Borough of Manhattan Community College was originally founded in the year 1963 as an institute dedicated to offering business-oriented and Liberal Arts degrees for those planning to either work in the business field or progress onto a four-year university.
Today, Borough of Manhattan Community College enrolls over 27,000 students in its 45 associate degree programmes. Borough of Manhattan Community College has more than 500 full-time experienced faculty members having expertise in their area of specialization. BMCC international student body represents over 155 countries around the world. BMCC academic programmes are accredited by the Middle States Commission o Higher Education(MSCHE). The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student voice in the academic, cultural, and social affairs of the BMCC.
The Accounting of Applied Science in Accounting Program is designed to provide the student with a strong foundation in accounting, business and liberal arts. Accounting is called "the language of business" as all businesses use accounting to run their enterprises and report their financial performance.
The Accounting Department at BMCC offers a 30-credit non-degree certificate in accounting (ACP) that will allow students to earn accounting credits on an accelerated basis. This certificate program is designed for students who have earned baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than accounting and would like to transition to a career in accounting without having to bear the cost of enrolling in a graduate program.
Accounting for Forensic Accounting as a jointly registered, dual admission program to the existing Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics with specialization in Fraud Examination & Financial Forensics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (John Jay). Upon successful completion of the lower division at BMCC, students will have a seamless transition to the upper division of the baccalaureate program at John Jay.
The Animation and Motion Graphics program provides students with the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) animation, motion graphics, and special effects. Once necessarily hand-made, expensive and rare, animation has undergone a technical transformation and is now a ubiquitous part of special effect, advertising campaigns, video games, movies, and television. Upon completion of the program requirements, the Associate of Science degree in Animation and Motion Graphics is awarded.
The department of Music and Art offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program in Art Foundations – Art History. The Art Foundations program seeks to educate students in the fundamentals of studio practice and art historical scholarship. Progressing through a broad and rigorous curriculum that encompasses the basics of fine and applied arts and art history, students will be better prepared to enter a variety of majors in a four-year college and pursue occupations in the arts.
The Associate of Arts in Bilingual Childhood Education Bilingual Childhood Education Program offers a liberal arts degree that prepares students to continue in a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in Bilingual Childhood Education (first through sixth grades).
The Department of Science offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Biotechnology Science. Biotechnology requires an understanding of the life and physical sciences, and the A.S. in Biotechnology Science curriculum includes lower division courses in biology, chemistry, arts and humanities that will enable students to transfer to upper division bachelor degree programs in Biotechnology, or in the Biological Sciences.
The Business Administration program awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. The Business Administration Program, administered by the Business Management Department, provides students with a general education background and 12 credits in basic business. After completion of the program, students may transfer to a senior college or university to attain the baccalaureate degree in business.
Business Management is a course of study leading to an A.A.S. degree. The coursework includes both general requirements (liberal arts courses) as well as curriculum requirements (business courses). In addition, each student takes elective courses in one of the following four areas of study: General Management, Finance & Banking, Marketing or Travel & Tourism.
The Child Care/Early Childhood Education Program provides a core of Liberal Arts courses as well as specialized courses in child care and early childhood education. The program offers two career areas of study: Infant Toddler and Pre-School/Early Elementary. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded.
The Childhood Education Program offers a liberal arts degree that prepares students to continue in a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in Childhood Education (first through sixth grades). The program is designed for a seamless transfer to the teacher education program at City College. Upon satisfactory completion, the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is awarded.
BMCC's degree program in Communication Studies prepares students for opportunities in Advertising, Corporate Communications, Counseling, Event Planning, Human Resources, Marketing, Media Planning, Political Campaign Management, Public Relations, and many other careers. The Communication Studies program offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree and is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to expand and refine their interests.
Associate of Applied Science in Community health majors develop practical skills and a sound knowledge of public health and health promotion theories. They learn to positively influence the health behavior of individuals, groups, and communities while addressing the lifestyle factors (i.e., nutrition, physical activity, sexual behavior and drug use) and living and working conditions that influence health.
Computer Information Systems focuses on the application of computers in a business environment with an emphasis on the analysis and design of business information systems. Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
Computer Network Technology prepares students to operate sophisticated, state of-the-art computer equipment. Students are also given in-depth instruction in JCL, telecommunications networks, and operating systems concepts. Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
In the CRJ program at the Social Sciences and Human Services Department, you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly committed and trained faculty. You will have guaranteed access to quality, yet affordable, college education at the heart of downtown Manhattan. Upon graduation from BMCC you will not only receive your Associate Degree´s Diploma.
The Department of Business Management offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Digital Marketing. The program aims to lessen the skills gap in the digital marketing industry and to develop a pipeline of skilled talent. Students in this program will gain a strong foundation needed for a career in digital marketing. Students completing the A.S. degree in Digital Marketing can transfer seamlessly into the B.A. degree in Advertising and Public Relations at City College of New York/CUNY without the loss of credits.
