Atlantic Cape Community College offers online degree programs in order to meet the educational needs of working adults in a casino-driven community.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIESAtlantic Cape has led the way for distance education among other community colleges in New Jersey. The college awards Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Fields of study include, but are not limited to: business administration, computer science programs, office systems technology, and liberal arts programs with focuses in history, English, psychology, and social science.
Courses are delivered via Blackboard, a popular learning management system. Most classes can be completed entirely from home, however some courses may require proctored exams. Student resources include tutoring, technical support, and access to library print and electronic materials. Atlantic Cape has an open admissions policy, accepting students who are at least 18 years old and retain a high school degree or equivalent.
Atlantic Cape also partners with other New Jersey community colleges through New Jersey Distance Education Affinity Group (NJDEAG); and NJDEAG states a mission to: “provide value and support through cooperative purchasing, collaborative professional development opportunities, online course quality assurance, inter-institutional communication and other initiatives.”
ABOUT THE SCHOOLAtlantic Cape Community College is a two-year, community college that serves the Atlantic and Cape May counties of New Jersey. The school was originally named Atlantic Community College when it was founded in 1964 as the second community college in the state. In 1999, Atlantic Community College became a joint college with Cape May County to form Atlantic Cape Community College.
Atlantic Cape’s main campus is located in Mays Landing, New Jersey, which is about 15 miles from Atlantic City. Other Atlantic Cape locations include the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City campus and the Cape May County campus. Atlantic Cape awards associate’s degrees, and offers transfer and career degree opportunities. The school is most known for its Casino Career Institute and Academy of Culinary Arts divisions. Continuing education courses feature workshops, seminars, and career training programs.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AIDFinancial aid is offered at Atlantic Cape in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment. Note that only students in degree programs are eligible to receive financial aid. To apply for aid, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants offered at Atlantic Cape include the: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), and the NJ STARS program. Among available scholarships, entering students are eligible for the Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarship (Cape May County residents), the Previti Family Scholarship (Southern New Jersey residents), the Magner Scholarship, and Culinary Scholarships. Students may also access federal, state (NJCLASS), and private student loans. The Federal Work-Study program offers part-time employment for students.
Qualifying veterans and dependents may also apply for benefits, such as the Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty and Selected Reserve), Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Post 9-11 GI Bill.
ACCREDITATIONAtlantic Cape Community College is regionally accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,249
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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