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March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host an Open House on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s Journal Square Campus in Jersey City. The Open House will be held at the College’s Library Building – 71 Sip Avenue, just across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.
The Open House has been designed to acquaint all those interested in earning an Associate degree or a certificate from Hudson County Community College.
“This is a great opportunity for those who are about to graduate high school, those who have already graduated, and those attending other colleges who are interested in transferring, to learn about our academic offerings, financial assistance and student success programs and more,” said HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D.
“Hudson County Community College students can save thousands of dollars on college tuition by earning an Associate degree at HCCC for a fraction of the cost of four-year colleges and universities,” he stated.
At the Open House, attendees can learn about College’s academic and career programs – including Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Nursing, Business, Accounting, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Criminal Justice, and other studies – directly from HCCC faculty. There will also be information about the HCCC Dual Admission programs with Saint Peter’s University and New Jersey City University, which not only save money but also time.
Dr. Gabert noted that HCCC has one of the most successful financial aid and scholarship programs in New Jersey, with about 90% of HCCC students receiving assistance. “One easy and important way to stretch one’s college money is to start here at Hudson County Community College, earn an Associate degree, and then transfer to a four-year school,” he stated. Those who attend the April 30 Open House will be provided with information on scholarships and financial aid, and the how-to’s of setting up a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) account.
The College will also have representatives from their award-winning students support services team at the Open House with information on how the team assists HCCC students in attaining academic success. In addition, HCCC Student Ambassadors will lead tours of the HCCC Journal Square Campus and talk about the full roster of campus events available at the College throughout the year, including the free HCCC cultural events that are open to all the residents of Hudson County.
As a bonus, the $25 application fee will be waived for prospective students who attend the Open House and apply to HCCC.
More information may be obtained by emailing admissionsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. Those who wish to attend the April 30 Open House are encouraged to RSVP at https://www.hccc.edu/admissions/admissions-events/open-house.html.
The College has also scheduled the “Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Open House & Marketplace” from 12 to 3 p.m. that day at the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event will allow students to explore the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Food Service, and Hotel and Restaurant Management offered by the College. The “Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Open House & Marketplace” will include tours of the HCCC instructional kitchens and classrooms, opportunities to meet with the College’s chefs/instructors and other professionals from the culinary and hospitality sectors, enjoy delicious demonstrations, and more.