Consumer Information

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
For assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information that goes beyond what is presented here, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 718.260.5700 or by email at financialaid@citytech.cuny.edu

General Institutional Information:

MISSION STATEMENT

New York City College of Technology is the designated college of technology of The City University of New York, currently offering both baccalaureate and associate degrees, as well as specialized certificates. New York City College of Technology serves the city and the state by providing technically proficient graduates in the technologies of the arts, business, communications, health and engineering; human services and law-related professions; technical and occupational education; and liberal arts and sciences. The College provides access to higher education for New York City’s diverse population and assures high quality in its programs by a commitment to outcomes assessment. The College also serves the region by developing partnerships with government agencies, business, industry and the professions and by providing technical and other services. Education at New York City College of Technology provides students with both a command of skills necessary in their respective career areas, and the educational foundation for lifelong learning. All degree programs are built upon a liberal arts and science core curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity, an appreciation for the aesthetic dimension of life and work and a respect for cultural diversity. Students obtain practical experience in their chosen fields in a variety of settings. The College further encourages student growth and development through academic and student support services and a wide array of student activities.

EDUCATION GOALS

Career Goals
A City Tech graduate will

  • possess the ability to transfer knowledge and skills
  • function well in a variety of work environments
  • communicate clearly in written and oral presentation
  • apply problem-solving techniques to the workplace
  • work effectively as a member of a project team

Life Goals
A City Tech graduate will

  • understand the scientific and technical framework within which modern society functions
  • achieve a high degree of information literacy, using information technology to seek, obtain and utilize information resources for self-learning, problem-solving and personal growth
  • understand the aesthetic dimension of life
  • understand the economic, societal and cultural aspects of the environment
  • understand the ethical responsibilities and implications of one’s work and personal actions

Privacy of Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/files/students/registrar/pubinfo/rights/ferpa.pdf

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/supportservices/index.shtml

Student Diversity:

Admissions information

The total number and other data for undergraduate/graduate students, both freshmen and transfers, who applied to, were admitted by, and enrolled in the institution Fall 2014

Freshmen
Total number of students admitted: 5,529
Total number of students enrolled: 3,358*

  Yield Rate: 60.7%

Transfers
Total number of students admitted: 1,900
Total number of students enrolled: 1,350

  Yield Rate: 71.1%

*Includes reallocated students
Source: CUNY UAPC

Diversity

The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree- or certificate- seeking students enrolled at the institutions, by race and ethnic background.

Race/Ethnicity of First-Time Full-Time Degree-Seeking Freshmen in Fall 2013
Frequency Percent*
American Indian/Native Alaskan 9 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 634 24.2%
Black 708 27.0%
Hispanic 1013 38.6%
Other 28 1.1%
White 218 8.3%
Total 2,610 100.0%
*Based on incomplete self-reported data
Source: Fall 2013 data

Disabilities

The percentage of undergraduate students enrolled at City Tech who are formally registered with the Office of Student Support Services
Total number of students with disabilities in fall 2014: 313
Total enrollment: 17,374
Percentage of undergraduate students with disabilities: 1.8%
Source: CUNY OIRA

Student-Faculty Ratio

Fall 2014 student to faculty ratio: 16 to 1

Price of Attendance:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/generalinfo/tuition.shtml#1

Net Price Calculator:
» https://portal0.uapc.cuny.edu/uapc/public/fin_aid/
   financial_aid_estimator/FinAidEstimator.jsp

Refund Policy and
Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid:

» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/generalinfo/tuition.shtml#5

Textbook Information
As required by law, information about required and recommended textbooks and other instructional materials, including prices to the extent possible, are posted with the online schedule of classes for the semester. The schedule and textbook prices are integrated into the student registration section of CUNYfirst, the University’s comprehensive enterprise information system. In nearly all cases, textbook information is available before early registration begins.

Educational Program
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/catalog/

Instructional Facilities

The facilities at City Tech are robust, and altogether unique, at a college where more space is devoted to specialized labs than to general purpose classrooms:

  • 130 general purpose classrooms, nearly all media-enabled “presentation rooms”
  • 72 teaching computer labs
  • 77 specialized instruction labs
  • 3 public computing labs available for student use, with a total of 243 computers.

Noteworthy specialized facilities:

Healthcare

  • Two dental hygiene labs open to the public, operated by students under faculty supervision
  • An eyeglass clinic open to the public, operated by students under faculty supervision
  • Restorative Dentistry labs with equipment frequently only available at the graduate level
  • New, state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment in the Dental Hygiene Department and in the Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging Department, surpassing what is available in many hospitals
  • A lab of computer-simulated patients to be used by Nursing students to present symptoms they might not chance to encounter on hospital rounds.

