Novel Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Resources and Updates

HCCC is responding to unprecedented challenges related to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the HCCC community is the College’s number one priority. The HCCC Coronavirus Task Force and the HCCC Return to Campus Task Force have worked to act in accordance to guidance from public health agencies and the most current information as the situation unfolds. This website is provided to all HCCC community members as a reference on current updates and resources for our college community. Here you will also find an archive of video and updates from college leadership.

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Resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For Spring 2021, HCCC is offering courses in three modes: Online, On Ground, or Remote.

Some classes will be offered in-person On Ground and may be combined with Online or Remote instruction.

Hear from Peer Leader Tyler on the differences and benefits of each class mode:

Tyler Sarmiento

Return to Campus with HCCC Peer Leader Tyler Sarmiento

To read about the difference between the three modes of courses, click here. 

To understand what type of courses you are registered for, view your schedule via Student Planning at https://erp-slfsrv-prod.hccc.edu/Student/Planning/DegreePlans.

ONLINE = CAMPUS LOCATION ON SCHEDULE SAYS ON-LINE
Fully online teaching and learning. This means most work is completed on students’ own time schedule as long as the work is submitted on time.

ON GROUND = CAMPUS LOCATION ON SCHEDULE SAYS BUILDING AND CLASSROOM LISTED
This course will be held on-campus at the campus and room displayed. These courses could be combined with remote or online instruction, creating a hybrid experience.

REMOTE = CAMPUS LOCATION SAYS REMOTE AND THERE IS A DAY AND TIME LISTED, BUT NO CLASSROOM LOCATION
Remote courses are similar to the experience of being in a face-to-face on-ground class. This means students will be attending class remotely, or virtually, at the time the class is scheduled.

Resources
Online and Remote classes will be supported on Canvas, HCCC’s Learning Management System. Hudson Online classes and Canvas are managed by the Center for Online Learning.

All students taking an online class are automatically enrolled in the “Classroom Students Guide to Canvas: An Orientation"

Additional information, resources, and training can be found by visiting the Center for Online Learning or my.hccc.edu/col.

For instructional best practices please email COL@hccc.edu. For WebEx technical support please email ITShelp@hccc.edu.

Free tutoring services are still available through www.hccc.mywconline.com.

Tutors that you have been working with all semester will be working with you remotely. Simply log into WCOnline and schedule an appointment with your regular tutor.

Click here for a video on how to make an online tutoring appointment.

During your online tutoring session, you can use audio/video with your computer/laptop, type questions the Chat, draw on the whiteboard using your cursor, and use the toolbar to import and export documents.

For questions or concerns, please contact Kyle Woolley, Head Tutor for Math, Science, and Business at kwoolley@hccc.edu.

While the structure of an online course may eliminate the need for many typical classroom accommodations, the environment may also create a unique set of needed accommodations. Communicate with your faculty member as soon as possible to understand how the change of instruction may affect your accommodations.

Contact Information

Accessibility Services
(201) 360-4157
as@hccc.edu

Jacqueline Safont

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accessibility Services
71 Sip Ave., L010
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5337
jsafont@hccc.edu
https://calendly.com/jsafont

Karine Davis

Coordinator, Accessibility Services
71 Sip Avenue, L011
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4163
kdavis@hccc.edu
https://calendly.com/kdavishccc

The HCCC Bookstore is committed to providing great service to the college community in a safe and healthy environment. With the current state of the pandemic, it is necessary for us to adjust operations which will impact both our staff and our customers.

Here is some important information that will help the Bookstore serve you better:

For the Bookstore’s Hours of Operation, click here.

Safety Precautions:

  • All staff and customers will be required to wear a mask.
  • There is a hand sanitizer station available at the front of the store.
  • The store will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Social distancing will be enforced, requiring everyone to maintain 6 feet of space between themselves and others.
  • There will be an occupancy of a maximum of 10 customers in the store at a time.
  • We will be providing clerk service for textbooks where Bookstore Associates will get your books for you when you come in. All you need is your student ID number.

How We Can Serve You Best:
Given the occupancy limit in the physical store space, the Bookstore strongly recommend that you order your books via their website, hcccshop.com and have your materials shipped to your home whenever possible.

If you are comfortable using e-books, the Bookstore also recommends you order those, as you will receive them by e-mail within minutes of placing your order as opposed to waiting on a package. If an e-book is available, it will be listed as an option on the site.

You can use your book vouchers on the site, and it provides access to many items that are not stocked in the store. If shipping is not an option for you, the Bookstore will be arranging a pickup location that is yet to be determined. More information to follow on that option.

HCCC’s Chromebook loan program offers students who are in need to technology for their online or remote classes the opportunity to borrow a Chromebook for the semester. To put in a request, visit https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?HudsonCountyCC&layout_id=5.

Chromebooks must be returned at the end of each semester. For questions, email studentservices@hccc.edu.

As a result of unprecedented challenges related to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the College has extended payment deadlines to offer students more financial flexibility.

Payment Deadlines for Winter 2021
Full payment due by Wednesday, 1/20/21 at 5 p.m.

