Plaza College Opens New Campus in Forest Hills
QUEENS — Hundreds of college students will soon begin to study at a new Forest Hills' campus of Plaza College, a four-year school that offers associate degrees and bachelors degrees in business administration, accounting and medical assisting.
The college, according to its website, has been planning to move to a bigger location for the past two years.
Its previous location at 74-09 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights, was destroyed by a massive fire in April, which also damaged several stores located in the same building, injuring three people.
The new campus, which will serve approximately 750 students, is located at the 17-story Forest Hills Tower on Queens Boulevard, near Union Turnpike.
According to the school's website, it features a patient simulation lab, a phlebotomy lab and several medical classrooms.
Students will also have access to an outdoor pavilion with the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, as well as a new library and learning resources center with private study rooms.
The new campus will also feature a cafe and a campus store.
The college, which was established in 1916 in Long Island City, moved to Jackson Heights in 1970.
It offers associates degrees in medical assisting, accounting and business administration, as well as bachelors degrees in patient information management.