Bergen Community College was established in the year 1965 with an aim to offer an accessible, affordable, and comprehensive community education destination to the New Jersey region. Since its inception, over the 50 years Bergen Community College has expanded its main campus to include an expansive library, student center, theater, and most recently a new Health Profession Integrated Teaching Center with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.
Today, Bergen Community College has expanded its higher education network coverage in the New Jersey region with campuses at three site namely: Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands). Bergen Community College campuses altogether enroll more than 17,000 students in about 142 programmes leading to associate degrees and professional certificates. Bergen Community College is home to more than 600 international students coming from over 70 countries across the globe. Bergen Community College offers students variety of clubs and organizations to participate in extra-curricular activities outside classrooms.
This degree option gives students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of artistic design, story development, project management, digital content creation, and portfolio development. It also offers students an advanced skill set in 3D modeling, character design, animation, and video game simulation. The industries that employ the most multimedia artists and animators include motion picture and video industries, computer systems design, software publishers, advertising, public relations, among others.
This degree option gives students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of artistic design, digital content creation, and portfolio development. The industries that employ graphic designers include specialized design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, and related service industries.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Accounting is designed for students seeking a position within the accounting field. This AAS provides a solid foundation for employment in accounting. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate accounting positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Banking and Finance is designed for students seeking a position in a bank, lending institution or financial firm. The Degree offers an integration of career specific banking and finance, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, e-Business Management is designed for students seeking a position in Web-based and Internet driven workplaces. The Degree offers an integration of career specific computer, Web management, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate Internet dominated positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Publishing Operations and Management is designed for students seeking a position within the publishing industry. The Degree offers an integration of career specific technical, processing management, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate publishing positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.
The goal of the Hospitality Management program is to develop 21st century culinary and hospitality professionals through high quality practical, theoretical, and analytical course work. The program emphasizes culinary arts, catering, and hospitality and lodging. Students pursue their studies through active learning and mentoring opportunities with a focus on leadership, critical thinking, personal growth as well as interaction with industry professionals both in class and in their chosen field. Through the externships, the program prepares students to become leaders with the ability to shape the future of the hospitality and culinary industry. The program offers concentrations in the following areas: Culinary Arts, Catering and Event Planning, and Hospitality/Lodging.
This degree focuses on preparing students to meet the demands of the current office environment with specific emphasis on the resourceful use of computers in day-to-day activities. Today’s modern office requires knowledge in a wide variety of technologies including word processing, spreadsheet applications, database skills, presentation ability, use of the Internet, electronic scheduling and communications, computerized accounting, web design and publishing, and multimedia including graphics, audio, and video. This program will assist with preparation towards the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.
The AAS.IDT.DRFT degree will produce qualified design-draftspersons who, in support of architects and designers, civil and MEP engineers, contractors and industrial designers, in diverse technical fields will be able to communicate design information by conventional pencil and sketch drafting, computer aided drafting, and oral communication. We will inspire characteristics of professionalism.
The AAS Degree Program in Electronics Technology is primarily intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the electronics industry. The areas of application are diverse, broadly encompassing military & space electronics, communications & avionics electronics, consumer & automotive electronics, and medical & power electronics.
The AAS.IDT.MFG.TECH degree prepares graduates for entry-level positions in machining, grinding, welding, CNC (computer numerical control) programming/machining, industrial design, fixturing and quality assurance/control positions. Students will have a broad exposure to common manufacturing industry methods, procedures and safety.
The Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting is designed to produce qualified CAD-draftspersons in diverse technical fields. Students will be able to communicate design information beginning from an early concept pencil sketch to an industry standard digital design using CAD, visualization, and animation software. The program will also inspire characteristics of professionalism designed to help students achieve their career goals.
The certificate in Computer Animation is designed for practicing professionals in this field who may need to update their skills or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met. Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the Art faculty.
The certificate in Computer Graphics is designed for practicing professionals in this field who may need to update their skills or for students who have already completed substantial college level work. Students may choose only those courses for which prerequisites have been met. Returning professionals may request that prerequisites be waived by submitting a portfolio for review by a member of the Art faculty.
