Gloucester County College (GCC) is a two-year community college that specializes in improving career skills as well as preparing students who wish to move on to a four-year university. Located thirty minutes outside of Philadelphia in Sewell, New Jersey, the school offers both associate degrees and technical certificates.
GCC is comprised of five separate divisions and programs: Allied Health and Nursing, Business and Technology, Health/Physical Education/Recreation, Arts and Sciences, and Public Safety and Security.
The Business and Technology Division offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in a number of fields, including Accounting, Automotive Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Graphic Arts, Computer Information Technology, Computerized Office Automation, Network Management, Paralegal, Technical Studies, and Web Site Development of E-Commerce.
The Business and Technology Division also has certificate programs in about a dozen areas, including Computer Graphic Arts, Computer Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Network Management, Paralegal, Real Estate, and Web Development.
The Health/Physical Education/Recreation Department provides Associate of Arts degrees in both Exercise Science and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
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This school has an open admissions policy. All students, including transfer students must fill out and submit the admissions application. Select college credits earned at other accredited schools may be eligible for transfer to GCC. Additionally, the school has transfer agreements with a number of other universities, including a Dual Degree Program with Rutgers University, a Baccalaureate Program with Thomas Edison State College, and the Fairleigh Dickinson University Community College Partnership.
Financial aid is available for qualified students who need assistance paying for school. Students should begin the process by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be done online. Aid can come in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or work-study programs.
Some of the scholarships awarded to GCC sudents include the Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars Program, Foundation Scholarships, and NJ STARS Scholarship.
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There are plenty of ways for students to get involved here. Many clubs and organizations are available to students, including Anime Club, Astronomy Club, Bowling Club, Drama Club, Fashion Club, Humanities Club, Mac Users Club, Outdoors Club, Paralegal Club, Photography Club, Student Government Association, Volleyball Club, and Women Enabling Women.
Students interested in journalism or literature can join the staff of the Gazette, the student newspaper, or The Vanguard, GCC’s literary magazine. Another publication is the Beep Sheet, which alerts students of all important academic news and dates, as well as the latest happenings around campus.
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The following sports can be found here:
- Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball
- Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball
- Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Cross_country
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Golf
- Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer
- Women’s Intercollegiate Softball
- Men’s Intercollegiate and Women’s Intercollegiate Track_and_field
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball
- Men’s Intercollegiate Wrestling
Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.