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Expanding Opportunities for Students at Atlantic City Campus

July 12, 2007

New and returning students at Atlantic Cape Community College's Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus will find more opportunities at the expanding campus this fall than ever before. Changes to courses and infrastructure will provide students new education options, greater access to technology, and amenities like a revamped cafeteria and student center.

Highlights of the expanding opportunities at the Atlantic City Campus, include:

·        Degree completion: Students can earn a degree without leaving Atlantic City. All courses to complete an Associate in Science in General Studies are offered at WACC, allowing students to save time and money by avoiding a commute to the Mays Landing Campus.

·        A new student center where students can relax between classes. Equipped with a large screen television, arcade games, ping pong and other social activities aimed at making student life at the campus more enjoyable, the lounge will be ready for the fall 2007 semester.

·        A renovated cafeteria that will offer hot foods in addition to vending machines and snacks beginning this fall.

·        Full-service counseling, academic advisement and career planning in the relocated ACCESS Center (Atlantic City Campus for Education and Student Services.)

Other services will be available beginning in spring 2008, including:

·        The opening of a full-service information commons, including a library with room for more than 20,000 books, a computer lab and math and writing labs.

·        One-stop admissions center, including placement testing, registration and financial aid counseling in one location.

·        A new bookstore with expanded hours that will offer textbooks and school supplies.

·        Additional parking in an expanded, gated parking lot.

·        Casino games training in the redesigned Casino Career Institute.

Finally, in 2008, students can enroll in training programs offered in the renovated Health Professions Institute. This will occupy approximately 5,600 square feet and include a science lab, lecture classrooms and a computer center. Students will receive comprehensive auxiliary and allied health training for a number of health care careers, such as Surgical Technician, Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Terminology, Phlebotomy, Clinical Medical Assistant and Medical Administrative Office Specialist.

The Atlantic City Campus provides a broad range of educational and related services to students, including day and evening credit and non-credit classes. ACCC opened the campus at 1535 Bacharach Blvd. in 1984. In 2001, it was renamed in memory of Atlantic County's first county executive, Charles D. Worthington.

For more information on the programs offered at the Atlantic City Campus, visit www.atlantic.edu/wacc or call (609) 343-4800.