This certificate program emphasizes troubleshooting and diagnostic skills for both hardware and software issues encountered at a Help Desk. Preparation includes computer support, upgrade and repair functions. This program assists with preparation toward the CompTIA A+ Certification.
The e-Commerce: Business Emphasis Certificate is designed for students seeking either (1) an entry level a position in the e-commerce field, or (2) an added marketing credential to an existing degree or skills-set. This Certificate is a one-year experience; whereby, the credits can be seamlessly be transferred into the AAS e-Enterprise degree program.
The A.S. Degree Program in Engineering Science is designed for students who enjoy applying their knowledge to the analysis, design, and construction of physical devices. Engineering disciplines draw on the concepts of thermodynamics, fluid flow, stress and strain, electricity and magnetism, mathematics and software modeling, and complex forces.
Those students wishing to only explore the field of Event Planning may desire to pursue this option. In addition to hospitality management and event planning, the student will select from courses in business communications, business math, small business management, event planning and management, and food and beverage cost control. Entry level positions are open to those who wish to organize functions such as weddings, special events, and business meetings. Graduates also have the option to apply for membership in the Meeting Planners Association.
The certificate program in Exercise Science will provide students with the knowledge and expertise to develop and manage fitness programs, as personal trainers and work in fitness related businesses. Students will demonstrate effective techniques in assessing clients’ fitness levels, design and instruct fitness programs and evaluate progress and goal achievement.
The Fashion Apparel Design program is designed for those students who desire a comprehensive, two-year, women’s apparel design curriculum. The program encompasses fashion milestones and current trends, textile science, conceptual design, sewing and garment construction, and collection development. In their final semester, students will participate in a capstone course that includes construction of garments from start to finish and the creation of a design e-portfolio. Graduates of the program will be prepared to further their academic studies. An associate’s degree in Fashion Apparel Design prepares students for careers as designers, technical designers and stylists.
The Associate of Arts (AA.FPA.ART) degree program provides students with a solid foundation in the visual arts. Students take a series of courses in drawing, design, and art history as well as other studio art electives. In addition, students take general education courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology.
The Associate of Arts (AA.FPA.GEN) degree program provides students with a solid foundation in the fine arts. Students take a series of courses in art, music, theater arts and cinema studies, as well as other art electives. In addition, students take general education courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology.
The Associate of Arts (AA) General Music Arts option concentrates student learning on music skills and knowledge, preparing students for further academic study of Music in a variety of music applications such as Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Studies and Music History at the junior and senior college levels. Through applied and theoretical courses, students will develop the basic competencies of musicianship, knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, and analytic writing skills that potentially encompass a wide range of degree possibilities. The music course variety potentially includes performance, listening, and theoretical skill sets necessary for a pathway towards a bachelor’s degree in music.
The Theatre Arts: Technical Theatre Production Option program prepares a student with the basics in technical theatre. The program is designed to offer a student the opportunity to learn set design, scenic art, lighting design, stage electrics, stage management and stage crew. The program will equip the student with a deeper knowledge in technical theatre so that they can either join the workforce or move onto a four-year institution where they can choose a specific area in technical theatre they wish to focus.
The Cinema Studies Program comprises a series of classes that allows students to learn about how films are made; how significance is created within films; the history of film; and other more specific topics such as American Cinema and Women in Cinema. The program offers Special Topics courses whose topics change; some that have been offered include Films of the 1970s, Film Noir and Latin American Cinema. This program requires fewer general liberal arts courses and thus allows a greater focus on Cinema Studies itself, without the same emphasis on a liberal arts context.
The Theatre Arts: Dance Option program introduces a student to many dance genres including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and ballroom dance. The student can then continue their studies as a dance major at a four-year institution focusing on dance and/or choreography or audition for a dance company and begin a career in dance.
Students taking the Floral Design Certificate are exposed to the materials and creative processes of the florist and interior landscaping industries. The role that both the physical and environmental setting has on the elements of design (color, texture and form) and aesthetic considerations are dealt with in laboratory and lecture projects.
Students taking the Grounds Management Certificate understand the function of various plant types (e.g. grasses, shrubs, trees, herbaceous plants) and the cultural needs of these for sustainably dealing with soils, water, fertilizer, pruning, pest control, planting and more. A hands-on educational approach is given to each student with designed projects for them to fulfill on campus.
The Dental Hygiene Program prepares graduates to perform competently in providing preventive oral care. The program incorporates didactic, clinical, technological, and laboratory teaching approaches throughout the curriculum. The dental hygiene curriculum is a challenging one that provides a “hands-on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the laboratory and the on-campus clinic. The dental hygiene clinic is open to anyone seeking preventative oral health care.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program specializes in abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology and cardiac sonography. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers work in close association with radiologists and physicians to provide quality images to aid in diagnostic interpretation. Students are required to complete all three specialties upon completion of the program. The program is a competency-based education and provides a curriculum sequence in order for the students to correlate didactic, lab and clinical skills sufficiently.
This is a post certification course of study to earn an associate’s degree for those individuals who have received education in a hospital sponsored program and are certified (or registered professionals) and are seeking degrees. The specific certification/ registration and the accreditation of program attended of the discipline MUST be the same bodies that accredit and certify programs at Bergen Community College. Bergen Community College awards thirty credits for the certification/ accreditation after the completion of the coursework in the general education courses required for an Associate’s Degree.
Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and clinical as well as management duties. Graduates may work in physicians' offices, clinics, HMO's, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Clinical responsibilities include: performing laboratory tests, taking electrocardiograms, injections, vein punctures, sterilization techniques, vital signs, and assisting with minor surgery. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants.
An emergency medical technician (EMT) provides basic life support to patients in the pre-hospital environment. Paramedics bring the emergency department to the field by providing critical treatment and advanced life support — equivalent to treatments offered in the first 15-20 minutes of care in the emergency room. Paramedics and EMTs, both EMS practitioners, work cohesively to stabilize the patient’s condition during emergency transport and transfer.
The radiography program is a 24 month course of study that is designed to prepare the graduate for employment in the medical imaging profession. Radiographers use radiation to create radiographs of the human body for the medical doctor to diagnose disease. A study of anatomy, patient care, imaging equipment, technique, and radiation biology are integrated into each course. Students learn principles related to medical imaging and apply these to practice in clinical. The program has three components- classroom, laboratory, and off site clinical education. Students spend approximately 1700 hours in clinical practice. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply for certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and apply for state licensure (if a license is required for that particular state).
The Respiratory Care Program prepares graduates to perform competently in providing all phases of respiratory care therapies and modalities. The respiratory care curriculum is a challenging one that provides a “hands-on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the laboratory and clinical settings. The program is a competency-based education and provides a curriculum sequence in order for the students to correlate didactic, lab and clinical skills sufficiently. After graduation, students take the national certification and registry exams administered by the NBRC National Board for Respiratory Care and obtain a license to work in the desired state.
The Veterinary Technology Program has been designed to develop personnel capable of assisting veterinarians in large animal practices, small animal practices, laboratory animal situations, and related veterinary medical activities. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in basic veterinary technology. Through coursework, skill acquisition, and meaningful clinical experiences, the graduate will be a productive employee at the entry level and will have the capabilities to perform satisfactorily in positions of increasing responsibility.
Medical Informatics involves the ability to update and retrieve medical data as well as design and manage medical information systems. This degree is a joint effort of the Information Technology (INF) and Medical Office Administration (MOA) programs at BCC, and the BS Engineering Technology, Computer Technology program at NJIT. It addresses the need for individuals with both medical and technical knowledge. This AAS degree will currently transfer to the NJIT Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program where students can concentrate in Medical Informatics.
A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.
This program is intended for students seeking to pursue a career in corrections at both federal and local levels. It provides fundamental knowledge of the functions and process of the criminal justice system as it relates to correctional studies. Students will study the philosophy, history, and legal principles guiding correctional practices and procedures. Career opportunities include working at Federal, State, County, and Private Correctional facilities as well as Federal and State Courts/Judiciary as Probation and Parole Officers.
