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Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306
Hudson County Community College is a comprehensive urban community college. The mission of the College is to offer high quality programs and services which are affordable, accessible, and community-centered. All programs and services are designed to meet the educational needs of a linguistically and ethnically /racially diverse community, and to promote the economic, technological, cultural, social, and civic development of Hudson County and its service areas.
The College is committed to equal educational opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students who can benefit from its programs and services without regard to race, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, economic status, or educational background.
The provision of a supportive and affirmative educational environment, and the principles of lifelong learning, excellence, and opportunity are central to all programs and services. To implement its mission, the College sets forth the following general goals:
•To provide liberal arts and science courses and associate degree programs that will prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
•To provide courses, certificates and associate degree programs that will prepare students for immediate employment or provide for career enhancement.
•To provide general education courses to ensure that students can think critically and analytically, communicate effectively, solve mathematical problems, participate as informed citizens, appreciate cultural diversity and global interdependence, and are information and computer literate.
•To provide support services including counseling, job placement, aptitude and skills testing, financial aid, academic advisement, and basic skills development to help students succeed and benefit from academic programs.
•To provide programs and services appropriate to the linguistic diversity of the community.
•To provide educational and support services to businesses and industries to meet workforce needs and to promote the economy of the County.
•To provide not-for-credit courses and programs including conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops and other activities to meet the Community Education, professional, and enrichment needs of residents of the County and of members of organizations within the County.
•To provide for collaborative relationships with local school districts; other colleges and universities; public and private agencies; and business, industrial, professional and labor associations to promote high quality and efficiency in all programs and services.
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