Student Resources: Current Student Resources
Find a list of the WIFI services available:
FREE AND DISCOUNTED WI-FI SERVICES here
MAP OF FREE WI-FI HOTSPOTS IN NEW YORK CITY here
The following guide provides information about Wifi Connectivity and Techniques to improve your connection here
Almost all laptops/desktop computers will work with remote learning. If the following is problematic, please contact your professor and fill out the inquiry.
To complete assignments generally for design/building tech courses certain minimum hardware requirements are important. Expect to spend around $1400 for an appropriately configured laptop. Some basics laptop configurations are recommended for running CAD, graphic, and 3D applications that can be used as a guide for purchasing your equipment.
• BRANDS USED FOR COMPARISION: Dell or Lenovo
• SCREEN: 1920 x 1080 or higher
• PROCESSOR: Latest Generation Intel Core i7
• SSD: 512 GB or higher • RAM: 16 GB or higher
• VIDEO CARD: Integrated UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA Card
OBTAINING: LAPTOP LOAN PROGRAM
To provide access to technology for students during New York State on PAUSE, the College has instituted the following device loan distribution program. Students without access to needed technology for their distance learning classes can apply for an iPad or Chromebook here
Learn more about the program here
OBTAINING: SOFTWARE FOR PERSONAL DEVICES
Below is a list of software that you can download and install on your personal device. Follow the instructions provided in each link to access the software. Please be aware that many of our academic software is not supported on Chromebooks or MacBook. So, please first verify your device is supported before proceeding.
OBTAINING: SOFTWARE AVAILABLE VIA REMOTE & VIRTUAL DESKTOPS
For students using a Chromebook, MacBook, or an unsupported laptop, you must connect to either one of our remote computer systems: Remote Desktops or Virtual Desktops (VDI). While connected, you will have full access to all of our academic lab software.
To access our virtual machines, follow the instructions provided in this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) guide
Find below a list of the most common retail suppliers:
41 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
536 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
1-5 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
148 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013
252 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
345 Canal Street New York, NY 10013
850 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Making software and related technology products affordable for students
WC Art & Drafting Supply Co
351 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
ACADEMIC ONLINE SUPPORT: WORKSHOPS + 1:1 HELP
Our department prepares a set of workshops every semester based on the most common software needed assistance such as Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, and more.
To be announced the schedule for Fall 2020
We have also developed 1:1 Help hours for students through the ZOOM Conference Platform.
To be announced hours for Fall 2020
ACADEMIC SUPPORT: TUTORIALS
We have available online a wide range of written primers and video tutorials for students to further develop their software skills. Visit us online
ACADEMIC SUPPORT: URSULA C. SCHWERIN LIBRARY: ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH
The library department's mission is to enable City Tech students to identify, access, evaluate, and use appropriate information and other academic research resources. Located on the 4th Floor in Library Bldg.
The library has a dedicated selection of resources specialized in architectural technology research for students to have a start point in their research. More info
ACADEMIC SUPPORT: ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS
A wide range of resources are available online
ARTstor A digital library of over one million images in the arts, architecture and more
Jstor A digital library offers 15000 scholarly books
The New York City Open Accessible Space Information System Cooperative (OASIS)Provides a rich source of community maps for New York City
ACADEMIC CONTINUITY FOR STUDENT:
This site prepares students to participate in online learning. Below you can find information on how to get ready for the transition, tools you might use for your class, and where you can go for help and support. More info
Group counseling services and individual counseling are offered to students to provide academic, career and personal counseling to help students succeed in life. Meeting with a counselor in their office, students are encouraged to talk about any problem or situation in their life that is interfering with their success in college.
FOOD RESOURCES GUIDES: CORONAVIRUS NYC NEIGHBORHOOD
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly changing life in New York City. To help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is currently creating Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood. More info