New Academic Programs Draw Increase in Returning Students As Fall 2012 Semester Gets Underway at City Tech

Brooklyn, NY — New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) student enrollment grew slightly this fall, exceeding 16,100 students due to an increase in the number of returning students and growing interest in the College’s baccalaureate offerings.

“City Tech continues to evolve new baccalaureate programs based on a concept that prioritizes our institutional strengths and economic relevance,” said City Tech President Russell K. Hotzler.

During the last academic year City Tech obtained City University of New York (CUNY) approval for four new baccalaureate programs — a BS in Mathematics Education, a BTech in Electrical Engineering Technology, a BTech in Construction Engineering Technology and a BS in Biomedical Informatics.

“Along with recently implemented baccalaureate programs in Radiologic Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Emerging Media Technologies, the expanding matrix of baccalaureate programs is providing our students with access to exceptional career opportunities,” Hotzler added.

In support of curricular development and growing student enrollment, City Tech hired 28 new full-time tenure track faculty members, bringing its full-time faculty to 426, while eight new members were added to the professional staff.

Preparations for construction of the College’s new Academic Complex have been steadily moving forward. Plans call for vacating the Klitgord Building, currently occupying the site, in December, with preparation for demolition scheduled to begin shortly thereafter.

The new academic complex will provide 350,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities for the College’s science and clinical health programs as well as a new theater and wellness center. This represents the first time that laboratory facilities are being designed and built specifically to meet the needs of City Tech’s science and clinical health programs.

Along with the start of construction of the new complex and completion of renovations to the College’s Voorhees Hall building, a major gifts campaign will be initiated. A number of business organizations have already expressed interest in being identified with the College’s new laboratory and clinical facilities.

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest public college of technology in New York State. Located at 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the College enrolls more than 16,000 students in 62 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs.