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Academic Support & Resources

Center for Academic Success

The Manhattan College Center for Academic Success is committed to providing student centered programs and initiatives designed to enhance the learning experience of all students. Students will work in tandem with qualified and caring professionals and peers to receive personal and academic support to ensure their undergraduate success. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) has several locations throughout the campus including the Writing Center in Miguel Hall, The Learning Center in De La Salle Hall, and the Math & Engineering Center in Leo Hall.

 The Center prides itself on its holistic approach to learning and is proud to offer various programs designed to support the entire student body. We provide tutoring designed to support students with their courses by providing them with content-specific assistance accessed through individual or on-line tutoring. All tutors employed through the CAS meet the highest standards of academic achievement and are certified through the National Tutoring Association. We also provide workshops focused on academic enhancement designed to teach innovative strategies and techniques to assist students with their own unique challenges and experiences.  

The Manhattan College Supplemental Instruction Fellowship Program is another facet of the Center which targets traditionally difficult courses and provides regularly scheduled peer facilitated study groups. Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program designed to improve student academic performance and increase retention.

The Writing Center offers writing instruction to all members of the Manhattan College community. Assistance is available for writing assignments from any discipline as well as for any professional writing activities. Our cornerstone practice is one-on-one conferencing with trained writing consultants: we help writers identify problems and implement solutions at any point during their writing process. We forge intellectual partnerships to work on specific assignments, to increase confidence, and to improve overall writing performance. Various writing workshops will augment this one-on-one philosophy.

Aerospace Studies (ROTC)

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is conducted at over 1000 colleges and universities throughout the United States in order to select and train men and women to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force. Most graduates who enter the Air Force through ROTC are assigned positions consistent with their academic major. Others, who wish to do so, may qualify to become pilots and navigators. Men and women who complete graduation requirements and the Professional Officer Course (POC) receive commissions and enter active duty as second lieutenants. Officers who qualify may take graduate training prior to beginning their military duties. Scholarships are available to qualified students. For more information about scholarships, please see the Financial Assistance section of this catalog or call (718) 862-7201. Air Force ROTC is taught at Manhattan College in Riverdale but is available to any student attending college in the Greater New York area.

Four-Year Program

The Air Force ROTC offers both the four-year and two-year commissioning programs. The four-year program consists of the four-semester General Military Course (GMC) and the four-semester Professional Officer Course (POC). Students normally start this program as freshmen but may begin as sophomores by enrolling in both the freshman and sophomore year classes. Students not on scholarship may withdraw from the GMC at any time. Participants in the POC are selected from qualified volunteer applicants. An Air Force ROTC-paid four-week field training encampment, held at an Air Force base, is required for POC students. This requirement is normally completed during the summer between the sophomore and junior years. The major areas of study during field training include physical fitness, junior officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, survival training, base functions, and the Air Force environment.

Two-Year Program

The two-year program is offered when Air Force officer accession needs are not fulfilled with the four-year program.  When this program is offered, it consists of a paid five-week summer field training encampment and the four-semester POC. Participants in this program are selected from qualified volunteer applicants. This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with less than three but at least two years remaining in a college within the NYC area. Normally, candidates qualify for this program during the fall semester of their sophomore year. The five-week field training is a prerequisite for the POC. The major areas of study at field training are the same as in the four-year program with the addition of the GMC academic curriculum.

The General Military Course

The General Military Course provides an examination of the broad range of U. S. military forces in the contemporary world, with particular attention to the United States Air Force and its organization and mission. A student may take any of these courses without entering the AFROTC program.

ROTC 101Foundations of the US Air Force1
ROTC 102Foundations of US Air Force II1
ROTC 201Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power1
ROTC 202Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II1

 The Professional Officer Course

The Professional Officer Course provides an examination of the broad range of U.S. civil-military relations, the environmental context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and implemented, and the principles and practices of leadership and management as they relate to the U.S. Air Force. A student may take any of these courses without entering the AFROTC program.

