The Queensborough Academies

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Based on academic interests and future goals, all full-time students are placed into one of the Queensborough Academies. They are an institutional model for your success. Depending on your choice of curriculum, the Queensborough Academies provide you with special learning opportunities, activities and personalized guidance from your Academy Adviser. Your Academy will host special events and activities that are meant to reinforce what you have learned in the classroom and the goals you have set for your studies and career.

The five Academies are Business, Health Related Sciences, Liberal Arts (including Education and Criminal Justice), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts).

Participating in an Academy will help guide students through their college career and make it easier for them to feel at home on campus, meet people, and get the best advice.

Discover the Queensborough Academies

Business Academy
Health Related Sciences Academy
Liberal Arts Academy
Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy
Visual And Performing Arts (V.A.P.A.) Academy

Academic & Student Support Resources

Career Services


 Phone: 718-631-6297

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Counseling Center


 Phone: 718-631-6370

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



 Phone: 718-281-5174

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Military and Veterans Services


 Phone: 718-281-5767

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office of Accessibility Services


 Phone: 718-631-6257

 Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Financial Assistance (formerly Single Stop)


 Phone: 718-631-6351

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transfer Resource Center


 Phone: 718-631-6670

 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Resources for Tutoring and Help

Academic Computing Center

The Academic Computing Center is offering online virtual technical support for students, faculty and staff.


  Phone: 718-631-6624

  Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center for Tutoring and Academic Support

Operating fully online with tutors available by appointment for summer session students.


  Phone: 718-631-6660

  Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

College Discovery Tutorial Services


  Phone: 718-631-5645

  Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nursing Resources Center


  Phone: 718-631-6080

  Hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For Faculty

High Impact Practices
Dr. Meghmela Tarafdar, Center for Teaching and Learning | L-314 x 5082

Academy Assessment
Dr. Victor Fichera, Principal Investigator for the Academy Assessment Protocol| A 302 x6643
Dr. Ian Beckford, Academic Affairs Director of Policy Analysis for General Education and Student Learning Outcomes | L-316 x 2161

Starfish Early Alert
Mr. Ed Molina, Starfish Technical Lead, Office of Academic Affairs | S-245 x 5603

High Impact Practices Coordinators

Academic Service Learning (ASL)
Mark Ulrich, Assistant Professor, Business | A-405 x 5425

Common Intellectual Experiences/ The Common Read (CIE)
Barbara Rome, Associate Professor, Nursing | MA-323 x 6083

Global & Diversity Learning (GDL)
Dr. Meg Tarafdar, Associate Professor, English | H-428 x 5311

Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG)
Rezan Akpinar, Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education and Dance | RFK-216 x 5274

Undergraduate Research
Dr. Urszula GolebiewskaProfessor, Biological Sciences and Geology | M-428 x 6093
Heather Huggins, Associate Professor, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts | H-125 x 6284

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
Dr. Melissa Dennihy, Associate Professor, English | H-428 x 6610
Monica Rossi-Miller, Lecturer, Foreign Languages & Literature 

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 Gallery

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.