Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Community College is consistently cited as among the top 50 community colleges in the United States, and is in fact considered the number one county college in New Jersey. Since 1967, Brookdale has been serving residents of Monmouth County and the surrounding area. Currently, the college averages about 17,000 students yearly.
Anyone who is at least 18 years old and a high school graduate (or with an equivalency diploma) is eligible to enroll at Brookdale Community College because it is an open-admission college. There are Associate degrees offered in more than 60 different programs, as well as certificate programs and non-credit classes. In addition, Brookdale is a part of the NJ Coastal Communiversity, an association of New Jersey colleges and universities offering a number of associate, bachelor's and master's degrees.
Brookdale invests heavily in technology and campus facilities. The college has invested around $30 million in upgrading its technology infrastructure systems and student technology access services. Also, facilities that have recently been added or upgraded include the new Counseling, Admission, and Registration Center; the Bankier Library; the Warner Student Life Center, with convenience stores, meeting rooms, and dedicated student-use spaces; the newly renovated Robert J. Collins Arena; as well as new science and healthcare laboratories and classrooms.
If you are looking specifically for certificate programs, Brookdale Community College offers Certificates and Certifications in Accounting, Basic and Advanced Automotive Technician Certificates, E-Business, Office Assistant Certificate, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Digital Arts, Social Services, Webmaster Administration, and other areas of study.
Meanwhile, for those interested in degree programs, Associate Degrees offered at Brookdale Community College include Associate in Arts programs, Associate in Science programs, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science programs, etc.
Brookdale offers various online services for prospective and current students, all designed to make the learning experience more convenient and accessible. The admission process is available online, and many other resources and tools are offered online, such as transcripts, class registration, online courses, and student e-mail.
The Advisement and Counseling Department of Brookdale Community College provides academic advisement and course approvals, career counselling, testing referrals, personal counseling, and crisis intervention. Services are available for both full-time and part-time Brookdale students.
Brookdale students can also take part in a wide range of student clubs and organizations that offer opportunities for socialization, community service, and activities that cater to your talents, interests, and hobbies. All students at Brookdale Community College are automatically members of the Associated Students of Brookdale Community College (ASBCC), and are entitled to Brookdale activities programs and special interest groups.
Brookdale's Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services also has programs and services that provide career assistance and complement academic study, all free of charge to enrolled students and alumni. Tools and resources include trainig on resume writing, volunteer opportunities, internship and externship assistance, education field experience, and employment workshops.
Brookdale Community College also recognizes that child care is a vital need for many students and faculty, and child care is available on-campus via the Children's Learning Center. The Center is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Human Resources, and has special rates and flexible schedule options for students, staff and faculty.