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New York City College of Technology

Downtown Brooklyn, New York, New York
(53 Reviews)

Your college years represent a precious opportunity to gather knowledge, personal strength and resolve for a future that offers unimaginable opportunities for those that have the fortitude to seize them. New York City College of Technology can provide you with these opportunities if you take advantage of the College’s educational offerings and supporting services, and dedicate yourself to reaching your potential.

The College was founded in 1946, under the name “The New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences.” The urgent mission at the time was to provide training to GIs returning from the Second World War and to provide New York with the technically proficient workforce it would need to thrive in the emerging post-war economy. No one in 1946 could have predicted the transformation the College has experienced. From its beginnings as an Institute - to being chartered as a community college in 1957 - and subsequently transitioning to senior college status during the 1980’s - it has grown from serving 246 students in the class of 1947, to a population today of about 17,000 degree-students (about 6,000 in baccalaureate degree programs) and serving over 14,000 others who participate in the continuing education offerings of the College.

Our mission, however, has not changed; It is still urgent, and it is still focused on preparing a technically proficient workforce and well-educated citizens. The College’s offerings encompass the pre-professional, professional and technical programs that respond to regional economic needs and provide access to higher education for all who seek fulfillment of career and economic goals through education. The 65 registered programs offered allow graduates to pursue careers in 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.

These programs extend from the only program in entertainment technology east of the Mississippi to the most award-winning public program in the culinary arts to be found anywhere; from healthcare programs that address critical social needs to a program in applied mathematics that prepares students to design computer-based models needed in the world of high finance; from advertising design and graphic arts programs to a facilities management program that prepares students to manage the star-wars-like control rooms of complex modern high-rise buildings. In essence, the College’s programs are geared to the needs of our students, the professions we support and the commerce that drives our economy.

While technologies have changed and professions have been transformed, what is at the heart of City Tech has remained constant - our basic educational approach. City Tech is a place where dedicated faculty, many joining us after successful professional careers in their chosen fields, work side-by-side with students in laboratory settings. The college was founded as a beacon of opportunity available to those who might not otherwise have access to higher education and it still performs this function today. And just as was true on the chilly morning in February of 1947 when the college first opened its doors, we have one foot in the present and one in the future, keeping our programs aligned with the high-tech workforce needs of tomorrow.

I invite you to explore this Web site to begin your own voyage of discovery through our college and to see for yourself why City Tech is such a unique place, a college that can help you build the future we cannot yet imagine.

Reviews of New York City College of Technology

(53 Reviews)

bradley b.

Attended: Advanced Construction Blueprint Reading

Professor spoke clearly and effectively. I'd gladly take another class with him

Keith M.

Attended: Everyday Electricity You Can Do Yourself

The instructor was very helpful and took the time to make sure everyone was learning something.


Attended: NYS Notary Public Exam Preparation

This course is three hours of the instructor reading aloud the prep guide that is available for download from the dept of licensing services. At first, I was a little disappointed but it was an efficient way to force me to read through and studied the contents of he entire book. He also leads the class through a mock exam which was helpful.

Edward G.

Attended: Cost Estimating For Construction

The teacher was very friendly but the program was not that great and did not provide a certificate.

Montgomery W.

Attended: Intro to REVIT

This was a good introduction to revit class. We covered the basics; walls, doors, floors, laying out a structural grid, how to set up sheets and even did a bit of family creation. The instructor was very knowledgeable about revit and had a unique backstory on the software which was interesting.I would highly recommend this class.

Earlene W.

Attended: Plaster and Sheetrock Repair

I have a 180-year-old house with many plaster issues. I think I can repair some areas myself now, rather than hire somebody. I also learned enough that I understand my walls better in general and can make decisions on what should be done with them so i can hire a professional with confidence for the problems I can't fix on my own.


Attended: Investing in your Home & Other Real Estate

Waste of time and money. Very little useful information provided.

Adele G.

Attended: Getting Great Real Estate Deals in Difficult Times

This class was very informative. The handout is a goldmine!! If you see this class available, sign up!!


Attended: Introduction to GIS

We have had to change computer labs due to non-working computers. The professor is not completely knowledgeable on the subject matter, causing us not to learn as much and as quickly as we should.

Mario J L.

Attended: Sprinkler & Standpipe Certificate of Fitness Prep

I feel bad saying this but the teacher was totally incompetent. I paid $100 for this class to be prepared to take the s12/13 exam. The teacher could not read... He basically told us to read the all the pages we were given. Didn't go over anything in detail. We were told to highlight or underline what he said to and it was everything. I'm not kidding, he could not pronounce or read very well. He read until he came across a word he didn't know stopped and said to us "ok now you continue reading" if we didn't he mumbled the word and moved on. I was very disappointed. Again I feel bad writing this. I initially chose not to write anything. I now decided to because I felt it was a waste of time and money.

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