LaGuardia Community College - Diploma

LaGuardia Community College is a two-year community school located in the neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States. LaGuardia Community College offers more than 60 majors, certificates and programmes in the field of Business, Education, Law, IT, Social Sciences and more. LaGuardia Community College is licensed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to grant associate degrees.

  • Average Tuition USD 9,600

School Description

LaGuardia Community College was founded in the year 1971 by a resolution of the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York. The school was opened with an aim to offer cultural activities, special services, continuing education and skills training opportunities for community residents of all ages.

LaGuardia Community College prides itself in being ranked as one of the top three large community colleges in the U.S for innovative teaching practices and high education standards. LaGuardia Community College provides more than 60 academic majors, professional certificates and programmes in a range of subjects starting from nursing to business to the arts to computer science. LaGuardia Community College is home to international students coming from more than 150 nations from across the globe. LaGuardia Community College faculty members are experts in their area of specializations and 44% of full-time faculty hold the highest/terminal degree in their field of study.

Diploma Programs

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    Accounting

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Accounting program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and is administered by the Business & Technology Department. The program provides a solid foundation in accounting and liberal arts to maximize transfer credit to senior CUNY colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College for students interested in pursuing four-year degrees in accounting and finance. The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses, and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.

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    Biology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Biology program, offered by the Natural Sciences Department, leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree. The goals of the Biology program are to introduce students to hypothesis-driven science and hands-on research through required coursework and supervised research laboratory internships, to connect students, biology and lived-experience through an integrated curriculum and to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year college and ultimately graduate or go to medical school.

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    Business Administration

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Business Administration Program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and offers options in Aviation Management and Healthcare Management. The Program is administered by the Business & Technology Department and it is designed to provide a solid foundation for transfer to a senior college. Students will receive a strong foundation in the basic areas of business (management, accounting, finance and marketing) and will complete an internship that will enable them to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world, and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent fulltime employment.

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    Business Administration Aviation Management

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Business Administration Program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and offers options in Aviation Management and Healthcare Management. The Program is administered by the Business & Technology Department and it is designed to provide a solid foundation for transfer to a senior college. Students will receive a strong foundation in the basic areas of business (management, accounting, finance and marketing) and will complete an internship that will enable them to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world, and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent fulltime employment.

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    Business Administration Healthcare Management

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Business Administration Program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and offers options in Aviation Management and Healthcare Management. The Program is administered by the Business & Technology Department and it is designed to provide a solid foundation for transfer to a senior college. Students will receive a strong foundation in the basic areas of business (management, accounting, finance and marketing) and will complete an internship that will enable them to bridge the gap between classroom theory and practical applications in the business world, and provide valuable experience for choosing a career and subsequent fulltime employment.

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    Childhood Education

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Childhood Education Option is coordinated by the Education and Language Department and is designed for students who are interested in teaching Grades 1 through 6. This Option provides a clearly defined academic path that leads to continued study at a four-year college. Successful completion of LaGuardia's Associate in Arts (AA) degree requirements in the Childhood Education Option can result in admission to the Professional Sequence at Queens College, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education leading to the New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). This program can lead to admission to Queens College upon successful completion of LaGuardia's Associate in Arts (AA) degree requirements in Liberal Arts and provide a clearly defined academic path that leads to New York State provisional certification in teaching.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Engineering Science programs are housed within the Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) Department and offers four degrees: Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Each leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and has been designed for transfer as a Dual/ Joint program with the School of Engineering at City College of New York (CCNY).

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    Commercial Photography

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    LaGuardia is the only two-year institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) to offer an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Photography. The Commercial Photography program, administered by the Humanities Department, gives you access to such professional photographic equipment and facilities as our state of the art black & white and color darkroom, shooting studios and digital imaging facility. With 13 courses dedicated to photography, taught by faculty members who are currently working in the field and are exhibiting artists, you will gain experience from all over the photographic and arts spectrum in this quickly changing industry.

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    Commercial Photography Certificate

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    LaGuardia is the only two-year institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) to offer an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Photography. The Commercial Photography program, administered by the Humanities Department, gives you access to such professional photographic equipment and facilities as our state of the art black & white and color darkroom, shooting studios and digital imaging facility. With 13 courses dedicated to photography, taught by faculty members who are currently working in the field and are exhibiting artists, you will gain experience from all over the photographic and arts spectrum in this quickly changing industry.

