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A Message to City Tech Students from Pamela Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Academic Year!
Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Thank you for choosing City Tech, the only college of technology within CUNY and the largest in the northeast. Our degree programs are career-focused with hands-on learning emphasized. City Tech graduates go on to create a legacy of community service and leadership. City Tech is proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Our distinguished alumni include:
- Eric Adams, 110th Mayor of New York City and 18th Borough President of Brooklyn
- Hiroaki Aoki founder of the Benihana chain of restaurants
- Charles Barron, New York City Council member
- Zev Brenner, founder of Talkline Communications
- Salvatore Cassano, former New York City Fire Commissioner
- Larry R. Felix, former Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Robert Holden, professor and New York City Council member
- Michael Lomonaco, chef, restaurateur, and television personality
- Julian Niccolini, Managing Partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant
- Samuel E Vázquez, Visual Artist
- William Yosses, former White House Executive Pastry Chef and coauthor of the book Desserts For Dummies'
We provide a number of additional resources to expand your education, beyond your course work in our 58 career-focused degrees. As a City Tech student, you are eligible to access free software and enriching cultural activities. Following are highlights of the many reasons why now is a great time to be a City Tech student:
- Class scheduling options to meet your needs and fit your schedule:
Synchronous fully online courses - engage in class at scheduled times without the commute (instructional mode = Online, start and end time listed)
Asynchronous fully online courses - engage in class at your convenience (instructional mode = Online, no start and end time listed)
In-person classes - hands-on learning using state-of-the-art equipment (instructional mode = P, in person). Note - very few courses meet solely in-person in fall 2021
Partially online (hybrid) classes - some meetings in person, some online - have the best of both of the above features through partially online sections (instructional mode = Hybrid)
Lots of free workshops to enhance your education, help you succeed in your courses and prepare you for the job of your dreams!
Microsoft Office workshops (valuable for success in school and required by many employers)
Workshops on using Blackboard, an online learning platform, Collaborate Ultra, Zoom and creating your own videos (Yuja)
Free tutoring in nearly every discipline
Writing Center for support with writing assignments
In-person access to computer labs in G600, LG-18 (Atrium Learning Center) and V217
In-person access during business hours to the library, a great place to study, and 24/7 access online to a librarian, technology loaner program, and other library resources
Academic workshops, peer mentoring, learning communities and other supports through First Year programs. Free Math Prep Workshops are offered just before the start of every semester
Technical Support and Free Software
Free computing and information technology services including virtual access to college computers, free software and other resources designed to ensure students' academic success.
Virtual City Tech – comprehensive support for online learning.
Additional Student Services
A range of cultural events such as the annual Literary Arts Festival, Science Fiction Symposium, Black Solidarity Day, and the Annual Speech Contest, as well as lectures on a range of topics given by faculty members and experts from around the world. Enriching field trips
Support for veterans and those serving our country in the military
A multitude of special programs
Lots of opportunities to get involved with clubs
Opportunities to conduct undergraduate research under the mentorship of City Tech Professors, compensated with stipends
Professional Development Center to assist with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, internships and employment after graduation.
Free counseling services including individual and group counseling, crises counseling, career assessment tools, a virtual career library, and school/life success workshops
Support for students with disabilities
AND THERE’S MORE! FOR ALL CUNY STUDENTS:
Free access to cultural events around the City to enhance your education
CUNY Service Corps – paid internships for community service
As the Provost of New York City College of Technology, it is my honor and privilege to oversee all aspects of Academic Affairs and serve your needs. I hope you find the above of value. Please reach out if I can be of additional assistance.
Pamela Brown, PhD, PE
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs