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300 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 806 (V-806)
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Phone: 718-260-5525

Hours and Modes of Operation

Monday 9:00am-5:00pm — In Office and Remote

Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm — In Office and Remote

Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm — In Office and Remote

Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm — In Office and Remote

Friday 9:00am-5:00pm — Fully Remote

Meet the Dean


I am Dr. Shields, Dean of the School of Technology and Design.

New York City College of Technology, or City Tech for short, has been shaping New York City since 1946. Located in Downtown Brooklyn at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, we are in the heart of the tech industry.

Some points of pride: CUNY is a national engine of economic mobility according to a 2020 Brookings “Middle Class Mobility” report. City Tech ranked 10th of 1,600 colleges nationwide which is a testament to City Tech's mission of providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution with a third of our students being of Hispanic heritage.

The School of Technology & Design educates future design professionals in architecture, communications, computer systems, engineering technology, entertainment and facilities management. Our programs are nationally accredited by ABET for the engineering technologies, NAAB for architecture, and NASAD for communication design. Accreditation is the gold standard for our programs and is a direct path to professional licensure in their respective fields.

We offer over 11 associate and 10 bachelor degrees to provide the skills and training you need at any point in your career.

  • The Architectural Technology department offers you the opportunity to explore the built environment with associate and bachelor degrees in Architectural Technology or our newly accredited 5-year bachelor degree in Architecture.
  • Our Emmy-Award winning and accredited bachelor of fine arts program is housed in the Communication Design department as well as the two year associate degree program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology is home to the accredited associate degree in electromechanical engineering technology and a bachelor of technology degree in computer engineering technology.
  • Computer Systems Technology is our largest program at City Tech with an associate degree in computer information systems, a bachelor of technology degree in computer systems and a new bachelor of science in data science.
  • The Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology is an integral part of our built environment meta-major boasting three distinct programs. The bachelor of technology degree in construction engineering technology and associate degree in civil engineering technology are both accredited. The associate degree in construction management technology contains numerous micro credentials that employers are actively seeking.
  • The Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology department offers associate and bachelor degrees in both disciplines.
  • Produce our next Gravesend Inn© with City Tech's Theaterworks or create our next virtual escape room in the Entertainment Technology department through our bachelor degrees in emerging media or entertainment technology.
  • Building health has become ever more important, and our built environment programs also include in Facility Management (bachelor degree) and building Environmental Controls (associate degree).
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology majors can pursue a traditional mechanical engineering technology associate or bachelor degree or try a more modern take with industrial design technology (associate degree).

I invite you to discover our many paths to possible here at City Tech. Explore our department websites, join us for an open house or follow us on social media. We look forward to you becoming part of the City Tech family!
We are the Public Path to Possible. We are City Tech.


*Acknowledgment: I would like to credit my colleague, Professor Douglas Davis, in the Communication Design (COMD) Department for the
Public Path to Possible tagline.

Gerarda M. Shields
Room V-806