New York City College of Technology
City Tech, CUNY's college of technology, was founded in 1946 and continues to be a major force in the development of highly skilled graduates, ready for the high-tech careers that increasingly define our economy. Offering a host of new and innovative programs, and with the combination of faculty with hands-on experience in their professional area, state of the art labs and equipment, active relations with employers and industries, and the availability of credit-bearing internships or clinical placements in most majors, City Tech remains at the cutting edge.
Known informally as City Tech, New York City College of Technology enrolls more than 16,000 students in 65 baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs. It also reaches over 16,000 students annually through its Division of Continuing Education and External Partnerships. City Tech programs are designed to anticipate emerging employment trends in the city, state, and nation, according to the Center for an Urban Future. City Tech’s newest baccalaureate programs in emerging media technologies, biomedical informatics, radiologic sciences, mathematics education, and mechanical engineering anticipate skills that tomorrow will demand. City Tech is located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, adjacent to the Metro Tech Center academic and commercial complex. The campus is a two-minute walk from bus and subway lines serving the Downtown Brooklyn area.
- By combining specialized education in advanced technology and liberal arts study, City Tech connects students to extraordinary career opportunities in fields as diverse as the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.
- City Tech offers a distinctive combination: specialized technical instruction and a strong general education in the liberal arts and sciences. This curriculum helps students prepare for challenging, high-level professional opportunities, not merely for technical jobs. It also prepares students to be lifelong learners.
- Many City Tech programs are unique within CUNY and some are offered nowhere else in the New York City area, such as the degree programs in Restorative Dentistry and in Entertainment Technology.
- The College has had a net increase of over 150 new faculty members in the last seven years. The cutting-edge skills of new faculty have contributed to an explosion of faculty and student research and publication.
- City Tech's faculty work side-by-side with students, fostering a strong sense of community. More of the teaching space of the College is devoted to specialized labs than to general purpose classrooms, a rare arrangement but one that allows the College to provide students with both theory and hands-on knowledge.
- City Tech is a diverse, multicultural learning environment. Students and faculty members come from more than 120 countries and speak more than 80 languages.
- The College is an active partner in the renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding MetroTech business district. Students have many opportunities to get involved in the life of the community and to take advantage of the vitality of the new Downtown Brooklyn.
- Students find it easy to reinforce academic skills and gain career experience through internships, business and community assistance programs and research opportunities at prestigious national science laboratories.
- A City Tech degree is a passport to success! The College has produced more than 87,000 graduates; most have remained in the greater New York area and contribute to its economic and professional vitality. Many alumni are nationally known in their fields, and more than 1,000 graduates are or have been corporate CEOs or business owners.
- Innovative programs in the Division of Continuing Education and External Partnerships help meet students' specific training and retraining needs and provide businesses with employees who have strong technical and management skills. For example, the unique Academy for Construction Education and Safety addresses an urgent New York City need for construction workers and managers with the skills to prevent avoidable accidents and meet mandated safety standards in construction. It has trained over 16,000 workers in its five-year existence.
- College faculty participate inthe Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center, with grants from NSF, NEH and the Borough President and philanthropic support. The Center supports faculty and student research, contributes to the development of place-based learning and produces research sure to aid rational development of the waterfront, a precious regional asset.
- New York City College of Technology has its earliest roots in the New York Trade School, founded in Manhattan in 1881. The College, itself, has had six different names since 1946, and acquired its present name by action of the New York State legislature in 2002, to best represent its role in providing an education in the leading technologies.
- With the generous participation of Teamsters Local 817 and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the College has created the Made in NY scholarship program to support students in entertainment-related programs.
- City Tech students in Hospitality Management have taken the top award in culinary arts at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show, in six of the last eight years.
- The BMI program, which provides assistance to students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, has been cited as a national model of excellence by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.