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Study at The College of Westchester

The College of Westchester (CW), located in White Plains, NY, is a career-oriented institute of higher learning focused on providing affordable education at the collegiate level. Founded in 1915, CW was formerly known as the Westchester Business Institute before changing its name in 2003. The College offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs in the business, information technology and health services fields. Programs at CW are structured to provide students with the opportunity to earn an Associate degree in as little as 18 months or complete a certificate program in as little as 9 months.

Points of Distinction
  • Career Focused Programs
  • Convenient Class Scheduling
  • Internships
  • Affordability
Course Topics

CW offers the following programs leading to an Associate s Degree:
  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Administration - Management/Marketing
  • Computer Applications Management
  • Computer Network Administration
  • Multimedia Development and Management
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical office Systems Management
  • office Administration
In addition, the College offers the following certificate programs:
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Computer Networking Specialist
  • Intensive Accounting/Computer Applications
  • Medical office Specialist
  • Microsoft office Specialist Program (12 to 18 months)
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Pharmacy Tech Specialist
  • Word Processing Specialist
The College of Westchester Admissions

Applicants may register as full-time day students or (for working adults) as evening/Saturday students. The admissions process at CW is a straightforward one. Prospective students should follow the following simple steps:
  • Contact the Admissions office to schedule a campus visit.
  • Meet with an admissions counselor to develop a plan.
  • Complete the application for admission.
  • Select a major and start term.
  • Submit official high school and college transcripts.
  • Meet with a financial counselor to discuss a financial plan.
  • Register for courses and attend orientation.
The College of Westchester Faculty Quality

CW faculty members are highly qualified, respected, and dedicated educators who are committed to excellence in teaching and service to students. Most instructors have advanced degrees and all have extensive business experience. CW operates a comprehensive faculty development program, which ensures that all instructors remain up-to-date in their field and utilize state-of-the-art teaching methodologies.

The College of Westchester Student enrolment

Approximately 1100 students attend CW. About 500 of these are full-time day students and 600 are adult students attending the school s Evening/Saturday College. The bulk of CW students come from the New York metropolitan area, although a recent Student enrolment composition included students from five states and six countries. There are nearly equal numbers of women and men enrolled and a broad mix of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds represented.

The College of Westchester Student Life

The College is situated in a beautiful five-story, 50,000-square-foot building. Academic facilities include nineteen classrooms; a library; a student life center that houses all student organizations and clubs; an academic advancement center, an open computer lab that also serves as a study center; a student lounge; and faculty offices. A commuter campus, CW has a convenient location in White Plains which affords easy access by public transportation or car. Hundreds of large and small companies are located in the area, providing excellent employment opportunities for CW graduates. The College offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities which encourage student involvement and contribute to student growth.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

  • Accounting
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Computer Networking
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications General
Fashion Design
  • Design and Visual Communications General
Graphic Design
  • Design and Visual Communications General
  • Graphic Design
Management and Administration
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science General
  • Business Administration and Management General
  • General office Occupations and Clerical Services
  • Marketing/Marketing Management General
Medical Assisting and Nursing
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
Medical and Dental Administration
  • Medical office Management/Administration
Multimedia and Web Design
  • Animation Interactive Technology Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Photography and photo journalism
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Visual Arts
  • Graphic Design

The College of Westchester Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Associate
  • Certificate

The College of Westchester Campus Locations

New York
  • White Plains

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