Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays from Bramson ORT College!

Bramson ORT College wishes all of our students, faculty staff and families a very happy holiday season. We encourage all students to enjoy winter break beginning today, December 24th and ending on January 1st.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2014!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Biba Nadjoari, Bramson ORT College Graduate Success Story

“Bramson ORT College made my dream come true! I finally have a career that I love.” These are the types of statements we love to hear from our graduates. Today’s success story is from Biba Nadjorari, a Bramson ORT College graduate who now has the career of her dreams.

Did you know the Medical Profession is the fastest growing profession in the actual job market and is expected to increase steadily in the next 5 years? Students enrolled in our Medical Assistant program will learn how to handle tasks such as clinical duties, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination and assisting physicians during the examination.

Bramson ORT College takes pride in the fact that our Medical & Natural Sciences Program offers students with the most up to date technology, fully equipped labs, computers, updates software and cutting-edge industry certified instructors.

If the Medical profession isn't the field you're looking to go in to, Bramson ORT College offers 19 different programs of study including Accounting, Business Management, Computer Technology and Game Design.

Read more below about Biba. We hope you find inspiration in her story to pursue your dreams here at Bramson ORT College. 

"My name is Biba Nadjoari and I was born in Burkina Faso, West Africa on January 1st, 1984. I emigrated to the United States of America in May 2007 to join my husband, whom I had met in 2004 in Burkina Faso. In 2008, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, but things weren’t going well between us and we eventually separated in 2011. Life was very tough for me during that period, but I realized that God works in mysterious ways. I knew I would get my smile back. Today, I have a smile because of Bramson ORT College.
I always thought about going back to school, but I never had the opportunity to. In January 2012, I bought “The Daily News” newspaper one morning when I was on my way to work. Though I had little time to look at it, something caught my eye in the job opportunities section. I saw an ad for Bramson ORT College that read “Become a Medical Assistant at Bramson ORT College in less than 16 months!” During that same week, I visited Bramson ORT College’s Brooklyn Campus to find out more information about this Degree Program. When I arrived, Ms. Vera Brenner welcomed me. She encouraged me to process my application as soon as possible and registered me for my Accuplacer test. I was not successful the first time, so she recommended I start free tutoring at Bramson ORT College. There, I met Ms. Zoya Yakubova, who encouraged me to take the test again. Again, I was not successful, so I continued my tutoring with Zoya. A few weeks later, she advised me to take the test again before the summer semester started in June 2012. This time, I successfully passed. Thanks to Bramson ORT staff, I was able to stay determined and not give up!
In June 2012, I was finally able to start my Degree Program at Bramson ORT College, but then I lost my Home Health Aide job. This was a very difficult time for me, but I refused to give up college for any reason. For four months, I lived without a job and found it very difficult. A silver lining occurred when I finally got a full-time job in October 2012, around the time I was registered for my second semester. I was working day and night and still taking 18 credits at Bramson ORT College. I successfully completed my second semester and started my third semester. I then realized that my life was much better than it was before.
During my fourth semester, I started my internship at Dr. Ofem Ajah’s office at The New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. Dr. Ajah and his staff loved me. He really appreciated my professional performance and skills, so he offered to hire me. I completed my application at The New York Methodist Hospital and went in for the interview. As a result, I was successfully hired with a full time job in August 2013. I completed my internship at the end of August and received my two-year Medical Assistant Associate Degree in October 2013. The Medical Assistant Program at Bramson ORT College offers students numerous opportunities and teaches them valuable real-life skills. Obtaining multiple skills increases your chances of working in any health care facility or health related company. There are many doors open for Medical Assistants even in this tough economy.
Bramson ORT College made my dream come true! I finally have a career that I love. I am working full-time as a Medical Assistant at The New York Methodist Hospital and I have transferred my Bramson ORT College credits to CUNY for enrollment in a nursing program. I now believe that I can take good care of myself and my daughter and still further my education. I am very grateful to Bramson ORT College for this wonderful experience, and will always recommend the college to all. I will never forget my professors, who always made me laugh even when the going got tough. I would like to thank all my Professors, Bramson ORT staff, and my classmates for their support. Thank you for helping me live my dream! A special thank you to Dr. Ofem Ajah and all others who enabled me to get the career of my dreams at New York Methodist Hospital!"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bramson ORT College Registration for Spring 2014 is in Progress

Attention all students, Bramson ORT College Registration for the Spring 2014 Semester is in progress. Admissions, registrar, financial aid and brusar representatives are available to speak with to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Available times to speak with each department are as follows:

In addition, Bramson ORT College is offering for a limited time a $500 scholarship award for applying and enrolling.

