Faculty Handbook

Programs of Study

Degree and Certificate Programs

Queensborough Community College offers a full range of associate degree programs
in liberal arts and sciences and degree programs in pre-professional and career areas.
Certificate programs are also offered. All academic programs are offered both in day and evening sessions. Students pursuing a degree may choose to enroll in either a transfer or career program. Transfer programs lead to the associate in arts or the associate in science and are equivalent to the first two years of study in a baccalaureate degree granting institution. They are designed for students planning to continue beyond the associate degree level. Career programs lead to the associate in applied science and are designed primarily to prepare students with skills in specialized fields so that they may enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

All graduates of Queensborough are guaranteed the right to transfer to a senior
college in The City University of New York. The majority of Queensborough’s graduates,
including graduates of career programs, usually choose to continue their studies in a baccalaureate program. The College also offers credit courses and continuing education non-credit courses at locations off-campus. All degree and certificate programs offered
by Queensborough Community College are registered by the New York State Education
Department Office of Higher Education, Office of College and University Evaluation, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234, 518-474-2593, fax: 518-486-2779, ocueinfo@mail.nysed.gov., www.highered.nysed.gov./ocue.

Dual/Joint Associate/Baccalaureate Programs

  • Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. in Accounting for Forensic Accounting (A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. in Biotechnology (A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/York College Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.A./B.A. in Childhood Education (A.A. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/Queens College
    Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.S./B.A. in Criminal Justice (A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.S./B.S. in Science for Forensics/B.S. in Forensic Science (A.S.
    degree component of the Queensborough Community College/John Jay
    College of Criminal Justice Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.A./B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Childhood Education
    (Grades 1-6) (A.A. degree component of the Queensborough Community
    College/Queens College Dual/Joint Degree Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. in Nursing (A.A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/Hunter College Dual/Joint Degree
    Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. in Nursing (A.A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree
    Program)
  • Dual/Joint A.A.S./B.S. in Nursing (A.A.S. degree component of the
    Queensborough Community College/York College Dual/Joint Degree
    Program)

Transfer Degree Programs

  • Art - A.S.
    Concentration: Art and Design, Art History
  • Business Administration - A.S.
  • Engineering Science - A.S.
  • Environmental Health - A.S.
  • Dance - A.S.
  • Digital Art and Design - A.S.
  • Engineering Science - A.S.
  • Environmental Science - A.S.
  • Gallery and Museum Studies - A.S.
  • Health Sciences - A.S.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences - A.A.
    Concentration: Liberal Studies, American Studies, Education, English, Exercise Science, Gender Studies, Health and Behavior, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, International Studies, Nutrition, Personal Training, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Urban Studies
  • Mathematics and Science - A.S.
  • Music - A.S.
  • Theatre - A.S.
    Concentration: Acting, Technical Theatre

Career Degree Programs

  • Accounting - A.A.S.
  • Computer Engineering Technology - A.A.S.
  • Computer Information Systems - A.A.S.
  • Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design - A.A.S.
  • Electronic Engineering Technology - A.A.S.
  • Internet and Information Technology - A.A.S.
  • Management - Marketing - A.A.S.
  • Management - Real Estate Insurance - A.A.S.
  • Massage Therapy - A.A.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - A.A.S.
  • Medical Office Assistant - A.A.S.
  • Music Production - A.A.S.
  • Nursing - A.A.S.
  • Office Administration and Technology - A.A.S.
  • Science for Forensic Science (AS) - Dual/Joint with John Jay
  • Telecommunications Technology - A.A.S.

Certificate Programs

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding, and Billing­ Certificate Program
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • New Media Technology
  • Office Administration Assistant Certificate Program including the following tracks:
    Accounting/Office Administration Assistant, Corporate Administration Assistant, Legal Office Administration Assistant, Heath Care Administration Assistant

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Queensborough’s Office of Continuing Education offers a myriad of programs for the community as part of its mission for Learning for a Lifetime. A trimester range of over 500 courses are available in professional development, preparatory skills, personal
enrichment, recreation and sports, Kids College, and the 50+ Club. Continuing
Education programs are an ideal resource for young learners, for recent immigrants who wish to improve their English skills (Port of Entry Program), and for professionals seeking to upgrade their skills in computers or attain certificates in new, exciting and growth-industry fields. Queensborough faculty and staff frequently take Continuing Education courses, and a number of Queensborough faculty and staff members have taken the opportunity to offer courses through the Continuing Education program.

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.