Guided Pathways

For college students, choosing a major can be an exciting, yet challenging decision. At Atlantic Cape Community College, we simplified this process by introducing Guided Pathways, making it easier for students to choose their field of study and classes within our nine specific academic categories.

This structured pathway gives students the flexibility to explore the various courses of study available to them at Atlantic Cape before committing to a major. Whether you are passionate about the Arts, Sciences, Mathematics or Technology, our Guided Pathways offer you a clear roadmap towards discovering your academic goals and setting you on the path to success.

 

Aviation & Drones

Reach for the skies and soar with these programs that can lead you to any one of these highly in-demand careers. You can apply your program credentials towards potential employment opportunities at our regional international airport, National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, and many other locations across the country.

The Air Traffic Control Terminal, Associate in Applied Science degree will prepare students for entry level employment as an Air Traffic Controller. The design of the program affords students the opportunity to learn the prerequisite concepts and techniques required to be a professional Air Traffic Controller. The program delivers both practical and conceptual knowledge through the use of course work and learning activities while incorporating hands-on learning and extensive use of simulation, reading, writing, problem solving and listening exercises.

The Aviation Studies Associate in Science is focused on providing students with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in areas of study such as airport management, aviation business administration, professional pilot, air traffic control and air transportation management. The program is designed with a substantial prescription of both general education electives and program courses so students may tailor their coursework to meet their transfer goals.

The Professional Helicopter Pilot option is designed to provide students with the necessary aeronautical skills and knowledge to earn a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and a helicopter class rating. Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision-making, flight safety, and effective flying techniques. Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared to gain entry-level employment as a commercial helicopter pilot and/or continue their education by transferring to a baccalaureate program.

The Professional Pilot Option in Aviation Studies prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, and for possible transfer to a baccalaureate program.  Before enrolling in this program, students must meet the physical and legal requirements for becoming a commercial pilot. Students are required to have proof of U.S. citizenship or approval of the TSA and have a valid first class medical certificate to enroll in this program. A second application is required for admission to this program.

This program prepares students for a career as a small-unmanned aircraft systems technician. Upon successful completion of the program students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the area of small UAS (commonly known as drones) operations, general maintenance and repair, the use of a small UAS for the collection of and pre and post-processing of aerial images and videos, and geospatial data collection.

Business

Embark on your path towards a successful career in business with degree programs that will give you the skills needed to enter your desired field. Whether in a corporate or nonprofit setting or in an administrative or leadership role, we will prepare you for today’s dynamic global business market.

Designed for students who wish to immediately embark on their careers upon graduating with an associate degree.  The A.A.S. in Business Administration will emphasize the skills necessary for the student to be successful in entry-level positions in management, real estate, sales, marketing, accounting, logistics and human resources management.

Designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution, this degree offers a broad introduction to business administration and provides the background necessary to move into baccalaureate majors in fields such as accounting, management, marketing, economics and human resources management.

The Esports option is designed for students who wish to acquire knowledge about the business of Esports, including future employers and other stakeholders in the industry. Students will develop business skills while being introduced the basic concepts of the business of Esports and game design.  Students will examine business disciplines, review the language of Esports, learn the basics of game design and study the general components of the industry. This program prepares students with skills and tools needed to enter the Esports industry in an introductory management position.

Culinary & Hospitality

Learn the skills required to succeed in this exciting industry from the best local culinary, baking and pastry chefs. From the safe handling of food, beverages and equipment to applying basic principles, identifying basic ingredients and communicating effectively, graduates have gone on to run hotel casino restaurants, appear on reality television cooking competitions, own and run their own businesses and more.

The Baking & Pastry Option provides students with an opportunity to explore their interest in the pastry field while maintaining fundamental concepts in core culinary courses. Students may use this degree to transfer to a four-year institution.

This program offers training for culinary and food and beverage personnel for careers in the growing food service and hospitality industries. Students learn different styles and techniques for ordering, preparing and serving food, planning menus, incorporating computer technology, as well as working with an assortment of modern tools and equipment. Nearly 75% of the study will be hands-on experience, under the supervision of the faculty in the Academy's fully-equipped modern facility.

Designed to provide the skills needed to manage a restaurant or food service outlet, this degree puts graduates on the track to manage food service operations, such as those in hospitals, corporate cafeterias, upscale fast food operations and chain restaurants. This can also be taken as a dual degree with Culinary Arts.