Follow the steps below for more details:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pharmacy Technician Program at Bramson ORT College - Learn More Today

Bramson ORT College offers a Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students in this program will learn medical terminology, compounding and quality customer care and many other important areas.
Our program is designed to teach students administrative and clinical pharmacy practices in settings such as hospitals and smaller medical centers. Students in this program will also complete an internship, which is an integral part of the course of study. Internships also help students get direct job experience out in the work force and also teach them further skills needed to give them a competitive edge in their place of work.
Further information about our Pharmacy Technician Program can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Bramson ORT College has two convenient locations located in Queens and Brooklyn. Bramson ORT College offers 19 different programs of study along with many certificate programs as well. Both of our campuses are conveniently located near the E, F, N, R, M and D subway lines. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bramson ORT College Invites You to Open House

Are you interested in all Bramson ORT College has to offer? Join us at our Brooklyn Extension Center this Sunday, January 8th, for open house from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. 

Bramson ORT College offers various different programs including Accounting, Computer Programming, Electronics Technology, Paralegal and many more. 

We hope to see you all at our Open House. If you are unable to make this Sundays open house, please give us a call to schedule a private tour. For more information on Bramson ORT College, visit us online at

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bramson ORT College Paralegal Associate Degree

Recently, Bramson ORT College added a Paralegal Associates degree to our list of programs. The Paralegal Program is dedicated to helping all students master the skills needed to succeed in the legal profession.  
Bramson ORT College recognizes that in this high demand field, students must be prepared and instructed in both the theoretical and practical aspects of law.  Our goal is that all students, upon graduation, are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to enter any law firm and succeed.
You may be wondering why choose Bramson ORT College’s Paralegal Program? The answer is, Bramson ORT offers the most up to date technology, fully equipped labs, cutting-edge industry certified professors, and flexible schedules.
The Brooklyn Moot Court Competition will be held on Wednesday, January 29th from 12-2:30. At the Moot Court competition, students will present oral arguments for opposing viewpoints both sides at the competition. All are welcome to join.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Are You Participating in Small Business Saturday?

Are you participating in Small Business Saturday? This Saturday, step out and celebrate the day that has been created to celebrating local businesses
No matter where you’re from, we’re sure there is a small business in your area you love. Whether it is a clothing store, coffee shop or variety store, head out this Saturday and support the local businesses in your area.
If you're looking for businesses participating in your area, you can either search the hashtag #ShopSmall on FourSquare or, CLICK HERE

Don’t forget, Bramson ORT College offers a Small Business Management Certificate designed for those who manage their own small business, are interested in starting a small business or would like to work in a small business. For more information on this program, please CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Are You Looking to Work in the Electronics Technology Field?

Are you looking to work in the electronics technology field? Bramson ORT College offers an Electronics Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree, designed to prepare students the best way possible to enter the electronics industry upon graduation.
The course of study includes the following:
  • Basic Electronic Circuitry and Components
  • Computers and Microprocessors
  • Data Communication
  • Electronic Security Systems
Bramson ORT College offers four different concentrations within the Electronics Technology degree. These concentrations include General Electronics Technology, Home Technology Integration, HVAC Control Systems, and Renewable Energy Systems.
Obtaining a degree in electronics technology opens many doors in todays job market. With a degree in electronics technology, students can go on to pursue careers in Electronic Control Systems, Power Systems, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Computer Systems, and Computer Networking and Wireless Communications.
For more information about our Electronics Associate of Applied Science Degree, please CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Veterans Employment Fair

The Veterans Employment Fair will take place on November 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Market Library.

All veterans, military personnel and their spouses are welcome.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Are You Interested in a Graphic or Web Design Degree? Bramson ORT College is the Place for You

In today’s business world, there is a continuing demand for the use of new information technologies in order to remain relevant in the ever changing and evolving economy.

At Bramson ORT College, we offer an exception Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree with a Graphic Design Concentration. This program is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions at the conclusion of their college career. Students who are skilled and trained in Information and Computer Systems are extremely valuable to companies in helping to organize the businesses future, maintain internet support and supervising security operations.

Our campus also has two convenient locations, one located in Queens and one in Brooklyn. We’re also close to all major transportation including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines.