This program is intended for students seeking to pursue a career in law enforcement at both local and federal levels. This program will provide the fundamental knowledge of the functions and process of the criminal justice system as well as philosophy, history, and legal principles guiding law enforcement practices and procedures. Career opportunities include Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, Federal, State Court/Judiciary, Federal, State and County Correctional facilities, Corporate and Private Security firms.
Approved by the American Bar Association, the Bergen Community College Paralegal Studies Program offers an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. The program combines a general education background with law related specialty courses to provide the graduate with communication skills, knowledge of the legal system, and practical hands-on-experience immediately applicable to the legal workplace. The student will receive instruction on the basic principles of the law, along with the analytical, technical, and communication skills necessary for a career in the legal field. Topics of instruction include ethics and professional responsibilities of the legal profession, effective legal research and writing, and practical aspects of varied legal subject matters such as estates and trusts, commercial transactions, criminal and civil litigation, family law, real estate, legal accounting and business law.
This degree program emphasizes computer programming skills and database management. Two semesters of a programming language, three semesters of database courses, systems analysis, and applications development courses prepare the student to actively participate in real-world software development projects.
This degree program emphasizes planning, designing, managing, and maintaining computer networks. Operating systems studied include Windows and UNIX/Linux. Current topics in networking are presented. This program assists with preparation toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams and the CompTIA A+ Certification.
This degree program emphasizes planning, designing, managing, and maintaining computer networks. Operating systems studied include Windows and UNIX/Linux. Current topics in networking are presented. This program assists with preparation toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams and the CompTIA A+ Certification.
Students enrolled in the Landscape Certificate are exposed to the plants and construction materials utilized to transform a new or existing site for functional and/or aesthetic needs. Students study a site, prepare a plan, and implement a project on campus as one of the laboratory components. They demonstrate the design principles they have learned to resolve problems in the everyday world of landscaping (drainage, topography, exposure, sustainability, etc.).
The LNC program is open to registered nurses who hold an AAS or BS in science degree, current licensure in New Jersey and have a minimum of 2,000 hours of nursing experience. The curriculum prepares nurses for paralegal nurse consultant positions in law firms, hospitals, insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, government offices, and risk management companies, either as an independent contractor while remaining active in traditional nursing or through full-time employment as a legal nurse consultant. By combining health care expertise with basic legal knowledge the Bergen Community College LNC Graduate will be prepared to deal with the medical aspects of a lawsuit, offer expert opinion and testimony and act as liaison between the attorney, the health care provider, and the client.
The Liberal Arts program is an interdisciplinary degree that provides an overview of the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Because the liberal arts major covers a broad spectrum of subjects, it prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as English, history, humanities, journalism, foreign languages, pre-law, literature, psychology, sociology, political science, philosophy, and education. Additionally, the program stresses the following LEAP goals: civic knowledge and engagement—local and global; intercultural knowledge and competence; ethical reasoning and action; and foundations and skills for lifelong learning. It provides a more individualized education and allows the student to develop a course of study by selecting from a variety of General Education Areas.
The Cinema Studies option comprises a series of classes within a Liberal Arts context that allows students to learn about how films are made; how significance is created within films; the history of film; and other more specific topics such as American Cinema and Women in Cinema. The program offers Special Topics courses whose topics change; some that have been offered include Films of the 1970s, Film Noir, and Latin American Cinema.
The Associate of Arts Degree, Communication Option prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a liberal arts baccalaureate program for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in the field of Communication or other liberal arts major. The program includes courses that teach theories, principles and practices of effective and ethical communication in a range of personal, public, visual and mediated contexts. The option in Communication is appropriate for students focusing on many areas of study as well as professional careers. A concentration in Communication is often selected by students going into education, business, marketing, public relations, law, social work, criminal justice and political science.
The Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, Economics Option, is designed to present students with introductory and intermediate level courses to build a solid foundation in economic thinking and reasoning as well as understanding of fundamental concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory before students transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor degree. The program promotes technical communication skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving through theoretical and practical learning methods. Students explore topics such as inflation, recession, unemployment, money & banking, fiscal & monetary policies, exchange rate movements, externalities & public goods as well as behavior of firms in pricing of products/resources and determining quantity of outputs/factors of production in different market environments.
