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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.

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

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 2016

Freshmen
Total number of students admitted: 5,702
Total number of students enrolled: 3,216

 Yield Rate: 56.4%

Transfers
Total number of students admitted: 2088
Total number of students enrolled: 1,523

 Yield Rate: 72.9%

*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 2015
Frequency Percent*
American Indian/Native Alaskan 15 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 767 23.4%
Black 885 27.0%
Hispanic 1183 36.1%
Other 182 5.5%
White 247 7.5%
Total 3279 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 2016: 409
Total enrollment: 17,282
Percentage of undergraduate students with disabilities: 2.4%

Source: CUNY OIRA

Student-Faculty Ratio

Fall 2014 student to faculty ratio: 17 to 1

Price of Attendance

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

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

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:

  • 207 general purpose classrooms, nearly all media-enabled "presentation rooms"
  • 61 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
  • High-tech equipment in the Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging Department, surpassing what is available in many hospitals, including sophisticated digital fluoroscopy equipment.
  • A lab of computer-simulated patients to be used by Nursing students to present symptoms they might not chance to encounter on hospital rounds. Nursing students also have access to the NYSIM Center, the leading resource for healthcare training through computer-based simulation.

Business

  • Students in our Hospitality Management program benefit from access to state-of-the-art kitchens and culinary labs.
  • Students in our new program in Business and Technology of Fashion are trained in the use of AIMS360, a leading enterprise management system in the fashion field.

Engineering Technologies and Design

  • A Water Jet cutting lab for fabricating and cutting metals, located in the 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 Building Information Modeling software.
  • The unique facilities for Entertainment Technology include one of the largest collections of state-of-the-art equipment of any technical theatre or related program. This includes six 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, a complete dimmer system, and 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 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 late fall 2017.

Faculty

City Tech has 414 full-time faculty members, all with the appropriate terminal degree in their field. The College also employs approximately 1098 part-time faculty. A complete listing of fulltime faculty can be found in the College catalog.

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 2016-2017 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

City Tech Articulation Agreements

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).

New York City College of Technology Licensure Pass Rates

Dental Hygiene Clinical Examination
Northeast Regional Board / American Board of Dental Examiners
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2013 51 48 94%
2014 62 60 97%
2015 55 47 85%
2016 66 62 94%
National Board for Certification in Dental Lab - Recognized Graduate (RGs)
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2013 28 18 64.3%
2014 49 24 49%
2015 34 25 73.5%
2016 20 23 76.7%
American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2014 60 49 82%
2015 52 49 94%
2016 61 61 100%
American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABO)
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2014 29 26 90%
2015 19 19 100%
2016 32 31 97%
National Contact Lens Examiners Certification (NCLE)
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2014 15 13 87%
2015 13 13 100%
2016 13 11 85%
New York State Basic Ophthalmic Dispensing Practical Exam
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2014 17 11 60%
2015 13 12 92%
2016 18 16 89%
National Council Licensing Exam - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)
Year Number of Candidates Number of Candidates Passed Passing Rate
2014 93 81 87.1%
2015 70 54 77.1%
2016 72 63 87.5%
Title II HEA Teacher Preparation Data - Assessment Pass Rates
ASSESSMENT NAME Takers Passers Pass Rate State Average Pass Rate
2013
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES TEST (LAST) 16 15 94% 95%
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CST 13 13 100% 100%
SECONDARY ATS-W 31 31 97% 98%
SECONDARY ATS-W 10 10 100% 95%
SECONDARY ATS-W 17 17 100% 96%
2014
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES TEST (LAST) 12 12 100% 99%
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CST 12 12 100% 98%
SECONDARY ATS-W 22 20 91% 9%
SECONDARY ATS-W 21 21 100% 99%
SECONDARY ATS-W 10 10 100% 100%
2015
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES TEST (LAST) 12 9 75% 91%
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES TEST (LAST) 12 12 100% 95%
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CST 12 12 100% 95%
SECONDARY ATS-W 21 21 100% 95%

Computer Use and File Sharing:

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.

Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions

Computer Use Policy

Terms of Computer Use, Including Copyright and Digital Millenium

File Sharing and Copyrighted Material

Student Activities

Career and Job Placement Services

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Student Financial Assistance

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

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 5.5%.

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

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

Health and Safety

Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Vaccination Policies

Immunization Clinics

Public Safety

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

Fire Safety Policies

Student Outcomes

Degrees Awarded

Degrees and Certificates Awarded During the 2015-2016 Academic Year
  Oct -15 Jan-16 Jun-16 AY Total
AA 14 41 48 103
AS 27 41 49 117
AAS 118 320 554 992
BS 48 169 219 436
BTECH 80 299 429 808
BSED 1 8 3 12
CERT 5 3 9
Total 289 883 1305 2477

Retention Rate

Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)


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.

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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 17,000 degree-seeking students, and serves another 16,000 people through its Continuing Education offerings. Through its Schools of Technology and Design, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences, City Tech offers 28 baccalaureate and 27 associate degrees - 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 academic programs of the College 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 computer fields, the engineering technologies, 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. One 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 newest program, a bachelor’s degree program in the Business and Technology of Fashion, addresses the high-tech needs of one of the core industries of New York.

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 very popular program in Mechanical Engineering Technology will provide the skills required in an age of global industrial competition, a world powered by robotics and advanced industrial design revolutionizing manufacturing. Our rapidly expanding bachelor of science in biomedical informatics prepares students in fields that stand at the intersection of IT and medicine. A BS program 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.

So, “Where can technology take you?” Maybe it is better to ask, “Where do you want to go?” We can help you get there.