Bergen Community College is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling more than 14,000 students in degree and certificate programs. The academic programs are classified as transfer or career programs.
Transfer programs, which includes Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees,are designed to followa course of study that corresponds to freshman and sophomore offerings at most colleges and universities, and are designed for students planning to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs.
Career programs,or programs that result in anAssociate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, emphasize training needed to enter a chosen field of employment and are designed for students planning to begin a career immediately after receiving their associate degree. The College also offers certificate programs that prepare students for specific occupations or job responsibilities that encompass a specialized body of knowledge.
Bergen Community College also offers Certificate Programs and Certificates of Achievement which award recognition to students who successfully complete a program of specialized courses in a specific discipline.
More than 10,000 students are enrolled in non-credit, ESL, or professionalcourses through the School of Continuing Education, the Institute for Learning in Retirement, and the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, and the Bergen Small Business Development Center, both located at 355 Main Street, Hackensack.