LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College

NLD ID #87839

Contact Information

31-10 Thomson Ave.
Building C/Room C223
Long Island City, NY 11101

Primary Contact

Maritza Pritsos

(718) 482-5385

Hours of Operation

Weekday, weeknight and Saturday courses.

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Program Overview

LaGuardia's Adult Basic Skills Department and its CUNY Fatherhood Academy prepare students to earn a high school equivalency diploma and achieve their college and career goals. We offer free and low-cost classroom instruction (reading, writing and math skills) to adults over 19 years of age in both English and Spanish-for adult basic education (ABE) and high school equivalency (HSE) preparation. Students also receive advisement services on career and college pathways planning, finan­cial aid for college, and registering for the GED examination.

Our Center for Immigrant Education and Training and its CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) provide non-credit English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses contextualized to civics, immigrant family literacy, integrated workforce development, and college transition for English language learners.

Our offices are located in Building C of the college campus, rooms C400 and C223.

Cost Info

LaGuardia has both grant-funded (free) and low-cost (fee-based) high school equivalency and ESOL programs, depending on eligibility and wait list availability.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Alyse wanted to go back to school to receive her high school diploma, but struggled to find a program that was free, offered part-time morning classes, and was close to her apartment. When she heard about LaGuardia's program, she became excited because it fit all of her criteria and would help her prepare for college. Alyse is a 22-year-old female Hispanic who struggled with confidence and anxiety. When she enrolled in our High School Equivalency preparation program attending classes in the morning, she said that she found a community filled with supportive and incredible peers and staff. "My teacher made me feel capable and confident in the classroom. My advisor made the process of applying to college seamless, and the program director gave me helpful information on different career paths," said Alyse.

This program listing was last updated: January 31, 2022.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Find a family literacy program
  • Help my child learn
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Become a U.S. citizen
  • Improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online
  • Instruction in multiple languages