March 21, 2016, Jersey
City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host an Open House on Saturday,
April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s Journal Square Campus in
Jersey City. The Open House will be held at the College’s Library Building – 71
Sip Avenue, just across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transportation
The Open House has been
designed to acquaint all those interested in earning an Associate degree or a certificate
from Hudson County Community College.
“This is a great
opportunity for those who are about to graduate high school, those who have
already graduated, and those attending other colleges who are interested in
transferring, to learn about our academic offerings, financial assistance and
student success programs and more,” said HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D.
Community College students can save thousands of dollars on college tuition by
earning an Associate degree at HCCC for a fraction of the cost of four-year colleges
and universities,” he stated.
At the Open House, attendees
can learn about College’s academic and career programs – including Culinary
Arts and Hospitality Management, Nursing, Business, Accounting, STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Criminal Justice, and other studies –
directly from HCCC faculty. There will also be information about the HCCC Dual
Admission programs with Saint Peter’s University and New Jersey City
University, which not only save money but also time.
Dr. Gabert noted that
HCCC has one of the most successful financial aid and scholarship programs in
New Jersey, with about 90% of HCCC students receiving assistance. “One easy and
important way to stretch one’s college money is to start here at Hudson County
Community College, earn an Associate degree, and then transfer to a four-year
school,” he stated. Those who attend the
April 30 Open House will be provided with information on scholarships and
financial aid, and the how-to’s of setting up a FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid) account.
The College will also
have representatives from their award-winning students support services team at
the Open House with information on how the team assists HCCC students in
attaining academic success. In addition, HCCC Student Ambassadors will lead
tours of the HCCC Journal Square Campus and talk about the full roster of
campus events available at the College throughout the year, including the free
HCCC cultural events that are open to all the residents of Hudson County.
As a bonus, the $25
application fee will be waived for prospective students who attend the Open
House and apply to HCCC.
More information may be
obtained by emailing
. Those who wish to
attend the April 30 Open House are encouraged to RSVP at
The College has also scheduled
the “Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Open House & Marketplace” from
12 to 3 p.m. that day at the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk
Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH
Transportation Center. The event will allow students to explore the Culinary
Arts, Pastry Arts, Food Service, and Hotel and Restaurant Management offered by
the College. The “Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Open House &
Marketplace” will include tours of the HCCC instructional kitchens and
classrooms, opportunities to meet with the College’s chefs/instructors and
other professionals from the culinary and hospitality sectors, enjoy delicious
demonstrations, and more.