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New Jersey's community colleges are open door
institutions that admit all high school graduates, those
holding graduate equivalency diplomas (GED), and all
other persons 18 years of age or older who have the
ability to benefit from post secondary education. The
student applying for admission to Ocean County College
is required to submit an application and credentials
to the Office of Registration and Records as early as
possible during the 6 months immediately prior to entrance.
Applications will be considered when all the necessary
steps have been completed.
The candidate is responsible for the completion of
all admission requirements. These are listed below.
1. If a student attended a secondary school, an official
transcript from the secondary school showing subjects
completed and grades earned is requested. If the student
is a high school graduate, the transcript must include
the date of graduation. A State General Education Diploma
(GED) may be submitted as evidence of high school graduation.
2. A completed application
for admission. Application forms may be obtained
from the high school guidance counselor, from the college
Office of Registration and Records or from the college
website. All information to be filled in by the candidate
should be completed and returned to the Office of Registration
3. Official transcripts forwarded to the Office of
Registration and Records from any college previously
4. A medical examination by a physician is required
only of those individuals accepted into the nursing
and medical laboratory technology programs.
5. Proof of residency.
Signing the application after listing the address may
be sufficient. A copy of a valid New
Jersey voter registration, driver's license, county
I.D. card or state printed New Jersey Tax Return label
from the preceding year may be requested. Proof of residence
must be satisfactory to college officials. In order
to qualify as a resident, an adult must have established
legal, permanent domicile within the county for 1 year
prior to the date of registration. Adjustments to residency
status can only be made prior to the first day of class
6. Applicants for the NURSING PROGRAM are required
to take the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT). (This requirement is waived if
the applicant has a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and successful completion of A&P I & II with a minimum of a "C"within the last ten years or have a 2.7 college GPA which includes the General Education component of the Nursing Program.
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The registration dates and course schedules for each
term are available on our website or from the Registration
and Records Office. Registration forms are available
in this office as well. Full time students must see
an academic advisor before registering for classes,
and obtain the advisor's signature on the registration
form. Part time students can obtain advising if they
choose, but it is not required. Completed registration
forms can be processed in the Registration and Records
WebAdvisor is an online service for students that
allows students to view semester schedules, check
grades, register for courses (if approved), access
transcripts, pay bills, and run program evaluations
to detail exactly what courses are required for a
particular degree. No login is required to view the
semester schedules. WebAdvisor is available at https://webadvisor.ocean.edu,
or through the college website home page at www.ocean.edu.
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New Jersey law requires that all students attending
colleges in New Jersey show proof of immunization for
measles, mumps, and rubella. This law requires all students
born after 1956, who are matriculated in a degree program,
and who did not attend an elementary or secondary school
in New Jersey, to provide the college with a Certificate
The academic sanctions for failing to maintain satisfactory
academic standards/progress may include probation, special
probation, academic restriction, and academic suspension.
These sanctions will be imposed on students who either
fail to earn sufficient grade points or who continue
to withdraw excessively from classes. More specifically,
any student who has completed 12 or more semester hours
with a cumulative grade point average below 2.00 ("C"
average) or who has failed to earn at least 50 percent
of all credits registered for on the official day of
counting student enrollment for two or more consecutive
semesters will have an academic sanction of probation,
special probation, academic restriction or academic
A student placed on academic restriction or suspension
may appeal the action to the Academic Standards Committee.
In order to remain in good standing and become eligible
for graduation, the student must maintain a "C" average
or a grade point average of 2.00. The cumulative grade-point
average is computed by dividing the total grade points
earned by the total semester hours attempted.
A student will be placed on academic probation if he/she
earns a cumulative grade-point average of less than
If the number of grade points is 12 or more below
the points required to maintain a 2.00 average the student
will be considered for academic restriction.
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This student took 15 semester hours and received 21
grade points, a grade-point average of 1.4. This is
below 2.00 so the student is on probation. However,
since the total grade points are only 9 grade points
short of the 30 required for a 2.00 average, the student
is not academically restricted. A comparable report
in two consecutive semesters would leave the student
18 points short and eligible for academic restriction.
A student may continue on probation as long as the grade-point
deficiency does not go below 12, but a 2.00 index is
required for graduation.
