Robert Sciabbarrasi

Department Chairperson, Computer Science, and Professor
Contact Information:
Office: TEC 138A
Phone: (914) 606-7890
Fax: 914-606-6545
Office Location :
Technology Building
Room 138A
Office Hours:
Please call 914-606-7890
Courses Taught:
Introduction to Computing Concepts
Computer Architecture 1 & 2
Computer Programming 1 & 2
Data Structures
.NET GUI Development
Java Application Development
Network Administration
Computer Applications
Other Activities:
Advisor to Omega (The Computer Science Club)
The Mentor Program
AAS (1986) in Computer Information System, Westchester Community College, N.Y.
BA (1990) in Management Information Systems, Iona College, N.Y.
MS (2000) in Educational Computing, Iona College, N.Y.
Background Information:I was born and grew up in New York City. I spent many years training (at both Aviation HS and the College of Aeronautics) to become an aircraft mechanic. After receiving part of my FAA certification, then President Ronald Reagan deregulated the airline industry. This eventually put numerous senior mechanics out of work. It also made getting a position at aircraft manufacturers like Lockheed and Boeing difficult because airline companies cancelled aircraft orders. I decided to go back to school and pursue my hobby as a career; computers. Throughout the 70s, I was either spending time soldering together computer kits, programming my computers or working to pay for computer equipment; I really wasn’t as geeky as that sounds. I am very happy to say I am an alumnus of Westchester Community College (class of 1986) and began working for the college in the Information Technology Department after graduating. I was awarded a scholarship by IONA College and attained my Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems there in 1990. I returned to IONA to gain a Masters degree in Educational Computing. During my 13 years working in IT at Westchester Community College, I past through a number of different areas of the department and gathered an eclectic collection of knowledge. I first started to teach for the college in 1990 as an adjunct instructor for both the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems departments. In the Fall of 2000, I began teaching in the Computer Science department full time. The college has been a home and the people that work here a family to me for many years now. Outside of the college, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family. Other interests of mine include reading (both fiction and non-fiction) and travel. I hope to see you around campus.