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    Communication Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Communication Studies Program strives to combine both the theoretical frameworks and the practical skills of communication. Coordinated by the Humanities Department, the Communication Studies Program leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with five areas of concentration: Public Relations, Speech Pathology, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication and Public Address. Using participatory learning, students work to enhance their oral, written, and critical thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on communication in social, professional, culturally diverse settings, in the context of a multimedia globalized world. The aim of the Communication Studies Program is to assist students in transferring to four-year colleges or to begin a career in a related industry.

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    Computer Science

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The major in Computer Science leads to Associate in Science (AS) degree, and is appropriate for those students interested in mathematics and/or computer science who plan to transfer to a senior college for further study in computer science. The program is administered by the Math, Engineering and Computer Science Department. Graduating students will be prepared for careers as programmers for business and/or scientific applications.

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    Computer Technology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Computer Technology program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree, and is coordinated by the Math, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) department. This curriculum provides the skills needed for careers in a rapidly growing technical area. Students will be prepared for careers as field technicians specializing in microcomputer repair and network diagnosis. Students will be prepared to transfer to a bachelor of technology program at a senior colleges.

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    Creative Writing

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Creative Writing Track of the Writing and Literature major offered through the English Department, allows you to focus on creative writing—poetry, fiction, and creative non- fiction—while still receiving rigorous instruction in literature, literary history, and literary criticism. The Creative Writing Track leads to an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and is designed to allow you to transfer easily to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program in English at York College.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Criminal Justice program, administered by the Department of Social Science, is a Dual/Joint degree program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students who declare Criminal Justice as their major automatically become part of the CUNY Justice Academy (CJA), a transfer-focused collaboration that links selected associate degree programs at six City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges to baccalaureate degree programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice..

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    Deaf Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts (AA) Deaf Studies Option program course work includes study in American Sign Language, Fingerspelling, Linguistics and Sociology of American Deaf Communities. In addition to learning American Sign Language, students delve into the cultural, behavioral, historical and social perspective of the Deaf community. Graduates can expect to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

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    Design

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Fine Arts Program, coordinated by the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) Degree. This two-year program will offer training in studio art for students seeking careers in either the Fine or Applied Arts. Emphasis throughout the curriculum will be placed on individual creativity, aesthetic awareness, and an understanding of the visual arts in societies past and present. The Fine Arts Program is open to students of all levels who wish to expand their technical and aesthetic knowledge in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, design,photography, and the history of art and film.

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    Dietetic Technician

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    Students learn the nutrition care process, which includes screening and assessing patients/clients, and designing and implementing individualized nutritional intervention strategies for them. The study of food systems management develops competencies in production management, menu development, food safety principles, and human resources management and supervision. The required science courses include human anatomy and physiology and chemistry. As part of their coursework, students complete three field experience courses in health care facilities and community sites in the New York City area. Successful graduates of the DTP are eligible to sit for the Dietetic Technician registration exam. This exam, which is administered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is recognized nationally.

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    Digital Journalism

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

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    Digital Media

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Early Childhood Education Option is coordinated by the Education and Language Department and is designed for students who are interested in teaching children Birth through Grade 2. This Option provides a clearly defined academic path that leads to continued study at a four-year college. Successful completion of LaGuardia's Associate in Arts (AA) degree requirements in the Early Childhood Education Option can result in admission to the Professional Sequence at Brooklyn College, Department of Early Childhood Education leading to the New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2).

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Engineering Science programs are housed within the Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) Department and offers four degrees: Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Each leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and has been designed for transfer as a Dual/ Joint program with the School of Engineering at City College of New York (CCNY).

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    Energy Technology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Energy Technician program is administered by the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC). Energy technicians work in high-demand, growing fields related to computers, cellular phones, and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies.

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    Entrepreneurship

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

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    Environmental Engineering

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Engineering Science programs are housed within the Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) Department and offers four degrees: Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Each leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and has been designed for transfer as a Dual/ Joint program with the School of Engineering at City College of New York (CCNY).

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Environmental Science program, offered through the Natural Sciences Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree. The program has been designed to give students solid background in the life sciences and allow them to experience hypothesis-driven science firsthand through laboratory investigations, service-learning projects, and supervised field and laboratory research projects. After completion of the Biology and Chemistry sequences, students will be introduced to factors limiting the distribution of animals and plants, species interactions, and measurements of biodiversity in the Fundamentals of Ecology course. The Ecology course, like many of the life science courses in the Environmental Science program, includes a fieldwork component that focuses on collecting and interpreting environmental data about New York City.

