Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy

As a Queensborough student you will focus your education in one of our five nationally recognized Queensborough Academies.

Studying in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy you will learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects – and your future.  The Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy provides undergraduate resources, industry-level technology and state-of-the-art lab equipment for a modern and efficient approach to preparing professional technicians and engineers. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are four words that spell high demand in the workplace!

Faculty-led opportunities include service-learning and undergraduate research experiences as well as the potential for internships and participation in academic conferences resulting in a more focused, impactful education.

From the moment you step onto our campus, you are paired with a personal Queensborough Academy Adviser dedicated to helping you reach your academic and career goals. Your Academy Adviser will guide you through course selection, help you understand degree requirements, assist with career planning and support you through your entire time at Queensborough.

Within your Queensborough Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy, you will have the opportunity to connect in-class learning with real-world experiences while receiving the highest quality education for your chosen STEM career.

Degree Programs

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Biotechnology

Leading to B.S. in Biotechnology at York College

This program will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as technicians in the modern biotechnology environment and provide QCC graduates with seamless transfer to the BS program at York College. Course study is complemented by hands-on internships and field experiences with local partners such as the FDA, Stony Brook University, and Albert Einstein Medical College.

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Chemistry

Leading to B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at York College

Chemistry matters. It’s the study of matter—how it interacts, transforms and changes. If you’re looking to learn about the very substance of the world, find a great job and help improve society, explore chemistry at Queensborough!

Armed with an A.S. in Chemistry, you can transfer to York College to complete a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our education can open doors to growing career opportunities in the local economy including the biomedical and personal care industries and food and health related manufacturing. Maybe you’ll invent a product that can improve life for us all! Get started here!

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Engineering Science

Everywhere you look, you see engineering at work – bridges, buildings, space ships, cell phones, and more. This math and science-based program gives you the foundation you need for transfer with advanced standing to a bachelor’s degree program in Engineering.

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Environmental Science

Graduates of the Associate in Science degree program in Environmental Science are prepared for transfer to a four-year college to complete a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree that is essential for most types of employment in this field. QCC students will be offered the opportunity to obtain the A.S. Degree with a concentration in Environmental Science.

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Forensic Science

Leading to B.S. in Forensic Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Recent advances in chemistry, biology and computer science have created new opportunities in fields such as forensic science and criminalistics. This program provides a science-based foundation for students to transfer to John Jay College of Criminal Justice (minimum GPA of 2.5 required) and receive their Bachelor of Science degree.

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Mathematics and Sciences

The AS degree prepares you to transfer with advanced standing to baccalaureate in science programs (BS), leading to careers in science, mathematics, education, computer science, and the health sciences.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

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Computer Engineering Technology

Fascinated by computers and their critical role in our lives? Become a computer programmer or technician, a technical sales representative, or a LAN technician. Gain the education, the technical skills, and the “hands-on experience” through internships and cooperative education projects and be ready for the job market and/or move toward a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

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Architectural Technology

Do you have strong analytical, practical and visual skills? Prepare for drafting and design careers, -- engineering drafters, associate designers, detailers, technical illustrators, architectural drafters and CAD operators.

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Electronic Engineering Technology

Graduates are competent technicians prepared with problem-solving skills, a strong technical foundation, and the mathematics and science education needed to enter the field of electrical technology. Graduates may also transfer into the junior year of a bachelor’s program in engineering technology.

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Internet and Information Technology

Go where the future is with this program that combines learning of technology, art, music, and writing. Gain valuable skills in communications, programming, artistic layout and design, and animation. A cooperative education component puts you in the work place for college credit.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Do you see yourself at work in the space program, missile development, air and water pollution control, robotics or high speed railway equipment development? Learn in classrooms and labs that contain the same equipment as those found in industry. Graduates face strong employment opportunities as well as the possibility of transfer into a mechanical engineering degree program.

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Telecommunications Technology

Find a career in communications through the study of electronics, computers, and networks. Gain the education so you are ready to solved problems involving complete voice, video and data networks. Some students go on to study for a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology.

The above programs - Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology — are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC of ABET):
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Certificate Program

New Media Technology

The certificate program in New Media Technology provides students with a broad understanding of Internet-based technologies for the design, development, maintenance, and support of such digital media as hyperlinked texts, static and moving imagery, audio, video, and multiple interfaces of these media. For those seeking immediate employment in a burgeoning field or for professionals currently in the field who wish to enhance job skills, the certificate program offers training and education for students with varied interests, backgrounds, and preparation. Using an integrated, interdisciplinary approach, the program combines instruction in technology, art, and writing, providing valuable skills in communication, programming, database and e-commerce, artistic layout and design, and animation.

Potential Careers / Transfer Paths

What careers can I pursue after Queensborough?

With a degree/certificate from Queensborough Community College, you can achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of careers. Visit CareerTraQ to get started exploring potential options. Also, visit the Office of Career Services page for valuable resources to aid you in career planning.

Where can I transfer after Queensborough?

Queensborough Community College has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities for you to continue to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Visit our Transfer Agreements page to learn more.

Academy Sponsored Events

Wednesday, October 19
Seminar by Dr. Howard Adams titled “STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS”
Dr. Howard Adams is an internationally known educator, lecturer and consultant in the area of academic, career and professional develop- ment. He has presented at more than 500 colleges & universities and numerous national conferences. His award list is quite extensive and includes the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mentoring, and “20th Century Outstanding Educator” by Black Issues in Education.
12:10-2 PM
M-136

Wednesday, October 26
Seminar by Dr. J Mansfield, Barnard College,
Dr. Mansfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Barnard College. Following her longstanding interest in genetics and development, her current research in the lab focuses on the devel- opment and evolution of somites, which are embryonic structures that give rise to various musculoskeletal derivatives. She is also involved in a collaborative project, which aims to characterize chemosensory genes (primarily gustatory and olfactory receptors) and their functions in the moth Manduca sexta. She will present ‚Hox genes in development and evolution of the vertebral column‘.
12:10-1 PM
S-112

Friday, October 28
Training and preparation workshop for National Chemistry Week.
3 - 4 PM
S-407

Sunday, October 30
Celebrating National Chemistry Week
All Day
NY Hall of Science

Wednesday, November 2
DIVERSITY IN STEM FACULTY PANEL
Organizer: SACNAS QCC Chapter
Event Description: This panel will feature a diverse group of STEM faculty who will speak about the challenges they face in their profes- sional lives as members of Latino, African American, and LGBTQ communities.
12:10-2 PM
M-136

Wednesday, November 9
4TH ANNUAL I LOVE SCIENCE DAY
12:10-2 PM
SUUL

Thursday, November 10
Last day to withdraw from classes

Wednesday, November 30
Dr. Eugene Harris, Department of Biology & Geology, QCC, NY
12:10-1 PM
M-136

Wednesday, November 30
UR STUDENT PANEL
Organizer: SACNAS QCC Chapter
Event Description: This panel will bring together students who have participated in undergraduate research. They will share their experi- ences as members of programs designed to increase and diversify the STEM pipeline.
1-2 PM
M-136

Thursday, December 8
Seminar by Dr. Paris Svoronos/ACS Long Island section
6 pm
S-111

Contact Us

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.