Library Building, Room 429 and 430, 718-631-6297
The Office of Career Services at Queensborough Community College encourages students to engage in professional work experiences that complement their curricula. Internship opportunities are available in all major fields of study, including accounting, business, social work, technology, public service and health care. Students have the opportunity to meet with an Internship Coordinator to discuss internships and to receive advisement related to career development. Also available is FOCUS 2, a comprehensive internet program that helps users with career planning.
Students are able to earn credit while participating in an internship by contacting the Cooperative Education Coordinator in the appropriate academic department. All credit-bearing internships must be discussed with and approved by the Coordinator the semester prior to enrollment.
Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters and may be part-time or full-time, for credit or not for credit. The majority of internships are unpaid but stipends may be offered to compensate for some expenses. Career development workshops are held throughout the school year and one-to-one conferences are available by appointment. To make an appointment, stop by the Office of Career Services or call 718-631-6297.
Queensborough Community College offers its students an opportunity to participate in the CUNY’s Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs. Students will have an opportunity to volunteer with a city, state, or federal elected official for college credit and gain experience working with their CUNY peers. The program is open to all interested students. For further information, call 718-281-5031 or search our web site.
Students in the Urban Studies Internship Program work at community agencies in such areas as cultural affairs, mental health, environment, recreation, urban government, and educational institutions, depending upon the interest of the student and the availability of positions. These internships are designed to offer the student parttime, on-the-job professional training. Student interns earn 3-6 college credits per semester for participation. For information call 718-631-6015 or 718-631-6251.
Cooperative education bridges the gap between the classroom and the world of work by integrating classroom study with related field experience. Students learn about their chosen field of study, gain career experience, and may earn a portion of their college expenses in jobs related to career and personal goals. Queensborough is committed to cooperative education as a means of strengthening the educational program, keeping the curriculum current, identifying new program areas, and increasing community support and involvement.
Courses in cooperative education are currently offered in these areas: Art and Design, Biological Sciences & Geology; Business (Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Management, Office Administration and Technology and Certificate Programs in Medical Office Assistant, Computer Information Systems and Microsoft Office Applications Proficiency Preparation); Chemistry; Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology; Health Science Professions (Environmental Health, Pre- Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Medical Office Assistant); Journalism; Laser & Fiber Optics; Mathematics and Computer Science; Mathematics Teaching; Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design Drafting; Music Electronic Technology; Speech and Media Communications; Urban Studies.
Prior to registering for a cooperative education course, students must first complete an application obtained from the faculty coordinator in the students’ field of study.
Students at Queensborough Community College may, with the permission of the appropriate department chairperson, take courses offered as independent study. Under this arrangement attendance in regularly scheduled classes is not required but the student must complete all course requirements.
In addition, students may participate in the Independent Study Program sponsored by the State University of New York. Courses are individually arranged and completed by correspondence between students and State University professors. For general information on courses offered throughout New York State, write to Independent Study Program, Office of Continuing Education, Empire State College, State University of New York, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.
Center for International Education and Immigration Services, Library Building, Room 431, 718-631-6611
The mission of Queensborough Community College Study Abroad Program is to create and facilitate opportunities for personal growth and global understanding.
The Study Abroad Program will offer students the opportunity to discover insights into other cultures. Developing new perspectives, the students will learn to reflect on their own culture.
The Study Abroad Office will establish and administer programs through active collaboration with QCC campus faculty and other academic departments. Working with universities worldwide, the Study Abroad Program provides high quality, integrated winter and summer opportunities for QCC students and faculty.
Students who wish to take courses at international institutions may come to the Study Abroad Office in the Library Building, Room 431.
Office of Academic Affairs, Administration Building, Room 503, 718-631-6344
The CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary permits mature and highly motivated students with a clear idea of their education and career objectives to design their own academic programs. It promotes sound educational innovation by allowing the participants, under the guidance of a faculty committee, to pursue a variety of educational experiences. Students are invited to study at the various branches of The City University and encouraged to pursue independent study under the direction of individual members of the faculty. Students may also earn a maximum of 30 credits for nonclassroom work experiences directly related to their programs of study.
All matriculated students in good standing at The City University of New York who have completed at least 15 credits with a 2.50 grade-point average at a senior or community college are eligible to apply for admission. Admission is based on academic background, ability to work in an unstructured situation, the academic validity of the proposed program of study, and faculty recommendations. Approval by the central office of the CUNY Baccalaureate Program is required before admission is granted.
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree by The City University of New York. These degrees are accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. More information is available online at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/cunyba/
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department, Technology Building, Room 20, 718-631-6207
The Next Step Program is a groundbreaking work force educational partnership among Verizon, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The program offers qualified Verizon employees in the New York and New England region an opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree with a special focus on telecommunications technology. Initiated by the union and company, in collaboration with several community colleges within New York State, this partnership is designed to provide an innovative, state-of-the-art, competency-based educational program that will allow employees to keep pace with advancing technology, to understand changing marketplace realities, and to develop and enhance customer service skills. The New York region of the Next Step Program comprises 14 colleges, including Queensborough Community College.
The Next Step Program offers an Associate in Applied Science in telecommunications technology. Courses for the Next Step Program address three areas of skills and knowledge: general education, electricity/electronics, and telecommunications. This curriculum introduces employees to the latest technology in the telecommunications industry and is designed to provide them the skills and knowledge to contribute to the highly competitive telecommunications infrastructure of the future.
In the New York region, all full-time permanent Verizon employees, who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and have at least eight years with the company, may apply for admission to the program in the fall semester. In addition to meeting all the basic qualifications for the job duties assigned, the applicants must meet the following academic requirements.
For more information, contact Professor Stuart Asser at 718-631-6207.