The hospitality industry is the number one employer in Atlantic County. This degree, coupled with experience prepares students for management careers in hospitality including hotels, restaurants, casinos, and other hospitality and tourism related businesses. In addition to hotel management courses, students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration, which enable them to make appropriate business decisions. In their final semester, students are required to complete a mandatory 135-hour internship in a hospitality-related business.

Hospitality Management Vision Statement

The Hospitality Management Program aspires to strengthen the hospitality industry in our region through employer partnerships and professional development for current practitioners.

Hospitality Management Mission Statement

The Hospitality Management Program of Atlantic Cape Community College is committed to providing a quality education, incorporating theory and practice, to prepare students for successful careers in the hospitality and tourism industry, and/or transfer to four-year institutions.  Additionally, our mission is to connect our students with industry stakeholders through community events.

Education

Developing and educating the youth in our communities is a gratifying career that requires one to be selfless, caring and giving. These programs will prepare you for potential teaching employment opportunities from the preschool through high school levels.

Designed to provide students with a foundation in research-based approaches to early childhood education, child development theory, fieldwork and the use of best practices in teaching and caring for children from birth to the age of five years old. The program prepares students for employment in early childhood group care and related environments.

This option is designed as a transfer program for students interested in Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8) and Secondary (9-12) Certification. The K-12 Education Option maximizes transfer of credits and academic status to a professional teacher education program. However, the transfer requirements (including Praxis Core) of the four-year college must be satisfied for admittance into that college and its teacher certification program.

The Preschool to Grade 3 Education degree prepares students to work with children in early childhood centers and social service agencies. It provides the student with approved academic training for group teacher positions in state-licensed child care facilities. This program also provides a foundation of courses suitable for students interested in certification in early childhood education at a bachelor’s degree level.  Transfer requirements (including Praxis Core) of the four-year college must be satisfied for admittance into that college and its teacher certification program.

Engineering & Information Technology

Technology is rapidly advancing and the demand for qualified candidates to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow has never been greater. These programs are designed to give you the skills necessary to enter and advance into the ever-evolving fields of computer programming and security, engineering, cybersecurity, game and web design and more

This program emphasizes the business applications of the computer. Graduates will have the theoretical, conceptual and practical background to use computers in business settings. Designed to facilitate transfer to Bachelor of Science programs, it provides a liberal arts or General Education base, which enables students to have career mobility and/or to continue study beyond an associate degree.

Many students are not interested in transferability, but rather mobility into the job market, with the career goal of a programmer. This degree strongly emphasizes programming and includes Java, C++ and Visual Basic. These are languages routinely used by computer programmers. Students will be well prepared for entry-level positions in programming or computer operations.

This degree serves students who seek a career in computer systems support. Strong emphasis is given to supporting computer hardware, software, security, and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, employment opportunities may include computer server administrator, help desk technician, and computer support professional.

The Cybersecurity degree option serves students who seek jobs that require computer and information security skills.  These students are not interested transferring to a four-year school.  Emphasis is placed on data loss prevention, identity and access management, incident response, and forensic analysis.  The option provides preparation for a career as a cybersecurity professional.  Student can obtain skills required for several industry certifications including CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro, and CompTIA CySA+.

The Engineering, A.S. is focused on providing students with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in engineering. The program is designed to educate students to meet the challenge of engineering in an ever-changing world and to foster understanding of universal topics in engineering. At the baccalaureate degree level, students can choose to specialize in one of the following engineering disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The video game industry is more than just entertainment with many practical applications in the healthcare, education, and military sectors. This program is for those who have a passion for gaming and are interested in gaining necessary skills required to become part of the field. Students will learn game theory, graphics design, animation (OpenGL and Direct3D), 3D modeling (Maya), and game programming (GameMaker and Unity).

This degree serves students who seek a career in media production. Strong emphasis is given to the planning and production of various types of digital media such as: audio, video, graphics, Web pages, Web sites, and photographs, while building a strong foundation in reading and writing. Students will explore a variety of career choices including radio, television, and Web and graphic design. Upon graduation, employment opportunities may include production assistant, Webmaster, and creative services positions at various media outlets including newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations.

This program is designed for students who need a degree that utilizes their nontraditional forms of learning.  The design also provides an accelerated route to an associate's degree by allowing students to earn credit for industry credentials, non-collegiate instruction and examination scores.

