Bramson ORT College FAQ's
- Where is our College located and what is its size?
- What do the programs cost and what payment options are available?
- Are there financial aid or scholarships available for qualifying students?
- How do I Apply For Financial Aid?
- What makes Bramson ORT College different from other professional colleges?
- Do you accept credits for courses taken in other schools, and colleges and for previous job experience?
- Do you accept credits for courses taken in other schools, and colleges and for previous job experience?
- Will a personal computer be required?
- Are the Electronics and Computer Technology training programs accredited?
- Are there prerequisites for these programs?
- Do the programs have a specific start and end date?
- What is the passing grade for the Electronics, Computer Technology programs?
- What kind of technical and tutorial support is offered?
- Do Bramson ORT college programs have industry recognition?
- What is the withdrawal policy?
1. Where is our College located and what is its size?
Bramson ORT College has two campuses. One is located in Queens, at 69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, and one is in Brooklyn at 8109 Bay Parkway (Bensonhurst). There are more than 700 students enrolled, and the number of students is growing rapidly every year. The campuses provide a close relationship with the communities and are easily reachable by car and public transportation. Both locations are close to libraries and beautiful shopping centers. The classes that you will attend are small, and you will receive personal attention and tutoring.
2. What do the programs cost and what payment options are available?
- 12 to 18 credits $ 4,740.00
- Less than 12 credits $ 395.00 (per credit)
- Application (non-refundable) $ 50.00 (one-time)
- Registration * $ 100.00 (per semester)
- Auditing $ 182.00 (per credit)
- Credit by Exam $ 50.00 (per exam)
- Student Activity & Services Fee $ 40.00 (per semester)
- Foreign Student Processing Fee $ 300.00 (one time)
- Transcript Fee $ 10.00 (per official transcript)
- Returned Check Fee $ 15.00 (per returned check)
- Lab Fee (MD101 Only) $ 150.00 (one-time)
3. Are there financial aid or scholarships available for qualifying students?
Yes, At Bramson ORT College, we believe that paying for college should never be a reason why students are unable to get the education they need to succeed. We encourage you to visit the Office of Financial Aid at any one of our locations or call for an appointment with a financial aid counselor for more information about the best way to finance your education. If you've chosen Bramson ORT College because we meet your educational objectives, we are prepared to work with you to find ways to help you meet your college expenses. Our goal is to never let money get in the way of attending Bramson ORT. Here you will find information about a combination of academic scholarships, need-based grants, loans, and jobs that can help get you started.
Please contact the Bramson ORT College Financial Aid Office at 718-261-5800 or e-mail us, if you have any questions about financial aid and scholarships. The office can also provide you with all of the forms that you'll need to complete to apply for financial assistance.
4. How do I Apply For Financial Aid?
To apply for financial aid at Bramson ORT College, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) either via the web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or by paper. The Federal school code is 014662.
New York State residents will receive an Electronic TAP Application (ETA) directly from Higher Education Services based upon your filing the FASFA. Complete the ETA and return it to Higher Education Services to complete the TAP application process. The Bramson ORT College TAP code is 0055 for undergraduates. You can estimate your TAP award by using the TAP Estimator at http://www.hesc.com/.
Once you have mailed your application to HESC, you will receive an award letter. In the meantime, you can check your application status at http://www.hesc.com/.
After the completed FAFSA is mailed to the Department of Education, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Bramson ORT College will also receive a copy of the SAR that we will use to determine your award eligibility.
Bramson ORT College’s Financial Aid office offers the following financial aid: (To those who are qualified)
These different types of financial aid are bundled together to form your financial aid award package.
In addition to Scholarships offered by Bramson ORT College, there are thousands of companies, foundations and groups that offer private scholarships based upon a variety of criteria. You can search for opportunities at http://www.fastweb.com/. You should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (FAFSA) to take full advantage of Federal and New York State Aid Programs.
5. What makes Bramson ORT College different from other professional colleges?
You must speak with our graduates, students and faculty and review our prospects and catalogues to fully appreciate how unique Bramson ORT is. Among the more prominent features that students cite are:
- Campuses located in beautiful areas of New York easily accessible by all means of transportation
- The quality and dedication of our faculty, all of whom are professionals with extended experience in industry with broad expertise in their fields
- Modern classrooms and laboratories equipped with the newest technology
- Interdisciplinary curricula based on the job market requirements
- A curriculum based on discovery and learning
- Hands-on training skills through internships in important hospitals and research centers as an important component of professional education
- A flexible schedule that will fit your working hours
- High job placement rates within the field of study
- The students particularly appreciate the quality of teaching, the small classes, and the close working relationships with their instructors.
6. Do you accept credits for courses taken in other schools, and colleges and for previous job experience?
Bramson ORT College accepts up to 50% of the credits attained from another degree-granting post-secondary institution based on the student's official college transcript and official course descriptions. Matriculated students may earn credits in certain courses by passing comprehensive examinations for courses within their program of study.