The Department of Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice offers a major in Economics for its students leading to an Associate in Arts degree. The program reinforces BMCC’s general education outcomes and prepares students for transfer into Economics programs at senior colleges. This program has articulation agreements with Brooklyn College, City College and Hunter College.
The Department of Science offers an A.S. degree program in Engineering Science. The program provides students with the basic education necessary to enter the third year of an engineering major. Its objectives are to offer a curriculum that meets the needs and interests of engineering oriented students enrolled at the College; to include in this curriculum the basic science and mathematics of the first years of an engineering education; and to prepare students to successfully pursue their education in the upper division of engineering programs which lead to careers for chemical, mechanical, civil, electrical, computer and other engineering specializations. The curriculum includes courses in the physical sciences, computer methods and mathematics, as well as the liberal arts courses required in engineering programs.
The Department of Business Management offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Financial Management that provides students with a solid foundation to pursue bachelor degrees in finance, business or financial economics. The curriculum addresses all areas that BMCC identifies as needed to obtain an integral general education via the development of critical thinking, effective communication, and problem solving skills. Students completing the A.S. degree in Financial Management can transfer seamlessly into the B.A. degree in Economics (Financial Economics Concentration) at City College of New York/CUNY without the loss of credits.
The Department of Modern Languages offers the Associate of Art (A.A.) degree program in Modern Languages with a specialization in French. This interdisciplinary major will provide students with the necessary foundation in language skills and cultural literacy to engage in a professional career. In addition, this program fully articulates with Hunter College’s bachelor degree programs in French.
The Departments of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice and Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts offer an interdisciplinary major in Gender and Women's Studies leading to an Associate in Arts degree. This major focuses on gender as the object of analysis and addresses the many issues, inequalities, social constructions, and realities that gender presents in our contemporary society and throughout history. It draws on theories and methods from the humanities and social sciences to place women and other marginalized groups at the center of learning and to critically analyze the ways in which gender intersects with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexuality, sexual identity, disability, and other social categories.
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) program teaches students the theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is used to capture, manage, analyze, and display spatial information. For example, GIS is used to find out the direction and location for traveling, such as Google Map, Google Earth, and global positioning system (GPS).
The departments of Health Education and Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice offer the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Gerontology. The curriculum includes lower division courses in health education, social sciences, humanities, biology and mathematics. This interdisciplinary program introduces students to career fields in aging; prepares students to enter the workforce to care for, treat and serve an increasingly needy aging population; and to ready students for transfer to senior colleges in academically rigorous disciplines such as gerontology, community health, public health, geriatric care management and health services administration.
A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.
The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is a two-year, 5 semester 67-credit course of study offered through the Allied Health Sciences department at BMCC. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students who successfully complete the program obtain an associate of applied science (AAS) degree and are eligible for certification as a registered health information technician (RHIT) via an examination.
The Associate of Arts in History History program provides students with the knowledge and tools vital for thriving in an increasingly competitive global world. History is an ongoing engagement with individuals across a range of cultures, traditions, and ways of seeing. In addition, the study of History reveals to students that the questions and concerns of the past are often strikingly similar to those with which we wrestle today.
The Human Services program is designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for careers that focus on helping people to solve problems and to live more satisfying lives. These careers may encompass jobs in the following general areas: social work, counseling, rehabilitation, recreation, child welfare, public welfare, social security, developmental and physical disabilities, substance abuse, and services for older adults and others.
The Department of Modern Languages offers the Associate of Art (A.A.) degree program in Modern Languages with a specialization in Italian. This interdisciplinary major will provide students with the necessary foundation in language skills and cultural literacy to engage in a professional career. In addition, this program fully articulates with Hunter College’s bachelor degree programs in Italian.
The Liberal Arts Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College provides each student with a well-rounded background in the sciences, humanities, mathematics, and languages. The program also allows students to enter four-year colleges of their choice after successful completion of the Associate Degree requirements. The Liberal Arts Program awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.
The Associate of Science in Mathematics focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.
The Multimedia Programming and Design Program prepares students for careers in a variety of "multimedia industries", companies and institutions that develop, produce or market multimedia products, programs or services. The program instructs students in the design and programming of computer-based interactive products that incorporate text, graphics, sound,animation and video. It also develops different types of talent, both creative and technical,with the imperative that each understands the work of the other so that they can collaborate effectively. Students must complete a specialization in multimedia programming, art and design or video production in addition to the general and core requirements.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum,students are awarded an Associate in Science degree (A.S.) and may transfer to senior institutions such as York, NYU or New York City Technical College.
