Hudson County Community College to Host Open House in April

Posted: 3/20/2013
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu and Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@j-a-c.com
JERSEY CITY, N.J. / March 19, 2013 — Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has planned an Open House for prospective students that will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will take place at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street — just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH station in Jersey City.

“The Open House affords individuals interested in studying at the College with information about the variety of programs we offer as well as the admissions process, financial aid and paying for studies,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert. “There are opportunities to speak with faculty and current students, tour our Journal Square campus, and learn about transfer opportunities that graduates may take advantage of after they have acquired their degrees here,” he continued.

Dr. Gabert said faculty and staff will be on hand to provide information about the College’s for-credit and noncredit offerings towards Associate degree and certificate programs. They will also answer questions about prerequisites for admission, student support services and extracurricular activities that are available.

Hudson County Community College offers more than 50 degree and 15 certificate programs, including the nationally acclaimed Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs and a highly regarded nursing program. Articulation agreements — which allow students to transfer their HCCC credits to and continue pursuing their chosen majors at four-year colleges and universities — are in position with Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Centenary College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s University (SPU), Thomas Edison State College and University of Phoenix. The College also has an agreement with Saint Peter’s University that allows HCCC graduates to transfer to SPU for the same tuition as they would pay at a New Jersey State four-year institution — a large savings for HCCC graduates.

HCCC students have the option of pursuing studies at the College’s Journal Square campus in Jersey City or North Hudson Higher Education Center in Union City. The College holds classes weekdays from early morning throughout the evening, and on weekends as well. Additionally, a number of classes are offered online.

“Our students benefit from smaller class sizes and more personalized attention than they might be afforded at other colleges, and our Student Success program is one of just five nationally to be considered for an award from the American Association of Community Colleges,” Dr. Gabert said.

Questions about the April 20 Open House — as well as registration — may be directed to admissions@hccc.edu.