Smart Start 2022

College Now at Queensborough Community is offering classes to help students become college ready. Through Smart Start, students can take intensive college preparatory writing classes: CN-72 Ehnanced College Preparatory Language Arts Skills and CN-71 College Preparatory Reading and Writing for ESL. A corequisite Math course, MA-119 College Algebra Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), combines the entry level College Algebra class with a remedial component; offering these classes together help students become profiecient in math.

The two English classes, CN-71 and CN-72, help students develop solid, college-level reading and writing skills, but do not earn college credit. Students who enroll in CN-71 or CN-72 will be permitted to take BI-150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care to earn two college credits over the summer.


CN-71 College Preparatory Reading and Writing for ESL

4 class hours, 0 credit

Monday - Thurs 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Eligibility: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater that a 74 on the ELA Regents

This course in intended for English Language Learners (ELL) who are at a high intermediate/advanced level of proficiency in English but need more practice to develop their academic language proficiency and college level reading and writing skills via ESL pedagogy.  The readings in this course include excerpts from newspapers and magazines, poetry, plays and fiction.  Writing assignments will focus on paragraph development and essay organization.  Students will also further refine specific skills necessary to succeed on the ELA Regents and required CUNY proficiency benchmarks.

CN-72 Enhanced College-Preparatory Language Arts Skills 4 class hours 0 credit

Eligibility: Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have attained a minimum score of 55 and a maximum score of 74 on the English Language Arts Regents, or if not yet taken, or if not yet taken, a minimum grade of 65 in English 4 and 5

A course for students who would like to improve the language arts skills they will need to succeed in college-level study. Emphasis is on basic language arts such as critical reading, vocabulary, the writing process, rhetoric, grammar and mechanics, and test-taking skills.

MA-119 College Algebra (1B2 ) 3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits  Co-Requisite: MA-10ALP 

Monday – Thurs  9:00 AM – 11:30 am

Eligibility- No higher than a 69 on any math Regents 

A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. During the recitation hour, students review properties of signed numbers, graphing of linear equations, basic

geometric concepts, solution of linear equations, factoring algebraic expressions and its applications to rational expressions.

MA-10ALP Elementary Algebra 2 class hours 0 credit Co-Requisite: MA-119 

Monday –Thursday 12:00 PM- 1:15 PMSigned numbers, polynomials, geometric concepts, graphing, and solutions of linear and quadratic equations by graphing and algebraic methods, word problems, slope and y-intercept, factoring and its applications, in addition to necessary support needed to pass subject matter covered in MA-119.

BI-150 Organization and Delivery of Health Care- 2 hours 2 credits

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This course is designed to provide a review of government and private health care administration for the general population of the United States. It introduces concepts of epidemiology and demographics, as well as issues of access and ethics, and discusses the roles, responsibilities, training/education and certification requirements, and employment trends for a wide variety of health professionals.*  This course is a requirement for associate degree programs and certificates.  Many students are in healthcare career programs in their high schools.  This course will give them some information about the structure of the nature of healthcare. The area of Health Sciences is a program for many healthcare professionals administratively and has practicality for everyone.  

 To Apply

Juniors and seniors should first fill out the application at:

Students who currently have an EMPLID (CUNY ID) do not need to complete the online application.

ALL students must then email the following:
Names beginning with letter A-L, email Hayley Amengual 
Names beginning with letter M-Z, contact Laxmie Ramsudh at    
Put “Summer Classes” in the subject line of email and attach your transcript Include your full name, high school, grade and OSIS number, telephone number and first and second choices in classes in the email. 

* Students taking in person classes must be vaccinated against COVID 19. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded before the start of classes.



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 GalleryOpens in a new window

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.