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    Fine Arts Photography

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    LaGuardia is the only two-year institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) to offer an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Photography. The Commercial Photography program, administered by the Humanities Department, gives you access to such professional photographic equipment and facilities as our state of the art black & white and color darkroom, shooting studios and digital imaging facility. With 13 courses dedicated to photography, taught by faculty members who are currently working in the field and are exhibiting artists, you will gain experience from all over the photographic and arts spectrum in this quickly changing industry.

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    Food Service Management

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Foodservice Management Program (FSMP) has a “Culinary Management” emphasis with coursework in food science, culinary arts, production management, food safety, cultural foods, procurement and sustainability, nutrition, and human resources management and supervision. Additional training in accounting, marketing, and meeting and events planning prepare graduates for challenging and rewarding careers in the food industry. And the current demand for trained, entry-level management employees is strong.

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    Game Design

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.

    Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

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    History

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts History Option leads to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, and is designed for those students who have a strong personal interest in learning more about History and for students that plan to become history majors in four-year institutions.

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    Human Services

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    An Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Human Services at LaGuardia prepares students for careers in mental health, social work, and other human services related fields. Our program provides a foundation for students to continue their education and training by earning a Bachelor’s degree in one of the many helping professions: human services, social work, disability studies, gerontology, and psychology.

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    Industrial Design

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Industrial Design program, coordinated by the Humanities Department leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), and is proud to be the only program of its kind in New York. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, user ergonomics, engineering, marketing, brand development and sales. The Industrial Design program provides students a foundation experience in the necessary skills to begin a career in Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Model making, Product Design and Fabrication or transfer to a four-year institution.

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    International Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts: Social Science and Humanities option in International Studies leads to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree.As an interdisciplinary program that draws on the best resources of LaGuardia, we prepare students to become better-informed world citizens, helping them develop the competencies needed to survive and succeed in the new global world. Students in the International Studies program learn about cross-cultural understanding, explore global perspectives on various world issues and cultures, become more familiar with distinct regions and cultures of the world, and take at least two cycles of a foreign language. The option in International Studies promotes global awareness, intercultural understanding, and international engagement.

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    Japanese

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts: Japanese option leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. The Japanese language is one of the most popular modern languages in the U.S. and the number of college students studying has surpassed 66,000, according the MLA.

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    Journalism

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Journalism Option in Liberal Arts leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree and is administered by the English Department. The program prepares you for journalism and other media careers through teaching the fundamentals of the news gathering process, from developing story ideas, conducting secondary research and in-person interviews, to writing and editing and publishing stories.

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    Latin American Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts: Latin American Studies option leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, and addresses the need for student preparation in the areas of Latin American, bi-cultural studies with prospective applications in the fields of education, diplomacy, business, cross-cultural studies and health care. Therefore, the curriculum is conceived as a structure for guiding Liberal Arts students toward career and professional goals early in their academic experience.

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    Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Practical Nursing Program at LaGuardia is in response to the growing need for skilled health care personnel who can provide care at the practical nursing level and are motivated to continue in the Nursing Profession. The Practical Nursing Program was approved in July 2004 by the New York State Education Department.

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    Math and Science

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Fine Arts Program, coordinated by the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) Degree. This two-year program will offer training in studio art for students seeking careers in either the Fine or Applied Arts. Emphasis throughout the curriculum will be placed on individual creativity, aesthetic awareness, and an understanding of the visual arts in societies past and present. The Fine Arts Program is open to students of all levels who wish to expand their technical and aesthetic knowledge in the areas of painting, drawing, sculpture, design,photography, and the history of art and film.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Engineering Science programs are housed within the Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) Department and offers four degrees: Civil, Electrical, Earth System Science & Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. Each leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree, and has been designed for transfer as a Dual/ Joint program with the School of Engineering at City College of New York (CCNY).

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    Media Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    As an Associate of Arts(A.A) Media Studies student you will be introduced to the skills of media production, including screenwriting, cinematography, editing, broadcast operations, computer graphics and effects. You will learn about the history of film and mass media, and how the Internet, mobile media, and social networks have transformed that history. You will analyze films by great directors for the lessons they offer in the expressive arts of cinema: storytelling, composition, lighting, editing, and special effects

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    Mobile App Development

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The field of New Media is incredibly varied and provides writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and business people with powerful new tools for economic development and creative expression. As a New Media Technology specialist you can chose the career path that best fits your skills. This program can be an excellent choice for students who are technically competent and creative.

