HCCC | NJCU CONNECT

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HCCC | NJCU CONNECT

Shared Vision Statement 

HCCC | NJCU CONNECT Program Signing

We will build highly visible, inclusive, and barrier-free transfer pathways leading students and their families from high school through our institutions, fully supported with equitable mentoring, advisement, high-impact practices, and seamless program pathways. Together, we will create a singular student experience focused on the holistic needs of students, removing equity gaps and promoting students' goals and credential attainment. Through these transformative educational opportunities, we will contribute to an increasingly skilled workforce and our shared communities' quality of life.


What is CONNECT?

Connect is an exciting partnership between Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and New Jersey City University that gives CONNECT students targeted, personalized support to complete their bachelor's degrees on time and save money.

CONNECT Program Pathways

Biology:

  • Associate of Science in Biology to Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Associate of Science in Biology to Bachelor of Science in Biology 
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Nursing) to Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Nursing) to Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Professional) to Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Professional) to Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Associate of Science in Biology to Bachelor of Science in Biology – Medical Imaging Science—Cardiovascular Sonography and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Specialization (Joint Degree with Rutgers University)

Chemistry:

Computer Science:

  • Associate of Science in Computer Science to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

English:

History

  • Associate of Arts in History to Bachelor of Arts in History

Mathematics:

Philosophy:

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Associate of Arts in History to Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Political Science

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Psychology:

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work:

Women's and Gender Studies:

  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Elementary Education

  • Associate of Arts in Education - Elementary/Secondary (Liberal Arts) to Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with K–6 Certification Option

Accounting:

Finance:

Management:

  • Associate of Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (Business) to Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts to Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Global Business
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration to Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain, Logistics and Maritime Port Management

Marketing:

Criminal Justice:

Fitness, Exercise, and Sports:

Health Sciences:

  • Associate of Science in Health Services (Public Health Option) to Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Public Health Education
  • Associate of Science in Health Services to Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Public Health Education
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Professional) to Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Public Health Education
  • Associate of Science in Medical Sciences (Pre-Nursing Option) to Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Public Health Education

National Security Studies:

Nursing:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Tentative)

Benefits of CONNECT

  • Major Cost Savings! Completing your associate's degree at HCCC before transferring to NJCU will save you tuition costs. The New Jersey College Promise offers an affordable pathway to a college degree. Together, the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and the Garden State Guarantee (GSG) programs promise transparent, predictable pricing for up to four years of college here in New Jersey.
  • Every Credit Counts! A specialized, aligned curriculum from HCCC to NJCU ensures all credits transfer toward your selected degree program.
  • Dedicated Success Coaches. Transfer Success Coaches provide continuous support and guidance from your enrollment at HCCC to your graduation from NJCU.
  • CONNECT = Access. As a CONNECT student, you will have access to facilities and events at both colleges, including housing and sporting events at NJCU.
  • No Additional Application. Earn your associate degree at HCCC and then seamlessly transition to earn your bachelor's degree at NJCU with no additional application required.
  • CONNECT Your Career. Enjoy special internship and co-curricular experiences that will prepare you for career success.

New Jersey City University Campus Map

Check out this interactive Campus Map of New Jersey City University


Commuting Options Between Campuses

Commuting between campuses is made easy with public transportation:

  • Between Journal Square area and NJCU Main Campus: #10 or #119 Bus
  • Between NJCU’s Main Campus and School of Business: Westside Lightrail Stop to Harborside Financial Center
  • Between Journal Square Ave and School of Business: PATH Train to Exchange Place and walk 1-2 blocks

COMMUTING INFORMATION


Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for supporting and enhancing the overall student experience. We provide a wide range of resources and services to promote student success and well-being. 

Location: Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB), Room 111
Phone: 201-200-3525 
Email: deanofstudents@njcu.edu


Center for Leadership and Engagement

The Center for Leadership and Engagement offers opportunities for students to get involved in campus life and develop leadership skills. There are various student organizations, clubs, and activities that cater to different interests and passions. 

Location: Gilligan Student Union, Room 109
Phone: 201-200-3585

  • Student Government Association: The Student Government Association at NJCU represents the student body and advocates for student interests. They organize events, address student concerns, and serve as a platform for student voices.
  • Greek Life: Are you interested in getting more involved on campus? Do you want to expand your network connections? Are you looking for different opportunities to help with community service on and off campus?  If so, joining a Greek Organization can be a door of countless opportunities, if you choose to open it! NJCU has a Greek Life community that will lead you the right direction of personal development, leadership, and community engagement.
    Contact: Bianca Cribeiro | Inter-Greek Council Coordinator
    Email: bcribeiro@njcu.edu 
  • Clubs/Organizations: NJCU offers a wide variety of student activities that are designed to make your college experience fun and meaningful through rewarding participation in the life of campus and our greater community. We challenge and encourage all students to become involved. You’ll be glad you did!

Pride Center

The Pride Center is dedicated to providing a safe and brave space for identifying students and allies. Stop by, have a coffee and enjoy your space.

 Location: GSUB 321


Gothic Knight Food Pantry

At NJCU, we hear you and we’re here to help. We’re here to help you graduate and create an outstanding campus community. We want you to be fed. We’ve created the Gothic Knight Food Pantry (GKFP) to address food insecurity. Food insecurity has increasingly become an issue on college and university campuses and can pose a significant barrier to student success. 

Many students come to campus with limited resources and little experience managing their needs. Hunger makes it difficult to study, sleep, or engage in academics and social activities at the same level as peers. If our students' physiological needs aren't being met, it ultimately decreases the chances of meeting their full potential and their overall experience at New Jersey City University.

Location: The pantry is on the first floor of the Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB). 