Nursing & Health Science

These in-demand programs can provide you with the skills needed to become licensed Registered Nurses and healthcare providers. We collaborate with a local hospital to educate new Radiologic Techs, and two state community colleges to license new Respiratory Therapists and certify new Registered Health Information Technicians.

The Health Information Technology (HIT) program is offered in collaboration with Camden County College. Students complete the general education and program courses (pre-professional phase) at Atlantic Cape. Upon acceptance, students will complete the professional phase of the program at Camden County College. 

The program prepares students for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification. Graduates with (RHIT) certification are employed in a variety of settings such as acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

The Health Science degree offers a variety of opportunities for the student interested in a healthcare career. The program offers the courses that meet the prerequisites for the Nursing A.A.S. and Radiology A.A.S. degrees. It also lays the foundation coursework for students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate degree in a healthcare specialty such as Health Administration, Public Health, and post-RN nursing degrees. Since there are different academic and career options available in this program, it is strongly recommended that the student seek advisement.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is offered in collaboration with Mercer County Community College.  Students complete the general education and program courses (pre-professional phase) at Atlantic Cape.  Upon acceptance, students will complete the professional phase of the program at Mercer County Community College and laboratories located in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

This program prepares students for first-level positions as Registered Nurses by providing curriculum composed of theoretical and clinical study. The theoretical component is comprised of general education and nursing courses. The clinical component, within the nursing courses, affords the student the opportunity to practice giving direct nursing care to clients in acute, long-term, and community health care agencies under the guidance of qualified nursing faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and have the educational requirements necessary to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for RN Licensure.

Radiologic Technology is a cooperative program designed with the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology (SMCSRT).  The program meets the needs of those students desiring certification and employment in the community as a Radiologic Technologist.  The American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) require students on this career path to have a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited institution for eligibility to take the ARRT certification examination.

The Respiratory Care program is offered in conjunction with Brookdale Community College. The program meets the needs of students seeking licensure and employment in the community as Registered Respiratory Therapist. Respiratory Therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners, evaluate, treat and care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Graduates of respiratory care programs work closely with patients, doctors, and other healthcare personnel to provide diagnostic testing, therapeutics, education, rehabilitation, monitoring, life support, and other specialized methods of treatment. Achievement of the respiratory care degree requires students to participate in classroom, laboratory, and patient care clinical environments, such as hospitals. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Examination.

Science & Mathematics

This rapidly-advancing field demands highly-qualified candidates to be on the front lines researching answers to today’s most pressing health, environmental and scientific dilemmas. These programs are designed to give you the high-level of personal scientific and mathematic competencies, critical thinking skills and creativity necessary to succeed.

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in biology at accredited colleges and universities.  It is appropriate for students interested in pre-professional programs, such as, biology, ecology, pharmacy, chiropractics, medical, dental, mortuary science, horticulture, veterinary and education.  It may also apply to technician-level job opportunities when two years of academic preparation in biology are required.  Electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technical-level vocation opportunities.  It is strongly recommended that students entering the program have a minimum of one year of high school biology, chemistry and mathematics at an advanced level.  Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

This degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to an accredited college or university to complete a Bachelor of Science degree, and eventually a master's and/or a doctorate degree, in fields such as human medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physician assistant, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, optometry, medical technology, or pharmacy.  It is strongly recommended that students entering the program have at least one year of high school biology, chemistry, and mathematics at an advanced level.

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in chemistry at accredited colleges or universities. With the addition of biology courses, and some modifications, it is also appropriate for those interested in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, environmental science, and chemical engineering.  Electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution, or technical-level vocation opportunities. Basic Skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites; check course descriptions.

This degree can lead to a baccalaureate degree in environmental science or environmental studies at accredited colleges or universities. In consultation with an academic advisor; electives should be selected based on the student’s interest, the requirements of the transfer institution or technician-level vocation opportunities. Basic Skills requirements must be met before entry into the program.

This degree is designed for students who wish to major in mathematics and plan to transfer to four-year institutions. It is appropriate for students interested in engineering, physics or other physical sciences.

This degree is focused on providing students with the resources to pursue a baccalaureate degree in physics and establish a strong foundation for physics careers in academia or industry. This foundation will comprise the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in physics. As physics is the fundamental basis for all other sciences, the program is versatile and may be applied to many science career paths (e.g., data science, cybersecurity, national security, software engineering, game engines, coding, and modelling). 

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Public Service

Understanding what makes up our diverse communities and acquiring the skills needed to address mental health awareness and wellbeing comprises these various programs. Learn the psychology of understanding human behavior, the sociology of our human society and how criminal justice can keep our communities safe and secure.

