Letter from the Director

Welcome Summer! Yes, school is out but learning is IN!

Summertime at TCSA is about learning at your own pace. Progressive teaching gives all kids the ability to soak in the great classes while understanding how and why it is so important for real life because our program is about real life!

STEMNICITY involves a commitment to care about the environment. This STEAM focused program enables each student, whether developing something in code or observing nature at Oakland Lake to become ambassadors of the earth, and advocate for their environment and the world around them. New this summer: Biodiversity, a broad based interdependent class which is a take on science, free thought, art and writing. Use the campus as your classroom and discover the inner Hemingway or Monet in you while learning how science and art work together.

Everyone needs to pick up the slack during summer learning loss-why not do it in an exciting progressive way?!

Our classroom is our campus-come join us and become a part of it all!

NEW PROGRAM PROPOSALS for Kids & Teens College

Continuing Education offers a multitude of youth programs for our community.

If you are interested in joining our instructional team toward Kids & Teens College, please contact our Kids & Teens College Program Manager: Jacqueline Montgomery

Jacqueline M. Montgomery, Program Manager, and Dorine Touwsma, Coordinator.

All Academic instructors are experienced NYS certified teachers. All Enrichment instructors have special expertise in their fields.

Teens College Summer Academy: STEMNICITY

STEMNICITY Program: 10 sessions (25 hours)

STEAM™ is our teen's future! This enthusiastic generation is fast-paced, art and tech savvy learners. The ultimate goal of the STEMNICITY Program is to increase student competencies in the sciences and the Arts within STEAM™ related fields by teaching skill sets necessary for performing scientific and technological explorations outside the classroom. A future with STEAM™ is key to wise decision making for the best career options, be it college or the workforce environment.

Students can choose classes that best fit their interests. Combinations are welcome!

Pricing: Individual course $400
Incremental discounts at initial time of registration –

  • second class at $375
  • third class at $350
  • fourth class at $325

Thirty minute lunch on your own.

Mondays and Tuesdays from July 9 to August 7

THE CODING ACADEMY Pythonâ„¢ Coding Intensive

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

The Python™ Coding Intensive is a class for beginning and intermediate coders who want to take a deep dive into Python™. This progressive teaching class avails both beginners and intermediate students to learn the fundamentals of Python coding at their level. All students will be given a choice of two projects: create a more complicated game OR create a project through using Python's™ data tools.

Note: $35 for Supplies - Coding hardware kit payable to teacher at first class meeting

Required Book:See website for details $23 for e-book or $35 for print & e-book

CLX-486: MTA / 9-11:30am

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Core Skills Training for High Tech Wiz Kids

Sherill Samuel, BA, Business Administration, Certified in Full Stack Technology, the New York Coding and Design Academy

Secondary level students may not realize the importance of soft skills, sometimes called key skills or core skills especially when technology is their main interest in the classroom and out.

This course will support young tech students by aligning their front end basic skills including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript along with those desirable core skill qualities that apply across a variety of jobs and life situations—traits such as integrity, communication, collaboration, dependability, problem solving, flexibility, and teamwork.

It’s never too early to learn what the future and workforce expects!

This class is a perfect partner to our Coding Academy class!

Wed/Thurs 9-11:30AM

July 11-August 9

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NEW BioDiversity

Teacher TBA

Biodiversity is a broad based interdependent class which is a take on science, free thought, art and writing. Use the campus as your classroom and discover the inner Hemingway or Monet in you while learning how science, the environment, and art work together.

Note: $35 for Supplies payable to teacher at first class meeting

CLX-484: MTP / noon-2:30pm

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA): Essays, Grammar and Vocabulary

Cynthia McManus, NYC Dept. Of Education

Students will focus on grammar, punctuation, paragraphs, the development of ideas and sentence structure. Students will learn to analyze written assignments, structure essays, organize thoughts, and use sophisticated vocabulary.

CLX-552: MTA / 9-11:30am

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STEMNICITY Program: 10 sessions (25 hours) Wednesdays & Thursdays from July 11 to August 9


Craig Weber, R.A., Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Dept., QCC; M.S. Columbia University, M.A. Brooklyn College (CUNY); Member of the A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects)

Learn the process of designing a house from the site plan to the final detail of the finished structure, using the civil engineering scale, and study important design factors (floor plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, landscape, material preferences, the budget, the codes and local zoning).

Note: $35 Fee for Supplies is payable to the teacher at first class meeting. Option to attend a field trip (transportation & museum fees separate).

CLX-487 WRP / noon-2:30pm

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Judi Belle-Raines, NYC Dept. of Education

Students will tap into their innate knowledge and literary sources to write original pieces such as poetry, personal memoirs, short fiction, one act plays, modern fairy tales, fables and nonfiction essays.

CLX-551 WRA / 9-11:30am

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Teens College Summer Academy

The Teens College Summer Internship Program 2018

Monday thru Thursday July 9 to August 9 / Scheduled Time TBA

The Teens College Internship Program includes internships with The QCC Art Gallery, The Kupferberg Holocaust Center, and TCSA Administration. Internships teach our future stakeholders tolerance through art, history, community awareness, and understanding. All internships require full participation and attendance.

