Kingsborough Community College
Kingsborough is Brooklyn's community college. In addition to being a fully accredited educational institution offering more than 25 associate degree programs, Kingsborough is a vital presence in its home borough, sponsoring concerts, films, lectures, and plays that are attended by some 200,000 people annually.
Special Academic Calendar: Two 12-week semesters, each followed by a 6-week module.
Field Experience in physical education, recreation and recreation therapy, mental health and human services, office administration and technology, retail merchandising, early childhood education/child care, and tourism and hospitality.
Bilingual Studies Program: Instruction in English to Spanish-speaking students. Apply to the Bilingual Studies Office at the college. Contact: (718) 368-5576.
English as a Second Language Program.
Tutorial Services: Provides tutoring for individuals and small groups of students.
College/Career Advancement Program: Tuition-free for eligible high school seniors. Telephone (718) C-O-L-L-E-G-E or (718) 265-5343.
My Turn: A tuition-free program of courses for eligible residents over age 60 on a space-available basis. Contact: (718) 368-5079.
- Kingsborough has served more than half a million students since its founding 40 years ago.
- Among the nation's 1,100 community colleges, Kingsborough ranks in the top 5 percent in awarding associate degrees to students planning to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor's degree.
- Kingsborough attracts an extremely diverse student body. Students speak more than 65 languages and come from more than 100 countries.
- Kingsborough ranks in the top 3 percent among community colleges nationwide in the number of degrees awarded to students from racial and ethnic minorities.
Located in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn, Kingsborough's magnificent 70-acre campus overlooks three bodies of water-Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
A comprehensive two-year college, Kingsborough offers programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as career-focused majors. The College enrolls about 15,000 degree-seeking students but serves an increasing population each year with non-credit courses and specialized programs.
A breathtaking campus, flexible schedules, and a strong commitment to student success make Kingsborough an ideal learning environment.
- Students at Kingsborough can earn an associate degree in 28 areas.
- More than 70 percent of Kingsborough graduates choose to continue their studies and earn baccalaureate degrees.
- Kingsborough's flexible academic calendar is divided into two 12-week semesters, each followed by a 6-week module. This enables students to complete the requirements for an associate degree in less time and save money.
- Kingsborough offers evening and weekend studies and maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive adult continuing education and GED programs in New York City.
- Kingsborough maintains an ongoing dialogue with the residents of Brooklyn and the other boroughs to better serve their educational, career, and cultural needs and interests.
- The college's modern campus features an extensive library, with a link to the CUNY+ system-a fully automated, on-line library system offering computer access to more than 2.5 million entries available through participating CUNY institutions.
- Kingsborough students have access to excellent facilities, including a media and computer center, an accredited early learning child development center, an educational FM station, a performing arts center, a science and arts complex, an English as a Second Language tutorial center, an academic and counseling cluster, and state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool and a private beach.
- A number of special programs supplement the regular curriculum at Kingsborough. Among those are Bilingual Studies, the Honors Options Program, College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE), and Family College. Family College gives parents on public assistance the opportunity to earn a college degree while their children-from the age of four through the second grade-attend a satellite public school on campus. The COPE Program provides recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), who are enrolled at the college in an approved associate degree program, assistance in meeting human resource administration and college requirements.
Liberal Arts and Sciences
This is the choice for students planning to transfer to a senior college to complete a bachelor's degree. Students planning to obtain a bachelor's degree in fields such as education, communications, fine arts, social science, etc., should select Liberal Arts-AA degree. Students interested in transferring into baccalaureate programs in such fields as science, mathematics, pharmacy, occupational therapy, engineering science, and computer science should select Sciences-AS degree. Liberal arts and sciences are offered at every community college in CUNY.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses include: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese (Mandarin), Earth and Planetary Science, Economics, English, Fine Arts, French, Health Education, Hebrew, History, Italian, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science and Urban Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Theater, Yiddish
F Line: Take the F Line to Avenue X station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC;
N Line: Take the Q or B Line to the Bay Parkway/86th Street station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.
Q or B Lines: Take the Q or B Line to the Brighton Beach station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC or take the Q or B Line to Sheepshead Bay station, then transfer to the B49 to KCC.
D Line (West End): Take the D Line to the 25th Avenue station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.
2, 3, 4 or 5 Lines: Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 to the Franklin Avenue station/Eastern Parkway, then transfer to the S Line to the Prospect Park station, then transfer to the Q or B Lines; take the Q or B Lne to the Brighton Beach station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC.
Take B1 or B49 to the last stop, Oriental Blvd. and Mackenzie St., then walk east on Oriental Blvd., which leads directly to the entrance of KCC.