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New Opportunities at Mercer County Community College This Fall


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Fall credit classes begin August 30 at Mercer County Community College (MCCC)'s West Windsor and James Kerney campuses, and through The Virtual College. New opportunities include Study Abroad, online classes in Nursing, and new transfer opportunities. Click here for the course bulletin.

Mercer offers nearly 70 associate degree programs plus more than 30 credit certificates. A new option this fall in Sports Management is part of the Business Management program. Other recently introduced programs are Solar/Energy Technology, Global Business, Physics, and Insurance and Finance. Mercer's specialized programs, attracting students from the tri-state region, include Aviation Flight Technology, Funeral Services and Horticulture/Plant Science.

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 and Psychology, 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. Recently Mercer signed new transfer agreements with Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island and LaSalle University in Philadelphia. 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 for parents and college-bound students focusing on how to begin at MCCC and transfer for a four-year degree, on Wed., Nov. 10, 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.

This spring MCCC reintroduced a Study Abroad program, dormant for a decade, with a Study Tour to Italy for students in architecture and culinary classes. Tours are being planned for the 2010-11 academic year to Costa Rica, London, Germany/Switzerland and Paris. Study Abroad for a full semester is also available. Initial information sessions are set for Aug. 25 and Sept. 21, with more scheduled for Oct. and Nov. For details visit www.mccc.edu/studyabroad.

Mercer's most highly motivated students may enter the Honors Program, which provides an enriched college experience for high-achievers. For the first time this fall, the Honors Program is open to high-achieving incoming freshmen. Classes will be offered in English, psychology, history and sociology.

For more detailed information about Mercer's credit programs visit www.mccc.edu or call the Enrollment Services office at 609-570-3795. Previously-registered students can register online.

Fall 2010 Course Bulletin

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