The Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs is designed to supplement students’ academic experience and provide college preparation to students throughout the borough of Brooklyn, NY. Through partnerships with the schools we serve and the New York City College of Technology community, we empower students to recognize their potential, maximize their opportunities, and utilize their acquired skills for the purpose of attaining a post-secondary degree.
In addition to rich college readiness and preparedness programs offered through College Now and STEP, we also offer high school student’s college credited courses and we offer teacher’s professional development through TLQP. Our courses facilitate learning by offering curricula that stretches students’ imaginations and challenges them to set achievable goals. Furthermore, we support personal growth in a learning centered college environment.
It began in 1984 at Kingsborough Community College, and since then has helped over 60,000 high school students. Today, 17 City University of New York (CUNY) colleges partner with NYC high schools under The College NOW Initiative.
College Now is a comprehensive collaborative of CUNY and the NYC Department of Education designed to bridge secondary and post secondary education. City Tech recruits students from designated high schools for enrollment into this college transition program that offers a variety of preparatory and credit courses.
City Tech Launched Registration for Fall 2013
New York State Education Deparment funds STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), which within New York City College of Technology offers cognitive and affective strategies to middle and high school students who are interested in the fields of health, science, math and technology, and are also among traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM careers. Through a partnership with the Nursing Department, talented junior and senior high school health science students may participate in a career pathway program that provides academic and financial support needed to complete the first semester of the City Tech curriculum prior to entry as College freshmen.
The Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York offers professional development activities to teams of Math, English, and Technology teachers from partner high schools through the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership (TLQP) Program.
The Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs administer this program and the State Education Department /The University of the State of New York provides funding to City Tech.
The project, which supports teams of teachers in curriculum development, is a 40 hour structured activity that aims at developing content knowledge and pedagogical practices in the areas of Integrated Algebra and Technology.