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Whether you have credits from HCCC, credits from other schools, or prior learning equal to credit, now is the time to finish your degree! With funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), and Financial Aid, HCCC has financial resources to help you!
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with every credential you earn, you will earn more money and are less likely to be unemployed!
There are Many Ways to Piece Together an Associate's Degree:
Enroll in one of our transfer-friendly and fully online degrees:
- Accounting, Associate in Science
- Business Administration, Associate in Science
- Criminal Justice, Associate in Science
- Health Sciences, Associate in Applied Science
- History, Associate in Arts
- Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts
Our Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts is the most transfer friendly. Not sure which major is right for you? We have more than 60, including those listed above. You can also take our Career Coach Assessment for suggestions.
There are so many ways to build a degree. An Associate degree is usually 60 credits,
unless it is a special program with additional course requirements.
Students may be awarded up to 30 credits toward a degree and 15 credits toward a certificate for their prior educational experiences in the following ways: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Military Courses, NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Tests, Transfer Credit, and Work/Life Portfolio Assessment.
Transcript Evaluations – Email your unofficial college transcripts to email@example.com. Official transcripts will be required by the end of your first semester.
Work-Life Portfolio: Students matriculated in a degree program may earn up to thirteen (13) credits for work/life experience that is demonstrated to be the equivalent of college-level study. Such credit requires the submission of a Work/Life Portfolio to determine if that experience is the equivalent of college-level study. Your Academic Advisor can help you with this process. Be sure to share your relevant experience with them.
Credits by Exam: CLEP and NYU Language Tests can help you save time and money on your way to a degree by earning credit for what you already know.
Flexible Class Scheduling: We're ready when you’re ready! We run our courses in 7-week, 12-week, and 15-week
terms with more than 10 opportunities to start every year.
Multiple Ways to Take Classes: This summer and fall, take classes in three ways:
On-Ground: Classes meet at one of our campus locations. Everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Remote: Classes meet virtually at specific times using WebEx or Canvas Conferencing.
Online: Classes are fully online and asynchronous. There are no live meetings.
Three locations: Journal Square Campus | North Hudson Campus | Secaucus Center
Federal and State Financial Aid: Visit our Financial Aid Page for step-by-step instructions for submitting your FASFA.
Free Tuition and Fees: Students with household income below $65,000 can receive the Community College Opportunity Grant. When you fill out the FAFSA, you will apply for CCOG also.
CARES Act Funding: HCCC has received millions of dollars in Federal Stimulus money to award to students to help ease the burden of attending school. College is not just about paying for tuition and fees. We want to help you with your other living expenses so you can focus on school!
Book scholarships: Need help paying for books? Once you are registered, you can apply for a Book Scholarship.
VA Benefits: HCCC thanks you for your service and is proud to be a military-friendly school. Connect Veteran’s Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring and Academic Support: Tutoring Services are offered in person and remotely in all subjects.
Mental Health and Wellness: We understand that students bring their whole selves to HCCC and we are hear to support your mental health and wellness, including 24/7 peer support. Learn more about our Mental Health and Wellness Resources.
Accessibility Services: Students requesting accommodations can visit our Accessibility Services Office
Hudson Helps Resource Center (HHRC): Whatever you need, we either have it for you or can put you in touch with one of our partners – food pantry, career closet, SNAP benefits, personal financial counseling, SingleStop, emergency funding, borrow a Chromebook or WiFi hotspot, and more! HCCC is Here for You! Visit Hudson Helps.
Once you have your degree in hand, we are here to help you with your next step!
Career Services: Our Career Services team is here to assist with career exploration and preparation.
Transfer opportunities: Review the HCCC Transfer Guide as a first step. Our Advisors can help you determine your transfer options based on your degree choice and future educational and career goals.