BCC Spring Open House: Tuition-free college and a special preview of the institution’s new STEM Student Research Center will headline Bergen Community College’s upcoming open house on Thursday, April 25th from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Bergen’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.
Attendees will have the opportunity to view Bergen’s new state-of-the-art STEM Student Research Center. The facility includes supercomputers, a standing 3-D printer and drone cage. Focus on STEM continues at Bergen as the federal government estimates U.S. employers will add nine million STEM jobs by 2022. Projects at Bergen have included converting a softball field house into a workshop and high-altitude balloon launches conducting experimental testing with two wind turbines and a solar panel system.
Additionally, prospective students attending the BCC Spring Open House can receive assistance filling out their free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the open house, which can help them become eligible for programs that can help pay for Bergen – even by making it tuition-free! Attendees should bring their parents’ 2017 tax return.
The comprehensive, campus wide open house at New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked college for associate degree graduates will also feature demonstrations, workshops and tours. Families can meet with current students, faculty and staff, sample the culinary creations of hospitality students and explore the fashion design lab, broadcasting studio, horticulture greenhouse, animation lab, theatres, the Child Development Center, Veterans Center, flight simulators and more. To RSVP, visit bergen.edu/openhouse or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Información disponible en español.
The state’s largest community college, Bergen offers programs in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities. Day and evening classes take place throughout the week – including a “weekend college” program.