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Agreement Allowing Students to Earn Rutgers Degrees on CCC Campus

 

 

Camden County College and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have signed a memorandum of understanding that will extend their cooperation and resource-sharing.

Under the agreement, Rutgers–Camden is offering the courses necessary to complete bachelor’s degrees in nursing or liberal studies on CCC’s Blackwood Campus. All classes are being taught by Rutgers faculty.

 

The nursing program is an RN-to-BSN initiative. It is geared toward students who have finished associate degrees in nursing at CCC while earning nursing diplomas through Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden County or Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing.

 

Students may enroll in the liberal arts program after they have completed an associate degree or finished a transfer program at CCC. Classes are being offered Friday evenings and/or Saturday mornings. The first of these are “Mastering the Liberal Arts I” and “Special Topics: Lincoln and Emancipation,” and they begin Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 respectively.

 

Among the agreement’s facilities plans is the use of Rutgers–Camden space to host CCC physical education classes for students at the Camden City Campus. These courses are being conducted in Rutgers–Camden’s state-of-the-art Athletic and Fitness Center, just down the street from CCC.

 

CCC President Raymond Yannuzzi and Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett signed the pact during a ceremony at Rutgers–Camden. The Scarlet Raptor and Cougar mascots were on hand.

 

“Camden County College is pleased to join with Rutgers–Camden to provide greater opportunities for our students, both at our Blackwood Campus and in Camden,” Yannuzzi said. “By sharing facilities and enabling students to transfer into Rutgers programs more easily, our institutions are saving taxpayer dollars and expanding educational access for South Jersey students.”

 

Since 1998, Rutgers and Camden County College have shared their resources in numerous ways. These include CCC students utilizing the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers–Camden and students from both institutions – along with Rowan University students and the public – using the University District Bookstore that is located in CCC’s Camden Technology Center.

 

For further details about the baccalaureate programs, visit camdencc.rutgers.edu or contact Rutgers–Camden Assistant Dean Paul C. Thornton at (856) 225-6135 or paulth@camden.rutgers.edu.


Published: January 14, 2011