Located in Brooklyn, New York, USA, ‘Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) is a community college which was established in 1963. It is operating its administrative function as a part of ‘City University of New York (CUNY)’ system. The campus occupies with 71 acre land which overlooks ‘Sheepshead Bay’, ‘Jamaica Bay’ and the ‘Atlantic Ocean’. In fact, KBCC is only college based in New York City which has its own private beach. Initially the college was known as ‘Mid Brooklyn Campus’. The current working president of the college is Farley Herzek.
KBCC is currently offering various academic programs. It is offering ‘Associate Degree programs’ in the subjects like ‘Accounting’, ‘Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling’, ‘Biology’. ‘Biotechnology’, ‘Business Administration’, ‘Chemical Dependency Counseling’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘Community Health’, ‘Computer Information Systems’, ‘Computer Science’, ‘Criminal Justice’, ‘Culinary Arts’, ‘Early Childhood Education/ Child Care’, ‘Education Studies’, ‘Exercise Science/ Personal Training’, ‘Fashion Design’, ‘Fine Arts’, ‘Graphic Design and Illustration’, ‘Journalism and Print Media’, ‘Liberal Arts’, ‘Maritime Technology’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘Media Technology and Management’, ‘Mental Health and Human Services’, ‘Nursing’, ‘Office Administration & Technology’, ‘Physical Education, Recreation and Recreation Therapy’, ‘Physical Therapist Assistant’, ‘Physics’, ‘Retail Merchandising’, ‘Speech Communications’, ‘Surgical Technology’, ‘Theatre Arts’ Tourism & Hospitality’ and ‘Website Development and Administration’. The college is also offering Certificates degree in ‘Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counseling’, ‘Culinary Arts and Food Management’, ‘Entrepreneurial Studies’, ‘Exercise Science/ Personal Training’, ‘Maritime Technology: Deck Specialty’, ‘Maritime Technology: Marine Mechanic’ and ‘Medical Office Assistant’.
This college has various academic departments like ‘Art Department’, ‘Behavioral Sciences and Human Services’, ‘Biology Department’, ‘Business Department’, ‘Communications and Performing Arts’, ‘Emergency Medical Services (PARAMEDIC)’, ‘English Department’, ‘Foreign Languages’, ‘Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department’, ‘Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science’, ‘Nursing Department’, ‘Mathematics and Computer Science’, ‘Department of Physical Sciences’, ‘Tourism & Hospitality Department’ and ‘Library’. The library of the college is well-managed which provides various services like Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation & Reserves, Information Literacy/ Instruction, Interlibrary loan, Periodicals and Reference.
The large number of students visits this college each year to get admission. The admission process of this college is very simple. The students who want to get admission in this college can apply through visiting its official college website. The college provides Freshman services and college advisement which is aimed at each student’s social, personal and academic growth. It is also organizing new student orientation program which allows the students to make meaningful connection to KBCC. In fact, the college has special SD10 Course which is made focusing on Freshman Seminar Courses. The students are facilitated with interactive learning program, providing information and developing skills essential to get success in the career. This course is divided in several components like academic policies, diversity, career exploration, learning styles and library skills in order to provide each student to develop their personal, academic and social skills.
KBCC is not only providing high quality education, it also provides refreshment programs through providing various sports like baseball, basketball, tennis and track & field. There are separate sports for both men and women. Men can enjoy the sports like baseball, tennis, basketball and track & field. Likewise, the women can get enjoyment from the sports like basketball, volleyball, tennis and track & field. The athletic team of the college participates as a member of the ‘National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)’. Considering its high quality features and education, it was considered as one of the top four ‘Community’ colleges in the nation by the ‘Aspen Institute College Excellence Program’ in the year 2013. In the year 2011, the college was listed in the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Likewise, the college received an award from the ‘Center for Digital Education’ for its ‘Exceptional technology support to students and educators’ in the year 2009.
Kingsborough Community College provides various counseling and Advisement services through assessment and care team (ACT), Advisement center, Advisement Newsletter, Counselors, Evening Advisement Center, Counseling Resource Center (Personal and ESL Counseling), Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee and Equal Opportunity Compliance and Diversity Policies. The students enrolling in the college are also benefited with various scholarships like ‘Farmingdale State College Transfer Scholarship’, GUTTMAN TRANSFRE SCHOLARSHIP’, ‘Morrisville State College Transfer Scholarships’, SUNY Old Westbury: Presidential Scholar Program’, ‘SUNY Oneonta Transfer Scholarship’, ‘SUNY Oswego Transfer Scholarship’, ‘SUNY Plattsburgh Transfer Scholarships’ and ‘SUNY Potsdam Transfer Scholarships’. The college charges an affordable tuition fees to all the students. The New York City Resident students are charged with $2275 for full-time degree, $180.00 for part time degree and $235.00 for non-degree. Likewise, the out-of-state residents and foreign students are charged with $280.00 for full time degree, $280.00 for part time degree and $370.00 for non-degree. For the Undergraduate freshman students, the college charges an application fee of $65. The college also charges an additional penalty fees for late registration, program change, late payment service fee, payment reprocessing and reinstatement fee.
With all its high quality services and high quality academic programs, this college has proved as one of the best colleges of United States. Through its high quality education, it has produced many renowned personalities in the world like Jeff Aronson, Andrew Dice Clay, Pete Falcone, Jeff koinange, Steve kastenbaum, Dr. Richard Maraia, Marlene Nadler-Moodie, Phillipe Nover, Richard Rodriguez, Sid Rosenburg, Larry Seabrook and Lilianan Marin. The college has quite surrounding which is most essential to all the students. On the whole, Kingsborough Community College surely stands as one of the best academic colleges for all the students.