Ocean County College, NJIT Sign Agreement for Connected Degree Program

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Jan 08, 2020
Courtesy of: Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ — An academic programs partnership agreement signed by Ocean County College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology last month will enable students to complete an associate’s degree at OCC and then transfer to a variety of four-year programs at NJIT toward achievement of a bachelor’s degree.

The agreement allows students to plan their complete baccalaureate experience at the beginning of their college education, minimizes duplicate coursework and facilitates the recruitment of students into programs offered by both institutions.

“Ocean County College is excited to expand its relationship with NJIT for the benefit of our students,” said OCC President Jon H. Larson. “This agreement enables a seamless transfer to a nationally recognized, top 10-ranked polytechnic research institution for OCC graduates who complete required courses.”

Graduates of OCC will complete their B.S./B.A. degree requirements within 2½ years of full-time study at NJIT, assuming successful completion of each of the OCC transfer courses and the courses listed in the NJIT undergraduate degree catalog for the corresponding major of choice.

Each institution will assign appropriate staff to serve as liaisons to assure ongoing communication between the two institutions, and, at least once a year, involved faculty and administrative staff will meet to discuss curriculum and other program details.

“NJIT’s relationship with Ocean County College is among the earliest of partnerships with community colleges in New Jersey,” NJIT Provost Fadi Deek explained. “Renewing and strengthening this agreement reaffirms our intent to further expand our collaborations for the benefit of students and citizens of Ocean County.”  —J.K.-H.

(Courtesy of: Ocean County College)
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