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  • Accelerate Your Path to College Readiness and Graduation

    HCCC is committed to offering an array of resources and academic support services to accelerate your path to college readiness and graduation.

  • FLEXIBLE COURSE SCHEDULES

    10 Different Start Times Per Year

    Fall 2017 Spring 2018
    September 5: 15-week in person and 15-week Online A and Culinary Cycle I Day and Cycle IV Evening January 22: 15-week in person and 15-week Online A and Culinary Cycle I Day and Cycle IV Evening
    September 13: Off site classes begin January 22: LEAP and Off site classes begin
    September 26: 12 week Quick term February 12: 12 week Quick term
    October 31: 7-week Online B March 19: 7-week Online B
       
    Winter 2018 Summer 2018
    January 3: Winter Intersession May 22: Summer I and Summer Online A
      July 9: Summer II
     

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? Both full-time and part-time students can take advantage of our flexible semester start dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, 12 week term, Online A & B. Students can take advantage of the Summer sessions to take pre-college course work before the Fall semester begins.
    View Online Course Offerings

    Contact: Enrollment Services | View Academic Calendar
    Phone: (201) 360-7200
    Email: enrollment@hccc.edu


    FLEXIBLE COURSE MODELS

    Accelerated Pathways for English, Math, or ESL

    English: The English Department provides an accelerated pathway to ENG 101 for students who have placed into top level of Academic Foundations English courses. Students who are in level 3 of AF English (ENG/RDG-073, ENG-091, or RDG-076) are eligible to take ENG 101 in the same semester.

    Math: The Academic Foundations Math Department offers 3 accelerated pathways to College Algebra MAT 100. Students who place into both Basic Math (Accuplacer score 40+) and Algebra have the option to take both courses in one semester; these courses are offered in-person (MAT 071 AMA + MAT 073 AMB) and as a hybrid (MAT 071 HYAO1 + MAT 070/073 HYBO1). Students who have met the Accuplacer score requirement for Arithmetic and score between 40-75 on Elementary Algebra can take Basic Algebra and College Algebra in one semester (MAT 073 + MAT 100 ALP).

    ESL: The ESL/Bilingual Department uses an ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) model for students who have not exited into ENG 101 course after taking ESL Level 4 but have potential of succeeding in it with additional support. Students are enrolled in three credits of ENG 101 accompanied by a one-credit workshop and receive additional instruction in the College Course Workshop (ESL 054), which is a three-credit course. The total module is seven credits and students earn college level credit in English even before they exit.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? The benefits of the ALP model for English, Math, and ESL include high expectations, shortened time to credit courses, student-centered, concurrent support for credit courses and progress toward degree attainment.

    Project LEAP (HS Juniors and Seniors)

    Project LEAP (Learning Enables All Possibilities) gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity earn up to 18 college-level credits per academic year. HCCC has partnerships with high schools throughout Hudson County including but not limited to: North Bergen, Union City, Kearny, Memorial, and Ferris High School.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? LEAP students can take a variety of general education courses such as College English, College Algebra, Intro to Psychology, Intro Sociology, and Speech. Upon graduation from high school, credits for the HCCC classes may be applied towards a degree.

    Contact: Project LEAP
    Phone: (201) 360-5330
    Email: LEAP@hccc.edu

    Learning Communities and Linked Courses

    Learning communities is centered on a "buddy system" which allows the same group of students take two or more courses in a cluster that are linked by a common theme. College Ready, Academic Foundation English II & III, and ESL Reading III & IV students can sign up for a Learning Community.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? Because of the supportive environment, LC student are less likely to withdraw from a course. The ESL Learning Communities provide specially designed reduced credit ESL courses that help LC students an accelerated ESL model. By taking reduced credit ESL courses, these LC students can save time and financial resources while they earn/accumulate college credits for the linked college courses.

    Contact: Syeda Jesmin at Learning Communities
    Phone: (201) 360-4162
    Email: sjesmin@hccc.edu


    PATHWAYS TO IMPROVING COURSE PLACEMENT

    Boot Camps (prep courses in Basic English, Math, or Algebra)

    Tutorial Services provides two-week prep courses in Basic English, Math, or Algebra for new students who are a borderline college-ready in Math and English courses. Students must meet Accuplacer score minimum for boot campus.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? Upon successful completion of prep courses, you will be given the opportunity to improve your course placement by re-testing (free of charge).

    Contact: Tutoring Center
    Phone: (201) 360-4187
    Email: tc@hccc.edu

    EdReady (online Math prep tool)

    EdReady is a free online Math prep tool that is designed to help students brush up on Arithmetic and Algebra. EdReady provides students with a pre-test and a personalized study path which is comprised of video, audio, adaptive practice exercises, interactive simulations.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? Using EdReady prior to initial placement or re-test can help to ensure accurate Math course placement. Testing out of pre-college Math courses will help students save time and money.

    Contact: Testing Center EdReady
    Phone: (201) 360-4190
    Email: testing@hccc.edu

    EOF Summer Program (pre-college preparatory academic program)

    The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Summer Program is a 6 week intensive pre-college preparatory academic program designed to give first-time full-time college students a head start on their college career.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? The EOF Program provides an array of student and academic support services. As part of the EOF Summer Program, students take enrichment courses in either/both English and Math. Upon successful completion of the EOF Summer Program, students have the opportunity to improve course placement by re-testing (free of charge).

    Contact: EOF
    Phone: (201) 360-4180
    Email: eof@hccc.edu

    Summer Bridge Program (basic-level Math & English courses)

    Tutorial Services provides free 3-6 week Summer Bridge program for students who place into all levels of basic-level Math & English courses. There is no Accuplacer score minimum for this program.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? Upon successful completion of the Bridge program, students have the opportunity to improve course placement by re-testing (free of charge). Learn more about Academic Support Services.

    Contact: Tutoring Center
    Phone: (201) 360-4187
    Email: tc@hccc.edu


    CREDIT BY EXAMINATION (PRIOR LEARNING)

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP) & NYU Language Proficiency Exams

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP) & NYU Language Proficiency Exams prior learning assessment help students receive college credit for comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have the understanding of college-level material. CLEP offers 33 examinations in Business, Composition & Literature, World Languages, History & Social Sciences and Science & Math. NYU’s School of Professional Studies offers 50+ language proficiency exams.

    How will this accelerate my path to college-readiness/graduation? CLEP and NYU Language proficiency exams help students save time and money by helping them earn credit for introductory courses, general education requirements, and foreign languages. View more information about CLEP

    Contact: Testing Center
    Phone: (201) 360-4190
    Email: testing@hccc.edu