College Now Summer Program

Please check back in spring 2015 for our summer offerings. 

In summer 2014, we offered Introduction to Robotics and the Summer Theatre Production Workshop.

Introduction to Robotics

June 30 to August 7, 2014, Showcase on August 11
Monday through Thursday
9:15 AM to 3:45PM
Four (4) college credits upon successful completion.

This program is designed to introduce students to robotics within a hands-on four (4) college credit course, ET 375 (Introduction to Robotics), to robotic construction, programming, operation, and basic design theory. Throughout the summer, students will work in teams to design, construct, and program autonomous mobile robots by learning and using the C Programming Language within the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics System among other components. Robotics projects will include behaviors such as line-following, random roaming with obstacle avoidance using IR senors and ultrasonic range finding sensors, and rotate until a path is clear using the data from the ultrasonic range finders.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2014
  • A score of between 65 and 79 on the Algebra I or Geometry Regents-- no greater than 79 on any Math Regents
  • Teacher recommendations should be based on GPA, attendance, and motivation.



The Summer Program is open to rising juniors and seniors. Students coming from Queensborough Community College partner schools will be given priority, but sophomores and eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

Summer Theater Production Workshop

June 30 – August 2, 2014
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (weeks 1 through 3)

Final Performance on August 2
Three college credits upon successful completion.

Open Call: Looking for aspiring and would-be actors, costumers, makeup artists, set designers, and other theatre hopefuls to hone their craft and mount a fully-staged production (for college credit) at Queensborough Community College's Summer Theater Production Workshop. Students will create a full-stage interpretation and production of scenes from Two Gentlemen of Verona in the Shadow Box Theatre. The Program will implement enhancements to provide a more comprehensive theatre experience including a visit to the Met's Costume Collection, a guest speaker/professional actor as well as a Broadway show.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2014
  • Have a minimum score of 65 on the English Language Arts (ELA) Regents exam OR an overall high school GPA of 70 or above
  • Students coming from Queensborough Community College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits. Additionally, preference will be given to students entering their junior and senior years and spots will be offered to sophomores as space permits.

Enrollment Forms

Parental Consent Form

Return Completed and signed forms and a high school transcript to:

College Now
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue, Room L116
Bayside, New York 11364