Student Resources: Current Student Resources

OBTAINING: WIFI

 

Internet Broadband and Wi-Fi companies pledged to provide free Internet access to households with college students, as well as upgraded services to personal mobile devices and to public hotspot zones.

 

*Note: A subscription with the Internet provider will be required for home service. Subscription not required for public hotspot zones. Learn more

  

 

OBTAINING: HARDWARE

 

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

 

Most of the software offers discounts for students/educational licenses. Click below on each software to find out more. Also, the department had worked on software agreement during this online distance learning. Learn more

 

 

OBTAINING: MATERIALS

 

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

 

Orders are temporarily disabled

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. Updated schedules are available here.

 

We have also developed 1:1 Help hours for students through ZOOM Conference Platform. Find available times here.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

COUNSELING SERVICE: 

 

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. 

 

Contact the office via email counseling@citytech.cuny.edu More info

 

 

FOOD RESOURCES GUIDES: CORONAVIRUS NYC NEIGHBORHOOD

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is 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

 

 

Internet Broadband and Wi-Fi companies pledged to provide free Internet access to households with college students, as well as upgraded services to personal mobile devices and to public hotspot zones.  *Note: A subscription with the Internet provider will be required for home service. Subscription not required for public hotspot zones