The A.S. in Advanced and Continuous Studies is a 3+1 program that aligns with existing degree programs offered by Atlantic Cape. Before enrolling in this program, students will complete an associate’s degree in a chosen discipline at Atlantic Cape and then enroll in this second associate's degree program, where they will complete an additional 30 credits in the chosen discipline track.  All 90 credits earned at Atlantic Cape will be transferred towards a baccalaureate degree at a partner college or university. This is a highly customizable degree program to enable our students to complete their third year toward a bachelor's degree at the community college tuition rate. 

The Criminal Justice curriculum is dedicated to provide the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge needed in today's environment to be successful in the fields of policing, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the professional workplace or continued studies in a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

An overview of the social service field, this degree presents the theoretical approaches to the development of human services and helps students explore careers in the social welfare system. Beginning skills are taught in some courses. Social work education can begin at the Associate in Science level and may advance through a baccalaureate program, a master's degree and a doctorate in Social Work and/or a related fields. Rewarding career possibilities exist at all levels. Jobs are available in family services, aging, health and mental health, addictions, disabilities and numerous other areas. This degree may be earned part-time.

The Psychology degree offers a scientific framework for understanding the how and why of human behavior. Understanding the thinking, actions and motives of self and others has direct vocational use in many career areas, such as education, social work and allied health. Knowledge of psychology is required in many professional and paraprofessional fields. The program offers a range of courses designed to meet the varied interests and needs of undergraduate students.

This degree provides students with a foundation in general education and provides a concentration of course work focused on the knowledge and practical skills needed to support the recovery of persons with psychosocial disabilities, particularly addictive disorders.  Beginning skills are taught in some courses. Psychosocial rehabilitation and addictions counseling can begin at the Associate in Science level and may advance through a baccalaureate program, a master’s degree and a doctorate in related fields. Rewarding career possibilities exist at all levels. Jobs are available in psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health settings, addiction treatment facilities and numerous other areas. This degree may be earned part-time.

The Sociology option prepares students to pursue a degree in sociology or a related field. Careers open to sociology graduates include the fields of education, social services, urban affairs, urban planning, criminology and the law. Some of these careers require a master's degree. This program can be earned part-time and can lead to a baccalaureate degree at four-year institutions.

Writing, Arts & Humanities

Communicating effectively today in a society filled with many social platforms and outlets is an essential learned skill. These programs can introduce you to the multi-faceted world of communications, provide a solid foundation in the visual, studio and fine arts, and graphic design.

The Communication degree helps prepare students to work in the communication industry or to successfully transfer to four-year schools. The program provides opportunities to learn about careers within communication including television, radio, film, public relations, recordings, magazines, publishing, advertising, newspapers, and new media. Courses in the program are taught from a real-world perspective and emphasize the development of strong writing skills, one of the most important ingredients to success in the communication field.  Students choose a specialization within the Communication degree following one of three tracks: Creative Writing, Journalism/Public Relations, or Radio/Television/Film.

This writing-intensive degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. All students shall determine the requirements of their transfer institutions. Students should also check njtransfer.org for transferability of courses. The degree may be completed part-time or full-time. English studies may lead to careers in advertising, broadcasting, publishing, journalism, law, teaching and writing. Students not intending to transfer have found work as administrative assistants or in other positions requiring excellent writing/communication skills.

The Fine Arts degree provides students who may not be interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program, with a solid foundation in the visual arts. Strong emphasis is given to the development of artistic skills and production of various types of 2 and 3 dimensional, digital and traditional fine art, while building a strong foundation in art history, reading, and writing. Students will explore a variety of fine arts production methods and studio techniques. Upon graduation, students will have developed a portfolio and the skills to display at the professional level; this may lead them to exhibition opportunities or to an entry-level position in the field of art.

Designed for students who are undecided about a career and who wish to explore different fields, this program can lead to various baccalaureate degrees. Nearly three-quarters of the required courses are traditional liberal arts and easily transfer to four-year institutions. The remaining courses can be in any subject area, but students should be aware that courses in specific career areas may not easily transfer.

This degree prepares students for transfer to four-year college or university Students are strongly advised to discuss the electives with an advisor. All students shall determine the requirements of the transfer institutions they prefer to attend. Students should also check njtransfer.org for transferability of courses. The degree may be completed part-time or full-time and may be completed during daytime or evening hours or online. Students not immediately preparing to continue degree work find employment in government, human services and business.

