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Monday, October 20, 2014

New York Public Library October Events

Bramson ORT College is an accredited not-for-profit technical college that offers an outstanding education at an affordable price. Dedicated to enhancing students' lives through a college education in a supportive environment, we offer a variety of academic programs that prepare our students for a career in their desired field; programs include but are not limited to accounting, business management, computer technology and paralegal. As a participant in one of our programs, you will be introduced to a variety of topics needed to succeed in your field, and will be given the guidance and knowledge needed to obtain a position following graduation.

Being that we are a community college located in Brooklyn and Queens, it is our goal to remain connected to New York City and its community both in and out of an educational setting. If you're in the New York City area and are looking for ways to fill your schedule for the remainder of October, we've got you covered! Check out the following list of events happening at the New York Public Library this month:

What: The Ziegfeld Club Inc.: Helping Theater Women Since 1936
When: October 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Auditorium

Who: Maira Kalman
When: October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM
Where: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor Hall

What: WorkSearch Orientation
When: October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library, Training Room 2

What: Investing in Stocks: The Basics
When: October 23, 2014, 1:15 PM
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library, Training Room 3

What: A Cafe Concert - Celebrating Dr. Ronald Cross
When: October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe

For more information on upcoming events,  please visit the New York Public Library's website here.

Attention all students!  Please be reminded that the last day to change your section is Sunday, November 2. Once this deadline passes, your schedule will remain as is for the rest of the semester. For more information, please give us a call at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300, or, stop by our registrar's office today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Office Technology Department at Bramson ORT College

In an age where technology cannot be escaped, the need to be computer literate and technologically savvy has grown to become a core requirement for many office jobs. Since office professionals such as secretaries and administrative assistants have started to assume the responsibilities that many managerial staff members once carried, it's crucial for them to be able to operate the latest technologies in their field now as well. 

At Bramson ORT College, we understand the importance of being able to navigate the Internet and other technologies in a professional setting. That's why we've designed a department specifically focused on developing students' abilities to work with technological programs in an office or other professional setting! 

Students in our Office Technology Department have the option to pursue a variety of degrees, diplomas and certificates depending on their desired career path - general office assistant, medical office assistant, professional billing & coding, medical office assistant, secretary, word processing and secretarial studies. Program lengths vary between 15 and 60 semester credits, and all applicants must have a high school diploma or GED in order to be considered.

For more information on our Office Technology Department, please visit us on our website or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Medical Assistant Degree Specifics

Are you interested in a career in the medical field but aren't sure which path to take? Since the medical industry proves to be one of the fastest growing industries of our time, new positions are constantly being developed in order for medical institutions to fulfill all of their duties. For students who are interested in continuing their education, we recommend a degree in the medical field since career opportunities are continuing to grow even when the job market is becoming increasingly competitive for college graduates.

Specifically, the need for medical assistants has grown at an exponential rate. At Bramson ORT College, we're proud to offer an exceptional medical assistant program that after completion our students can pursue a career as an Ultrasound Technician, Radiology Technician, Registered Nurse or Physician's Assistant. If any of these professions are of interest of you, see below for some of our program specifics:
  • Program Length: 60 credits
  • Degree: Medical Assistant Associate Degree
  • Campus: Queens or Brooklyn
  • Department: Medical and Natural Sciences
  • Admissions Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
Program participants will be introduced to topics such as medical billing and coding, medical transcription, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures and more. Furthermore, all students are required to complete an internship where they are given a hands-on opportunity to experience all that will be required of them upon entering the field.

For more information on our medical assistant program, click here or contact us at (718) 261-5800!

Friday, October 10, 2014

How To Have A Successful Start To The Semester

Are you a first time college student that recently completed their first day of classes? In honor of opening our doors to all students this past Sunday, October 5, for the first day of the fall semester, we would like to offer some tips to help you have a successful start to the semester! See below:
  1. First impressions matter! Whether you're in a class with 20 students or 200 students, your professor will be analyzing how you present yourself at the start of the semester. To make a lasting impression, we recommend arriving early, paying close attention and participating as much as possible.
  2. Know your schedule before you arrive to school. It's always better to be early, so plan accordingly to battle the parking lot traffic that may ensue and give yourself adequate time to find your classroom.
  3. Always come prepared. Students often assume that they won't need to take notes or participate in a formal lesson during the first few days, but it's always a good idea to have a pen and paper just in case.
If this is your first semester with us, we encourage you to stop by one of our offices to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the transition into the new school year when you arrive.

