One of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the state of New Jersey, Camden County College (CCC) is a two-year college offering over 100 degrees as well as certificates. It has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in video game design/development and photonics, making this a great school for those interested in technology.
The school maintains three campuses — in Blackwood, Camden, and Cherry Hill. In addition, the college offers continuing education and distance learning, in which all classes are online and all instructional interaction is via the Internet. Students wanting to take continuing education classes can register online at the school’s website.
For high school students looking to get a jump start on their education, the school offers the chance to earn college credits. Classes are offered on campus in the evenings and on the weekends at a lower cost.
Camden is a comprehensive college, which means that there are many programs and courses to choose from. The school was designed to meet the needs of the workforce in the local community, so associate degrees in various programs are offered, along with certificates for those that need to learn a new skill or who wish to enter the workforce directly upon graduation.
The school is comprised of the following divisions:
Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
Math and Science
Business, Computers, and Technical Studies
Nursing, Health, Science, and Human Services
Two-year programs include the Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, and an Associate in Applied Science. These degrees can sometimes to be transferred to a four-year college or university or the graduate can choose to look for work directly after graduation.
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The student body is made up of high school graduates, continuing education students, international students, and distance learners.
Prospective students with a high school diploma or GED or are 18 years or older are welcome to apply. Students must complete an application for admission, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility, take a placement test, meet with an advisor and register for classes.
Financial aid is offered to students who qualify. All students seeking aid are required to fill out the FAFSA, which is availbale online. After the FAFSA is submitted, it may take up to several weeks before the school is contacted with the student’s aid status. Once financial assistance is determined and accepted, the student receives an award letter stating their financial aid.
The school’s website provides detailed information about financial aid forms, including the FAFSA, and other resources to help students through the financial aid process.
Degree-seeking students, continuing education students, high school students, and students enrolled in distance learning all benefit from CCC. The campus provides a variety of services for students, including tutoring, a child care facility for children 2 ½ years old to 6 ½ years old, and school publications. The college also provides disability services, established in 1988, to aid disabled students where needed. Some areas of assistance may include counseling, tutoring, and course advisement.
Students can also take part in cheering on the Cougar sports teams. In addition, the college has an athletic facility which has a weight and fitness room, courts for basketball and volleyball, an all-weather track, and outdoor fields.
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The Cougars are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as well as the NJ Garden State Athletic Conference. There are four men’s varsity teams including soccer, baseball, golf, and basketball. Women’s varsity sports are softball, basketball, and soccer. All teams play against other junior colleges in New Jersey, as well neighboring states including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
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