7. Do you accept credits for courses taken in other schools, and colleges and for previous job experience?
- Bramson ORT College accepts credits attained from another degree granting post secondary institution based on the student’s official college transcript and official course descriptions.
- Matriculated students may earn credits in certain courses by passing comprehensive examinations for courses within their program of study.
8. Will a personal computer be required?
- You don’t need a computer to attend Bramson ORT College because many computers are available to the students on the campus as well as in the campus library.
- The student is given an e-mail account at registration that he or she can use to view academic and registration records, send and receive mail using the college account, learn about college news and events and even attend free on-line classes.
9: Are the Electronics and Computer Technology training programs accredited?
Yes, our programs are accredited. Bramson ORT College is a fully-accredited technical college operating under the authority of the New York State Education Department. The College received its Charter in 1977 by the Board of Regents and operates two campuses in Forest Hills and Brooklyn, New York City, with over 1,000 full-time and part-time students. All certificates, diplomas, and degrees conferred by Bramson ORT College are done so under the power vested in its Board of Governors through the State of New York.
10: Are there prerequisites for these programs?
In addition to the general requirements for admission to Bramson ORT College , entry into the electronics technology program requires proficiency in algebra, English and reading. Students who lack proficiency will be required to complete developmental courses in the above subjects prior to enrolling in electronics courses. An electronics background is helpful but not essential.
11: Do the programs have a specific start and end date?
No, the Electronics, Computer Technology Programs are open enrollment programs with no predetermined time limits. That means you can start with any one of our three semesters: spring, summer or fall, at your convenience and finish at your own pace.
12: What is the passing grade for the Electronics, Computer Technology programs?
You must obtain a C or better in each course to successfully complete each module of each program.
13: What kind of technical and tutorial support is offered?
While enrolled in the any of these programs, students receive technical and tutorial support from the program's Technical Training Student Support Center . The Student Support Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) and can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by calling 718-261-5800.
Students enrolled in electronic classes have the opportunity to work on both traditional and computer based test equipment.
- Prototyping trainers with built in power supply, audio amplifier and controls
- Sencore Analog Oscilloscopes
- Sencore Video Signal Generators
- Sencore Waveform Analyzer
- Analog and Digital Multimeters
- Digital, Analog, RF and Audio Signal Generators
Bramson ORT College Electronic Computer based simulators test equipment includes:
- FACET Computer-Based Electronics Training System.
- Multisim Computer Based Simulation Software for designing, prototyping, testing and debugging analog, digital and mixed mode electronics circuits.
- Labview Computer controlled electronics lab with virtual instrumentation suites.
- Labview Computer Based Graphical Programming for customizing instrumentation, data acquisition, and control with PC based hardware to interface circuits and other external hardware.
- Labview Computer Based Spectrum Analyzers, Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Digital I/O, Analog I/O, Waveform Analysis, etc.
- MathCAD for Equation Solving.
Computer Hardware and Software Lab Equipment:
Students, working on labs for computer classes, work on desktop computers equipped with all the latest desktop, application, programming and testing software. E.g. Auto-Cad, Macromedia Dreamweaver CS and Microsoft Visual Studio, MutliSim, LabView, etc. Click here for Bramson ORT College Modern Electronics Lab
For hands-on hardware labs, students have the opportunity to take apart and reassemble working desktop computers to gain real world - not simulated - troubleshooting experience.
14: Do Bramson ORT college programs have industry recognition?
Yes. The programs were developed to meet the emerging requirements of industry and to provide the highest quality education and relevant training to students. For more information about specific program please contact us.
15. What is the withdrawal policy?
A student may withdraw his or her course registration without tuition penalty prior to the first class session at the beginning of each semester. Formal application for a withdrawal must be made to the Office of the Registrar. The date on which the application is filed is considered to be the official date of withdrawal.
A reduction in credit-hour registration may cause either a reduction or loss of financial aid.
When the student withdraws, the College will refund tuition and fees as stated in this catalog. Students receiving financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Refund Advisor to see how refunds affect financial aid. All other students should check with the Bursar's Office.
If the student officially notifies Bramson ORT College of his or her withdrawal, the withdrawal date is generally the date that the student either:
- Began the withdrawal process prescribed by the College.
- Otherwise provided official notification to the College of his or her intent to withdraw.
Unofficial Withdrawal (DROPS)
A student's unofficial withdrawal date is the midpoint of the period of enrollment if the student dropped out without notifying the College.
For any student who withdraws, Bramson ORT College will use a last documented date of attendance at an academically-related activity instead of the midpoint or the date of official notification.
An academically-related activity includes, but is not limited to, an exam, a tutorial, computer-assisted instruction, academic counseling, and academic advisement, turning in a class assignment or attending a study group that is assigned by the College.
Late Registration Withdrawal
Any student who desires to withdraw must officially notify the College, by either completing a withdrawal form available in the Registrar 's Office or, if that is not feasible, by verbally notifying the Registrar's Office of his/her intention to withdraw. Refunds and tuition liability will be calculated on the basis of the time elapsed between the date of registration and the date of withdrawal.