Engineering Technologies and Design

  • A Water Jet cutting lab for fabricating and cutting metals, located in Mechanical Engineering Technology Department
  • A fabrication and modeling lab located in the Architectural Technology Department, featuring two laser cutters, and two 3D printers (one using powder, the other using plastic).
  • A mechatronics lab, where student work and instruction in robotics takes place
  • An information security lab, where research on data security and encryption take place
  • A specialized architecture computing lab, filled with computers loaded with advanced CAD software
  • The Unique facilities for Entertainment Technology one of the largest collections of state of the art inventory of any technical theatre or related program. Including 6 fully featured specialty labs (scene shop, lighting lab, sound/music lab, Painting lab, tangibles lab, visualization/design lab), the department also has a fully equipped theatre lab that is able to support any type of performance or exhibition based production. Seating 208, it contains a full catwalk, light and sound booths, complete dimmer system, a set of chain-motor box truss systems for versatile grid deployment

Of General Interest

  • Childcare Center for students with children – subject to space availability and means testing
  • A learning Center, with about 125 computers, Macs and PCs, all connecting to a wide range of supplemental instruction software. The learning center also includes breakout rooms where tutoring takes place in the areas likely to create stumbling blocks for students.
  • Two cafeterias, one in the Namm Building and the other in the Voorhees Building, at the opposite ends of the campus

In the Near Future
Rapidly rising at the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets is a new academic center for City Tech. It will provide 365,000 square feet of new space, and will be home to the science and healthcare programs. The new building will also include a theater-quality auditorium, a new gym and a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. It is expected to open in spring 2017.

Faculty
City Tech has 432 full-time faculty members, all with the appropriate terminal degree in their field. The College also employs approximately 1,245 part-time faculty. A complete listing of fulltime faculty can be found in the College catalog, www.citytech.cuny.edu/catalog/docs/catalog.pdf.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements:
As all colleges of The City University of New York, City Tech is governed by the Transfer policy of the CUNY Board of Trustees, reproduced in its entirety below as Appendix A. Operating within that policy, the goal of the College is to facilitate student success and to allow for the most rapid student progress through the transfer credit evaluation.

The college’s transfer policy is posted on the College’s website (Registrar's Office). A summary of transfer policies is also provided in the 2014-15 College Catalog www.citytech.cuny.edu/catalog/docs/catalog.pdf#page=39. Prospective transfer students can get an approximation of the transfer credits they can expect by using the tools found at TIPPS, the CUNY-wide website providing information on course equivalencies, articulation agreements, registered programs and transfer policies. CUNY General Education transfer policies can be found at the CUNY Manual of General Policy. Assignment of general education attributes for the CUNY-wide general education common core, “Pathways” are also described on the college’s website (Pathways).

Students transferring into City Tech benefit from more than 80 articulation agreements, which establish the beneficial terms under which students graduating from many local community college programs may enter City Tech baccalaureate programs. A list of these articulation agreements is contained in Appendix B. Information on any of these articulation agreements can be obtained from the involved City Tech department. The awarding of transfer credit not covered specifically by articulation agreements or CUNY Board policy involves coordination between our New Student Advisement Center and the academic departments to be sure that students are accurately placed, and receive all appropriate credit for prior work.

The City University of New York has created a tool to allow CUNY students to know in advance how most courses will transfer from one CUNY unit to another. This look-up system, called TIPPS (Transfer Information and Program Planning System) can be found at tipps.cuny.edu. Whenever possible the student is informed about transfer credit before the matriculation decision must be made. Additional information may be found on page 39 of the City Tech catalog.

Policy Of The Board Of Trustees Of The City University Of New York On Transfer Admission And Transfer Credit
» Appendix A

City Tech Articulation Agreements
» Appendix B

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of
Institution and Programs:

Accreditation

New York City College of Technology is fully accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Council of Standards for Human Services Education (CSHSE) and the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). In addition, programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA), Commission of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistants (ABA), Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ETAC/ABET), the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions:
» web.cuny.edu/administration/legal-affairs/copyright-materials.html

Computer Use and File Sharing:

Copyright and Intellectual Property
The colleges of The City University of New York are respectful of their responsibilities in regard to copyrighted materials, intellectual property, and under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In each case, appropriate enforcement mechanisms and penalties for violation are carefully spelled out.