An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.
The Associate in Liberal Arts with History Option is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing the knowledge, values, and skills that are unique to the study of history and who intend to transfer to a 4-year history or liberal arts program. Coursework requirements include two survey courses in Western Civilization, European History, US History, or Latin American History. Students also take at least three History electives and a Geography course in addition to courses in general education. An AA degree with a History Option is easily transferable to all public and private colleges that accept transfer students. Those who continue on to earn a BA in history often pursue careers in education, government and non-profit, international relations and security, law, journalism and literature, film and entertainment, museums and historic preservation, business and finance.
This interdisciplinary degree option has been developed to give students the opportunity to take courses that focus on Latin American history, literature and Spanish language, selecting from a variety of courses currently offered at the college. This option will prepare transfer students interested in pursuing a bachelor degree with career opportunities to work in Latin America or with the U.S. Latino population in business, communications, criminal justice, education, health care, travel and tourism, hotel and restaurant management, and social work.
The Literature program provides students the opportunity to sharpen their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills by taking courses organized by genre, topic, geographical location, and time period. The degree prepares students for further study at four-year institutions in literary studies and the humanities, as well as other majors that require a solid foundation in critical thinking skills. This preparation is also valuable for students seeking employment in a wide variety of fields.
The Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, Political Science Option is designed to present students with introductory courses in order to build a solid foundation in political thinking and reasoning before students transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor degree. The program promotes technical communication skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving through theoretical and practical learning methods. Students explore topics such as power, the state, government, power structures, political behavior, policies, ideologies, international relations and comparative politics.
The Associate of Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts (LA) with a concentration in Psychology will prepare students for further academic study in Psychology at the junior and senior college levels. Through theoretical and experiential based learning, students will develop basic competencies that include knowledge acquisition, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. This program option includes general topics such as research methods, abnormal behavior, educational and developmental theories and practices, psycho-biological topics, topics in sexuality and gender, health and sports psychologies, and social and cultural psychologies.
The Religious Studies program introduces students to the basic problems and methods of theology; to the sacred literatures of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religious traditions; and to the history, basic beliefs, and characteristic practices of the major religions of the world.
The program in Philosophy introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of logical thinking and argumentation, to the history of philosophical thought, to the basic problems of philosophy (What is real? What can be known? What is really worthwhile?), and to a set of methods by which contemporary moral, social, and political problems may be clearly understood and perhaps resolved.
The World Languages and Cultures program develops students’ appreciation for other cultures and other ways of living and thinking, and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. In addition to language courses, students are encouraged to take regional/cultural studies courses and participate in a study abroad program. The program prepares students to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in a variety of areas including Area Studies, Languages and Literature, Translation and Interpretation, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Education, and Linguistics.
Medical Office Administrative Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform administrative and management duties. Graduates may work in physicians' offices, clinics, HMO's, billing companies, or other ambulatory care facilities, such as freestanding emergency centers and hospitals. Administrative responsibilities include: scheduling appointments, billing and collecting, coding diagnoses and procedures, insurance claim forms, medical records, performing computer applications, and providing patient instructions.
The Associate of Applied Science in Music Business is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing music business knowledge upon completion of the degree. Unlike the AFA in Music Business, this program does not require the core musicianship or general education coursework recommended for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in music, but rather focuses specifically on classes covering business, copyright, music publishing, record companies, artist management, concert promotion, marketing, economics, and career opportunities in the music industry. All AAS Music Business students engage in industry internships as part of their coursework.
The Associate of Applied Science in Recording Technology is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers utilizing audio production skills upon completion of the degree. Unlike the AFA in Music Technology, this program does not require the musicianship or general education coursework recommended for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in music, but rather focuses specifically on audio production for the music and film/video industries with opportunities to explore radio and TV production through courses in the college’s Broadcasting program. All AAS Recording Technology students engage in industry internships as part of their coursework.
