The Office of Continuing Education designs its programs to accommodate the needs of working professionals by offering flexible schedules, small class sizes and affordable tuition. Through a wide range of comprehensive certificate programs such as Healthcare, Accounting, Paralegal, Event Planning and EMT, we are committed to providing salient career opportunities in a challenging job market.
The Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) delivers workforce training and college readiness programs to under- and n-employed New York City residents, providing the training and skills necessary to advance their careers or continue toward a higher educational goal. The Center is uniquely situated, having the ability to work with faculty from credit-bearing degree programs and KCC's non-credit Office for Continuing Education, as well as other CUNY and non-CUNY partners. Initiatives at the Center run the gamut of working with departments to enhance existing programs, developing full-service job training programs, and smaller custom-training interventions for unions and employers that meet the needs of New York's continually changing economy. The Center is committed to providing our students with the most relevant education, training, and hands-on employment services that will positively serve their long-term individual, educational, and career goals.
Kingsborough Community College's Office of Continuing Education and Center for Economic Workforce Development serves the diverse needs of the community with courses designed by learning experts and taught by industry professionals. For those who are considering a career change, seeking professional advancement or simply looking to enrich their lives, Continuing Education & CEWD provide the tools to meet these needs.
About Vice President Dr. Reza Fakhari
Dr. Fakhari received his Ph.D., with Honors, in international Relations from the New School for Social Research and his B.A. in Chemistry/Sociology from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Before joining Kingsborough in August 2005, he was a professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at LaGuardia Community College. During his tenure at LaGuardia Community College, he established an Amnesty International chapter which hosted the AIUSA Conference, “Teach Truth to Power,” attended by educators in the tri-state area.
Dr. Fakhari has taught International Politics at Fordham University since 1985, and was awarded the Bene Merenti Medal for Excellence in Teaching at Fordham in 2008. He has also taught at Vassar College, International Pacific College in New Zealand, and has been a visiting faculty at Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Fakhari received the Distinguished College Administrator Award from Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in 2013. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Liberal Education, the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.