If a restricted student fails to make appreciable progress, a one year suspension may be imposed during which no credit courses may be taken.
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Ocean County College, recognizing that class attendance
must be consistent with the objectives of the institution,
will develop and maintain student attendance regulations
and procedures that are consistent with these objectives.
Attendance at all classes and appointments is expected.
Following Policy #5162, at the beginning of each course,
the instructor will state the attendance policy for
that course. Individual instructors determine the attendance
policies for their courses; however, if an instructor
chooses to make absence a component of course grading
procedures, grade penalties for absence may be imposed
only when a student exceeds a ten-percent absence rate.
A student may withdraw without academic penalty at
any time up to mid-course. After mid-course, it will
be the instructor's responsibility to assign the appropriate
grade of "W" or "F" to a student whose absences exceed the
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A student may drop a course at any time prior to the first date of the term and receive a full tuition refund. (See section on refunds concerning drops after the first date of classes.)
A student may add a course or change a schedule only during the designated Drop/Add time period after classes have begun. No registration will be allowed after the attendance census date of the term.
After a semester begins, students who drop and add courses within the same day, even if done as separate transactions at different times of the day, will have tuition and fees processed on an even exchange concept. If the drop and add are on separate dates, tuition and fees for the drop will be processed according to the Refund Policy. The added courses will be billed at full rate.
A student may withdraw at any time up to the 60% point of the semester; a grade of "W" will be assigned. No withdrawals are allowed after that time. Exact withdrawal deadline dates are available on our website and posted in the Registration and Records office.
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Auditing a Course
Students registered for audit are entitled to participate
in all course activities but receive no credit. Permission to audit forms are due to Registration and Records before the attendance census data of the term. In special
circumstances a student may appeal in writing to the
Academic Standards Committee for permission to change
to audit after the census date, if he/she is passing at the time. No student
may change from audit to credit. Audit students not
fulfilling all course requirements may be required to
withdraw from the course. The grade of "R" (registered
for audit) will be recorded.
Any student who is auditing a course will still be
financially responsible to the college for all tuition
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A grade of "I" (Incomplete) may be awarded by an instructor
if he/she approves a request received from the student
no later than the day of the final examination. A valid
reason for the request must be offered. Approval of
the request will allow 30 days from the beginning of
the next regular semester for the work to be completed
(five days for prerequisites). If the student is enrolled
in a course for which the "I" grade is a prerequisite
however, the work for the incomplete course must be
made up by the fifth day of the next regular semester
or the student must withdraw from the higher level course.
Extensions in both cases may be granted by the instructor
with the consent of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
When the work is completed, a change of grade report
will be prepared by the instructor and forwarded to
the Office of Registration and Records after all required signatures are obtained. If the work
is not completed within 30 days of the following semester,
the grade of "F" will automatically be recorded.
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Course Changes and Drops
Schedule changes must be initiated on an official Add/Drop
form. Instructors cannot accept changes in registration
that have not been properly authorized. Add/Drop forms
can be obtained from the Registration and Records Office
and must be submitted to Registration and Records prior
to the attendance census date.
After a semester begins, students who drop and add
courses within the same day, even if done as separate
transactions at different times of the day, will have
tuition and fees processed on an even exchange concept.
If the drop and add are on separate dates, tuition and
fees for the drop will be processed according to the
Refund Policy. The added courses will be billed at full
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The student is at all times responsible for his/her
own academic progress and standing, for contributing
by preparation for and participation in those classes
in which he/she is enrolled and for maintaining an academic
achievement record commensurate with his/her ability.
Reports showing the grades received by the student
will be issued at the end of each semester. These reports
will be available on WebAdvisor (https://webadvisor.ocean.edu).
The following marks, with their value in grade points
per semester hour of credit are used:
Points per semester hour
|| Above Average
|| Passing / Below Average
Incomplete grades ("I") must be resolved prior to 30
days into the following semester (five days for prerequisites).
Meanwhile, the initial grade report will indicate the
"I" grade but will not affect the semester and grade point
average. If the work is not complete within 30 days
into the next regular semester or an extension is not
granted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the
grade of "F"
will be recorded.
