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.
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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is open to a variety of students including degree-seeking students, transfer students, high school graduates, and working professionals.
There are four basic steps for admission:
- Submit a completed application for admission (application can be downloaded from the HCCC website), along with a nominal application fee.
- Provide all transcripts (high school and prior college).
- Take the college placement exam.
- Provide official school immunization record or proof of immunization from the public health department.
Admissions applications are available in English and in Spanish.
Hudson County Community College provides a variety of financial aid options for qualifying students. Students may be eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study. Federal and State aid includes Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, Federal Supplemental Opportunity grant, Federal Work Study, Veterans tuition program, and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) grant. HCCC’s website provides a detailed listing of all financial aid available to its students, along with descriptions of each type of aid.
All students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) serves a wide range of commuting students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, and community education students. HCCC provides many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life, including over ten clubs and organizations, a student government group, a variety of social events to attend, annual leadership training, and several student publications, including a college yearbook, a monthly student newsletter, a student handbook, and a student literary magazine.
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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) does not offer any athletic programs at this time.