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New Opportunities at Mercer County Community College This Fall

7/6/11

WEST WINDSOR, N.J.  --  Most fall credit classes begin August 29 at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), at campuses in West Windsor and downtown Trenton (James Kerney Campus), and through MercerOnline. 

 

MCCC offers 70 associate degree programs plus 30 credit certificates.  New programs beginning this fall include Fashion/Apparel Design and Engineering Science. Other recently introduced programs include Sports Management as part of the Business Management program, Solar/Energy Technology, Global Business, Physics, and Insurance and Finance.  Mercer’s specialized programs, such as Funeral Services and Horticulture/Plant Science, attract students from the tri-state region.   

Dedicated to helping students succeed, MCCC offers free tutoring, academic advisement and assistance with state and federal financial aid programs, grants, loans and scholarships.  Flexible scheduling includes the traditional 15-week semester plus semesters of 10, eight and five-weeks, with day, evening and weekend hours to accommodate most schedules.

Continuing this fall are bachelor’s degree programs offered for MCCC graduates right on the West Windsor campus.  William Paterson University offers programs in Education, Liberal Studies, Psychology and Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Business, Hospitality, Communications and Criminal Justice, and Felician College in Nursing. 

New Jersey legislation ensures that community college credits will transfer easily to four-year state colleges, and MCCC also holds transfer agreements with other colleges nationwide.  National statistics say that community college graduates who transfer to four-year institutions do as well as, or better than, students who begin there. 

The college will host an Information Session on October 19 for college-bound students and their parents, focusing on how to begin at MCCC and transfer for a four-year degree, at 6 p.m. at the Student Center on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. To register call 609-570-3244. 

For those who wish to enter into a career right after earning their associate degree, MCCC offers a variety of programs, such as Physical Therapist Assistant, Law Enforcement, Entertainment Technology, Paralegal and Graphic Design. 

Mercer’s popular Nursing program recently began an online option which is also open to out-of-county and out-of-state residents.  According to Dean Linda Martin, students complete their coursework online, and clinical rotations take place at Mercer County hospitals 1½ days per week. For details visit mccc.edu/nursing or call 609-570-3391.

Last spring MCCC reintroduced a Study Abroad program, and has conducted faculty-led tours of Italy,  Costa Rica and Paris. Study Abroad for a full semester is also available.  For details click here.

Highly motivated students may enter Mercer’s Honors Program, which provides an enriched college experience for high-achievers.  The program is open to high-achieving incoming freshmen. Honors graduates have won major scholarships to baccalaureate colleges such as Stanford, Mount Holyoke, Drexel and others. 

For more detailed information about Mercer’s credit programs click here or call the Enrollment Services office at 609-570-3795. Previously registered students can register online at "MyMercer."

 

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