Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Academic Advisement and Assistance



Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement

Room D-124, Ext. 6696

Academic Advisement supports and promotes campus-wide year-round advising, for all majors, while recognizing the autonomous nature of advising within the academic departments. Academic advisors strive to maintain a supportive environment where advising is a holistic process where continuing students receive academic guidance and clarification about their academic, career and life goals. During this process, Academic advisors serve as facilitators of communication who work to encourage students to become more knowledgeable and responsible for planning their academic careers. All students should make an appointment to obtain academic advising for their respective majors at least once each semester throughout their academic careers.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

Room M-211, Ext. 5616

CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning associate degrees by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, tuition waivers, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks. ASAP also offers special class scheduling options to ensure that ASAP students get the classes they need, are in classes with other ASAP students, and attend classes in convenient blocks of time to accommodate their work schedules so that they can earn their degrees as soon as possible. As students approach graduation, they receive special support to help them transfer to four-year colleges or transition into the workforce, depending on their goals.

Career Development and Experiential Learning

Room C-102, Ext. 5115

The Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning offers career counseling to all Kingsborough students, from their first day on campus through graduation. The mission of the Center is to prepare students with specific knowledge to find, organize, and utilize career resources as they progress through various stages of career exploration. Career advisors assist students in career planning and in the development of skills needed in the job search. Listings of part- and full-time jobs, as well as internships, are available to students via the KCC Online Jobs Board. The Career Center’s recruitment events, such as Job Fairs and On-Campus Recruitment, bring representatives from major corporations, government, and social service agencies to the campus. Job search assistance is offered to all students from résumé writing to interview technique workshops. For more information on the jobs board go to https://kbcc-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php

Evening Advisement

Room M-101, Ext. 4911

Evening Advisement provides academic advisement to students attending classes part-time, students who take a majority of their classes in the evening, and non-matriculated students. Academic Advisors provide continuing students with guidance, clarification about their degree requirements, and the necessary tools to become more knowledgeable and responsible for planning their academic careers. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once each semester.

Academic Assistance

Center for Academic Writing Success (CAWS)

Room L-219, Ext. 5405

The Center for Academic Writing Success (CAWS) serves as a resource for all students in English courses as well as any student requiring assistance with a writing assignment. The primary goal of CAWS is to help students develop their own academic skills in essay writing, rethinking and revising papers, or identifying and correcting their own mistakes in writing. The Center offers a variety of free services such as walk-in tutoring, one-on-one tutoring contracted with an individual tutor for an entire semester, and group tutoring.

Center for Math and Technology (CMAT)

Room F-206, Ext. 5808

The Center for Math and Technology provides a supportive and welcoming learning environment to all Kingsborough students currently enrolled in math or computer courses.  Our highly qualified tutors are dedicated to providing reassurance and expert guidance to every student.  By tailoring our services to each student’s needs, and by ensuring access and availability to all students, the CMAT team fosters student success in mathematics and technology.  CMAT currently offers free walk-in tutoring to students currently enrolled in a math class or classes with a math component.  Tutoring is available individually or in a small-group setting.  CMAT has a Math Computer Lab (MCL) with 24 computers and a teacher’s station.  It is available for math and computer science classes, for current Kingsborough math and computer science students, or students who need to work on specialized computer programs or to complete their courses work.  The MCL is also available for special programs.  CMAT provides support in collaboration with Math faculty.  

Tutorial and Academic Support Center

Room L-605, Ext. 5118

The Tutorial Academic Support Center is primarily responsible for supporting students’ general welfare and academic progress throughout their academic career. Free tutoring is offered to enrolled students in almost all subject areas. Sessions are in either one-on-one or in a small-group format. The goal of the Center is to assist all students with locating the resources necessary to successfully complete their coursework.

Immersion Program

Room D-106, Ext. 5358

The Immersion Program is a CUNY-wide initiative offering incoming Fall freshmen and continuing Kingsborough students tuition-free developmental classes and workshops. Incoming Fall freshmen who have not passed one or more of the CUNY Assessment Tests can join the Summer Immersion Program (SIP) in the Summer prior to their first semester at Kingsborough in order to complete all or part of their English and/or math developmental requirement(s). Immersion courses are specifically designed to help students pass the CUNY Assessment Tests. Day and evening courses are offered to accommodate a variety of schedules. Academic, career, and personal counseling are available to the incoming summer cohort who also have access to all campus facilities while in the SIP. Continuing Kingsborough students may enroll in the year-round Multiple Repeater Math Workshops or Express Math classes offered in the winter or summer modules. For more information go to www.kbcc.cuny.edu/immersion

STEM Lab

Room L-115, Ext. 6876

Kingsborough’s state-of-the-art laboratory is designed to encourage incoming students to explore career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education curricula. The STEM lab exposes students to cloud-based hands-on innovative activities that relate to real-world applications.