Queensborough Community College
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Queensborough Community College (QCC) is a community college in Bayside, Queens, New York. One of seven community colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, Queensborough enrolls more than 15,400 students and more than 900 Instructional Faculty.
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 40 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.
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.
Queensborough offers the following degrees:
- Associate in Arts (AA)
- Associate in Science (AS)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
- Professional Certificate
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.
- The Kupferberg Holocaust Center 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 Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) was founded in 1963 and seats more than 1,000 people.
- 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 Art Gallery was renovated again in 2004.
- Communiqué, the campus newspaper, is published monthly during the fall and spring semesters by the students in Introduction to Journalism.
- The literary magazine of Queensborough Community College publishes stories and poems submitted by students.
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, swimming, track & field and volleyball.