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    Courses and Workshops

    The First Year Institute provides a variety of programs and support services for new and first-year continuing students during their first-year experience. All courses, instructional materials, and services are offered to eligible students at no tuition cost.

    Summer Sessions:

    See Schedule of Classes for Summer

    The Summer and Winter sessions offer a comprehensive integrated program that is available to students who need to fulfill required upper-level developmental courses. First time entry criteria for all courses are required in order to participate in the program. Limited seating is available. Students may attend more than one course per cycle providing class is being offered.

    · Summer (June, July, August) and Winter (January,  February) sessions.

    · Developmental course offerings may include:

    » Mathematics (MAT 095 and MAT 096)
    » Writing (ENG 099)
    » Reading (CSE 099)
    » English as a Second Language (ESL 097 and ESL 098)

    · Morning, Afternoon and Evening classes available. Courses are scheduled in a two-week or three week calendar format. Day classes will run Monday through Friday. Students in College Discovery (CD), the Accelerated Students in Associate Program (ASAP) and the College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment Pogram (COPE) are eligible for First Year Institute.

    Second Chance Program:

    Second Chance classes are offered to students who are in need of additional academic support for a developmental course. The program is designed to help students pass the developmental course of study. Students are admitted into the program based on instructor’s recommendation. Second Chance classes are scheduled during intersession for a one-week (25 hour) class.

    Prep Workshops:

    Prep workshops are designed to prepare students for a developmental skills or introductory college-level course. Workshops are offered to students who are registered for the course. Prep workshops are scheduled before the beginning of the semester for a three-day (12 hour) period. Limited offerings for target groups.

    Orientation Program:

    All new students are invited to attend a special event that includes a theater presentation, student services fair, workshops, academy orientation, college tour and refreshments. Orientation Program is held each semester for all new-in-coming students before the beginning of the semester.



    Contact Information 
    Vincent Bruno
    Director of First Year Programs

    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room: M402
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Phone: (718) 482-5395
    E-mail: Vbruno@lagcc.cuny.edu  
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