RANDOLPH, NJ – With two summer sessions starting later this month, County College of Morris (CCM) offers college students and recent high school graduates the opportunity to keep moving forward with their education.

A Five-Week session begins on June 29 and runs through August 1. A Seven-Week session begins on June 30 and runs through August 15.     

A Better Alternative Than a Gap Year

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Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some students reportedly are considering taking a gap year. A gap year traditionally consists of traveling either nationally or internationally to explore, work or serve as a volunteer. This year being in the midst of a pandemic, the option of traveling and being far from home, however, is a concern for many.

“The better alternative,” notes CCM President Anthony J. Iacono, “is to keep moving forward and not delay earning a college degree and getting started on a career by enrolling at your community college.”

Those uncomfortable about starting at a four-year college or university can take advantage of the opportunity to complete their general education requirements at CCM and then transfer those credits when they are ready to move on to another institution. CCM holds more than 150 transfer agreements with colleges throughout New Jersey and across the country to ease the process of earning a bachelor’s degree.

For continuing college and university students, CCM presents the opportunity to stay on course and close to home during these uncertain times. Both the Five-Week and Seven-Week sessions include a wide range of courses in disciplines ranging from the liberal arts, to science and technology, to business and criminal justice. To see what courses are being offered, go to https://titansdirect.ccm.edu/Student/ and click on “Browse Course Catalog,” “Advanced Search” and select which session you want to review. To apply to the college, go to www.ccm.edu/admissions/.

Online Information Sessions

CCM is offering weekly online information sessions to provide students, their parents and guardians the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of enrolling in their community college, close to home. The Admissions Office will be holding “Titan Tuesday” online information sessions every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through the spring and summer.

Each session, hosted by an Admissions counselor, will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the college’s academic programs, transfer agreements to earn a bachelor’s degree, student services and co-curricular programs. The admissions and registration process also will be covered and a questions and answers session held during each session.

Preregistration for “Titan Tuesday” is required, which can be done at www.ccm.edu/admissions/visiting-us/. Login information will be emailed following registration.

Be Essential – Plan for a New Career

Along with its credit degree and certificate programs, CCM offers a wide selection of professional development options. Through its Center for Workforce Development, individuals looking to start a career, change a career or advance in the career they are in can take advantage of one of many industry-recognized certificate and continuing education programs. To learn more, visit www.ccm.edu/workforce/.