Academic Activities

Summer Program For Entering Students

This is a program to prepare students for their first college level science courses and to give them a head start in their majors. It is an intensive four week problem solving experience that combines the teaching of problem solving techniques with content in chemistry and physics. The techniques are also applied to projects based upon engineering design problems. Students work in teams led by City College upper classmen.

Problem Solving Instruction in Science

Students are introduced to topics in chemistry and physics and are given problems to solve that stress the application of these scientific concepts. Team leaders are trained to ask questions that force their students to think through the problems and develop their problem solving skills.

Practical Design

For this activity, mathematical solutions are applied to practical design problems. The problems are constructed so that there can be several solutions. Student teams set to work on a problem and prepare a presentation of the solution that may include charts, graphs and models and always a forma write-up.

Team Approach

Students work in teams that are organized by majors. Often teammates become friends for life.

Academic Support and Enrichment

During the fall and spring semesters, CCAPP provides services to meet the academic needs of students at all stages of their academic careers.

Tutorial Workshops

Workshops are offered in required and elective science courses. Participants improve their grades, learn good study habits, and form their own study groups.

Advising and Registration

Advisors help CCAPP students plan their academic programs and assist them through the registration process.


Counselors are available to help students deal with personal and academic problems that interfere with their academic progress.

Student to Student Mentoring

Upper division students are matched with entering students to assist them in developing effective study habits and behaviors that will help them balance their personal lives with their lives as college students.

Student Centers

The CCAPP Science Study Center is open 24/7 and provides a comfortable safe meeting place to study and exchange ideas and experiences.

Professional & Career Development

CCAPP provides guidance, information and experience to help students recognize their talents and areas of interest, learn about various careers, realize the requirements of these careers and match their talents and interests with the appropriate career choice.

  • Students are referred to research and internship opportunities.
  • Seminars are organized to inform students about careers in their majors.
  • Students participate in professional conferences.
  • Students are referred to mentors who serve as role models for their future professions.