    Degrees Offered: A.A.S. in New Media Technology with specializations in one of the following: Digital Media, Game Design, Mobile App Development, E-Business or Digital Journalism.

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    Music

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts: Music Option leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, and provides a foundational education for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a career in the music industry.

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    Music Recording Technology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Music Recording Technology program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and provides career preparation as an audio technician. This is a jointly registered, dual-admission program designed for students interested in recording industry careers. Students will be provided with theoretical knowledge of the field, in-depth audio recording technical knowledge, and practical hands-on skills. Music Recording Technology students will earn 33 credits at LaGuardia, and 27 credits at the Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in Manhattan. Those students completing the required courses at LaGuardia or IAR will have a seamless transition to either institution. Please note that IAR and LaGuardia are separate institutions and have different tuition and fee structures.

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    Network Administration and Security

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Computer Operations: Network Administration and Security Option leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This option will provide graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/ server environments. In addition, students will be prepared to take certification examinations in UNIX and Windows.

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    Network Administration and Security Certificate

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Computer Operations: Network Administration and Security Option leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This option will provide graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/ server environments. In addition, students will be prepared to take certification examinations in UNIX and Windows.

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    Nursing

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Registered Nursing program at LaGuardia leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and is administered by the Health Sciences Department. The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and by the New York State Board of Regents. This program prepares students to function as registered nurses (R.N.'s) in acute and chronic care facilities. Graduates of the program are immediately eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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    Occupational Therapy Assistant

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is coordinated by the Health Sciences Department and leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Occupational therapy assistants choose and adapt tasks, activities and therapeutic media to improve the functioning of their clients. They instruct individuals and groups, contribute to evaluation and assessment, and communicate reports of patient progress to the health care team. The OTA program at LaGuardia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the OTA program are eligible to sit for national certification for occupational therapy assistant, administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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    Paralegal Studies

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    Students who complete the Paralegal Studies curriculum, which is administered by the Business & Technology Department, will receive the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Paralegal Studies curriculum has been carefully designed to balance paralegal specialty and related courses with a broad liberal arts background. Students gain valuable practical experience through internships. LaGuardia's paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar Association.

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    Paramedic

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The AAS Degree Program is conducted under the auspices of the Department of Health Sciences. The course of study leading to the AAS Degree in Paramedic typically takes two years, with paramedic education beginning in the fall semester of the second year, if already certified as an EMT.Advanced standing for individuals who have successfully completed a NYS Paramedic certificate is also available. Individuals who have successfully completed a Paramedic course prior to applying to LaGuardia Community College will receive thirty-four (34) credits in recognition of their advanced technical education and skills. Students entering into the college with their paramedic certificate must see the program Director in order to obtain credit for the Paramedic clinical courses.

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    Philosophy

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Philosophy Program, administered by the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Philosophy majors study the core areas of philosophy and acquire the critical thinking abilities that are essential for success in all careers and areas of life. In addition to helping students excel in all areas of academic study, philosophy has also been called “the ultimate transferable work skill” because it helps students develop the abilities that employers in all fields value: how to think critically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, solve problems intelligently, make enlightened decisions and construct thoughtful, well-grounded beliefs.

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    Physical Therapy Assistant

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, administered by the Health Sciences Department, leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education(CAPTE). Graduates of the program are eligible for certification and must take the National Certification Exam to practice in New York State. The PTA program consists of pre-clinical and clinical phases. Students must be a PTA major to apply for candidacy into the clinical phase. Acceptance to the clinical phase is limited to twice per year and is competitive. PTA students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the PTA Admissions Handbook and obtaining further information by attending a PTA Orientation Session.

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    Political Science

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Liberal Arts Political Science Option leads to an Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.). The Political Science Option provides students with extensive training in political science analysis, critical thinking skills, and research. Increasing political complexities of globalization require that students become better informed about politics (“who gets what, when and how”) and social arrangements to maintain peace and order within a society. Political science students learn to view local and global events from different perspectives. Learning about different systems and practices of government prepares Political Science students with knowledge and skills necessary to create social change through a variety of career choices.

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    Programming and Systems

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Programming and Systems leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and is housed in the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science. The curriculum provides training for entry-level jobs as well as for transfer to a senior college as a business or information sciences major. Graduates of this program may qualify for positions as programmers or programmer trainees. Students will choose a concentration in Unix or Web Programming.

