Hudson County Community College Underscores Convenience for Students in Spring 2012 Term

Posted: 1/27/2012
Jennifer Christopher

December 20, 2011, Jersey City, NJ – Individuals who wish to improve their career prospects by furthering their education will have more opportunities to do so on days and at times that are convenient for them during the Spring 2012 term at Hudson County Community College.

HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert said the College has increased the number of online/hybrid courses considerably, and offerings now run the gamut from Art History to Criminal Justice to Marketing, and to a variety of history, management, psychology, English literature and composition, biology, computer, education, math, marketing and Culinary Arts classes.

“So many of our students must juggle their studies with work and family obligations. We are committed to making opportunities for studies here at the College as available and convenient as possible,” Dr. Gabert stated. He noted that a number of classes are also being offered on Saturdays and Sundays at the Journal Square Campus — as well as early weekday mornings — to accommodate the College’s many working students.

Tuition for the online and weekend courses is the same as those offered in more traditional classroom settings, and financial aid is available (the College’s counselors will be happy to assist students with their financial aid applications). Additionally, the College will now accept online payments for tuition and fees.

HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert said there are many advantages to studies at Hudson County Community College, including: smaller classes that provide more personalized attention; courses that cost a fraction of what students would pay elsewhere; classes that are close to home and easily accessed via public transportation; and credits that are guaranteed to transfer to New Jersey four-year colleges and universities.

Hudson County Community College has realized record growth these past few years, and the College now serves almost 10,000 students. In addition to the main campus at Journal Square in Jersey City, the North Hudson Higher Education Center in Union City — a complete campus under one roof — was opened in September. A full range of classes and services are offered at the 92,350-square-foot North Hudson Center building, which is connected to the Bergenline Light Rail station via a glass-enclosed bridge. In November, the College also announced plans and broke ground for a new six-story Learning Resources Center & Academic Building at 65-79 Sip Avenue in Jersey City.

Registration for the HCCC Spring 2012 Semester is open now through January 20, 2012. Information on the College and its course offerings is available online at www.hccc.edu and may also be obtained by emailing admissions@hccc.edu or phoning (201) 714-7200.