For more information on our Graphic and Web Design program, please CLICK HERE or call us today at our Queens Campus at 718-261-5800 or our Brooklyn Campus at 718-259-5300. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What areas of the law do Paralegal Students study at Bramson ORT College?

What areas of the law do Paralegal Students study at Bramson ORT College?
This week's article is submitted by 
Professor Benjamin Lavin, Esq. of the Paralegal Department.
In this class we cover many topics that students find relevant to their lives.  We study marriage, pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, divorce, alimony, palimony, child support, custody among other topics.  One subject that brings about lively discussion is the increasingly popular pre-nuptial agreement.  No longer reserved only for the rich and famous, pre-nuptial agreements are now entered into by a large number of “regular” people.  Students are particularly interested in this vehicle for protecting themselves from aggravation and expensive litigation if a marriage should fail.

In this course we learn about negligence and other torts and how the law measures damages when someone has a personal injury claim.  Students become highly involved when we discuss the subject of self-defense.  Talking about the George Zimmerman/Travon Martin case, almost every student had a strong opinion about the case.  We pointed out that Zimmerman was acquitted by the jury after claiming that he was apprehensive about suffering personal injury or death.  However, based upon the same facts, Travon Martin’s family made a civil claim for damages for his death and was awarded $1,000,000.   

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bramson ORT College Honors Veterans on Veterans Day 2013

Bramson ORT College Faculty, Staff and Students salute, honor, and thank all Veterans, future Veterans, reservists, and survivors for their bravery, compassion and dedication to our community, country, and school. 

To show our appreciation of returning military veterans and their families, Bramson ORT College is committed to assisting our student veterans and reservists throughout their education. Bramson ORT College's Office of Veterans Affairs guides students on educational benefits, entitlements, counseling, advocacy resources, and the latest news. We offer financial assistance options including the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty & Reserve, NYS Veterans Tuition Award, NYARNG Tuition Assistance and Military Service Recognition Scholarship for those who qualify. Other services include free exam preparation, tutoring, industry experienced faculty, state-of-the-art labs, hands-on training, and job placement assistance including career internships. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Engadget Expand Event: Join Bramson ORT Professors & Students In Exploring New Technology Inventions, Gadgets and Gizmos

Join Bramson ORT College professors and students at the Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan this weekend November 10 - 11 for Engadget Expand, an event showcasing breakthroughs in the newest technology. Guest speakers, including CEOs, scientists, futurists, and robot creators, will be discussing the latest digital trends. Plus get hands-on and check out demonstrations and prototypes of innovative new technology, cool gadgets, and interactive gizmos. Companies attending are Google, Microsoft, Toyota, NASA and 3D Robotics.

Special discount student tickets available online starting at $10.

Get inspired and learn the tools to create your own robots, games, and mobile applications at Bramson ORT College. Bramson ORT professors are top-notch, highly educated, and industry experienced. Our Career Services Department assists students with job placement and internship opportunities with over 80% job placement rate.
Earn your Associates Degree in less than 16 months! Check out Bramson ORT's Computer Technology courses and degree program options at For a limited time, new students are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship towards tuition fees when they enroll! 
Click HERE to read the latest Bramson ORT student success stories.
Click HERE to view the student 3D gallery.
Maybe you can be our next success story!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Look Into Financial Aid

Our philosophy at Bramson ORT College is that no student should ever let the cost of an education be the reason why they don’t receive one. If you've chosen Bramson ORT College as the institution in which you receive your education, we are prepared to work with all students find ways to meet college expenses.

Federal Student Aid offers wonderful tips for students who will be applying for admission to college and applying for financial aid. Some of those tips include working hard year round, involvement in extracurricular activities, meeting with your schools guidance counselor and contacting the financial aid offices of schools you've applied to.

The info graphic below (courtesy of takes a look at the financial aid process from start to finish.

We encourage you to contact the Financial Aid office at Bramson ORT College if you have any questions in regards to financial aid. 

(Info graphic courtesy of StudentAid.Gov

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bramson ORT’s Notable Faculty Have a Passion For Teaching

When asked what career he would pursue if he had a chance to go back in time, Professor Waxman replied, “I would not change anything. I feel very fortunate to be teaching at Bramson ORT College, for it gives me the opportunity to help many students achieve their goals.” One prime example of how Professor Waxman helped students achieve their goals was the creation of The Game Design A.A.S. Degree Program at Bramson ORT College. Professor Waxman worked together with Computer Technology & Electronics Coordinator, Damindra Persaud, to design a new program for Game Design. However, Professor Waxman had another motivation in mind, “I have a son who loves to play games and I wanted to create a program that was more than just teaching programming. The goal was to create a Game Design Program that teaches creativity. Bramson ORT’s Game Design students have to create a professional portfolio. Since there are many students that play video games, there is a natural attraction to go into an industry that will give them pleasure and earn them a living at the same time.”

