Burlington County College (BCC) is a comprehensive two-year community college in New Jersey. Established in 1966, it continues to develop programs and degrees to meet the needs of its nearby communities and members of the local workforce, providing students with the opportunity to earn associate degrees and certificates.
Many of the college credits earned at BCC can be transferred to a four-year college or university, and in some tracks students will be able to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a career.
The school offers numerous associate degrees, which can prepare students for four-year colleges and universities as well as entry-level positions in the workforce. Degrees offered include Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS). The college also offers career development programs, certifications, a variety of enrichment programs, distance learning, adult education classes, the opportunity to study abroad, and the chance to enroll in a co-op where students obtain jobs in their area of study and receive training and wages.
The credits earned as part of the Associate of Applied Science degree are generally not able to transfer. Sometimes an exception can be made, so be sure to check with the four-year college or university you plan on attending to see if they will transfer over those credits.
Unique to the school is BCC’s partnership with six area colleges and universities to offer BCC students the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree from those institutions while remaining on a BCC campus. The Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program is a cooperative with the following area institutions: Drexel University, Peirce College, Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Strayer University, and Wilmington University.
Students have the option of enrolling in the distance learning program, all online, to earn a degree. Currently there are over 80 programs to choose from, making this a good choice for those who are unable to attend a traditional classroom.
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The school is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent. Students may choose to be degree-seeking students, or non-degree seeking students.
To be considered for admittance, prospective students must:
- fill out and submit an application for admission, along with a $20 non-refundable application fee
- provide transcripts (high school and prior college)
- take the college assessment test (or show proof of SAT/ACT test score minimums)
- submit proof of immunizations against mumps, measles, and rubella
International students should contact the school’s International Program Specialist for admission instructions and requirements.
There are a variety of financial aid options for eligible students, including grants, scholarships, loans, and student work-study employment. The school provides detailed information about all types of financial assistance available, along with descriptions of each aid. All students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.
Furthermore, the college — with the assistance from the local community — sponsors several scholarships for students. Contact the school to see which ones you qualify for and for the requirements.
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The school serves a wide range of commuting students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, international students, continuing education students, and working professionals.
Many opportunities are offered for students to be involved in campus life including a campus radio station, student theater group, student gallery and art store, intercollegiate sports, student events and activities, intramural sports and recreational activities, a wellness center with an indoor pool and a full exercise facility.
In addition, BSS provides students tutoring, transfer services, computer labs, a campus library, access to public transportation, and a minibus service on the Pemberton campus.
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The Barons offer intercollegiate sports and are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region XIX and the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). The college’s athletics program includes men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and co-ed golf.
p.BCC sports scholarships are offered for Division I and II sports only, which includes men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and women’s soccer.
In addition, the college offers intramural sports as well as other recreational activities.
The college is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
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