Payment Deadlines for Spring 2021

  • If registered from the start of registration through Friday, 1/22/21, must pay in full, make payment plan arrangement, or have financial aid awards in place by Friday, 1/22/21 at 5 p.m.
  • If registered after Friday, 1/22/21, must pay in full, make payment plan arrangement, of have financial aid awards in place at the time of registration.

Making Payments
Payment can be made online via the following link: Make a Payment or with either of the Bursar's Offices.

Main Campus: 70 Sip Avenue, 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306 - (201) 360-4100
North Hudson Campus: 4800 Kennedy Blvd., Union City, NJ 07087 - (201) 360-4735

Logging into https://libertylink.hccc.edu/Student:
Enter Username and Password > Click Sign In
Username: Your username is the First Initial + Last Name + Last 4 digits of Student ID
Password: Your temporary password is Date of Birth in MMDDYY format
      Example: Name: John Smith
      Student ID: 0011223
      Birth Date: January 1, 1995
      Result: Username: jsmith1223
      Password: 010195

* Contact the ITS Help Desk for further assistance logging in at 201-360-4310 or via email at ITSHelp@hccc.edu

Payment Plans
A Deferred Payment Plan is offered to HCCC students, for current Fall and Spring semesters, to assist in the payment of tuition and fees and to secure classes for the semester. There is a $25.00 (Non-Refundable) Deferred Payment Fee per semester to cover the cost of administering this program. Students should be prepared to make their first payment before the payment plan becomes active.

Late Registration Dates

  • Winter 2021: Monday, 1/4/21
  • Spring 2021: Wednesday, 1/22/21

For students who are in need of additional financial assistance, click here for the CARES Act Funding Information and Application.

Visit Career Services for updated job openings and opportunities, information sessions, and more. Their site includes information to make an appointment with their staff, and recorded workshops on topics such as your Resume, Interview Skills, and LinkedIn.

To make an appointment and learn more about Career Services, email career@hccc.edu.

Click here for the most up to date information on Commencement.

The HCCC Academic Computer Labs are open to a limited capacity.

Click here for more information and hours of operation.

If you have any questions on OneDrive, Office 365, software, etc. Please contact us at computerlabs@hccc.edu.

Need something printed? The Computer Labs are here to help. Click here to learn more!

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law. Hudson County Community College is providing emergency funding to currently enrolled students experiencing financial hardships related to COVID-19.

Click here for more information!

ELIGIBILITY

The Office of Financial Aid is here to help!

Call the Journal Square Campus Office at 201-360-4200 and the North Hudson Campus office at 201-360-4388. You can also reach the office by emailing financial_aid@hccc.edu or texting the office at 201-744-2767.

Click here for the Guide to Financial Aid for more information.

Our Food Pantries have remained open during this time and will continue to serve the HCCC community’s need.

Contact Information

Food Pantry

Journal Square Campus

Bernadette Barnes
2 Enos Place (Building J)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4109
foodpantry@hccc.edu

North Hudson Campus
Larry Anderson

4800 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (Building N)
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 360-4709
foodpantry@hccc.edu


For more information and hours of operation, click here.

The HCCC Librarians and library resources are available remotely and in-person! Visit the Library’s website at library.hccc.edu to connect with all services and a Live Chat during business hours.

For the Hours of Operation, click here.

To understand the new safety requirements and information related to visiting the HCCC Libraries, visit https://library.hccc.edu/reopening.

We are aware that these troubling times can take a toll on your mental health. That is why HCCC is providing help to those that are experiencing mental health issues.

Click here for more information on what you can do to improve your health.

If you would like further assistance, you can visit our page here.

You are important to us and we care deeply about your well-being. As we all deal with the effects of COVID-19, Mental Health Counseling and Wellness services and resources are available here.

Doreen Pontius, Associate Director of Counseling and Wellness can be contacted directly at: dpontius@hccc.edu or call (201) 360-4229.

Online self-registration is open for eligible students. The HCCC Advising and Transfer YouTube Channel includes helpful videos which show how to log into the portal and view your schedule, how to register online, how to add/drop classes and other helpful processes.

Need Help with Registration?
Remote appointments with Advising
www.calendly.com/hudsoncass

In Person appointments with Advising, Financial Aid, Testing, or Admissions:
www.calendly.com/hcccstudents/

Non-Matriculating and Visiting Students
Contact Cellestine Mabeya at cmabeya@hccc.edu or 201-360-4134.

Veterans
Contact HCCC Veteran Certifying Official, Willie Malone, at wmalone@hccc.edu or 201-360-4135.

The Office of Student Life and Leadership will be remote, offering most events in a virtual format, with a few on-campus grab and go events. You can join clubs and events by logging in to our student engagement platform, Involved, at https://involved.hccc.edu/.

Coronavirus and Return to Campus Videos

RTC September 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester from HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber

RTC July 2020

Hudson County Community College Return to Campus Update 7.22.2020

RTC June 2020

Return to Campus Updates by Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President

RTC April 2020

A Message from Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President 4.15.2020

RTC March 2020

A Message from Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President 3.30.2020

Additional Resources