Prospective Students

  • City Tech (New York City College of Technology), of The City University of New York (CUNY), is the largest four-year public college of technology in the Northeast and a national model for technological education. City Tech has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students in 25 baccalaureate and 27 associate degree programs.
  • City Tech is located at Metrotech Center in downtown Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle," home to hundreds of innovation firms.
  • City Tech students were awarded $74 million in grants-in-aid and 85% of new students received financial aid.
  • City Tech tuition and fees cost less than half of the national average for public colleges and universities.

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Our comprehensive programs in liberal arts and sciences offer students excellent preparation for advanced study in almost any academic field. Students who graduate with the AA or AS degree can go on to careers in such fields as journalism, social work, teaching, and science.

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The Biomedical Informatics program is unique within CUNY and among the first in the nation to offer a truly integrated Biomedical Informatics degree at the undergraduate level. Recognized by leaders in the field, our curriculum is crafted to provide comprehensive training in the use of vast biomedical databases in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, and research settings.

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A degree in chemical technology is good preparation for immediate employment as a chemical technician in industry or for transfer into a baccalaureate degree in areas such as chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, toxicology, biochemistry, or environmental science. Interested students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects.

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The Professional and Technical Writing program prepares students to communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of tools and media. Students gain competencies that include writing, editing, problem solving, document design, rhetoric, interpersonal communication, collaboration, specialized expertise, and fluency in modern communication technologies.

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The accounting program has twin objectives, to position graduates for immediate employment in business and to prepare students for advanced entry into a baccalaureate program in accounting, a pathway to a career in business and finance. Accountants are very much in demand, and the program allows entry into this detail-oriented profession.

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The control room of a large, modern building looks like the command deck of a starshipcomplex, computer-managed and sophisticated. This baccalaureate program prepares graduates for careers as facility managers in large commercial buildings, hospitals, residential complexes, universities and other institutions.

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The Hospitality Management program opens the door for students to pursue a promising career path across a wide range of industry sectors including the substantial tourism industry in New York. Students compete in and win national professional culinary and pastry competitions.

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Today’s marketing students must prepare for tomorrow’s business opportunities. Students gain skills in marketing management, professional sales, market research, logistics management, direct marketing and entrepreneurship. Students go on to successful marketing careers and advanced business degrees.

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At the associate degree level, this program prepares students for the wide range of professions that provide technical support to architects. At the baccalaureate level, it puts students on track toward becoming registered architects. Tools such as CADD and extensive studio work prepare graduates to be the architects of the 21st Century. There is no other program like it in The City University of New York.

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Advertising design employs nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. in an industry with revenues of over $300 billion. Students learn their profession in state-of-the-art computer labs, working alongside faculty with real-world experience who can prepare them for the demands of this fast-paced, exciting profession. With an eye to the future, this program has developed at the baccalaureate level a strong focus on cross-platform and web-based design.

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Graphic arts is a field revolutionized by computerbased processes that are used in advertising, publishing, new media, corporate communications, commercial printing, packaging and labeling. This program’s associate and baccalaureate degrees present a unique synthesis of design and production. City Tech’s program serves the multi-billion dollar multimedia graphics and printing industry of the New York area in a style unduplicated in other more limited programs.

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Emerging Media Technologies is an interdisciplinary program that integrates media design, computing and engineering. The program provides comprehensive overviews and hands-on experiences in digital, tangible and interactive media.

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The theme park, the arena concert, the trade show, the Broadway theater—all are venues for graduates of this baccalaureate program. The only one of its kind in the Northeast and one of the few in the world, the program trains students in cutting-edge technologies of sound, lighting, scenery, video and show control.

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Modern manufacturing requires extensive work in CADD, computer-aided drafting and design. Our program allows students to prepare for careers as CADD systems managers, workstation operators, product developers, CAD/CAM programmers and much more. Graduates can also continue into more advanced degrees in industrial design and related fields.

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This program prepares students for positions as engineering technicians in public works projects, construction inspection, materials testing and surveying. The largest public and private construction firms employ graduates of this program.

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Computer Engineering Technology, the only program of its kind in CUNY, meets the needs of the computer industry for competent technicians with skills in electrical and mechanical technologies. The program is lab-based and hands-on.

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Trained construction managers are in very high demand. The only program of its kind in The City University of New York system, it prepares students for careers as managers and technicians in the construction industry.

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These programs cover the broad area from electrical power to telecommunications. Electrical power feeds all your appliances and is at the heart of electronics. Telecommunications provides the Internet and connects electronic devices to the outside world. Considering the electronic and communications devices in use every day, one can easily imagine the demand for such experts.

