Queensborough Community College

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Not to be confused with Queens College, City University of New York

Queensborough Community College
QueensboroughCC seal.svg
Established 1959
Type Public
President Dr. Diane B. Call
Undergraduates 15,000
Location Queens, New York,  United States
Campus Urban
Mascot Tiger
Website qcc.cuny.edu
QueensboroughCC logo.svg

Queensborough Community College (QCC), is one of seven community colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. It is located in Bayside, Queens County, New York City, New York and enrolls more than 15,000 students.

Queensborough opened in 1959 as a campus of the State University of New York and in 1965 transferred to CUNY. Its mission is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the work force. The college offers more than 20 associate's degree programs as well as certificate and continuing education programs. Queensborough is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Campus[edit]

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Queensborough’s 37-acre campus was constructed on the site of the former Oakland Country Club golf course. It comprises ten major buildings used for instruction and extracurricular activities. Among them are the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, and the QCC Art Gallery. There is also an astronomy observatory.

The campus and its nearby resources reflect the suburban neighborhood. [1] The Q27 bus stops on campus and the Q30 stops at nearby Horace Harding Expressway and Springfield Boulevard.


Academic Senate[edit]

According to its bylaws, "The Academic Senate shall be the voice of the academic community of Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York in all matters which shall appropriately be brought before it..."

Degrees Offered[edit]

Majors[edit]

Transfer curricula are designed for students who plan to continue their studies at a four-year college or professional school. These curricula are equivalent to the first two years of study at a senior college.

Career curricula combine preparation for a career with a grounding in general education, with many graduates entering jobs in business, health sciences, industry, or government. Although career curricula are not primarily designed to prepare students for transfer to senior institutions, many career graduates decide to continue their studies and earn the baccalaureate.

Queensborough offers the following programs. Students accepted in the certificate programs have matriculated status.

  • Art - General A
  • Arts - General A
  • Dance A
  • Drama/Theater Arts A
  • Music History/Literature A
  • Photography A, C
  • Biology A
  • Accounting A
  • Administrative/Secretarial Services A
  • Business - General A
  • Business Administration/Management A
  • Information Processing/Data Entry C
  • Office Management A
  • Communications Technologies - General A
  • Engineering Science A
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies A
  • Audio Production Technology A
  • Computer Programming - General A, C
  • Computer/Information Sciences - General A
  • Data Processing Technology A
  • Information Sciences/Systems A
  • Computer Engineering - General
  • Drafting and Design Technology A
  • Electrical Engineering Technologies A
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
  • Environmental Health A
  • Medical Assistance C
  • Nursing (RN) A
  • History - General A
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences A
  • Laser and Fiber Optics Engineering A
  • Chemistry A
  • Psychology - General A
  • Political Science/Government A
  • Sociology A

Cultural Institutions[edit]

The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives houses books, documents (including nearly 400 doctoral dissertations on microfilm), and audio-visual materials for use by students, teachers, scholars and any other interested persons. The Center serves as a resource for teachers and schools through Queens, New York, and around the world. It is the only Holocaust Center in the United States to publish educational guides for middle and high schools. It also assists schools throughout the state with compliance with a New York State law mandating the inclusion of the Holocaust in the social studies/global studies curriculum.

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) was founded in 1963 and seats more than 1,000 people. More than 90,000 people are served by QPAC annually through professional performances, student learning activities, and community programs. The annual professional Performing Arts Series is intended to bring a high level of affordable, live entertainment to the community.

The QCC Art Gallery was founded in 1966 by the first chairman of Queensborough Department of Art and Photography, Priva B. Gross. In 1981, the Art Gallery opened in its present location - historic 1920s Oakland Building, former club house for the Oakland Country Club and the oldest building on campus. The design for the gallery was generated through a student competition in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design Drafting. The Art Gallery was renovated again in 2004.

College Publications[edit]

Communiqué the campus newspaper, is published monthly during the fall and spring semesters by the students in Introduction to Journalism. The class offers members a hands-on, workshop approach as students learn how to report for, edit, and publish a newspaper by doing just that. http://queenscc.cunycampuswire.com/

Mementoes The literary magazine of Queensborough Community College publishes stories and poems submitted by students. Its objectives are to serve as a literary journal for the students, to promote the cause of creative writing at the College, and to provide a forum for the creative work of the College’s student body.[citation needed]

Queenszine Queensborough Community College’s interdisciplinary online journal of arts and ideas, featuring creative and academic work by students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni. QueensZine includes photographs, poems, stories and graphic designs

Athletics[edit]

Queensborough Community College teams participate as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Tigers are a member of the community college section of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, swimming, track & field and volleyball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Community College

External links[edit]

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