The 2021-2022 grant supports the following goals:

  • Goal 1: Support for Students with Disabilities and Members of Special Populations: Accessibility and Professional Development for Faculty, Staff and Students

  • Goal 2: Optimizing CTE Student Recruitment & Retention Strategies, Employment Services & Opportunities and Tracking the CTE Student Journey

    The Perkins team continues to build upon last year's strategies in the ongoing development of CTE-specific student support positions within Admissions, Academic Advising and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. These positions will also help in the recruitment and retention of CTE students as these individuals are being trained to understand all of the benefits available to CTE students and how to support these students once they have enrolled. In addition, the Perkins team will continue to build and expand the partnerships with employers who want to give our students internship opportunities or post-graduation employment. Most importantly, we will also continue the conversation with employers and industry experts to advise our programs, how we are preparing students and building realistic pathways. To track all of this great work, the team will continue to customize and optimize the database that we began in FY21.

  • Goal 3: Aligning QCC's CTE programs with current Labor Market needs

    QCC's A.A.S. degree programs within Music Production, Massage Therapy, Engineering Technology, Biology and Nursing are all offering the support and training for professional certifications relevant to their industries. In addition, the Perkins grant supports each of these program's efforts to keep current in these ever-changing fields with software, new and innovative training and connection and advising from industry partners. We also offer non-credit training for individuals interested in earning various levels of AWS certifications.

How does Queensborough Community College fit the profile to receive this funding?

The Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success of the State Education Department receives Perkins V federal funding for career and technical programs. These funds are allocated to the State's community colleges and Educational Opportunity Centers based on the number of economically disadvantaged career and technical education students enrolled in each institution.

Queensborough Community College is the recipient of funding from the New York State Education Department to support enhance the CTE program offerings through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The purpose of the Act can be reviewed in detail online.

Perkins V funds are used by eligible institutions to supplement their career and technical education programs. This may include funding professional and support staff, and purchasing equipment, supplies and materials.

Each year, QCC prepares an application which describes how the funds will be utilized based on the results of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. QCC must also show ongoing compliance with all Federal and State Guidelines by submission of Interim and Final reports, and data demonstrating the progress of the project's adherence to the Core Indicators of Performance along with demographic and special population data.

How are the CTE programs at QCC identified to receive support from Perkins funds?

The CTE programs that are eligible to receive support through Perkins funding at QCC are the sub baccalaureate programs that fall within Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) codes:

5000 Business and Commerce Technologies

5100 Data Processing Technologies

5200 Health Service and Paramedical Technologies

5300 Mechanical and Engineering Technologies

5400 Natural Science Technologies

5500 Public Service Related Technologies

QCC's programs are as follows:

Number Program Name HEGIS Code Perkins Funded (YES or NO)
34693 QCC/Hunter-Bellevue Dual/Joint Nursing, AAS/BS 5208.10 Yes
36043 QCC/York Dual/Joint Nursing AAS/BS 5208.10 Yes
37062 QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Nuring AAS/BS 5208.10 Yes
01524 Accounting AAS 5002 Yes
01531 Architectural Technology AAS 5303 Yes
01528 Computer Engineering Technology AAS 5105 Yes
01527 Computer Information Systems AAS 5101 Yes
01532 Electronic Engineering Technology AAS 5310 Yes
25539 Internet and Information Technology AAS 5105 Yes
01525 Management (Concentration: Marketing) AAS 5004 Yes
27307 Massage Therapy AAS 5299 Yes
01533 Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS 5315 Yes
32494 Medical Assistant AAS 5214 Yes
83188 Music Production AAS 5399 Yes
01513 Nursing AAS 5208.1 Yes
01526 Office Administration and Technology AAS 5005 Yes
21057 Telecommunications Technology AAS


5310 Yes
79418 Computer Information Systems, Certificate Program 5101 Yes
27290 Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding and Billing, Certificate Program 5214 Yes
81316 Medical Office Assistant, Certificate Program 5214 Yes
25538 Internet and Information Technology, Certificate Program 5105 Yes
81027 Office Administration Assistant (Options: Corporate Office Administrator, Legal Office Administration, Accounting/Office Administration, Health Care Office Administration) Certificate Program 5005 Yes

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses 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 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.

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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.