The Associate of Fine Arts in Music Technology is recommended for students interested in furthering their musicianship while exploring the technology behind music recording and production in preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in music. Coursework incorporates the core musicianship classes and general education coursework typically taken during freshman and sophomore years of 4-year music degree programs, as well as classes in studio recording and electronic music.
The Associate of Fine Arts in Music Business is recommended for students interested in transferring to a four-year college Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts music business or popular music studies program. Coursework incorporates the core musicianship classes and general education coursework typically taken during the freshman and sophomore years of four-year college music degree programs, as well as classes covering business, copyright, music publishing, record companies, artist management, concert promotion, marketing, economics, and career opportunities in the music industry.
The A.S. Degree Program in Aviation Operations is designed for students interested in becoming a professional pilot after completing their associates’ degree and then transferring to a Baccalaureate program in Aircraft Operations. BCC has strong articulation agreements with two institutions that specialize in the field. Students in the program take a three course sequence in Aviation Technology that includes flight operations (ground school), Aviation safety and Aviation Weather along with a rigorous background in Mathematics and Science that will prepare them for further studies and a potential career in Aviation Operations.
The Associate of Science in Biology prepares students to enter various biology and biology related programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in four year colleges and universities. Students in the program take a year of General Biology and two additional upper level courses in Biology plus a foundation of supporting Mathematics, Science and General Education courses. Students also acquire laboratory skills that are necessary for upper division studies in the biological sciences.
The Associate of Science in Biotechnology is designed to prepare students to transferring to a bachelor’s degree program in Biology with a specialization in Biotechnology or enter the workforce as a laboratory technologist in the field. Students in the program take a year of General Biology, a two semester sequence in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics plus a foundation of supporting Mathematics, Science and General Education courses.
The A.S. Degree Program in Chemistry includes a General Chemistry sequence (I & II) and an Organic Chemistry sequence (I & II) as well as required courses in mathematics and physics. Students are prepared to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in chemistry. Occupations for graduates with degrees in chemistry include teaching, research, environmental science and scientific writing as well as positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in computer science or a related area such as computer engineering or computer information systems. The degree program includes required and elective courses in current programming languages, discrete mathematics, data structures and algorithms, database systems, system analysis and design, and computer organization.
The A.S. Degree Program in Mathematics prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in mathematics or a related area such as statistics or actuarial science. The degree program includes the required courses of Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra, as well as elective courses in Discrete Mathematics, Statistical Methods, and Computer Science.
The A.S. Degree Program in Physics is designed to give students who have the desire and drive to explore the universe, the background that four year colleges require for their own undergraduate preparation. Physics is the study of all physical phenomena and utilizes skills such as mathematics, analysis, software, and clear communications. It explores questions like how did the universe start? How will it end? What is a black hole? Is time travel possible?
The Bergen Community College Nursing Program prepares its graduates to assume an entry-level position as a registered nurse. Nursing students are actively involved as self-directed, responsible partners in the learning process. Students are educated in the classroom, in the nursing skills and simulation laboratories and in a variety of clinical settings. The program uses technology such as Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) and the Human Child and Adult Patient Simulators to enhance learning, skills mastery and critical thinking in the application of the nursing process.The Nursing Program is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
This certificate prepares a student to effectively use software in a modern office environment. Word processing, spreadsheet applications, database skills, presentation ability, use of the Internet, electronic scheduling and communications, and web design and publishing are investigated. This program will assist with preparation towards the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.
The A.S. Degree Program in Aviation Administration is designed for students interested in completing their associates’ degree and then transferring to a Baccalaureate program in Aviation Administration or moving directly into a career at an airline or airport. Students in the program take a two course sequence in Aviation Technology that includes Aircraft Operations and Aviation Safety along with a strong background in Business Management that will prepare them for further studies and a career in Aviation Administration.
The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Broadcasting prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in Broadcasting or a related area such as media, advertising, marketing, and public relations. In addition, the degree provides students with an understanding of the historical, regulatory, technical, and business components that combine to create the media world of today.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Accounting Option is designed for students seeking a career in the accounting field. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary accountants.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, General Option is designed for students seeking a career in the business field, however, have not yet decided an area of expertise. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary professionals regardless of specialization.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, International Trade Option is designed for students seeking a career in global business. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by international trade professionals.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Management Option is designed for students seeking a career in the management field. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary managers.
