The County College of Morris is a 2-year public community college located on 218 acres in Randolph, NJ. The college began in 1968 when the first building on campus, Henderson Hall, was completed. The college started with an enrollment of 592 full-time and 703 part-time students. As enrollment increased, more buildings such as Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center, Sheffield Hall, the Physical Education Building, the Student Community Center, and the Cohen and DeMare Halls were constructed.
CCM currently has a total enrollment of approximately 8,500 students and the college offers both degree and certificate programs. The college has three divisions: Division of Business, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technologies; Division of Health and Natural Sciences; and Division of Liberal Arts.
Accreditation is granted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
County College of Morris offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs for students who eventually want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students opting for the Associate in Arts degree can major in areas such as Communications, Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Education, Humanities/Social Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The Associate in Fine Arts degree is available for various areas of specialization such as Dance, Design, and Visual Arts Education. Students opting for the Associate in Science degree can major in areas such as Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Science, Exercise Science, Music Technology, and Public Administration.
The college also offers the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree for students that want to enter a profession immediately after earning their degree. Students wishing to earn their AAS can major in areas including Aviation Flight Technology, Biotechnology, Business Career, Chemical Technology, Computer Information Systems, and Digital Media Technology.
Non-degree options include various career-oriented certificate programs in areas such as Administrative Support, Advanced Electronics, Telecommunications Fundamentals, Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, Culinary Arts, and Information Security.
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Admissions are open, which means that all students who can benefit from a college education and successfully complete the academic programs will be admitted. For admissions to degree and certificate programs, students need to have a high school diploma, GED, Home School Certificate, or equivalent. Students are required to appear for the Accuplacer college placement test for assessment of skills in Mathematics, English, Algebra, and computer literacy. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT and have achieved certain specific scores are exempt from taking the placement test. To apply for admissions, students are required to submit the application form, official high school and/or college transcripts, and a record of immunization.
International students must submit the international application for admission along with a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance their education expenses for a year. They must also submit their high school and college transcripts and are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores.
The basic aim of providing financial aid is to help bridge the gap between a student’s financial resources and their annual educational expenses. The college participates in a variety of financial aid programs to help students. The different forms of financial aid available include federal and state grants, work-study opportunities, and scholarships.
To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The Financial Aid Office recommends a priority deadline of March 1 to apply for the financial aid.
Federal and State Financial Aid
Different types of federal and state aid programs that provide financial assistance to the students include the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), and the Part-Time Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) for County College Students. Various student employment options include on-campus and off-campus part-time opportunities. Students can also avail the Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal PLUS Loans.
Different scholarships available for students include the NJ Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS), NJ World Trade Center Scholarship, Urban Scholars (US) Award, Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism, Arthur Fritz Scholarship, Clarice Lindner Horticulture Scholarship, and Dean Gallo Memorial Scholarship.
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Student Organizations and Activities
There are more than 30 clubs and student organizations on campus. Some of the popular ones include Alpha Beta Gamma, Asian Students Association, Chess Club, Drama Society, Fashion Club, Green Student League, and the Phi Theta Kappa. The student-run newspaper is known as The Youngtown Edition. The office of the Campus Life is responsible for arranging various programs and activities for the students throughout the year. The Student Government represents the voice of the students in college governance.
Various academic support services are available for the students. These include the Math, Science, Writing, and Testing Centers. Tutorial services are also available for the students. The Office of Counseling Services & Student Success is responsible for providing valuable guidance related to the career, personal, and educational needs of the students. The campus bookstore stocks new and used textbooks, office and school supplies, software, gifts, and merchandise.
Dining services are available for the students at the Cafeteria in Cohen Hall and the Student Community Center.
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The athletic department is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XIX. The college is also the charter member of the Garden State Athletic Conference. The college athletics teams include ice hockey, softball, baseball, Lacrosse, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and golf. The school also offers numerous on-campus, intramural sports such as weight lifting, badminton, bowling, volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, and mounting biking. The athletic facilities available on campus include a main gym featuring three full court basketball courts, a fitness center, Weight Room, Soccer fields, Softball field, baseball field, eight tennis courts, and a six-lane pool.
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