College Online Catalog Archive Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Catalog Archive

Mission Statement

New York City College of Technology is a baccalaureate and associate degreegranting institution committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. City Tech's distinctive emphasis on applied skills and place-based learning built upon a vibrant general education foundation equips students with both problemsolving skills and an understanding of the social contexts of technology that make its graduates competitive. A multi-disciplinary approach and creative collaboration are hallmarks of the academic programs. As a community City Tech nurtures an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness in which all members can flourish.

Education Goals

As a result of a City Tech education, students will:

  • Develop knowledge from a range of disciplinary perspectives, and hone the ability to deepen and continue learning.
  • Acquire and use the tools needed for communication, inquiry, analysis, and productive work.
  • Work productively within and across disciplines.
  • Understand and apply values, ethics, and diverse perspectives in personal, professional, civic, and cultural/global domains.


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, (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000), the Council of Standards for Human Services Education (CSHSE), the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ETAC/ABET), the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).


This issue of the catalog is published for academic years 2020-2021. Students should read the Schedule of Classes each term for the College calendar, changes in College requirements, new course offerings and other announcements.

Students are advised to consult regularly with College and department counselors concerning their programs of study.

The City University of New York reserves the right, because of changing conditions, to make modifications of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of the University and its constituent colleges without advance notice. Tuition and fees set forth in this publication are similarly subject to change by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York. The City University regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

The college reserves the right to deny admission to any student if in its judgment, the presence of that student on campus poses an undue risk to the safety or security of the college or the college community. That judgment will be based on an individualized determination taking into account any information the college has about the crime committed by the student and the particular circumstances of the college, including the presence of a child care center, summer camp, public school or public school students on the campus. In addition, the college may consider factors such as the amount of time since the crime was committed, the amount of jail time served by the student, the number of years the student was on probation or parole, whether the student has satisfied probation or parole requirements at the time of the student's application, whether the student has completed drug, alcohol, sex offender or other treatment, and what work or educational experience the student has had after the conviction. Finally, if the student is known to have been assisted by a CUNY-sponsored or other re-entry program or initiative, the college will consult with a counselor or representative from said program.