charter was amended, making it a “technical institute,” which allowed it to grant associate in applied science degrees and to operate as a two-year college. It was renamed Voorhees Technical Institute in honor of Enders M. Voorhees, a prominent industrialist and chairman of its board of trustees.
In 1971, due to declining enrollment and rising operation costs, the Voorhees Board of Trustees voted to transfer operations of the institute to New York City Community College, marking the first instance in which the City University of New York had taken over a private educational facility. Voorhees' modern facility at 450 West 41st Street in Manhattan, then valued at $4 million and up to the point of the takeover had been operating at less than 50% capacity, reopened as the Voorhees Campus of New York City Community College.
As a CUNY senior college (1980— )
In 1980, New York City Community College of City University was designated a CUNY senior college, “a technical institute within the CUNY system," and was renamed New York City Technical College. The school was renamed New York City College of Technology in 2002.
Schools and Departments
School of Technology and Design
The School of Technology & Design offers programs in engineering, design and media technologies.
- Advertising Design & Graphic Arts
- Architectural Technology
- Computer Engineering Technology
- Computer Systems Technology
- Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Entertainment Technology
- Environmental Control Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
School of Professional Studies
The School of Professional Studies prepares students for professional careers.
- Career and Technology Teacher Education
- Dental Hygiene
- Restorative Dentistry
- Health Services Administration
- Hospitality Management
- Human Services
- Law/Paralegal Studies
- Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging
- Vision Care Technology
- Business Technology
School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts & Sciences offers degree programs in biomedical informatics (BS), chemical technology (AAS), computer science (AS), liberal arts (AA and AS), mathematics education (BS), and applied mathematics (BS) with concentrations in financial science, information science, and natural science.
- African American Studies
- Biological Sciences
- Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA/AS)
- Social Science
New York City College of Technology occupies 9 buildings within MetroTech BID and DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York. College Administration and Offices, the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, the School of Professional Studies, and the School of Professional Studies are primarily based in a complex formed by the Namm, Atrium, General, and Pearl buildings in MetroTech (300 Jay Street). The School of Technology and Design is primarily based in Voorhees Hall in DUMBO with Graphic Arts based in the MetroTech Complex.
City Tech Tower
|City Tech Tower|
The City Tech Tower at Jay
& Tillary Streets
New York City.
|Location||Jay and Tillary Streets
New York City
|Antenna spire||1,000 ft (300 m)|
|Roof||850 ft (260 m)|
|Floor area||300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) (Academic space)|
|Design and construction|
The building would have stood 1,000 feet (305 m) tall and contain 65 floors, 11 for the college and 600 units of housing. The building, at a height of 1,000 feet (305 m), would have been the tallest in Brooklyn. The building would have been the first skyscraper in Brooklyn to rise more than 60 stories, since the tallest completed building in the district is only 42 stories tall.
Plans continue for a new academic complex to rise at the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets. The project is expected to produce over 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of space for the College and will house many of the science and health care programs, plus a new gymnasium and theater.
New York City Tech teams participated as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Yellow Jackets were a member of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) until the school folded its athletic program following the 2010-11 season. NYC Tech began CUNYAC competition in the community college section from the conference's inception in the 1987-88 season, later to join its senior college section in the 1999-2000 season. Men's sports included basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and volleyball; while women's sports included basketball, cross country, softball, tennis and volleyball.
- Hiroaki Aoki (Restaurant Management, 1963), Olympic wrestler and founder of the Benihana chain of "Japanese steakhouse" restaurants
- Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn (2014 - )
- Charles Barron, New York City Council member representing the 42nd District of New York City; former Black Panther
- Zev Brenner, an Orthodox Jewish radio host; president and founder of Talkline Communications
- Salvatore Cassano (Fire Protection, 1970), New York City Fire Commissioner
- Larry R. Felix (1980), Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Michael Lomonaco (Hotel and Restaurant Management, 1984), chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is also a Visiting Distinguished Professor.
- William Yosses (Hotel Management), White House Executive Pastry Chef and coauthor of the book Desserts For Dummies.
- Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, taught in the English department. In a 1997 New York Times Op-Ed essay, Mr. McCourt wrote about his experiences teaching immigrant mothers at New York City Technical College during the Spring 1990 semester.
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- Frost, Mary (2007-12-05). "City Tech Tower Actually City Tech ‘Complex’". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
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- McCourt, Frank (11 May 1997). "Mothers Who Get By". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-23.