Bramson ORT College
|Location||Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States|
|Affiliations||World ORT, ORT America|
Bramson ORT College is a nonprofit private two-year college in New York City. Its main campus is located in Forest Hills, Queens, with a satellite campus in Brooklyn. The Institute is affiliated with ORT America, a volunteer organization that is the umbrella organization of ORT in the United States, and World ORT, the parent nonprofit global Jewish organization that promotes education and training in over 100 countries.
Bramson ORT was established in 1942 to serve refugees and immigrants during World War II. In 1979, Bramson ORT Training Center became Bramson ORT Technical Institute. The Technical Institute officially became a Bramson ORT College in 1996 to provide quality technical post-secondary education and to meet the educational and career needs of the New York Community. Bramson ORT lost its accreditation January 10, 2017 and shut down its operations in February, 2017.
The World Organization for Educational Resources and Technological Training (World ORT) operates a worldwide network of over 800 schools and training centers with an enrollment of more than 200,000 students in 60 countries. World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organization.In 2007, American ORT and Women’s American ORT merged to create ORT America, a Jewish organization. ORT America oversees the following ORT programs in the United States:
- Bramson ORT College (New York, NY)
- Los Angeles ORT College (Los Angeles, CA)
- Chicago ORT Technical Institute (Skokie, IL).
ORT (Organization for Educational Resource &Technological Training) is an international organization which strives to bring economic self-sufficiency to world Jewry. Since the establishment of the organization in 1880, ORT schools have provided vocational and technical education to more than two million people.
Bramson ORT College offers the following programs:
Bramson ORT college collaborates with B'derech, an organization run by Civil Court Judge Rachel Freier. The Bderech program caters to the Chareidi and Chasidic communities of Flatbush Boro Park, Williamsburg, Monsey and beyond. Bderech students participate in the ATB program earning their GED alongside their associate degree. The men's program began in 2012 and offers degrees in business, accounting, programming, networking and graphic design. The women's program began in the Spring 2014 semester. The women's program offers degrees in business, medical assisting, graphic design and paralegal. The Bderech program ensures that the special needs and sensitivities of the community are respected.
Originally based in Manhattan at 23rd Street and Park Avenue South, it relocated to Queens in 1988. The college is now located at 69-30 Austin Street in Forest Hills, Queens with an extension center in Bay Parkway, Brooklyn and an annex in Kew Gardens, Queens.
Bramson ORT College is accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Associate's degree, certificate and diploma programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, which has accredited the school since 1979. Bramson ORT College is a not-for-profit educational institution. Effective January 10, 2017, the New York State Education Department Board of Regents has denied Bramson Ort College’s renewal of accreditation. As a result, the college has stopped enrolling new students and is in the process of creating a teach-out plan for its currently enrolled students.
Bramson ORT College has articulation agreements with the following colleges:
Bramson ORT College is located at 69-30 Austin Street, Queens, NY 11375. The College provides students with access to medical laboratories, general-purpose classrooms, a student services center, a student lounge area, and administrative offices. The College's facilities and equipment fully comply with all federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations, including requirements pertaining to fire safety, building safety, and access for disabled individuals.
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- DIRECTORY OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACCREDITED BY THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS AND THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, New York State Education Department. Accessed August 5, 2008.