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Message from President B. Kaye Walter

The School of Continuing Education plays an integral role in Bergen Community College's mission of supporting workforce development, as well as in creating opportunities for lifelong learning.

Offering high-quality, affordable courses and flexible scheduling, the School of Continuing Education is a vital conduit through which the College reaches students of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and interests.

This spring, Continuing Education is offering courses that will provide pathways to a wide range of careers, including environmental services, aviation, health professions and teaching - to name just a few.

The School of Continuing Education also serves as a vehicle for pursuing knowledge for the pure fun of learning.  Many students discover they can enhance their knowledge in areas of personal interest through continuing education courses.  Each year, a growing number of Bergen County retirees find personal fulfillment through the Institute for Learning in Retirement's (ILR) programs, activities and personal development courses ranging from discussions of great American writers to singing with the ILR's senior chorus.

This spring semester, the School of Continuing Education is offering additional courses in different languages and adding to its selection of online courses - taught by highly skilled professional instructors and lecturers.  Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst and the Philip J. Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack also now offer continuing education courses.

The School of Continuing Education,  Corporate and Public Sector Training provides customized training to companies at the College or on their job site and works with major employers in the county to enhance workers' skills and help them find employment.

So, whether you are seeking to learn more about Mozart or how to motivate workers on the midnight shift; attempting to give your current career a lift or seeking a pathway to success in a new profession, please visit the College online or in person to see how the School of Continuing Education can help. 

On behalf of Bergen Community College, we look forward to serving you.


B.Kaye Walter, Ph.D
President, Bergen Community College