Policy related to copyrighted materials:
» Click Here

Computer Use Policy:
» Click Here

Terms of computer use, including copyright and Digital Millenium:
» Click Here

File sharing and copyright infringement:
» Click Here

Student Activities:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/activities/

Career and Job Placement Services:
» websupport2.citytech.cuny.edu/employment/home.html

Teacher Preparation Program Report:
» Title II Report

Student Financial Assistance

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/financialaid/index.shtml

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations:
The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). If the student has lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, the student can regain eligibility if he passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.

A student subject to an involuntary civil commitment after completing a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense is ineligible to receive a Federal Pell grant.

Even if the student is ineligible for federal aid, the student should complete the FAFSA because the student may be eligible for nonfederal aid from states and private institutions. If the student regains eligibility during the award year, the student should notify his financial aid administrator immediately. If the student is convicted of a drug-related offense after he submits the FAFSA, he might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and might be liable for returning any financial aid he received during the period of ineligibility.

Student Loan Information:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/financialaid/

Loan Default Information:
Students at New York City College of Technology/CUNY are eligible for subsidized and unsubsidized loans through the William D. Ford Federal Loan Program. The loan default rate of the most recent cohort 24 months after graduation was 5.1%

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers:
All first time Direct Loan applicants or any student who has not completed a loan entrance counseling session online, must do so before the actual loan can be processed. If the student completed an online session for another college, then the student must add New York City College of Technology to his or her school list and bring a copy of the confirmation page to the Financial Aid Office. To access the loan entrance counseling session, the student should go to studentloans.gov

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers:
Upon leaving school, or enrolling in less than 6 credits per semester, federal regulations require that the student participate in an exit counseling session at www.studentloans.gov. This session is designed to provide the student with information regarding rights and responsibilities with regard to loan repayment, which include but are not limited to grace period, loan terms and conditions, where to send payment, payment options, conditions to defer repayment and what happens when the student's loan goes into default. To get an idea of what the repayment schedule might be, the student can get customized estimates by using the online repayment calculators at Direct Loans on the web at studentloans.gov

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/financialaid/pdf/
   FinancialAidCodeOfConduct.pdf

Preferred Lender Lists:
New York City College of Technology, as all of the campuses of The City University of New York, does not provide preference to any lender.

Preferred Lender Arrangements:
New York City College of Technology, as all of the campuses of The City University of New York, does not provide preference to any lender.

Health and Safety:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/adminfinance/ehs/ehs_index.shtml

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program:
» www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ohrm/cohr/drug-alcohol2011.pdf

Vaccination Policies:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/admissions/generalinfo/apply.shtml#10

Immunization Clinics:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/health/wc_section_5.shtml

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/adminfinance/publicSafety/ps_crimeStats.shtml

Fire Safety Policies:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/adminfinance/publicSafety/ps_index.shtml

Student Outcomes

Degrees Awarded

Degrees and Certificates Awarded During the 13-14 Academic Year
  Oct -13 Jan-14 Jun-14 AY Total
AA 17 33 50 100
AS 19 44 46 109
AAS 103 286 452 841
BA 1 1
BS 42 149 210 401
BTECH 61 254 362 677
BSED 2 4 6
CERT 2 1 3
Total 242 771 1,125 2,138


Retention Rate:
» air.citytech.cuny.edu/air/GradandRetentionRates.aspx

Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act):
» air.citytech.cuny.edu/air/GradandRetentionRates.aspx

Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act):
» Click Here

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act):
New York City College of Technology awards no athletically related financial assistance.

Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act):
New York City College of Technology awards no athletically related financial assistance.

Job Placement Rates for Graduates

A random sampling by CUNY of City Tech graduates in the class of 2013 suggests that 95.9% were either employed or pursuing additional education six months after graduation.

Other Important Information

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act):
New York City College of Technology does not presently participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Voter Registration:
» www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/supportservices/voterinfo.shtml

Helping Students Succeed

City Tech maintains a full palate of supports to help students succeed. The New Student Center advises and registers all students in their first semester at the College. They also provide assistance to new students in understanding policies and procedures at the College. The large majority of students require financial assistance, and the City Tech Financial Aid office maintains a special service office that can provide students with assistance in filing their FAFSA and making any necessary corrections.

The College conducts small orientation sessions to inform students and parents of the steps in the path towards complete and successful enrollment throughout the process.

Students at the College must, by law, be immunized against a range of contagious diseases. Students can take advantage of immunization clinics at the College where, at no charge, any unmet immunization requirements can be satisfied.

