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Three New High-Tech, Health Care Programs Offered at MCCC for 2014-15 Academic Year


WEST WINDSOR Ė Three new degree programs will make their debut at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) during the 2014-15 academic year, with Fall registration now open for classes that begin August 23. Later-starting sessions begin Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 4.

New programs in Security Systems Technology, Public Health, and Health Information Technology present exciting new options for students looking to get started in emerging fields with tremendous growth potential, according to MCCC President Dr. Patricia Donohue.

"As a community college, part of our mission is to be responsive to the changing demands of the modern workplace and create programs that can lead to promising careers," Donohue said. "Mercerís ability to respond quickly and appropriately to market demands gives our students a distinct advantage when it comes to matching career objectives with employment opportunities in the region."

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New programs in Public Health and Health Information Technology will be offered at Mercer County Community College for the 2014-15 academic year, in addition to Security Systems Technology.

New programs for the 2014-15 academic year at MCCC include:

  • Security Systems Technology, a degree program that prepares students for jobs supporting the selling, installation and management, and technical support of physical systems technologies in an IP-based networked environment;

  • Public Health, which focuses on the practice of maintaining a health population through education, research, public policy, regulation, and working with health care professionals;

  • Health Information Technology, a joint initiative with Camden County College that allows Mercer students to take their general education requirements at MCCC and their program courses online. The degree prepares students to work with health care organizations and professionals, assuring compliance with health care privacy laws and the proper maintenance of medical records.

In addition, new credit courses will be added to the MCCC curriculum for Fall, including Internet Tools and Techniques, Android Application Development, and Spanish for Health Providers.

Also new at Mercer for the 2014-15 academic year is American Honors at Mercer , a partnership between MCCC and Washington, D.C.-based Quad Learning, Inc., which is working with MCCC faculty to further enrich the Mercer curriculum and provide intensive student advising and additional online resources. American Honors advisors will work closely with students to help them achieve their goals for transfer and has developed transfer partnerships with more than 35 selective colleges; graduates have been accepted at Georgetown, Cornell, Stanford Vanderbilt and USC, among other top colleges. More information is available at www.mccc.edu/honors.

Mercer offers 70 associate degree and 30 certificate programs, many in career areas with projected job growth, including health professions, education, business, law enforcement, and computer technology. Through the University Center at Mercer, students who complete their associate degree are eligible to transfer into bachelorís degree programs offered on the Mercer campus through partnerships with William Paterson University, Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Felician College.

MCCC offers assistance with financial aid, academic counseling, tutoring, and career services. For more information, visit www.mccc.edu/finaid.

Registration is still open for the Summer Session B term, with classes beginning July 9. For more information on enrolling for Fall or Summer classes at Mercer, visit www.mccc.edu/enroll.



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