Bergen Community College
Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, Bergen Community College is a co-educational two year public community college founded in 1965 and with three locations. Currently, around 17,000 students enroll at Bergen Community College for associate's degree programs, and around 10,000 students are taking professional development courses. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
If you are considering Bergen Community College for your education, they offer various transfer and career programs and certificates. Programs offered at Bergen Community College include Accounting, Acting, Baking, Biotechnology, Cinema Studies, Communication Arts, Computer Animation, Electronics Technology, Exercise Science, Horticulture, Journalism, Management, Political Science, Religion, Web Development and Management, and many more.
For those looking for career enhancement and skills development, the School of Continuing Education at Bergen Community College offers programs geared towards professionals and entrepreneurs. Various courses and programs are available in Business and Industry, Computer Training, Constructions, Culinary Arts, Spanish, Fashion Design, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Interior Design, Languages, Teacher Education, Real Estate, Wedding/Event Planning, and others. There are also online courses offered in Writing, Computer, and other subjects.
The Center for Academic Planning and Student Success at Bergen Community College assists students in various aspects of the education process. Peer advisors and faculty advisors can discuss the requirements for academic degrees, go over policies and procedures, help students in developing educational plans, and refer students to the proper campus offices and resources. For students planning on transferring to a four-year college, Transfer Counselors are also available to help with information and resources, such as Transfer Connection brochures and guides.
To be able to addres students' needs holistically, Bergen Community College also has The Center for Health, Wellness, and Personal Counseling. The Center is committed to assisting students with their health and wellness goals, and achieving their best physical, emotional and behavioral well-being. Some of the services offered include workshops and programs regarding stress management, smoking cessation, nutrition, meditation, depression, and other programs open both to the campus community as well as the general public. Personal Counselors are licensed professionals, and are available by appointment to students who need assistance with personal situations.
Around 75 countries from around the world are represented at Bergen Community College. The school has an active International Student Center which is dedicated to assisting international students throughout the admissions and education process. They also provide valuable information and resources regarding local housing information, scholarships, and visa requirements.
There are several clubs and organizations that operate on campus, providing opportunities for students to meet others who share the same passions and interests, enhance their skills, and further enrich their learning experience. Some of the organizations at Bergen Community College include the Bards and Scribes (Creative Writing and Poetry), BergenLit, Christian Student Association, Criminal Justice Club, Environmental Club, Nursing Student Association, Music Interactive Club, South Asian American Tradional Heritage Club, Women's Club, and others.
For the research and learning needs of students, the Sidney Silverman Library has extensive resources and media collections, as well as eBooks and tablet readers, an online library datebase, photocopiers, etc.