College President Dr. Claudia V. Schrader
welcomes you to KCC.
Are you ready for Fall 2020 at KCC? Whether you’re learning online, hybrid, or in-person, we are ready for you, and have created our Fall Session 2020 Checklist so you're ready, too. KCC is providing you with the best possible academic experience to get you closer to your educational goals.
KCC is committed to taking the proper safety measures as we follow guidance and safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health. Our Fall 2020 plans include limited capacity on campus, and requires mandatory daily health screenings, appropriate social distancing, protective face coverings, and continuous cleaning and disinfection of the facilities.
We encourage you to check out the resources available and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please revisit our webpage for updates.
- Be prepared for your courses. Review resources and support for online learning during the Fall 2020.
Hours of Operation
M-F 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
M-F 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
M-Th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
M-F 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
M-F 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
M-F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Need to speak with an advisor? Visit our Virtual Office Hours from 10/01/20-10/30/20. No appointment needed. Learn more.
Need help with Blackboard? Check out the resources below for support.
How do you know if your course is online, hybrid or in-person?
If you are already registered, log into your CUNYFirst Student Self-Service Center to view your schedule and the instruction mode.
If you have not yet registered log into the course search in CUNYFirst to search for courses that you need to take.
There are two types of on-line classes: Asynchronous and Synchronous
- Asynchronous classes appear on the schedule without any meeting days or times and list the instruction
mode as “online”. You are not required to participate in live classes or live discussions
but must submit all work by assigned deadlines provided by the instructor. The instructor
may also provide live interaction opportunities, such as office hours.
- Synchronous classes appear on the schedule with set meeting days and times and list the instruction mode
as “online”. Students are required to be present (virtually) at the same time. These
classes meet in real-time and students must commit to being available and able to
log-in, and stay logged-in, during the entire time of the class, as scheduled.
Hybrid classes appear on the schedule with set meeting days and times and list locations for class meeting times (classroom, off-campus). There will also be additional online class components. The instruction mode appears as “hybrid”.
In-person classes appear on the schedule with set meeting days and times and list the location for the class (classroom, off-campus). The instruction mode is listed as “in person”.
Consider the following questions when you are making a choice between synchronous and asynchronous classes:
- Can you make a time commitment to being available at specific times, with a quiet
place to work and access to wifi? Or do you need the flexibility of getting work done
at times that work best for you as long as it gets done by the deadline?
- Do you learn well with more or less direct interaction with the instructor and classmates?
Do you prefer to participate in class?
- Do you have strong time-management skills and can keep yourself on track to meet deadlines with less regular interaction or do you need the stability of regular class meetings to keep you on track?
Need help with your CUNYfirst account? Check out the resources below for support.
The Chancellor announced the launch of the new CUNY Health Screening app Everbridge. Effective Tuesday, August 25th, Everbridge will supplement Kingsborough’s existing health screening process; temperature checks by our Public Safety EMTs will still be required at the main gate.
Effective Wednesday August 26th, all KCC students will be required to complete the daily Symptom Checker before coming into the campus. This simple Symptom Checker can be accessed from your mobile phone each day before your visit to the campus. You should only complete the daily Symptom Checker on the Everbridge Health Screening app if you have to be on campus to attend class, pickup or deliver a device, buy books or for any other reason for which you are approved and required to be on campus.
Upon completion of the daily Symptom Checker, you will receive a confirmation notification about your eligibility to enter the campus. If you are eligible to enter campus, Public Safety will be notified. Failure to complete the daily Symptom Checker and to follow this campus access policy will result in not being permitted on to campus.
Access to instructions on how to install and use Everbridge App.
Everbridge Health Screening - Email Option
Please contact Helpdesk@student.kbcc.cuny.edu or call 718-368-6679 for technical support for installing or using Everbridgeor .
The KCC Bookstore will be open to students starting Monday, August 31 on Mondays-Thursdays through
September 29 between the hours of 9am – 3pm. In keeping with social distancing guidelines
and in the best interest of everyone's safety, our staff will serve as personal shoppers
for those who would like to purchase their essentials in person at the store.
As always, our website (kbcc-shop.com) is fully operational and all orders can be fulfilled with options to either ship to you or pick up in-store. After September 29, we will update our days and hours of operation to accommodate student and business needs. If you have any questions or comments, we can be reached at (718) 332-6900 during business hours or be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Store Manager: Pete Rosado – email@example.com
Text Manager: Jason Cohen – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library building is closed but Library Services are open virtually and librarians are available to assist you. Check out the Library Guide. Email the email@example.com for more information about library resources, or call the Reference Desk at (718) 368-5632. Have Circulation questions call: (718) 368-5637 or (718) 368-5442.
Mondays and Thursday from 9am-6pm
Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-7pm
Friday from 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm
Check Out Laptop Lending. Visit https://inside.kingsborough.edu enter your KCC email address and password to secure a KCC laptop.
View video instructions.
Check Out New Student Orientation
RSVP for for a New Student Orientation Virtual Information Session. You'll learn more about the resources available for you to make your transition to Kingsborough easier. This experience will include information about campus resources and the following MANDATORY courses that must be completed by September 18:
- New Student Information Blackboard Course
- Are You Ready? Blackboard course
- SPARC (Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course
The “Are You Ready?” online readiness course is designed to prepare students for taking an online class. Whether the class is hybrid or asynchronous, this tool will cover a variety of topics that help students navigate in an online environment. The Are You Ready? course can be found in your Blackboard account.
- Need help with registration? Contact your advisor directly or click for information on advisement opportunities.
Fall A Session: 12-week Fall Classes Run September 12 – December 21, 2020
Fall B Session: 6-week Classes Run January 4 - February 24, 2021
Fall A Session
The information below applies to Kingsborough’s Fall A Session 2020 semester. Information about Fall B Session will be provided at a later date.
Fall Session classes are almost all fully online. The Schedule of Classes has been converted in CUNYFirst to reflect how each section of each course will be taught. Each section has an “Instruction Mode” listed as either “online”, “hybrid” or “in-person”.
IN PERSON: Only Maritime Technology classes are all in-person classes
HYBRID: The following programs have some class components that meet in person, on-campus or off campus
Culinary Arts, A.A.S.
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic (EMS-P), A.A.S.
Fashion Design, A.A.S.
Media Arts, AS
Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.
Polysomnographic Technology, A.A.S.
Surgical Technology, A.A.S.
ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE FULLY ONLINE.