Briarcliffe College attracts New York metro-area and Long Island students at three locations
Briarcliffe College has announced that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved an application for designation of 30-30 Thompson Avenue in Long Island City as The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College.
“We are thrilled to offer students who are exploring their choices in higher education with a new option - The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College,” stated Briarcliffe College President Dr. George Santiago, Jr. during the announcement. “We’ve received a warm welcome from our Long Island City neighbors and look forward to working with the community to enhance the learning experience of our students.”
Briarcliffe’s Queens Center is located in Long Island City only minutes from Manhattan. It is one of New York’s up-and-coming neighborhoods that is easily accessible by bus and subway. Long Island City is the perfect setting for a college experience. The neighborhood is known for its rich multicultural roots and affordable cost of living. Plus it’s only minutes from countless incredible galleries, museums, theatres and restaurants in both Queens & Manhattan.
Briarcliffe College, established in 1966, has a long history of providing its students with career preparation and development through a variety of two- and four-year degree programs. The private college has two Long Island locations - the main campus at 1055 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, Nassau County; and a branch campus at 225 West Main Street in Patchogue, Suffolk County.
Briarcliffe provides professional educational programs in selected fields of business, criminal justice, graphic design, and technology to a diverse body of traditional and non-traditional students to reflect the needs of the region. As the local economy continues to become more highly specialized in industries requiring advanced business, professional and technical skills, the demand for a capable workforce has dramatically increased.
The business and non-profit communities rely on colleges like Briarcliffe to produce this workforce and instill the requisite education and skill sets, especially in a time when the stock of educated workers is not keeping pace with the demand for them. Much of the area’s future economic progress will depend on the continued ability of colleges like Briarcliffe to produce a steady stream of educated, competent, driven workers.
The college is committed to promoting a professional learning environment that educates and empowers students to initiate, advance, or change their careers. Beginning with orientation and continuing through formalized classroom instruction and extra-curricular activities, through graduation and beyond, Briarcliffe College provides career counseling, planning, and employment assistance to all its students. Career preparation includes job fairs, graphic portfolio nights, part-time and full-time employment assistance, internship and externship opportunities, workshops that address resume writing, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies, career-focused classroom lectures, and guest speaker series.
In 2005, Briarcliffe College received approval from NYSED to open an extension site in Queens, providing course work toward an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Criminal Justice. The program continues today, with students earning credits toward a degree with career potential in the growing employment areas of policing, security, and corrections.
The associate in science degree in criminal justice is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the field of criminal justice and enable them to pursue an entry level position in the field of protective services or to pursue more advanced study at the baccalaureate level. The curriculum provides experience with computers, an introduction to the mechanics of the criminal justice system, and introductory courses in criminal justice administration, juvenile justice, criminal law, criminal procedure, corrections, psychology and the sociology of crime. Students can join the Criminal Justice Club and learn more in hands-on, interactive ways through field trips and guest speakers.
The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College has added new courses this May, providing students with credits toward an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management.
Briarcliffe’s business administration program helps students become proactive problem solvers. These students are capable of critically analyzing both the regional and global marketplaces. Students can aspire to upper level management and technology positions through challenging and practical real world coursework that is interactive. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to attain jobs in some of the country’s fastest growing industries.
On the Bethpage campus, Briarcliffe College also offers Bachelor degrees in Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, International Business, Management and Marketing.
“Briarcliffe College is noted for its career-focused, specialized education,” said its president, Dr. George Santiago, Jr. “The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College provides new and returning students, transfer students, and busy New Yorkers seeking to enhance their current careers, a readily accessible location to pursue their goals.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Business Administration degree programs as well as the Criminal Justice degree program at The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College. Students taking courses at The Queens Center must attend Briarcliffe College Bethpage campus to complete their degrees.
To enroll, students may call 888-845-6777 orcome in person to The Queens Center of Briarcliffe College, Suite 502, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101, or they can do so at the Bethpage campus. For online applications and details regarding student affairs, transfers, scholarship opportunities, financial aid (available for those who qualify), and additional certificate and specialized degree programs including Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Digital Photography, visit www.briarcliffe.edu.
BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE OFFERS ITS STUDENTS A WIDE ARRAY OF CAREER-ORIENTED PROGRAMS
Three area locations provide valuable and convenient educational opportunities
Briarcliffe College was founded in 1966 with a single goal in mind: to meet the career-oriented higher education needs of its students, preparing them for success in the business world. Today, over 40 years later, Briarcliffe continues to fulfill this goal by promoting a professional learning environment that educates and empowers students to initiate, advance or change their careers and engage in lifelong learning.
The private college has three convenient locations - the main campus at 1055 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, Nassau County; a branch campus at 225 West Main Street in Patchogue, Suffolk County; and a college center at 30-30 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.
Bethpage is located in Nassau County on Long Island.
Golf and nature enthusiasts alike are well aware of the beauty and charm of this energetic city. Hit the links at one of Bethpage State Park’s golf courses and you may run across Tiger Woods practicing for the U.S. Open that is scheduled to return to the island in 2009. In addition to golf, visitors to Bethpage’s parks have the opportunity to utilize a variety of recreational facilities for the whole family to enjoy.
Although it is well known for hosting the U.S. Open, Bethpage has so much more to offer. One of the many advantages to living in Bethpage is that you are within a half-hour drive to both the northern and southern shores of Long Island. Take a break and discover the beaches along Long Island Sound, feel the cool ocean breezes of the Atlantic, or take the short trip into New York City for some of the best dining and entertainment in the world.