“As a Computer Science Professor, I don't just teach students how to program. My goal is to help students develop a passion for programming and learning,” stated Professor Waxman, who helped develop the Cisco Networking Program that leads to certification. Both the Game Design and Cisco Networking Programs will help students obtain high paying employment in a tough economy. The introductory courses are designed for students with no prior knowledge of programming. Since all calculations are done using the computer, students do not need advanced mathematical skills. The Cisco curriculum gives students the opportunity to get hands-on training with a combination of programming and networking skills. Cisco routers can be programmed to solve networking issues, including high-speed transmissions and remote data applications, Local Area Networks, and Wide Area Networks. The world depends on Cisco systems for networking. Cisco is a leading indicator in terms of economic growth. Professor Waxman assisted with the development of the Renewable Energy and Graphic Design Programs as well. As a goal for the future, he would like to see Bramson ORT become a four-year college. In his view, most of the students would like to obtain a four-year B.S. or B.A. degree from Bramson ORT College. The good news is that most of our students can transfer their credits to institutions of higher learning upon graduation. Many of our students gain employment in their field of study thanks to the great work of our Career Services Department that assists with internship and job placement opportunities. Bramson ORT College has over 80% graduate job placement rate! Now that is above the average.

Professor Waxman grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College in Speech with a minor in Mathematics, a M.S. degree in Mathematics and Education from Richmond College, and a P.D. degree in Educational Administration from St. John’s University where he is currently enrolled in an Administration Doctoral Program, which he intends to complete by the end of the year. His mathematics achievements include a license in mathematics and an appointment to ESEA Title 1 Corrective Mathematics Program. In this capacity, he screened and implemented remedial mathematics programs for Catholic schools and Yeshivas for 12 years and was the Assistant Principal for mathematics in Dewitt Clinton High School, where he witnessed improved student mathematics scores. Professor Waxman was a treasurer in Bayside High School and taught English, math, computers, and speech at Breuer's High School, as well as mathematics at Yeshiva University High School. His vast educational experience makes him one of Bramson ORT’s most accomplished faculty members. His computer science achievements include a Mellon Scholar in Computer Sciences, writing the AP Computer Science curriculum and becoming the computer coordinator for D.C.H.S., while at the same time becoming the president of the Computer Coordinators Association for the Bronx and associating with Mercy College Computer Science Department. In 1997 he became a Professor at Bramson ORT College. In addition, his speech pathology expertise led him to be associated with the NYIT Speech Department. He is also an expert in writing, research, and educational administration and curriculum construction. He has a license in administration supervision through the superintendent of schools. With his extensive technical and educational background, Professor Waxman is one of the driving forces behind Bramson ORT’s Computer Science Department. At Bramson ORT College, the faculty and staff reflect high educational standards and leadership in their fields.

In addition to the Computer Technology and Electronics Degree Programs, the college offers degrees in Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Paralegal, Accounting, Business Management, Business Management Online, Office Technology, Graphic Design Concentration and much more! For more information about the college’s Computer Networking, Programing, Gaming, Electronics, and Renewable Energy Programs visit or contact an Admissions Specialist at 718-261-5800.  For a limited time, the college is offering a $500 scholarship towards student’s tuition!  Start your new career by calling to enroll today!

- Interviewed by Bramson ORT Student, Abraham Strauss

Did You Know Bramson ORT College Has a Tutoring Center?

Did you know Bramson ORT College has a tutoring center? The tutoring center is great resource that all students should utilize throughout their academic career.

The tutoring center offers free tutors to help students meet all academic goals. Students can meet with a tutor for a one-on-one session or a small group session in any subject they may need assistance with.

We offer tutoring in many academic subjects, including the following:
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Business
  • Paralegal

In addition to our tutoring sessions, we also offer skill building tutoring in the following topics:
  • Time Management
  • Semester Planning
  • Test Taking Techniques
  • Study Skills and Planning
  • Reviewing for Finals

You can schedule a free tutoring session by stopping by the tutoring center to fill out a tutor request card or you can CLICK HERE to fill out an online request form.