The Studio Arts degree emphasizes the exploration of the various modes of fine and digital art, with special attention placed upon the development of a portfolio and it prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution or art school. This degree can lead to a baccalaureate in fine arts or art education. Careers in fine arts studio practices, graphic design, education and various related fields can be pursued with this study.

Aviation & Drones

Reach for the skies and soar with these programs that can lead you to any one of these highly in-demand careers. You can apply your program credentials towards potential employment opportunities at our regional international airport, National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, and many other locations across the country.

The Flight Instructor Certificate provides students with an opportunity to obtain the knowledge, expertise, and aeronautical proficiency necessary to meet the requirements for a commercial rating with an airplane or a helicopter category and a single-engine land class rating, and a flight instructor certificate with an airplane category rating and single-engine class rating.

This program prepares students for a career as a small unmanned aircraft systems technician. Upon successful completion of the program students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the area of sUAS (drone) operations, general maintenance and repair, the use of a sUAS for the collection of and pre and post-processing of aerial images and videos, and geospatial data collection.

Business

Embark on your path towards a successful career in business with degree programs that will give you the skills needed to enter your desired field. Whether in a corporate or nonprofit setting or in an administrative or leadership role, we will prepare you for today’s dynamic global business market.

The Business Administration Certificate Program provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop skills that will help them find immediate employment in entry-level supervision and supervisory positions.  This Certificate is also intended for students who plan to continue with their Associate degree or transfer to 4-year institutions.

Culinary & Hospitality

Learn the skills required to succeed in this exciting industry from the best local culinary, baking and pastry chefs. From the safe handling of food, beverages and equipment to applying basic principles, identifying basic ingredients and communicating effectively, graduates have gone on to run hotel casino restaurants, appear on reality television cooking competitions, own and run their own businesses and more.

This two-semester certificate in Baking & Pastry is designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in baking and pastry. The Certificate can also be used as a foundation for completing the Baking and Pastry Option in Culinary Arts, A.A.S. degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

This two-semester certificate in Culinary Arts is designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the culinary industry. The Certificate can also be used as a foundation for completing the Culinary Arts, A.A.S. degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

The Hospitality Management Certificate program provides students with an opportunity to learn the essentials of Hospitality Management. This Certificate provides an opportunity for individuals transitioning to a hospitality related profession, current hospitality employees desiring upward mobility opportunities and students wishing to pursue an advanced degree to earn an industry recognized credential in a shorter period of time. Students in the Certificate program can choose to complete a hospitality internship as part of their elective coursework.

Nursing & Health Science

These in-demand programs can provide you with the skills needed to become licensed Registered Nurses and healthcare providers. We collaborate with a local hospital to educate new Radiologic Techs, and two state community colleges to license new Respiratory Therapists and certify new Registered Health Information Technicians.

The Practical Nursing Certificate program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the NCLEX-PN exam and to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). The program’s curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level practice using current educational and practice competencies based on the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and the National League of Nursing (NLN) standards. Graduates of the program develop leadership and clinical judgment skills needed to provide safe and compassionate care to individual clients as well as to the communities they serve, and to clearly recognize their roles in an increasingly complex health care system.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Public Service

Understanding what makes up our diverse communities and acquiring the skills needed to address mental health awareness and wellbeing comprises these various programs. Learn the psychology of understanding human behavior, the sociology of our human society and how criminal justice can keep our communities safe and secure.

The Criminal Justice Certificate provides students with the basics of the United States criminal justice system including juvenile crime, criminal behavior and policing.  Students can enroll in the certificate by itself or along with the associate degree in Criminal Justice. A certificate in criminal justice, as a supplement to another degree program, can set students apart from others who are seeking employment in the criminal justice field. For individuals already working in criminal justice, this certificate is an effective way to establish credentials. Completing this program also provides many benefits for students who work in other fields.

This certificate is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey departments of Human Services (DHS) and Children and Families (DCF), the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development (NJCCCWED) and New Jersey community colleges for a career ladder certificate program. It is designed exclusively for DHS and DCF clerical and support staff who have completed the career ladders program and wish to obtain a college certificate and/or pursue a degree in human services.

Writing, Arts & Humanities

Communicating effectively today in a society filled with many social platforms and outlets is an essential learned skill. These programs can introduce you to the multi-faceted world of communications, provide a solid foundation in the visual, studio and fine arts, and graphic design.