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    Psychology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    Psychology is a science that is deeply rooted in both basic and applied research; it has many clinical and educational applications. The Social Science Department administers the Psychology program, which leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. Students selecting this degree will be prepared to transfer into psychology programs at four-year institutions with a solid foundation in the discipline. Psychology students develop valuable skills ranging from collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, to working with statistics and experimental designs. They learn about the current theory and research about mind and behavior.

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    Radiologic Technology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Radiologic Technology (Rad. Tech.) program is coordinated by the Health Sciences Department and leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to sit for the national licensed exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Additional information about the association can be found online at www.arrt.org. The standards of practice for a Radiologic Technologist are also established by the New York State Division of Professional Licensing, Department of Health (DOH) and the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection of New York State.

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    Secondary Education Teacher

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Secondary Education (Teacher Transfer) Option is coordinated by the Education and Language Department and is designed for students who are interested in teaching Grades 7 through 12 in one of the following content areas: Adolescent Education English, Adolescent Education Social Studies, Adolescent Education Science, or Adolescent Education Mathematics. This Option provides a clearly defined academic path that leads to continued study at a four-year college. Successful completion of LaGuardia's Associate in Arts (AA) degree requirements in the Secondary Education (Teacher Transfer) Option can result in admission to the Professional Sequence at Queens College, Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services leading to the New York State Initial Certificate in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12). 

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    Social Sciences and Humanities

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Social Science & Humanities program in the Liberal Arts leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree. For students who want an early start in planning for a liberal arts related career, the program has a number of courses offered in areas such as anthropology, history, literature, language and culture, art, film, philosophy and politics, among others.

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    Spanish English Translation

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Spanish-English Translation major, housed in the Department of Education and Language Acquisition, is fully articulated with Hunter College. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at LaGuardia, and continue working toward a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Spanish-English and English-Spanish Translation at Hunter College. This program is designed to allow LaGuardia students to earn 60 credits in core academic foundations which meet all lower division requirements for candidates of the BA program at Hunter College. Students are encouraged to complete the BA degree since it opens many career opportunities in translation and interpretation in the court system, hospitals, state and municipal agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

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    The Bilingual Child

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The program is coordinated by the Education and Language Acquisition Department and awards the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. Since the program focuses on Spanish-speaking children, candidates for admission are expected to demonstrate oral and written proficiency in Spanish equivalent to ELS105 Spanish for Fluent Speakers I. Through Education internships, students will complete 120 hours in a school setting giving them many opportunities to observe teachers in their classrooms. In addition, students will take a seminar focusing on the principles of bilingual education that will familiarize them with current practice. 

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    Theatre

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Theatre program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the theatre Through a series of classes designed to lay the foundation of a concrete approach to working in the theatre, working on a variety fully-produced plays, devised theatre, and theatre for social justice, students gain vital knowledge and insight that prepares them not only to perform in theatre, but to engage with the world in which we live. Additionally, through a partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), students have the opportunity to observe and work with top theatre and entertainment professionals in the creation of new work.

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    Therapeutic Recreation

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    Leading to an Associate of Science (AS) degree, the Therapeutic Recreation program will begin accepting new students for Fall 2017; current LaGuardia students may change their major to Therapeutic Recreation beginning in Spring 2017. Therapeutic Recreation provides a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.

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    Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management curriculum, a course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, is administered by the Business & Technology Department. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the industry, combining liberal arts courses, business courses, specialized courses in travel and tourism, and the experience of an internship. The internship gives students experience as travel industry employees, enabling them to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom and to learn the realities of working at their chosen profession. The travel operations courses in the program are taught by experienced professionals.

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    Veterinary Technology

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    As the only fully accredited Veterinary Technology Program in New York City, LaGuardia Community College is committed to educational programs that combine classroom learning and work experience. This philosophy presents the ideal setting for the Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) Program. Graduates of the Vet Tech Program receive an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (AAS). The Vet Tech program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) allowing them to receive their New York State license and to use the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).

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    Writing and Literature

    USD 9,600 Tuition Fee

    The Writing and Literature program, administered by the English Department leads to an Associate in Arts (AA) degree and is similar to majoring in English at other colleges. It also offers a Creative Writing Track. The program is designed to help students understand the historical and contemporary importance of writing and literature in diverse cultural contexts. Based on a foundational curriculum that introduces students to literary traditions, the program is organized around the English Department’s elective courses in literature, survey courses, as well as courses in creative and expository writing. The program also draws on LaGuardia’s strong curriculum in the Humanities and Social Sciences for relevant cross-listed courses.

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