If you’re having trouble in a course, the tutoring center is the perfect place to get back on track! Please visit for more information about the tutoring center. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bramson ORT College's Paralegal Dept. participates in NYCPA CLE Event

Submitted by Prof. Aicha Cesar:

On October 24, 2013, students Eneida Sinjari, Andini Trisky and Qiong Zhang accompanied Professor Aicha Cesar to the New York City Paralegal Association's Continued Legal Education Seminar on Intellectual Property and the role of the paralegal who works in this stimulating and in-demand legal specialty.

BOC students attended this all-day comprehensive and substantive program at no cost (a savings of $50 per student). The seminar took place at the Manhattan corporate offices of the French company, Louis Vuitton. The seminar focused on the civil litigation issues involved in copyright, patent, and registered trademark claims and the criminal enforcement of laws against the counterfeit manufacture of luxury brand items. The event was informative and provided networking opportunities for BOC students who mingled with professional paralegals. The BOC students also enjoyed a delicious breakfast and lunch during this fabulous program.

In addition to the new Paralegal Program, Bramson ORT College offers 19 Degree Programs and numerous in-demand Certificates. The college has campuses in Brooklyn and Queens close to major transportation, including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines. For more information, call 718-261-5800 or visit the website at Read more testimonials, news highlights and student/faculty success stories at:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: Sol Z. Sokel, Esq.

Sol Z. Sokel, Esq. is an accomplished trial attorney who was born and raised on Long Island. He went to local schools, including Queens College, where he earned honors and an accounting degree (1995), passed the CPA exam (1997), and then graduated from Hofstra University Law School (1999). Before he completed his second year of law school, Sol was recruited by a “Big Six” accounting firm to join their personal & estate tax planning department. It soon became clear that the courtroom was more his passion and Sol joined the AV rated litigation law firm, Kelly, Rode & Kelly LLP. Sol has successfully litigated both plaintiff and defendant cases for over 12 years on behalf of and against some of the most well known insurance companies and law firms in the country, as well as homeowners and landlords without insurance coverage. He practices in the five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and other venues. He regularly publishes legal articles and has lectured to both the general public and experienced lawyers. Sol has also appeared as a guest lawyer on TV and he currently lectures in a paralegal course on the collegiate level. Sol continues to live on Long Island with his wife, raising their five children.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Administrative Assistant Associate Degree Program at Bramson ORT College

If you’re looking to pursue an Associate’s Degree, BramsonORT College is the place to do so.  The Administrative Assistant Associate Degree in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) is one of Bramson ORT College’s longest running programs.

Our program prepares students by using the latest technology and software in the working world, in the classroom. At the conclusion of two years of studies, s students will have working knowledge of keyboarding, accounting, business management, electronic data and much more.

Credits that students obtain in the Administrative Assistant Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities around the world.

In a recent study, it was found that Associates Degrees are becoming increasingly popular. CLICK HERE to read more about why some students prefer Associates Degrees.

For more information about all programs offered at Bramson ORT College, please visit us on our website at

Bramson ORT College Paralegal Department featured in The Paralegal Buzz

Bramson ORT College's Paralegal Department is featured in the Special Edition of The Paralegal Buzz!

At Bramson ORT College, students get to learn hands-on skills in their field from industry professionalsThe college welcomes international students and promotes campus diversity. The Career Services Department assists students with career internships and job placement with an 80% graduate job placement rate! If you or your school is interested in Bramson ORT's Paralegal Program, online courses, degree or certificate programs, contact the college today. The school provides affordable tuition coupled with great scholarships and hands-on educational opportunities. There are 19 degree programs to choose from and many certificate programs as well. The college has campuses in Brooklyn and Queens close to major transportation, including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines. For more information call 718-261-5800 or visit the website at Read more testimonials, news highlights and student/faculty success stories at

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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Dear Bramson ORT Students and Staff,
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:15PM in room 5 on the 4th floor of the Forest Hills Campus,
Bramson ORT College will observe National Hispanic Heritage Month
by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean, Central and South America.
All students, staff, and faculty are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served!
This Bramson ORT event is organized by Professor Bella Avrashkov.
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Student Orientation

Student Orientation for Bramson ORT College has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Orientation will take place at Bramson ORT College's main campus located at:

69-30 Austin St.
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

If you have any questions about orientation, feel free to give us a call at 718-261-5800.