Atlantic Cape Welcomes New Rutgers Academic Facility
In an exciting development for Atlantic Cape Community College, Rutgers University in June 2011 broke ground for a state-of-the-art academic and administrative center on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.
This will be the first permanent structure Rutgers has ever built on a community college campus in the state.
“For Atlantic Cape, this degree completion partnership will transform forever the role of this institution in enhancing the higher education environment for residents of our service area and our region,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, President of Atlantic Cape.
The $7.5 million, two-story, 22,000 square-foot facility is slated to open in September 2012. It will enable Rutgers to expand its academic offerings in:
Dr. Raphael Caprio, vice president, Continuing Studies, Rutgers University; Alisa Cooper, freeholder-at-large, Atlantic County; David A. Evans, vice-chairperson, Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees; Dr. Peter Mora, president, Atlantic Cape, at the June 21, 2011 groundbreaking.
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Hospitality Management
- Labor Studies and Relations
- Liberal Studies
- Political Science
- Public Health
- Social Work
Additionally, fast-paced master’s degree programs allow students to complete their degrees in less time. Professional MBA (PMBA) is an accelerated program with classes meeting twice weekly for 11 weeks. The Master of Social Work (MSW) is an intensive weekend program.
The Rutgers Off-Campus undergraduate degree-completion program provides students, who have earned an associate degree from an accredited community college such as Atlantic Cape, the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers.
The new building will triple the number of Rutgers classrooms at Atlantic Cape. The new facility boasts:
- 12 smart classrooms, including two distance learning rooms
- a student lounge
- a 24-seat computer lab
- a 180-seat multipurpose room for school and community events
The facility can accommodate up to 2,000 students, a dramatic increase over the 325 students that were projected to enroll for fall 2011.
For more information on the Rutgers program at Atlantic Cape, visit http://offcampus.rutgers.edu/atlantic-cape.