And just a reminder! Registration for fall classes is open until Sunday, October 12, so be sure to register as soon as possible to solidify your spot in the classes you need. For more information on registration, visit us at www.bramsonort.edu or contact us at (718) 261-5800 for our Queens campus or (718) 259-5300 for our Brooklyn campus today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Renewable Energy Programs at Bramson ORT College

As the push to go green continues to rise, the topic of energy has become the focus of many conversations revolving around the environment and how we can work to clean up the air we breathe. More specifically, many have started to believe that "renewable" energy systems are the solutions we need to protect and preserve our environment.

Are you interested in the environment and looking to learn about different technological systems? Apply for our Renewable Energy program today! As a student in our Electronics Technology department, you can either earn a Certificate in Renewable Energy, or, you can earn your Electronics Associate Degree with a concentration in Renewable Energy Systems.

Not sure which program to look into? The following are a few possible career opportunities associated with each to help you decide:

Renewable Energy Certificate:
  • Renewable Energy Technician
  • Power Systems Installer
  • Project Manager - Renewables
  • Energy Efficiency Consultant
  • Solar Analyst
 Electronics Associate Degree: Renewable Energy Systems Concentration:
  • HVAC Controls System
  • Computer Networking
  • Fiber Optics and Telecommunications
  • Electrical Contracting, Maintenance and Construction
  • Elevator Mechanics
For more information on either of these programs, contact our Electronics Technology Department at (718) 261-5800 today!

Reminder - registration is in progress, apply today!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Registration Reminder!

Calling all Bramson ORT College students planning to attend school this fall! Registration for fall classes is currently open and will continue to run until Sunday, October 12. Although classes will have already started, last minute decisions can be made and will be accepted provided that there is adequate space left in the classes you request.

If after your first week of classes you're still unsatisfied with your schedule and feel that you must add or drop a course, we invite you to make changes until Sunday, October 19. Once the add/drop period is over, your schedule will remain as is for the remainder of the semester, so be sure to choose wisely when making any adjustments to your course list!

For questions about registration or how to add or drop a course, please give us a call at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300, or, click here to contact a registrar advisor.

Also, please note that Best Price Nutrition is currently offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2014 school year! In addition to receiving academic funds, the winner will also receive $250 in supplements from Empyrean Nutrition. To apply, please fill out this survey and submit it by 11:59 p.m on December 31. Good luck to all Bramson ORT College applicants!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Paralegal Department at Bramson ORT College

​Have you got your mind set on becoming a lawyer? Students who are interested in pursuing a career in law often assume that law school and becoming a lawyer is the only path they have to follow. However, there are many other opportunities available in this field that aspiring law students should research and consider before making a final decision.

A paralegal is another career opportunity that we recommend considering if you're interested in studying law. If you're unaware of the specifics that come with being a paralegal, a job description is as follows:

A paralegal is an individual trained in legal matters that can perform a variety of tasks to assist attorneys. They complete legal paper work, conduct research, organize files, draft documents and more to assist lawyers as they get ready for their hearings or meetings.

At Bramson ORT College, we offer an exceptional paralegal program that introduces students to the nature of the job. Students are given instruction in both theoretical and practical aspects of law and are prepared to enter any law office setting upon completing the program. 

To earn a Paralegal Associate Degree, students are required to complete 60 credits. Class requirements include, but are not limited to, Real Estate Law, Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, Law Office Practice/Management and Word Processing 1. In addition to satisfying these course requirements, students must also complete a legal internship at a law firm to build their experience in the field.

Are you interested in learning more? For more information, contact our paralegal department today at paralegal@bramsonort.edu or, give us a call at (718) 261-5800.