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Aaron R. Fichtner

New Jersey Council of County Colleges

Welcome to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ home on the World Wide Web! Community colleges are one of New Jersey’s greatest success stories. Created in the 1960s, New Jersey’s 18 community colleges now enroll over 300,000 people each year in credit, non-credit, and workforce development courses at over 70 campuses throughout the state. Over 200,000 students - more than half of all undergraduate students in public colleges and universities in the state - are enrolled at New Jersey’s community colleges.

The community colleges also enroll nearly 100,000 students in non-credit programs and partner with thousands of businesses to meet their training and workforce needs.

The primary goal of New Jersey’s 18 community colleges is to meet the ever-changing educational needs of our great state’s residents. Today, through more than 1,700 degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit courses and customized workforce training programs, we are helping more students than ever. No matter if they are seeking to transfer into a four-year college or university, complete a program and move directly into a career of choice, use professional development opportunities to advance within a field or move into another one, pursue a personal interest via the classroom or enjoy public art, music, theater, lecture, cultural, and sports offerings, New Jersey’s community colleges are here to serve.

All of us at the New Jersey Council of County Colleges appreciate your interest in visiting us on the Web. We wish you much success as you pursue your educational goals.


Aaron R. Fichtner, Ph.D.


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