Enrolling in College through NJ PLACE
What a College Degree can do for you
Why get a college degree if apprenticeship training is all you need to practice your trade? It’s a question that has a different specific answer for everyone. But, one answer that applies to just about everyone is FLEXIBILITY. Having a college degree AND apprenticeship training gives you CHOICES. It lets you pursue a number of different goals, now or in the future.
- You might want to run your own business someday.
- You might want to become a leader on the job or in your union.
- Or, you might want to pursue a new career path in the future.
A college degree gives you the power to make these decisions – if and when you choose. Why get a college degree if you don't need it to practice your trade? – It gives you the power to make choices about your future!
Ready to get started?
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
If you've used our eligibility checker and landed on this page, Congratulations! You're eligible for NJ PLACE. If you haven't used our eligibility checker, please click here to check your eligibility for NJ PLACE.
Step 2: Consider Your Goals & Choose a Degree Program
Be sure to consider your personal, educational, and career goals when choosing both your degree program and your college. You can get some insight from other people who've been in your shoes by reading NJ PLACE Participant Stories. And, if you haven't done so already, read more about the degree pathways NJ PLACE has created for you in New Jersey so you can make an informed choice.
Once you have considered which degree pathway best suits your goals, contact the appropriate college liaison:
- Atlantic Cape Community College, Barbara Clark, 609-343-5006, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bergen Community College, Margaret McLaughlin, 201-447-9241, email@example.com
- Brookdale Community College, Pat Gallo, 732-224-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Burlington County College, Mary Lou Mascarin, 609-894-9311 ext.1455 or 856-222-9311 ext.1455, email@example.com
- Camden County College, Lawrence Chatman, 856-227-7200 x4523, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cumberland County College, Steven Stolar, 856-691-8600 x328, email@example.com
- Essex County College, John Gribbin, 973-877-4405, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gloucester County College, Randee Davidson, 856-468-5000 x5229, email@example.com
- Hudson County Community College, Catherine Sirangelo-Elbadawy, 201-360-4261, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mercer County Community College, Dee Smith-Johns, 609-570-3449, email@example.com
- Middlesex County College, Thomas Sabol, 732-548-6000 x3392, TSabol@middlesexcc.edu
- Morris, County College of, Patrick Enright, 973-328-5700, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ocean County College, Yehia Elmogahzy, 732-255-0400 x2158, email@example.com
- Passaic County Community College, Randall Lassiter, 973-684-5902, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Raritan Valley Community College, Martha McNulty, 908-526-1200 x8579, email@example.com
- Salem Community College, John Steiner, 856-351-2638, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sussex County Community College, William Waite, 973-300-2191, email@example.com
- Thomas Edison State College, Donald Cucuzzella, 609-984-1130 Ext 3195, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Union County College, Heather Keith, 908-709-7514, email@example.com
- Warren County Community College, Fae Guerin, 908-835-2302, firstname.lastname@example.org