The department of Music and Art offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Music with specializations in Music Studies, Music Education or Music Performance. The Music program seeks to educate students in the fundamentals of music, as well as more specialized topics in music education and music performance. Progressing through a broad and rigorous curriculum that encompasses the basics of music theory, keyboard skills, ear-training and sight-singing, students will be prepared to enter a variety of majors at senior colleges and pursue a range of occupations in music. Students interested in pursuing the Music Education and Music Performance specializations will be required to do an audition to gain admissions.
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.
The Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Program, administered by the Allied Health Sciences Department provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to function in advanced pre-hospital care. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs, as well as those of the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
The Social Science, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department offers a major in Psychology which will lead to an Associate in Arts degree. The program will enable students to transfer into Psychology programs at senior colleges. It will also prepare students for a competitive and evolving job market. An Articulation agreement between the proposed Psychology degree at BMCC and the B.A. degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College has been finalized.
The Department of Health Education offers a major in Public Health leading to an Associate in Science degree. This program aims to professionally prepare students for careers in public health and transfer to senior college programs. This program has articulation agreements with York College.
The Respiratory Therapy Program, administered by the Allied Health Sciences Department provides students with the necessary skills and experience to become competent respiratory therapists. Students receive specialized training in the clinical care of patients with cardio-respiratory problems.Upon completing the requirements listed below, students receive the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and are eligible to take the Certification and Registry Examinations given by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc.
BMCC’s School Health Education (SHE) Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Program provides students with sound knowledge and practical skills. It also prepares students to continue in a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in School Health Education (Pre-K to 12th Grade). BMCC has an articulation agreement currently in place that allows students in the School Health Education A.S. Degree Program to transfer seamlessly to York College’s School Health Education Bachelor in Science (B.S.) Degree Program.
The Department of Science offers a Science program leading to an Associate in Science(A.S.) degree. This program is appropriate for students whose education goals require a Bachelor's Degree in a basic or applied science, or students who desire a background in science for a health profession education.
The Department of Science offers an A.S. degree in Science for Health Professions to prepare students to transfer to bachelor degree programs leading to careers in practitioner professions, i.e. dieticians, nutritionists, and exercise practitioners, or upper division/accelerated bachelor degree nursing programs.
The Secondary Education Program offers students a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as educational foundations and subject concentration courses. The Secondary Education Program offers students the choice of a major focusing in four teaching subject areas: Secondary Mathematics Education (SEM Major), Secondary Biology Education (SEB Major), Secondary Chemistry Education (SEC Major) and Secondary Physics Education (SEP). The courses in all four secondary education majors provide beginning preparation for later studies at a senior college, with the ultimate goal of obtaining initial New York State certification for secondary school teachers (in the specific subject concentration of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
The Small Business/Entrepreneurship (SBE) program is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.The program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to start their own business or to be a successful employee of a small business. The program features four courses specifically designed to help students begin their own business.
The Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice department offers a program in Sociology leading to an associate in arts degree. This program offers a comprehensive general education preparation, as well as a solid foundation for continuing on to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in sociology. In addition, this program fully articulates with Brooklyn College’s bachelor degree program in sociology.
The Department of Modern Languages offers the Associate of Art (A.A.) degree program in Modern Languages with a specialization in Spanish. This interdisciplinary major will provide students with the necessary foundation in language skills and cultural literacy to engage in a professional career. In addition, this program fully articulates with Hunter College’s bachelor degree programs in Spanish languages and translation.
The department of Music and Art offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Art Foundations – Studio Art. The Art Foundations program seeks to educate students in the fundamentals of studio practice and art historical scholarship. Progressing through a broad and rigorous curriculum that encompasses the basics of fine and applied arts and art history, students will be better prepared to enter a variety of majors in a four-year college and pursue occupations in the arts.
The Theatre Program at BMCC offers a competitive edge to students who are considering a career in the entertainment field as well as for students who want to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree at a four-year college. BMCC offers the only performance-based theatre major at a community college in New York. Students study acting, technical theatre, and theatre history. Students produce a play, taking it from page through final production. In addition, they have an opportunity to intern with the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and other New York theaters. BMCC Theatre students graduate with an Associate in Science degree (A.S.) and a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, and with real life experience in the theatre.
The Video Arts and Technology Program provides a dynamic education in video, audio and television production. The program prepares students for positions in the entertainment industry, electronic journalism, audiovisual production companies, broadcast and cable networks, and corporate communications departments. It combines extensive hands-on experience with theoretical coursework in a comprehensive academic program.
Upon successful completion of the requirements listed below, students earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.
The Associate of Arts in Writing and Literature program's coursework is divided into general and curriculum requirements. Students take 42 to 44 credits in liberal arts courses to fulfill the program's general requirements; in addition, students take 18 credits in writing, journalism, ethnic literature or women writers, and communications and theatre arts to fulfill the program's curriculum requirements.
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