Affordable Online Semesters Run for Just Eight Weeks Beginning Sept. 4, Oct. 29 at Atlantic Cape Community College

male student reading book working on laptopAtlantic Cape Community College will offer online semesters beginning Sept. 4 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education with the convenience of not having to leave home. A second eight-week online session is offered Oct. 29. Atlantic Cape was recently ranked a Best Online Community College in New Jersey, and a Top Online Community College in 2015 and 2016.

Classes include: Introduction to Computers, Composition II, Elementary Spanish I, Elementary Spanish II and Statistical Methods. The classes run for just eight weeks and only cost $163 per credit. Continue reading

Samantha Carey of Estell Manor Named 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

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Samantha Carey

Atlantic Cape Community College student Samantha Carey of Estell Manor is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members selected as a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will go toward her education at Atlantic Cape.

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Earns Ranking as a ‘Best Online Community College’ in New Jersey

man on computerTheBestColleges.org recently ranked Atlantic Cape Community College tenth overall best online community college in New Jersey. Factors such as admissions, student loan default, retention and graduation rates, as well as students enrolled in online courses determined the ranking. TheBestColleges.org is a resource for people seeking information about online colleges and degree programs that best suit their educational needs.

Atlantic Cape currently offers the following 15 degree programs entirely online: Business Administration, Child Development/Child Care Option, Computer Applications, Computer Programming, Criminal Justice, Database Design and Development, Elementary/Middle School Education Option, English, General Studies, Office Systems Technology, Preschool–Grade 3 Education Option, Psychology, Secondary Education Option and Social Science. Continue reading

Time is Running Out to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape; Extended Hours Offered Aug. 15 at all Three Campuses

two men and woman walking and talking in front of buildingThere is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Students can also register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The college is closed on Fridays through Aug. 17. The college will offer extended hours at all three campuses this Wednesday, Aug. 15, and remain open until 7 p.m. Continue reading

Short-term Culinary Training Programs Prepare Future Chefs in 17 Weeks

men and women chefs working in kitchenThe Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Sept. 10.

Learn the skills you need to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options. All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of the training is scheduled for quick entry into the field. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Offering a Variety of Aviation Courses This Fall; Drone Information Sessions Being Held Aug. 23 at Cape May County Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of courses this fall that are part of the Aviation Studies Associate in Science degree with the options of becoming a professional pilot or professional helicopter pilot.

Courses include Experiential Flight, Simulated Flight, Aeronautical Knowledge, National Airspace System, Intro/Unmanned Aircraft System, UAS Operation-Multi-Rotor, Private Pilot Helicopter, Remote Sensing Using UAS, Private Pilot, Instrumental Pilot, Instrumental Pilot Helicopter, Commercial Pilot Helicopter, Airplane Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot, Helicopter Flight Instructor and Multi-Engine Pilot. Continue reading

‘Cook Your Way to $18K’ Contest Winners Announced; Each Awarded $18,000 Scholarship to Academy of Culinary Arts

The heat was on as nine finalists, five for culinary and four for baking and pastry who had entered their recipes in the first-ever Academy of Culinary Arts’ “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest, competed on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

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Ahmad Reed of Marmora and Maria Cotton of Williamstown share a smile moments after they learned they won the “Cook Your Way to $18K” Contest cook-off.

The winner for the culinary competition was Maria Cotton of Williamstown whose dish was a Thai-style Green Curry with Chicken and Shrimp, and the winner for baking and pastry was Ahmad Reed of Marmora who baked an award-winning Rose French Toast.

When asked what winning meant to her, Cotton replied, “In my 50s, I love the fact that I can do what I love to do, not necessarily what I have to do. And I took a stab at this cause I love food. I love to cook it, I love to serve it, I love making people happy with it.” Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Accepting Students for New Paramedic Science Program; Information Sessions Being Offered During Summer, Fall

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The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is now accepting students for the new Paramedic Science Program that is scheduled to start in January 2019.

The program is designed with a focus on student success taught by a team of educators that are highly successful and dedicated paramedics with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Students will experience a hands-on approach in skills and scenario labs, and be provided an interactive learning environment that promotes the kind of critical thinking skills needed to excel in the classroom and in careers in paramedicine. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to advance in the ranks of prehospital care providers as Nationally Registered Paramedics. Continue reading

Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape

two male students and one female students talking and walking outside There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Students can also register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at any of the college’s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The college is closed on Fridays through Aug. 17. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Foundation Names New Trustees At June Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board of Trustees elected three new officers when it met in June for its annual reorganization meeting.

The new Foundation Board Trustees are: Vincent M. D’Alessandro of Toms River, president of southern region OceanFirst Bank; Roseann Kobialka of New Gretna, assistant vice president of organizational development at AtlantiCare; and Christopher Mularz of Egg Harbor Township, senior administrative analyst, Atlantic County Department of Planning and Development. They were approved for a three-year term effective July 1. Continue reading