The 2021-2022 grant supports the following goals:
Goal 1: Support for Students with Disabilities and Members of Special Populations: Accessibility and Professional Development for Faculty, Staff and Students
Goal 2: Optimizing CTE Student Recruitment & Retention Strategies, Employment Services & Opportunities and Tracking the CTE Student Journey
The Perkins team continues to build upon last year's strategies in the ongoing development of CTE-specific student support positions within Admissions, Academic Advising and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. These positions will also help in the recruitment and retention of CTE students as these individuals are being trained to understand all of the benefits available to CTE students and how to support these students once they have enrolled. In addition, the Perkins team will continue to build and expand the partnerships with employers who want to give our students internship opportunities or post-graduation employment. Most importantly, we will also continue the conversation with employers and industry experts to advise our programs, how we are preparing students and building realistic pathways. To track all of this great work, the team will continue to customize and optimize the database that we began in FY21.
Goal 3: Aligning QCC's CTE programs with current Labor Market needs
QCC's A.A.S. degree programs within Music Production, Massage Therapy, Engineering Technology, Biology and Nursing are all offering the support and training for professional certifications relevant to their industries. In addition, the Perkins grant supports each of these program's efforts to keep current in these ever-changing fields with software, new and innovative training and connection and advising from industry partners. We also offer non-credit training for individuals interested in earning various levels of AWS certifications.
How does Queensborough Community College fit the profile to receive this funding?
The Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success of the State Education Department receives Perkins V federal funding for career and technical programs. These funds are allocated to the State's community colleges and Educational Opportunity Centers based on the number of economically disadvantaged career and technical education students enrolled in each institution.
Queensborough Community College is the recipient of funding from the New York State Education Department to support enhance the CTE program offerings through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). The purpose of the Act can be reviewed in detail online.
Perkins V funds are used by eligible institutions to supplement their career and technical education programs. This may include funding professional and support staff, and purchasing equipment, supplies and materials.
Each year, QCC prepares an application which describes how the funds will be utilized based on the results of the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. QCC must also show ongoing compliance with all Federal and State Guidelines by submission of Interim and Final reports, and data demonstrating the progress of the project's adherence to the Core Indicators of Performance along with demographic and special population data.
How are the CTE programs at QCC identified to receive support from Perkins funds?
The CTE programs that are eligible to receive support through Perkins funding at QCC are the sub baccalaureate programs that fall within Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) codes:
5000 Business and Commerce Technologies
5100 Data Processing Technologies
5200 Health Service and Paramedical Technologies
5300 Mechanical and Engineering Technologies
5400 Natural Science Technologies
5500 Public Service Related Technologies
QCC's programs are as follows:
|Number||Program Name||HEGIS Code||Perkins Funded (YES or NO)|
|34693||QCC/Hunter-Bellevue Dual/Joint Nursing, AAS/BS||5208.10||Yes|
|36043||QCC/York Dual/Joint Nursing AAS/BS||5208.10||Yes|
|37062||QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Nuring AAS/BS||5208.10||Yes|
|01531||Architectural Technology AAS||5303||Yes|
|01528||Computer Engineering Technology AAS||5105||Yes|
|01527||Computer Information Systems AAS||5101||Yes|
|01532||Electronic Engineering Technology AAS||5310||Yes|
|25539||Internet and Information Technology AAS||5105||Yes|
|01525||Management (Concentration: Marketing) AAS||5004||Yes|
|27307||Massage Therapy AAS||5299||Yes|
|01533||Mechanical Engineering Technology AAS||5315||Yes|
|32494||Medical Assistant AAS||5214||Yes|
|83188||Music Production AAS||5399||Yes|
|01526||Office Administration and Technology AAS||5005||Yes|
|21057||Telecommunications Technology AAS
|79418||Computer Information Systems, Certificate Program||5101||Yes|
|27290||Health Care Office Administration: Managing, Coding and Billing, Certificate Program||5214||Yes|
|81316||Medical Office Assistant, Certificate Program||5214||Yes|
|25538||Internet and Information Technology, Certificate Program||5105||Yes|
|81027||Office Administration Assistant (Options: Corporate Office Administrator, Legal Office Administration, Accounting/Office Administration, Health Care Office Administration) Certificate Program||5005||Yes|