The Counseling Services Center provides a wide range of individual and group support services, designed to help students succeed in college. Students can get help in managing the college system and obtain support in the areas of academic, personal and career development. A series of student development workshops are offered on topics such as time management, career decision making, test taking strategies and motivation. In addition crisis counseling and community referrals are available to students who are experiencing more severe personal problems.

Veterans
City Tech students who are veterans of the US military are encouraged to participate in activities and services available to them through the Office of Veterans Support Services. Veterans can receive help with academic advisement and college information. A weekly “Boots to Books” support group helps veterans acclimate to college/civilian life by connecting with other veterans and learning about community resources. The office also provides regular programing to educate the college community about Veteran needs.

The Library staff provide all new students with workshops on research and library usage and offer classes and presentations on academic uses of digital technology. Students can also receive assistance with other sorts of computer-related issues from the Help Desk run by the Computer Services office. Large, open labs with computers and printers, are available for student use.

Student Support Services offers a wide range of services to students with disabilities, including adaptive equipment, untimed testing environments, signing for hearing-impaired students, and all of the other services commonly understood as "reasonable accommodation." All students with disabilities are mainstreamed, and offered every opportunity to succeed.

The College runs two separate learning centers, where study support, tutoring and supplemental instruction are provided. In any given semester, over 40% of the students at the College will take advantage of the learning centers. A number of academic departments also offer tutoring and other forms of academic support.

For over 20 years, the College has utilized an early warning system. Faculty identify students in academic difficulty, and the appropriate support office reaches out to the identified students.

Every full-time faculty member offers office hours. Faculty can be called upon for course-related advice and can be especially helpful to a student struggling to succeed. The faculty member teaching a course should be the first stop for a student experiencing academic difficulty.

Finally, the College provides assistance in securing part-time employment while the student is in college, and proactive services in resume writing, preparation for interviews and other skills useful in securing employment. Alumni can (and do) take advantage of these services also.

Looking Forward: New Majors for a New World

“Where can technology take you?” For City Tech graduates it takes them to careers beyond today's imagination. Founded in 1946 to help meet the need for professionals with sophisticated skills, New York City College of Technology - City Tech - is the home of over 16,000 degree-seeking students, and serves another 15,000 people through its Continuing Education offerings. Through its School of Technology and Design, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences, City Tech offers 65 baccalaureate and associate degrees and specialized certificate programs - many unique within CUNY, and some representing the only programs of their kind in the Northeast. The National Science Foundation consistently ranks City Tech as one of the nation's largest producers of science and technology graduates from under-represented minorities.

New York's changing economy depends upon applications of new technologies, science and engineering - areas of study central to City Tech's offerings. The college's academic programs prepare the well-educated, technologically sophisticated workforce needed to keep New York competitive globally. City Tech's highly regarded healthcare programs provide cutting edge preparation for students in digital medical imaging and restorative dentistry, and the exposure to simulations and computer-based diagnostic tools now employed in nursing. Programs in industrial design, technology teacher education, and the college's widely celebrated hospitality management offerings support core sectors of New York's economy. Architectural technology, construction management and civil engineering technology, environmental control technology, and facilities management programs all integrate sustainable and green technologies.

To fulfill its mission and to meet its obligations to its students, City Tech pays constant attention to technological advances and new workforce needs, both to keep current programs at the cutting edge and to develop new programs to meet new needs. Our new bachelor's degree program in emerging media technologies prepares graduates for careers requiring a highly media-fluent workforce able to address tomorrow's industrial and business needs and shape new lifestyles, helping graduates to enter professional areas that demand competence in digital technologies. Our healthcare system and the people it serves have rising needs that require advanced skills. Accordingly, City Tech's program in nursing has been expanded to include a BS. in nursing, to strengthen the cadre of nurses with administrative and analytical skills. Our associate degree program in radiologic technology and medical imaging now leads students directly into our bachelor of science in radiologic sciences, preparing students for careers in management, with research skills and with a background in rapidly advancing areas of digital imagery. Similarly, the bachelor's degree in health services administration will serve the need for administrators with IT and analytic skills, and training in management. A new bachelor's degree in industrial design technology will provide the skills required in an age of global industrial competition. Our rapidly expanding bachelor of science in biomedical informatics prepares students in fields that stand at the intersection of IT and medicine. Our newest program, a BS in professional and technical writing, allows students to combine writing skills with technological expertise, to enter the rapidly expanding field of technical writing. On the near horizon are dramatically expanded offerings in manufacturing and in green technologies.

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