PSAT (grades 9 to 11)

The PSAT/NMSQT (National Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT

Yun Kim, Ph.D., Senior Attendance Officer, District 26, NYC Dept. of Education

The new format was redesigned in 2015. It places greater emphasis on a student's ability to determine the meaning of words in extended contexts and how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact. The test measures a student's skills in two core areas Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math and is composed of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Math. Strong PSAT scores can lead to scholarship and help students prepare for the next step of the journey to the SAT.

CLX-587 Sat., 4 sessions (12 hours), March 3-24

CLX-587 RWM Both Core Areas: (12 hours) / $300 / 12:30-3:30pm

CLX-587 RW Reading & Writing: (6 hours) / $150 / 12:30-2pm

CLX-587 M Math: (6 hours) / $150 / 2-3:30pm

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Scholastic Aptitude Test: The Redesigned SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test: The Redesigned SAT

Richard Forman, Ph.D., Assistant Principal,  NYC Dept. of Education

Prepare and improve your scores with this newly designed test prep class. Develop mathematics and reading, writing, language skills, and vocabulary that you will use in your everyday life. Learn how to select your answers through careful strategic analysis. Find the class that works for you!

For the June 2 Test:

CLX-580 Sat., 9 sessions, March 3-May 12 (skip 3/31, 4/7)

Both Core Areas:  (27 hours) / $550

One Subject: (13.5 hours) / $275


ALL-E1    Reading, Writing  &.  Math @ 9:30am-12:30pm

RW-E2    Reading &.  Writing  @ 9:30-11am    

M-E1       Math @ 11am-12:30pm


ALL-L1    Reading, Writing  & Math @ 1:30-4:30pm

RW-L1    Readinq &.  Writing @ 1:30-3pm 

M-L1       Math@  3-4:30pm

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Teens College Code Academy (All Teen Grades)

Teens College Code Academy (All Teen Grades)

Jessica lngrasselino, Ed.D

Do you have an interest in web design and computer science?  This class will cover the basics of programming fundamentals, mobile development, robotics, web development and design. We will cover programs such as Java and Python with gaming and app development projects.

This course can be a great prerequisite for our Teens College Summer Coding Academy.

CLX-480             9 sessions (18 hours) / $240 / Sat., March 3-May 12 (skip 3/31, 4/7)

SA-B           BEGINNER - 9:30-11:30am

SP-1           INTERMEDIATE - 12:30-2:30pm Note: Must have taken Coding Class previously.

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String & Wind Ensemble (age 9+)

String & Wind Ensemble (age 9+)

Jessica lngrassellino, Ed.D., Music Education and Assessment

The String and Wind ensemble will accept students ages 9+ years who have played their instrument for LONGER than one year in school OR in private lessons. The students will gather for rehearsals and, on the final class, perform a concert for family and friends.

Prerequisite: Students need to have documentation that shows they are able to sight read at a

NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Grade 2 level.

CLX-428      SP / 9 sessions (13.5 hours) / $280 / Sat, 3-4:30pm, March 3-May 12 (skip 3/31, 4/7)

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Swim Club Team (ages 7-18)

Swim Club Team (ages 7-18)

Work with swim coach to improve swim techniques & practice lap swimming

Co-Coaches:  Joshua Bernstein, Ph.D.., Aqua Therapy License, and; Daniel Armstrong, M.S., D.P.T. (Doctorate of Physical Therapy)

Welcome to the wonderful world of competition swimming! Our coaches will test and teach your child(ren) in various competitive swimming techniques. Style, racing dive, and turns will be analyzed and remediation is available. Time trials and competing in local and exhibition meets will be provided.

This course also includes F'REE sessions within our Community Swim program

REQUIREMENTS: Advanced swim level, ability to swim in four (4) styles, must be competitive or above.

Note:  Parents who want to attend Community Swimming with their child(ren) must sign up and pay tuition & registration  fee.

