Institute of Design and Construction (Closed 2015)
- IDC is a private non-profit institution, registered by the State of New York Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions and authorized by the State of New York Board of Regents to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies. Since 1947, the Institute has offered courses, seminars, and programs to prepare candidates for the ARE the Architect Registration Examination.
- The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Institute of Design and Construction||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||6 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||93 students||1,701 students|
|# Full-Time Students||41 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||52 students||538 students|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2014)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$50,000||$35,200|
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- IDC was founded in 1947 by Vito P. Battista, R.A. and is located in downtown Brooklyn. Since 1947, the purpose of the Institute has been to serve the building construction industry by dedicating itself to programs of instruction that deal with the real world of construction. The Institute provides the highest quality technical educational at a reasonable cost to the student.The goal is to prepare individuals for meaningful employment in the construction industry, while giving them the incentive to continue their education on a higher level. The implementation of these objectives is achieved through a structured program of study, small classes and a professional teaching staff. In 1952, the Institute's courses of study were approved by the Veterans Administration. In January of 1955, the Institute was organizationally changed to a not-for-profit institution and received a provisional charter for its curriculum leading to a Certificate in Architecture and a Certificate in Engineering. In September 1955, the Institute purchased a landmark church building at 311 Bridge Street. By then, the Institute had an enrollment of approximately 450 students, with 35 instructors teaching 58 subjects. In 1968, the Institute purchased the American Law Book building at 141 Willoughby Street, its present location. In January of 1974, IDC was authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate Degrees of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) in Architectural Technology, Building Construction Technology and Building Systems Design Technology. That same year, the school was approved for the Basic Education Opportunity Grant (BEOG) Program (now Pell Grant Program) by the United States Office of Education. The New York State Department of Education approved IDC for the Tuition Assistance Program and training of veterans. The Institute of Design and Construction was granted an Absolute Charter of complete and permanent college status in March of 1975.
- The nearest community college to Institute of Design and Construction is ASA College (0.1 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,624 students | 0.10 Mi81 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn,  NY  11201
- 16,967 students | 0.30 Mi300 Jay St
Brooklyn,  NY  11201
- n/a students | 1.80 Mi408 Broadway 2nd Floor
New York,  NY  10013
- 110 students | 1.90 Mi80 Eighth Ave Rm 400
New York,  NY  10011
- 490 students | 2.00 Mi500 7th Ave
New York,  NY  10018
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