West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College’s Board of Trustees invites the community to an “Open House and Ease of Transfer Information Session” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Conference Center on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Prospective students of all ages will learn how Mercer can help them meet their educational goals at an affordable cost. Parents, alumni, community partners, teachers, guidance counselors, government representatives, and all who are interested in educational opportunities are encouraged to attend.
The Open House starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. Representatives from MCCC’s Academic Programs, Student Activities Office, Academic Advisement, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Honors Program, NJSTARS Scholarship Program, Athletics, the University Center at Mercer, and Continuing Education will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Refreshments will be prepared by MCCC culinary students from both campuses, as well as the staff of the Conference Center.
During a brief presentation at 5:30, the MCCC Board of Trustees will honor several community leaders for their support of education. Copies of the college’s soon-to-be published 2012-13 Annual Report and Foundation Annual Report, which detail the successes of the past year, will be available.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Ease of Transfer Information Session will be held in the Conference Center Auditorium, where students and parents will learn important details about the transfer process from representatives of MCCC’s partner colleges and universities. Participating four-year colleges are Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, William Paterson University, Drexel@BCC, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania (Liberal and Professional Studies).
Pre-registration for this free event is requested, but not required. High school students and their parents should register at www.mccc.edu/mercerandbeyond; all others should register at www.mccc.edu/nov14. For more information or to register by phone, call 609-570-3244.
Mercer offers classes year-round, including a Winter Session that starts December 18. (Both on campus and online classes are available.) The college offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs including the new Fashion/Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising programs offered at the Trenton campus, Sustainability, Solar Energy Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and the Occupational Therapy Assistant program offered in cooperation with the School of Health Related Professions at Rutgers University. Other popular majors include Liberal Arts, Business, Education, Horticulture, Radio and Television, Criminal Justice, Funeral Services, and an array of programs in the health professions, hospitality, and information technology. In addition to many individual courses, three Mercer degrees are now available fully online: Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice (Corrections) and Business Studies.