ROTC 301Leadership Studies3
ROTC 302Leadership Studies II3
ROTC 401National Security Affairs3
ROTC 402National Security Affairs II3

 The Leadership Laboratory

The Leadership Laboratory is a cadet-centered activity held in conjunction with all courses listed above and required for all Air Force ROTC cadets. It provides leadership and followership training experiences which will improve a cadet’s ability to perform as an Air Force Officer.

ROTC 100Leadership Laboratory0
ROTC 200Leadership Laboratory0
ROTC 300Leadership Laboratory0
ROTC 400Leadership Laboratory0

 Center for Career Development

The College maintains a Center for Career Development designed to assist all students in systematically identifying, clarifying and achieving their career goals.

The Center offers individual career counseling which may be enhanced through the use of various decision-making tools. In addition to individual career counseling, group workshops are offered in the areas of career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, skills and job search techniques. A Career Development Seminar series is offered to first-year students and sophomores to help them prepare for the world of work.

A full range of placement services is provided for students seeking full-time, part-time and summer jobs, which are posted on-line for 24-hour access. For those seniors seeking full-time employment upon graduation, there is an active campus recruitment program available during the fall and spring semesters. Representatives from companies/organizations come to campus to interview students for career opportunities. A credentials file service is offered to support applications to graduate/professional schools and potential employers. The career resource library provides information on various career fields and contains annual reports and literature on many corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

To ease the transition from college to the world of work, an Internship Program (Cooperative Education) is available to students who have completed at least three semesters of study and who are in good academic standing. The Internship Program(Co-op) gives students the opportunity for a series of meaningful off-campus work experiences related to their on-campus study and career interests. Internships complement and broaden one’s education through the practical application of the theoretical and technical knowledge gained in the classroom.

Manhattan co-ops/interns have had full-time and part-time placements in business, law firms, government agencies, social service organizations, museums, research laboratories, media, TV and radio stations, etc. Internships(Co-op) offers students a realistic way to explore and evaluate their interests, skills and career options while choosing to earn academic credit and an appropriate salary.  For information, contact Sharon D'Amelia, Associate Director and Internship Coordinator, at or 718-862-7238.

For those interested in practical off campus work experience (Internship) for 0 credit, visit your Career Advisor in the Center for Career Development  and check out COOP 401.  See below.

COOP 401Internship0

Sponsored by Career Development, The Mentor Program matches students with leading professionals. Meeting with mentors several times a semester, visiting the work sites, talking with other employees at the company, sitting in on a meeting, or sometimes participating in a project, offers the students opportunities to think about a chosen career field early in their college career. This program is available for first-year students and sophomore Engineering students and sophomore and junior Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Science majors.

Specialized Resource Center

The Specialized Resource Center (SRC) serves all students with a special need or disability.  The SRC is a resource for students, faculty and the college at large. Use of services is voluntary, strictly confidential and without fee. The mission of the center is to ensure educational opportunity for all students with special needs by providing access to full participation in campus life. This is accomplished by assisting students in arranging individualized support services. A sampling of auxiliary aids and/or academic adjustments offered by the SRC for students providing appropriate documentation based on their individual needs for no fee include: priority seating; alternative testing environments; readers, note takers and scribes; access to adaptive technology and liaison with faculty and other college departments. The SRC is located within room 300, Miguel Hall.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Manhattan College encourages students to enhance their education through Study Abroad programs. In order to participate in such a program, a student must generally have a minimum cumulative index of 2.75. Students generally take a semester or a year abroad in their junior year, and occasionally in first semester of senior year. Participation in Study Abroad in second semester of senior year may interfere with graduating on time.

The College offers Study Abroad opportunities in many countries, including Manhattan’s own program at the University of Madrid. Exchange programs are available at the Universities of Paris (through MICEFA), LaSalle University of Mexico City and LaSalle University of Barcelona, Spain. Study Abroad programs are also available through our partnership with the colleges and universities of the Lower Hudson Consortium and the LaSallian International Programs Consortium.

All foreign study programs must be approved by the Dean of the School in which the student is enrolled and the Dean of Students, in consultation with the Director of Study Abroad Programs. Further information is available through the Study Abroad Office.




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