Gothic Rack

The Gothic Rack provides all students access to new and gently used professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events and the workplace. The goal of The Gothic Rack is to remove financial barriers that may prevent students with the highest need from looking and feeling their best during internship and job search process.  

Location: GSUB 211


JBJ Soul Kitchen

JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit Community Restaurant that serves healthy and delicious three-course meals to guests across the campus community, regardless of your ability to pay. NJCU students, faculty, or staff experiencing food insecurity may volunteer their time by participating in various activities around the restaurant or other campus locations to help cover the cost of their meal.

Location: second floor in GSUB

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling services to students who may be experiencing personal, academic, or emotional challenges. These services can help students navigate difficulties and enhance their overall well-being.

Location: Gilligan Student Union, Room 308
Phone: 201-200-3165
Email: counselingcenter@njcu.edu


Health & Wellness Center

The Health & Wellness Center provides health services to students, including routine medical care, immunizations, and health education programs. The health center is staffed by healthcare professionals who can address various health concerns.

Location: Vodra Hall, Suite 107
Phone 201-200-3456
E-mail: hwc@njcu.edu


Children’s Learning Center

At NJCU, it's not just college students receiving an affordable world-class education—young children of university students, alumni, and employees receive the same at the University's fully licensed and accredited Children's Learning Center (CLC). The center consists of a Preschool and Pre-K classroom as well as drop-in childcare services—all at an extremely competitive cost to parents.  In addition, the center serves as a training site for NJCU students. The Children's Learning Center provides a setting that supports NJCU students in their preprofessional field experience.

Location: Hepburn Hall, 101
Email: njcuclc@njcu.edu
Phone: 201-200-3342


Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development provides comprehensive services and resources to assist with researching careers, finding job opportunities, preparing for graduate school, improving resume writing and interviewing skills, and landing appropriate internships for career advancement.

Location: Vodra Hall, 101 (Next to University Advisement Center)
Email: Melissa Faulkner | mfaulkner1@njcu.edu | 201-200-2181
Christopher Cafone | ccafone@njcu.edu | 201-200-2180


Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity

With a 50-year history at NJCU, the Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity remains committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone respects and values diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives.

Location: Gilligan Student Union, Room 318
Phone: 201-200-3189


John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC)

John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) offers recreational facilities and programs for students to engage in physical activities and promote a healthy lifestyle. These include fitness centers, pool, intramural sports, and outdoor recreation options. 

Location: 110 Culver Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305 (about half a block down from Gilligan Student Union Building)


Military and Veterans Service

Military and Veterans Services provides assistance to Veterans, Services Members, and their Dependents in order to ensure a seamless transition into the academic arena. The office assists with admissions, academic advisement and registration, student support and advocacy, internal and external referral services (for healthcare, employment, readjustment, etc.) and Veteran educational counseling and processing (GI Bill®, etc.). In addition, the office acts as a resource for faculty, staff and the community at large. The office is committed to supporting the retention and success of our student population by creating a welcoming environment that acts as a one stop shop for military friendly services. 

Location: GSUB Room 127
Phone: 201-200-3199


The Community Center

The Community Center links students with resources that empower and enhance self-determined success. The Center strives to provide equal access to such resources that those who benefit without asking are often taken for granted. These comprehensive resources include food and housing insecurity, nutrition and hygiene, professional clothing, mental health counseling, financial literacy, and the rights of undocumented students.

Location: GSUB 106
Email: communitycenter@njcu.edu 


Office of Specialized Services and Supplemental Instruction

The Office of Specialized Services and Supplemental Instruction assists students in securing reasonable accommodations supported by documentation. Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, alternate testing arrangements, adaptive/assistive technology, and assistance in arranging for sign language interpreters, books in alternate format, and peer note-takers. As a CONNECT Student, these requests can be transferred easily, please contact the Transfer Success Coach, Madeline Fermin (mfermin1@njcu.edu) for more information.

Location:Karnoutsos Hall, Rm 105
Phone: 201-200-2091 (OSS)
Phone: 201-200-2557 (S.I.)

Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library

The Frank J. Guarini Library is NJCU’s library. The library's collections and services have been developed to support teaching and learning for student success. In addition, helping students develop information literacy skills is a goal of the library.

Location: Right next to Hepburn Hall on main campus


Tutoring & Academic Support Services

Tutoring & Academic Support Services are here to help all NJCU students at any point in their writing process, from note taking and brainstorming, to developing an argument and organizing their papers, to revising and learning to proofread. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment from home, or just stop by The Writing Center on the first floor of Guarini Library (across from Dunkin' Donuts) to see what we're all about and schedule a one-on-one session with one of our trained tutors. We offer one-on-one academic coaching, focused on the student's specific needs, as well as tutoring in math and the sciences, in The Writing Center. Visit njcu.mywconline.com to see the range of offerings and to schedule an appointment.

Location: Guarini Library, 1st Floor
Phone: 201-200-3513
Email: WritingCenter@NJCU.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

CONNECT is available to current HCCC students who:

  • Are enrolled in an eligible CONNECT degree program pathway.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Have earned between 0 and 30 college credits at HCCC.
  • Enroll in at least 9 credits per semester at HCCC.
  • Complete the CONNECT Declaration Form.

Yes! The CONNECT Program is not the only way you can transfer into NJCU. Your credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis and all transfer policies will apply to you. We can accept upwards of 60 credits from HCCC. Please feel free to reach out to the Transfer Resource Center (Transfer@njcu.edu) for more information.

Complete the CONNECT Declaration Form. A Transfer Success Coach will reach out to you with the next steps.

For more information about the HCCC | NJCU CONNECT Program, please contact CONNECT@njcu.edu

HCCC-NJCU CONNECT Program