A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.
The Criminal Justice program prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in criminal justice or a related area. The program provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of the nature and structure of the criminal justice system. Students will develop competency in interpersonal and group interactions. Career opportunities include Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, Federal, State Court/Judiciary, Federal, State, County and Private Correctional facilities, Corporate and Private Security firms.
The AS.PS.EARLY.CHILD program prepares students for careers in Education, working with diverse student populations, from birth through third grade. Students will learn research-based, developmentally appropriate practices for teaching observe in various classroom settings and have the opportunity to practice instructional and classroom management strategies in early childhood classrooms, under the supervision of certified teachers. Students who wish to pursue careers as certified public school teachers are fully prepared for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Upon graduation, students can enter the workforce as teachers’ assistants, teachers’ aides, and paraprofessionals in public and private schools.
The Exercise Science Program provides a comprehensive exposure to those courses which are basic to understanding and applying the science of exercise and its effect on the human condition. The program provides the opportunity for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program or for employment in the exercise industry.
The AS.PS. degree in health science is a two year course of study health care practices for the individual who pursues another track in the healthcare industry other than clinical based careers. Candidates explore business, law, cross cultural health care, health care literacy, and medical terminology. Upon completion of this course of education a community health capstone course enables the student to tie all of the important aspects of the major together. This is a transfer program. Students are encouraged to seek further education by exploring continued graduate studies.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Hospitality Option is designed for students seeking a career in the Hospitality field. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary hospitality professionals.
This degree program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a 4-year college or university for continued study in Information Technology or any business computing program. In addition to general studies, students are required to take six degree-specific courses which include introductory courses in information technology and business, two semesters of a programming language, systems analysis, and must elect one course from a given set that includes programming, networking and database design. Choice of elective and programming language should be determined by requirements at the college to which the student will transfer.
The Journalism program includes courses in introductory journalism, media writing, copy editing and print journalism production, the last of which helps produce The Torch, the student newspaper of Bergen Community College. In addition to teaching students the skills needed to report, write and edit news for print media, broadcast and the Web, the program links the students and the wider campus community through the student newspaper.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Nonprofit Management Option is designed for students seeking a career in the not-for-profit sector. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of not-for-profit accounting, not-for-profit fundraising or grants writing as well as liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by professionals working not-for-profit organizations.
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree in Professional Studies, Social Work Option is designed to train students for entry level positions in a variety of human and social service fields such as gerontology, domestic violence, residential care, developmental disability, child care, substance abuse, and juvenile justice. Through theoretical and experiential based learning, this program will provide students with competencies for assessment, advocacy, and intervention with individuals, small groups, and community organizations. Such skills are fundamental to the human services field.
The AS.PS.EDU option prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education teaching certifications. Students in this option take courses in education theory and practice, conduct classroom observations, along with general education studies required for successful transfer. Students are introduced to: foundations of education, organization and structure of schools systems, teaching the exceptional child, multicultural education, effective teaching techniques, and technology integration in teaching and learning. This option also provides students with a solid foundation in disciplines like humanities, social science, mathematics and science to facilitate teaching in the subject content areas.
Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer and is prescribed in more than half of all cancer cases. The Radiation Therapist works with a team of oncology professionals to effectively design and administer a therapeutic dose of radiation to a targeted area. They use advanced computer systems to operate sophisticated radiation therapy equipment. Additionally, the Radiation Therapist assists in managing the patient’s well-being by providing care and support for patients throughout their course of radiotherapy treatment.
The Surgical Technology program at Bergen Community College is the only community college program in the state of New Jersey and the first program to be nationally accredited. Major hospitals throughout New Jersey and the entire Eastern seaboard seek graduates of the Surgical Technology Program, often months before graduation. New facilities include an integrated three room suite incorporating a state-of-the-art classroom, fully equipped “mock” operating room reflective of a real hospital OR, and a sterilization/prep room. Students learning in this type of environment are better prepared to enter their clinical externship because of the hands-on practice and real life situations taught here.
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