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The Bridges To Computing (Bridges) program of the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department of Brooklyn College in the City University of New York (CUNY), was started in March, 2006, and is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The Bridges program focuses on the preparation, recruitment, and retention of CIS majors at Brooklyn College by providing a range of support services to CIS majors and outreach programs to the Brooklyn community.

The CUNY College Now program in partnership with the Bridges program of Brooklyn College offers two high-school level courses at Brooklyn College during the school year (Fall, Spring) as well as summer workshop program at Brooklyn College, for qualifying high school students. All of these courses are designed to be an entertaining introduction to a vast array of topics within computer science. By providing students with a solid understanding of how computer systems work, and giving them hands-on experience in a variety of computing technology fields, we hope to encourage and prepare students to pursue advanced education in computer science. Students who successfully complete a Bridges course or summer workshop can earn high school credits.

For more information about the College Now - Bridges to Computing courses (including how to apply for the Spring 2010 course) please contact the College Now Office @ Brooklyn College.