Located on the southern shore of Long Island, Patchogue harbor is one of the largest and finest on the island.
Originally, it was nicknamed Milltown due to the many mills - gristmills, sawmills, paper, wool, and cotton mills - that operated on the Patchogue waterways from as early as 1750. Today, the harbor accommodates a variety of maritime vessels from private yachts to commercial boats. Plus, ferry service to the National Sea Shore of Fire Island is available. Patchogue has one of the finest downtown shopping districts on Long Island. In addition to a variety of fine retail establishments, the downtown area is home to fine restaurants and other recreational facilities.
Within walking distance of the college are numerous retailers, downtown and waterfront restaurants, art galleries, craft and antique stores. The village also has a flourishing night life with world class entertainment and concerts at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. As a jewel of the southern Long Island shore, Patchogue is a wonderful place to learn and live.
Briarcliffe’s Queens Center is located in Long Island City just minutes from downtown Manhattan. Situated just east of the East River, it is in one of New York’s up-and-coming neighborhoods and is easily accessible by bus and subway. Long Island City is a perfect setting for the college experience. The neighborhood is known for its rich multicultural roots.
Stay in Long Island City and visit great places like the Socrates Sculpture Garden and the P.S. 1 Institute for Contemporary Art. Or, hop on a Manhattan bound subway or bus and spend the afternoon shopping, taking in a Broadway show, or visiting one of the countless attractions. Briarcliffe also offers evening classes to accommodate students with work obligations.
The programs offered by Briarcliffe College are as diverse as the school’s student population. They are designed to provide students with a valuable career-oriented education that will lead to lasting success. Briarcliffe offers a variety of two- and four-year degree programs resulting in either an associate or bachelors degree, which gives students the option of choosing from a variety of specialties.
The school is proud of their dedicated team of instructors, each of whom are experts in their field. The instructors provide expert insight and instruction in each program. The quality of Briarcliffe’s programs demonstrates their dedication to producing market-ready professionals.
Briarcliffe’s Business Administration Program, with concentrations in management, information technology and marketing, helps students become proactive problem solvers. These students are capable of critically analyzing both the regional and global marketplaces. Students can aspire to upper-level management and technology positions through challenging, practical and interactive real-world coursework. The knowledgeable instructors provide students with a solid business foundation, advanced business theories, networking techniques, fundamentals of career advancement, managerial skills, M.B.A. preparation, and more.
The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to attain jobs in some of the country’s fastest-growing industries. Business Administration Programs are available at all three of Briarcliffe’s locations.
Briarcliffe’s Accounting Program is designed according to the guidelines of the New York State Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in the field with instruction in the principles and applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Briarcliffe instructors teach students strong communication skills, legal and ethical standards, theories, analysis, interpersonal skills, accounting principles and other skills that are needed to succeed in this fast-growing field. The Accounting Program is available at the Bethpage and Patchogue locations.
The demand for IT skills is high in today’s business world and by combining professional and communication skills with targeted concentrations, Briarcliffe helps students become valuable employees.
A Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology can open doors to a career in a variety of developing industries, including healthcare, finance, retail/ distribution, education and government. Students are given instruction in equipment and technologies, installation and configuration, and how to meet the challenges of maintaining network security while voice, video, data and wireless technologies converge into a unified network infrastructure. IT programs, resulting in either associate’s or bachelor’s degrees, are offered at Briarcliffe’s Bethpage and Patchogue locations.
The Associate of Science degree program in Criminal Justice at Briarcliffe College is designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the field of criminal justice and enable them to pursue an entry-level position in the field of protective services or to pursue more advanced study at the baccalaureate level. The Criminal Justice Program curriculum offers a balance of theory and application that will prove challenging to students and useful in the field. As with most fields, computers have become an important part of criminal justice practice; therefore, this program provides valuable experience using computers.
The program also enables students to explore and prepare for career openings in private investigation, corrections, probation and parole, or private protective security. The Criminal Justice Program curriculum has been purposefully designed to provide sufficient breadth and depth, giving students a solid core of courses in the discipline and allowing the exploration of one or more specialty areas that would deliver knowledge appropriate to their criminal justice career aspirations. This program is offered at all Briarcliffe College locations.
Briarcliffe’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Photography is designed to educate students interested in careers that rely upon the commercial application of advanced digital techniques in photographic reproduction and imaging. As technological advancements drive the merging of the fields of graphic design and photography, the Digital Photography Program curriculum will broaden a student’s understanding of commercial photography and better prepare one for meeting the growing demand for expertise in digital imaging. Digital Photography Program graduates should be educated to pursue a variety of career paths including, but not limited to, commercial photography, studio management, photographic editor, portrait photography, or new media artist. This program is available at Briarcliffe’s Bethpage and Patchogue locations.
Briarcliffe’s degree program in Graphic Design can broaden the students graphic design career choice, help gain new insights, and develop their portfolios as they explore the conceptualization skills and production tools they will need to produce professional-level products in such areas as advertising, editorial & corporate design, information design, multimedia design, creative typography, magazine & book illustration, corporate marketing materials, and web & design. The school offers both an associate and bachelors degree program at the Bethpage location and an associate degree program at the Patchogue location.
Briarcliffe College’s convenient locations and career-oriented programs provide students with a valuable education. This education gives the Briarcliffe student the ability to build a firm foundation for a promising career or to accelerate career advancement.
To learn more about Briarcliffe or to speak with an admissions representative, call 888-845-6777 or visit www.briarcliffe.edu.