The Graphic Design certificate provides students with the basics of digital tools and design skills for art, print, and Web. Students can enroll in the certificate and then apply most of the credits towards an Associate in Fine Arts if they choose to continue. A certificate in graphic design, as a supplement to another degree program, can set students apart from others who are seeking employment in the graphic design field. For individuals already working in graphic design, this certificate is an effective way to establish credentials and update both studio and digital skills. Employers in many lines of business, including public relations, education, or non-profits where employers seek multiple skill sets, may value the professional expertise and well-rounded assets this certificate demonstrates.

Aviation & Drones

Reach for the skies and soar with these programs that can lead you to any one of these highly in-demand careers. You can apply your program credentials towards potential employment opportunities at our regional international airport, National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, and many other locations across the country.

This series prepares students for a Federal Aviation Administration license as a commercial pilot with an instrument rating. Before enrolling in this program, students must meet the physical and legal requirements for becoming a commercial pilot. Students are required to have proof of U.S. citizenship or TSA approval and have a valid second-class medical certificate to enroll in this series.  A second application is required for admission.

This program prepares students to operate, maintain, and repair small unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones. Upon successful completion of the program students will earn the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rating. This FAA certificate allows the holder to act as the pilot in command of a less than 55-pound commercial drone. The program also prepares students to troubleshoot mechanical and technical problems, make repairs and modifications, and conduct small-unmanned aircraft safety inspections.

This program is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate a small-unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) within the National Airspace System. The coursework focuses on safe sUAS operation for aerial video production, the collection and processing of aerial and geospatial data as well as piloting requirements under Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 Part 107. As part of this professional series certificate of achievement, students will prepare to earn their Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rating. Some of the coursework may require fieldwork and flight laboratories.

Business

Embark on your path towards a successful career in business with degree programs that will give you the skills needed to enter your desired field. Whether in a corporate or nonprofit setting or in an administrative or leadership role, we will prepare you for today’s dynamic global business market.

This series is designed for the person who is transitioning into a supervisory position and does not have a business degree. The series is 4 college classes (12 credits) that will familiarize the student with common business terminology, fundamental business concepts and current business issues and trends. These courses will prepare the student for leadership opportunities within the business world.  All courses in the series are offered during the regular semesters in a variety of delivery options. Credits earned can be applied towards the Business Administration, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees.

This series is designed for an Entrepreneur who is looking to better understand and develop themselves as an Entrepreneur.  The series is four college classes (13 credits) that will introduce the Entrepreneur to  the basics in planning a new business as well as operating the small business.  The course work will prepare the student to do the basic accounting, management and marketing tasks required for business success.  All courses in the series are offered during the regular semesters in a variety of delivery options. Credits earned can be applied towards the Business Administration, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees.

This series is designed to provide students with the knowledge needed for entry-level human resources and/or supervisory positions.  The series includes four college classes (12 credits) that will provide the student with a foundation in management, human resources, ethics and employment law.  All courses in the series are offered during the regular semesters in a variety of delivery options. Credits earned can be applied towards the Business Administration, A.S. and A.A.S. degrees. 

This Series will enable students to manage all major project management components such as project planning, initiation, execution, control and closing.  The series will also provide students with introductory level knowledge on various types of business ownership, organization, management, marketing, industries, personnel, labor and legal considerations.  Students will also learn to use Microsoft Project software.

Education

Developing and educating the youth in our communities is a gratifying career that requires one to be selfless, caring and giving. These programs will prepare you for potential teaching employment opportunities from the preschool through high school levels.

This series is designed to provide the educational component of the national credentialing program administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Students may pursue the Infant/Toddler CDA or the Preschool CDA credential. The CDA is accepted by the Department of Human Services for group teacher positions in licensed day care centers.

The NJ Infant/Toddler Credential Professional series is intended for use by professionals and paraprofessionals working in the field of infant/toddler care in all settings, including center-based care, family childcare programs and community-based programs that support infants, toddlers, and their families.  The credentialing process will include 15 college credits, and a portfolio that is assessed by the NJ Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE).

Engineering & Information Technology

Technology is rapidly advancing and the demand for qualified candidates to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow has never been greater. These programs are designed to give you the skills necessary to enter and advance into the ever-evolving fields of computer programming and security, engineering, cybersecurity, game and web design and more

The Bookkeeper Professional Series is designed to provide evidence of expertise in Quickbooks Online and Microsoft Office skills that employers have identified as highest demand for employment and advancement of qualified Bookkeeper Administrative Professionals. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform advanced tasks in bookkeeping, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email and calendar scheduling, and database within applications of Quickbooks Online and MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Access, earning industry credentials in these applications.