Seats are very limited. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

All interested students must apply by sending an email to Jmontgomery@qcc.cuny.edu to request an application. All applications are reviewed by the administration and have final decision of approval. Decision date is June 20th. A $20 registration fee is required once applicant is approved and accepted.

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Dan Leshem, Director

Education, research, and remembrance are central to the mission of the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College. The Center acts as an ongoing witness to history. Student interns will learn about how gallery, library, and educational spaces function, help facilitate events, document and research artifacts within the archive’s holdings, and support ongoing administrative efforts. While working within the natural setting of the center, students will gain a strong understanding of the Holocaust. A certificate of completion including community service hours will be awarded. Two students will be accepted.

CLX-709 MW: Monday & Wednesday @ 10am-2pm

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QCC Art Gallery

Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director

The QCC Art Gallery reaches out to contribute to the educational and cultural vitality of the College and surrounding community. The Gallery's mission is to collect and preserve; present and interpret; educate and motivate; and stimulate new art production.
The Art Gallery is seeking students to serve as interns. Interns will gain experience in art administration and acquiring skills necessary to work in a museum environment. The interns will be required to document incoming art donations, research items in the current collections and possibly assist in setting up and/or breaking down an art show. A certificate of completion including community service hours will be awarded. Up to four students will be accepted.

CLX-705 MW or TR: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday @ Time TBA

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NEW Teens College Summer Academy (TCSA) Academic Intern

The Academic Intern will provide assistance in the classroom, as well as outside the classroom by working closely with both the teacher and the TCSA Coordinator. Duties such as hands on delivery of coursework under the supervision of a NYC DoE teacher, attendance taking and supervising lunchtime, as well as clerical duties that are instrumental in student achievement are just a few opportunities that the Academic Intern will be responsible for. Candidates must be enthusiastic, responsible, high communicators and very patient. If this sounds like you, go for it!

CLX-701 E: Monday thru Thursday @ Time TBA

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Tiny Tots Swimming (ages 2-6)

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management; Vijay Mistry, BA

Develop water skills safely and with fun – and with parents. One adult must sign up with and accompany each child during instruction.


PEX-745: 10 sessions (5 hours) / $115 each child and $85 each adult

SA: Sat., 10:30-11am, June 2-Aug. 4 (Mistry)

ZA: Sun., 10-10:30am, June 3-Aug. 5 (Cramer)

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PEX-746 10 sessions (5 hours) / $115 each child and $85 each adult

ZA Sun., 10:30-11am, June 3-Aug. 5 (Cramer)

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SWIM CLUB TEAM (ages 7-18)

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

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management

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 FREE 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 (30 hours) / $265

ZT: Sun. & Tues., June 3-Aug. 7 Sunday @ 7-9am & Tuesday @ 5-6pm

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Adolescent/Pre-Teen Swimming (ages 7-14)

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management; Vijay Mistry, BA

Participants are classified at the first session to ensure similar swim levels for each group. To enroll, a child must be able to stand in 3-1/2 feet of water.


Enjoy the water and gain skills.

PEX-748: 10 sessions (10 hours) / $185

SA1: Sat., 8:30-9:30am, June 2-Aug. 4 (Mistry)

SA2: Sat., 11am-noon, June 2-Aug. 4 (Cramer)

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To join the intermediate or advanced levels, the child should be able to float front and back, do the cross stroke, and use rhythm breathing.

PEX-749: 10 sessions (10 hours) / $185

SA: Sat., 9:30-10:30am, June 2-Aug. 4 (Mistry)

ZA: Sun., 11am-noon, June 3-Aug. 5 (skip 7/2) (Cramer)

R: Thurs., 8-9pm, June 7-Aug. 9 (Cramer)

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Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management

Coaching in various competitive swimming techniques. Style, racing dive, and turns analyzed and remediated. Time trials and information on registering and competing in local, regional swimming competitions will be provided.


FP: 10 sessions (10 hours) / $185 Fri., 6:30-7:30pm, June 1-Aug. 3

WP: 9 sessions (9 hours) / $175 Wed., 6:30-7:30pm, June 6-Aug. 8 (skip 7/4)

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LEARN-TO-SWIM program® (ages 7-12)

Daniel Armstrong, MS, DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy), and; Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management, both American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, certified by American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA)

The Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. Students progress through the various levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of the Learn-to-Swim® class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Enrollment limited to 8 students per class.

PEX-754: 10 sessions (7.5 hours) / $205

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

MW-EP: Mon. & Wed., 4:30-5:15pm, June 4-(ends Mon.) July 9 (skip 7/4)

TR-EP: Tues. & Thurs., 4:30-5:15pm, June 5-(ends Tues.) July 10 (skip 7/5)

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Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

MW-LP: Mon. & Wed., 5:15-6pm, June 4-(ends Mon.) July 9 (skip 7/4)

TR-LP: Tues. & Thurs., 5:15-6pm, June 5-(ends Tues.) July 10 (skip 7/5)

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Contact us:

Jacqueline Montgomery, Program Director

Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Library Building, Room L-118P



Dorine Touwsma, Program Coordinator

Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Library Building, Room L-118P



  1. Register in person with a check or credit card
  2. Call using a credit card -Dorine at 718-281-5455 Tuesdays-Saturdays 9-1pm
  3. Call main office using a credit card at 718-631-6343

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.

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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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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.