Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) offers many associate degree programs and certificate programs in the following areas of study: allied health, computer science, culinary arts, business, engineering and technology, education, liberal arts and social sciences.
The two-year associate degree programs are designed to prepare students for four-year colleges or universities. The degrees offered include Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Associate of Science (AS), and Associate in Arts (AA). The AAS degree can also prepare students for entry-level positions in the workforce. There are also many one-year certificate programs HCCC offers for students wanting to enter the workforce immediately. These programs are designed to provide real-world knowledge and give students an advantage when entering the workforce.
In addition, HCCC provides community education for those interested in enhancing their skills. Courses include learning computer programs, culinary classes, teacher education courses, and classes for improving English language skills.
A unique aspect of HCCC is the Center for Business and Industry (CBI). For over 15 years, CBI has provided many area businesses, local governments, and community-based organizations customized training for their employees. With the completion of a new HCCC Conference Center in 2008, CBI uses this executive style facility to present a variety of training programs including workforce readiness skills training, managerial and business seminars, computer education, and business-specific accounting programs.