Passaic County Community College1 College Blvd, Paterson, NJ 07505
Fall Semester - September to December Spring Semester - January to May Summer Sessions - May through August Cooperative Education Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Honors Program Continuing Education Corporate & Customized Training Transfer Programs Intercollegiate Men?s Basketball Intercollegiate Women?s Basketball Intercollegiate Men?s Soccer Intercollegiate Women?s Volleyball Women?s Soccer Recreation Volleyball Intramural Basketball Indoor Soccer Aerobics Badminton Table Games The Mission of Passaic County Community College is to provide academic, cultural, and technological resources and experiences to the residents of Passaic County. Through education, we seek to help bring about more satisfying and productive personal lives, stronger community leadership, and a strengthened economic base. High quality college programs are at the heart of our mission. Additionally, we are committed to addressing community needs through English as a second language instruction, basic skills instruction, career training, cultural programming, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies. Passaic County's rich diversity defines us and shapes our efforts. We know that if our programs are to be accessible and our students are to succeed, we must go beyond the basic requirements of open admission, relevant programs, convenient locations, and affordability. We must strive to address our wide variety of student learning needs through excellence in teaching and the innovative use of technology. We must take every opportunity to offer students both formal and informal experiences that foster learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. We must respect individual differences. We must maintain a supportive, open environment where learning and creativity can flourish. Passaic County Community College values honesty, integrity, and accountability. Through an ongoing process of planning, assessment, and reflection, we work continually to improve our effectiveness in the community. Passaic County Community College opened in 1971 with a few hundred students and the goal of providing the residents of Passaic County with quality educational programs. Today, thirty-five years later, PCCC enrolls over 10,000 students a year in over 50 associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs plus an extensive program of English as a Second Language, continuing education, and customized training. Instruction is offered on our three campuses in Paterson, Wanaque and Wayne and also offered online. Our fourth campus is due to open in 2008 in the City of Passaic. Over the years our strength has been and continues to be the quality of the programs we offer and the individual attention students receive from our dedicated faculty and staff. At PCCC, you will enter a learning environment that is intimate and nurturing, where small class size encourages meaningful dialogue with instructors and where friendships develop and grow. PCCC is a richly diverse College where every student is respected for his or her potential. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you achieve your goals. PCCC is now one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the region. Due to the strong support the College receives from the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders our tuition is affordable. Federal and New Jersey financial aid is available to those who qualify and numerous scholarships are offered due to the generosity of many in our community. So on behalf of the entire College family, I welcome each of you and look forward to hearing about your personal triumphs and contributions as you make your way towards achieving your life?s goals.