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Sophisticated air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are a necessary part of creating a high quality of life in an urban environment. Graduates of this program are able to install and maintain these complicated and often computer-driven systems. They are employed by large and small firms, hospitals and public agencies of all sorts, and often manage and own HVAC businesses.

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The control room of a large, modern building looks like the command deck of a starshipcomplex, computer-managed and sophisticated. This baccalaureate program prepares graduates for careers as facility managers in large commercial buildings, hospitals, residential complexes, universities and other institutions.

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Students in this program gain skills in machine design, solids modeling, applied mechanics and production methods and rapid prototyping. A balanced curriculum provides the ideal mix of the scientific and mathematical principles upon which mechanical design is based with hands-on experience in our well-equipped labs.

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A dental hygienist is a licensed member of the dental health team who provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public according to the regulations of individual state Dental Hygiene Practice Acts. Patient care provided by the dental hygienist includes collection and assessment of pertinent data, planning and implementation of care and evaluation of the results of treatment.

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Hospitals and healthcare organizations need doctors and nurses. They also need managers. This program is designed for students with associate degrees in health-related fields and prepares them for responsible management positions. Building on their associate degree preparation in a health area, students add managerial, research and analytic skills to their repertoire.

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Nurses have never been more in demand than they are today, and that need is expected to increase through the foreseeable future. At the associate degree level, this program prepares students to become RNs and has first-time passing rates on the national exams considerably above the New York State average (87.1% in 2014). The bachelor’s degree program offers training in community healthcare and opens the door to management positions.

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With the rise of the MRI and other technologies, medical imaging has become a key part of medical treatment. Graduates of this program enter the fastest growing field in healthcare. City Tech students pass licensure exams at among the highest rates in the state and are often employed before graduation.

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Restorative dentistry (Dental Laboratory Technology), the art and science of designing and fabricating corrective devices and replacements for natural teeth, is the third-fastest growing profession in New York. Technological revolutions have allowed computer-based modeling to support much of the craft of restorative dentistry.

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This program prepares students for New York State licensure and for a career in ophthalmic dispensing (opticianry) and contact lens fitting. Graduates may become proprietors of vision care firms, sales representatives or research technicians.

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With an internship program and a choice of concentration (financial science, information science or science), the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics prepares students to meet the growing demands of industry. Our program emphasizes computerbased mathematical models that are essential to the financial, telecommunications and medical sectors. This is a challenging and practical degree program that focuses on real-world mathematical applications.

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The Computer Science associate degree program provides students with the first two years of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in computer science, computer information science, computer systems technology, computer engineering technology or applied mathematics. It starts them toward the exciting career areas available to computer scientists.

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At the associate degree level, students acquire skills in mainframe computing and are introduced to programming in COBOL, CICS, SQL and systems such as C++ and Visual Basic.Net. At the baccalaureate level, in the only program of its kind in CUNY, students gain more advanced skills in specialized areas such as database design, Object-Oriented Systems, Unix, LANs, web design and data security.

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A human services grad does community organization and outreach, counseling, advocacy, and case management with populations in need. Graduates work in not-for-profit agencies and hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, courts, community based, mental, public health centers and the human resources field. There is a high demand for human services professionals.

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We offer the first baccalaureate program in paralegal studies at any public college in New York State, to meet the ever-increasing need for a highly trained workforce to support law firms and the legal system. Many grads continue to law school. The bachelor’s degree program is the only one in New York City with ABA accreditation.

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These two Bachelor of Science programs prepare students for positions as career/technical and technology teachers. Students can get provisional certification en route to teach in New York public middle and high schools. Students in the career teacher program can earn up to 30 credits based on previous occupational skills. This is a high-demand field that offers an extremely satisfying career.

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This new and unique bachelor’s degree prepares mathematics teachers for middle school and high school. Our program is designed to prepare mathematics teachers with a solid pedagogical foundation that is complemented by an extensive mathematical background. The program is accredited by the New York State Education Department.

Campus Life

Located at MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn and a two-minute walk from all public transportation facilities serving the area, City Tech is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Brooklyn Council and the MetroTech Business Improvement District as well as an active partner in the economic renaissance of the borough.

Faculty & Student Highlights

Visit Us

Visiting the campus is a great way to learn about the college and all that we have to offer.

City Tech is located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, adjacent to the Metro Tech Center academic and commercial complex. The campus is a two-minute walk from bus and subway lines serving the Downtown Brooklyn area.

Campus Tours

Our campus tour and information session will provide you with information about our admissions requirements, academic programs, support services, and facilities. Our campus tours are typically 60- to 90-minutes long and begin with a brief information session. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking on one of the registration links below.

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