PEX-753    20 sessions (29 hours) / $295

Tues. & Sun., Feb. 27-May 15 (skip 4/1, 3, 8), Sunday @ 7-9am & Tuesday @ 5-6pm

College Focus

College Focus helps high school seniors avoid remedial course-work at QCC and serves those that have not achieved the required Regents scores for college-level courses. Through College Focus, seniors can become exempt from remediation and qualify to enroll in core college credit courses. Students enroll in either an ELA or Math course that builds their academic skills and prepares them to pass the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing and math. Students who pass the Assessment Tests qualify to take a college credit course upon entry. For more information, visit

College Now

College Now is an educational program that offers high school students college preparatory and college-level courses. High school students will be identified and recommended by their College Now high school liaison, teachers, and/ or other personnel. Based on their Regents grades and SAT scores students will be informed of their eligibility for various College Now courses. Beginning in the freshman year in high school and throughout the senior year, students will participate in foundation courses (non-credit skills courses) or college-level courses given at their high schools, or, in some cases, on the college campus. These courses are offered tuition free to the students and are held before or after the regular school day, and on Saturdays. Students who are initially required to take college foundation courses will have the opportunity to progress to credit-bearing classes. Students taking College Now courses may receive ID cards and use the facilities of QCC. All classes taken through the College Now program will be documented on an official transcript on file at Queensborough Community College and in the Central Office of the City University of New York. (See "College Now Courses" in the Academic Departments & Course Descriptions section for more course information). For more information, visit College Now


Connect2College (C2C), formerly Career Clusters, will provide opportunities for junior and senior high school students to earn college credits and credits toward high school graduation. Unlike the former Career Clusters, all disciplines are offered from STEM, Humanities and the Liberal Arts. Students are also introduced to the college campus through college tours and on site events. C2C will be administered via the Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development. For more information, visit Connect-2-College

Project Prize

The Liberty Partnerships Program, Project PRIZE, administered by the New York State Education Department, links the College with middle and high schools in the Queens community. It identifies students at risk of dropping out of school and, through various support services, increases their motivation to graduate, pursue post-secondary education and/or meaningful employment. Project PRIZE offers an Afterschool, Summer and Saturday component. The Saturday and Summer components are held at the College. Services provided include academic workshops such as math, literacy, science, test preparation, and tutoring in all subjects. Students receive college and career preparation, mentoring services, individual and family counseling and can also attend enrichment workshops such as chess, graphic design, and drama. For more information, visit

21st Century Community Learning Center

The 21st CCLC is a New York State Education Department funded three year grant which serves both high school and middle school students in Queens. Currently serving Martin Van Buren High School, Humanities and the Arts High School, IS 226, and IS 192, students are offered a combination of college courses, enrichment and college readiness programs three semesters a year; after-school development courses at the middle schools; and Saturday participation in the Liberty Partnerships/Project PRIZE programs. The objective of the program is to advance students' academic standings through college and enrichment offerings while improving their behavioral performance and college readiness skills. For more information, visit 21st Century Community Learning Center

Driver Education

Joel Ingram, Coordinator, Bell Auto School

This NYS Education Dept.-approved course is for all eligible public and private high school students. Instructors are licensed by the NYS Department of Education. This program uses late model vehicles with dual controls.

ELIGIBILITY. All high school students are eligible to register for the Driver Education program provided they are or will be 16 years of age by July 1, 2017. Students must have a learner's permit or junior license before and bring to first class.


  • Acquire safe driving skills and defensive driving awareness.
  • Earn the MV 285 "Completion Certificate," providing eligibility for 10-15% discounts on insurance premiums with most companies; Duplicate cards, $20; Duplicate letters, $10.
  • Qualify to apply for senior driver's license at age 17.

    TUITION & FEES. Tuition is $580 (does NOT include textbook cost of $50). Full tuition must accompany your application/registration. No partial payments accepted.

    Additional fees, not payable to QCC, include learner's permit and optional road test services.


    Convenient schedules offered weekdays and Saturdays. Parental permission forms and schedules are available in L-118P or call 718.631.6343. Students are required to purchase a $50 text from the instructor.

    DEX-100 48 hours instruction / $580 / July 6 - August 10

    NOTE: This program is an introduction to driving. Additional practice outside of class will be needed.

    This program is exempt from discounts.


  • 90% of total tuition fee will be refunded if requested in writing prior to first class.
  • No refunds after classes have begun.

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Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.