This series is designed for the working person who needs to develop the skills needed in the areas of criminal justice, ethics, network security and cyber crime investigations. Learners should complete this series if they are working in computer security, law enforcement, criminal justice, data recovery, computer repair or a business that has a need to set employee policy for computer use in the workplace.

The Computer Security Specialist is a two-semester series designed for students to gain computer skills with a focus on computer security. Included are selection of hardware and software, computer applications and introductory programming. The series is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ industry certification exam. Credits earned may be applied to the Computer Security Certificate and the Computer Systems Support, A.A.S. degree.

The Computer Technician Specialist is a two-semester series designed for students who are interested in acquiring concentrated core knowledge and a practical set of skills including computer hardware and software, network, and network security for employment or advancement in a variety of computer system support fields. Students will be eligible and required to sit for industry certification exams such as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+.  Also, courses completed in this professional series fulfill five out of the twelve core program courses in the Computer Systems Support, A.A.S. degree.

The Help Desk Specialist Professional series prepares students for computer technical support. Upon completing the series, they will be qualified to assist customers, troubleshoot hardware and software problems and document solutions. Utilizing knowledge and skills from the series, students will be able to educate users in resolving computer difficulties.

The Media Production Specialist Series provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop expertise in the planning and production of audio and video. Students will utilize industry standard tools for recording, editing and packaging audio and video for a variety of delivery methods. Students will also gain insight into how media impacts our daily lives.

The Microsoft Office Credentials Professional Series is designed to provide evidence of expertise in Microsoft Office skills that employers have identified as highest demand for employment and advancement of qualified administrative professionals. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform advanced tasks in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email and calendar scheduling, database, and keyboarding within applications of MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Access, earning industry credentials in these MS Office applications.

The Oracle Database & GIS Specialist Professional Series provides students with the knowledge needed for one of the fastest growing industries of our time. Students will learn to design and program using a live Oracle server with curriculum provided by the Oracle Corporation. Also, there will be an in-depth study of the current GIS systems and their uses. The Specialist series provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in the common areas of database design, programming and GIS techniques and to update their technological skills and improve employability.

The Oracle SQL Programming & Database Design Specialist Series provides students with the knowledge needed for entry-level positions as database developer/programmer. The students will learn to design and program using a live Oracle server with curriculum provided by the Oracle Corporation.

This series is designed for the working person who needs user skills in personal computers. Students should complete this series if they own a business, work in an office, want to develop Internet proficiency or simply want to update their skills. They will learn how to select hardware and software for a business, use a PC to enhance efficiency and productivity, and develop skills to supervise a small PC operation. Students will also learn the most common business software applications: word processing, spreadsheets and database.

The Smartphone Programmer series provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills needed to design, build and test applications for mobile devices. Students will also learn how to effectively market their applications.

The Web Design Professional Series is a two-semester series designed for the working professional needing to become proficient in Web page design technologies. Students design and develop Web sites that are graphically rich, well thought out and professional. They use industry-standard design applications while exploring theoretical Web design concepts and generally-accepted development techniques for both Web and Web graphics and animation design. Upon completion of these courses, participants will be prepared to sit for the Macromedia Dreamweaver Developer Certification exam.

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Public Service

Understanding what makes up our diverse communities and acquiring the skills needed to address mental health awareness and wellbeing comprises these various programs. Learn the psychology of understanding human behavior, the sociology of our human society and how criminal justice can keep our communities safe and secure.

The Addiction Counseling Specialist series is designed for those interested in a career as substance abuse counselors or those in other human service fields seeking more knowledge about working with chemically-dependent persons. The series consists of a general helping skills course along with five addiction counseling-specific courses. The courses follow the domain topics as prescribed by the Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. and can be used toward completion of the requirements for a CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor).

Writing, Arts & Humanities

Communicating effectively today in a society filled with many social platforms and outlets is an essential learned skill. These programs can introduce you to the multi-faceted world of communications, provide a solid foundation in the visual, studio and fine arts, and graphic design.

This series is designed for the person who is interested in gaining the basic skills of studio art practices. The selected courses familiarize the student with common fundamental 2 and 3 dimensional fine arts applications.