FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE AND BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE PARTNER
TO CREATE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
Berkeley College and Burlington County College (BCC) have entered into a partnership that will help students make the most of their academic careers. The articulation agreement allows students enrolled in eligible Associate’s degree programs at BCC to continue into Bachelor’s degree programs at Berkeley College.
“A quality education allows individuals to distinguish themselves in today’s competitive job market,” said Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD. “This partnership makes it easy for students with an Associate’s degree to take the next step on the path to success.”
The articulation agreement will benefit students pursuing degrees in accounting, business administration, criminal justice and fashion, among other fields.
“We are always pleased to expand the transfer opportunities for our students. With so many fields of study, Berkeley College is a great resource for the growing number of students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree,” said BCC President Robert C. Messina, Jr., PhD.
BCC, Burlington County’s only institution of higher education, provides outstanding opportunities for diverse individuals looking for a fast entry into the job market, or those who desire a high quality start to a four-year degree. With campuses in Pemberton and Mt. Laurel, and centers in Willingboro, Mt. Holly, Bordentown and the Joint Base MDL, BCC serves the people and business community of New Jersey's largest geographic county by offering programs from many accessible locations including online courses and degree programs. The College offers a full range of student services, associate's degree programs, numerous transfer opportunities, professional-technical career development programs, and certifications in technology and management, as well as personal, cultural and recreational enrichment programs. BCC has more than 10,000 credit and 12,000 non-credit students.
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of nearly 9,000 students, including more than 800 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark, three New York campuses in Brooklyn, Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, and an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption (L to R): Burlington County College (BCC) President Robert C. Messina, Jr., PhD, and Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, celebrate the signing of an articulation agreement that allows students enrolled in eligible Associate’s degree programs at BCC to continue into Bachelor’s degree programs at Berkeley College.
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