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CUNY TechWorks (CTW)

Join us at Kingsborough Community College and learn how our new tuition-FREE User Experience course can help you break into one of the most in-demand career fields. 

We welcome all levels and those with an interest and passion for design! Information Sessions will provide information about the field of User Experience, our program, our curriculum and our admissions process. Bring all your questions!

What you'll learn:

In our 15-week evening program, you'll learn from current industry experts via hands-on projects which will focus on important design thinking processes such as:

  • Introductory user experience design & wireframing 
  • Human centered design
  • Visual design
  • Project management
  • Work on a real client project
  • Capstone portfolio development

As students complete the program, they'll get an array of support services such as career development, soft skills preparation, portfolio review and job placement assistance. 

For more information on the User Experience Program, click here or contact Program Coordinator, Bryan Sanchinell at or 718.368.6690.

CUNY TechWorks is an industry-driven strategy to develop and sustain the next generation of workers who will enter jobs within the IT industry. By engaging the most influential stakeholders, CTW will develop curricula and training opportunities that speak to the needs of employers and employees, alike. The consortium, a collaboration between CUNY's Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Programs (CUNY CEWP), and the Borough of Manhattan, Kingsborough and Queensborough Community Colleges, was formed in response to a US Department of Labor America's Promise grant program. America's Promise has granted select programs to prepare workers for entry into the most in-demand jobs in high-growth industries by bringing together key stakeholders--employers, workforce and economic development organizations, community colleges, job training programs and community-based organizations. 

CTW has three main operating goals: 

  • To define career pathways and competency requirements
  • To create and implement related applied skills training curricula to support the above
  • To promote and replicate successful curriculum, program and employer engagement strategies

Employers will play a central role in the curriculum development so as to ensure that training is relevant to their needs and those of the identified job titles. Moreover, CTW will prepare faculty to deliver up-to-date coursework and information to better advise students on career options and career advancement. Through the development and delivery of employer-informed applied skills training, CTW seeks to better integrate practical industry competencies into relevant A.A.S. degree pathways.