Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is the newest of City University of New York's (CUNY) seven community colleges. Located at 50 West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, it was founded on September 11, 2011 and opened on August 20, 2012 as New Community College. In April 2013 the college was renamed following a $15 million endowment from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.
Guttman offers 2-year associate degree programs with majors in liberal arts, business, social work, information technology (IT), and urban studies. Students are accepted with either a high school diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency. The school uses the city as an outdoor, hands-on classroom. Instead of remedial classes, it requires first-year students to take a course called “City Seminar,” which blends math, reading, and writing into lessons about sustainability and immigration in New York.
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