Courses in which a grade of "D" or "F" is received may
be repeated. Note that the second grade received is
the one that counts toward the grade point average and
the credits earned (even if the second grade is lower
than the first).
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Nursing Program Requirements
The minimum passing grade for nursing (NURS) courses
is "C" (75%). All required courses in the
nursing curriculum must also be passed at the "C"
level or higher.
Students may not continue or reenter the program upon
failure on the second attempt of a required nursing
course OR failure of a third required nursing course.
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Pass/No Credit Grading
One free elective course outside the major field of
study may be taken each semester during the sophomore
year on a pass/no credit basis. A part-time student
who has earned a minimum of twenty-eight (28) semester
hours of credit may register on a pass-no credit basis
for one elective course during any succeeding semester
for a maximum of three courses. Students so registered
shall be expected to complete all course requirements.
The grade of "P" will be recorded for successful completion
of each course with semester hours of credit applied
toward a degree. A grade of "NC" - No Credit will be used
to indicate unsuccessful completion of the course and
will appear on the permanent record. In neither case
will the grade point average be affected.
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President's List and Honors
The President's Honors List is official recognition
by the faculty of outstanding academic achievement.
A student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits,
with no grade lower than "C" in a given semester, and
has achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50
or better qualifies for this honor. The President's
Honors List is compiled each semester. Part-time students
are eligible for this honor at the completion of 16,
32, 48 and 64 credit hours respectively, having a cumulative
grade point average of 3.50 or better.
A candidate whose final cumulative grade-point average
is 3.50 or better will be graduated with honors:
Cum Laude (3.50-3.79)
Magna Cum Laude (3.80-3.89)
Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00)
Enrollment on a full-time or part-time basis does not
have to be maintained during consecutive semesters to
qualify. If a student stops attending for one semester
or more, the cumulative average will be the determinant.
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In deciding on a credit-hour load, the student must
consider the pressures of part-time jobs and other limiting
factors. One method is to estimate that each credit
hour carried will require two hours of out-of-class
- A full-time student is one who is in good academic
standing and who carries 12 or more hours of credit.
The full-time student will normally carry 15 to 18
credit hours in order to graduate after four semesters.
Full-time students must be enrolled as degree candidates.
- A probationary student is one who has a grade-point
deficiency or other academic deficiency and will normally
carry no more than 12 hours of credit in a semester.
- A part-time student is one who carries 11 or fewer
semester hours of credit in a semester.
- A non-degree student is one who has not been admitted
to a degree program.
- A sophomore student is a regular student who has
earned a minimum of 30 semester hours. All other degree
candidates are considered freshmen.
- A visiting student is one who is matriculated at another school while enrolled at OCC.
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A student who wishes to withdraw during a semester must
do so on the form provided by the Registration and Records
Office. Failure to do so may result in a grade of "F".
The student is still financially responsible to the
college for all tuition and fees, subject to the applicable
refund percentage. (See also Refunds and Changes in Schedule.)
Failing to attend class will not relieve you of your
financial responsibility, even if you have not paid
Students receiving financial aid or VA educational
benefits must, under the law, notify the Office of Registration
and Records and the Financial Aid Office of their withdrawal
from the college or of changing from full-time to part-time
status. Failure to do so may result in reimbursing the
If physically unable to withdraw in person, notify
the Office of Registration and Records immediately by
telephone. You will not be officially withdrawn until
a follow-up written request is received.
A student may withdraw without academic penalty at
any time up to mid-semester. It will be the instructor's
responsibility to assign the appropriate mark of "W" or
"F" to the student who withdraws after mid-semester.
Acceptance of Credits from an
Credits granted for work completed at other regionally accredited
institutions may be applied to a degree student's record
at Ocean County College if requested. It is the responsibility
of the student if requested to provide the Registration
and Records Office with a catalog of the institution
from which the credits are expected to be transferred.
Students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement
in certain subjects while in high school (e.g., English
or foreign language) and who meet specific college departmental
criteria, may be considered for advanced placement and/or
credit. Advanced placement/credit will be considered
on the basis of grades attained in the College Entrance
Examination Board Advanced Placement Program examinations.
With instructor approval, challenge examinations may
be offered to qualified students who apply. This policy
may be implemented only for those courses in which objectives
can be measured by examination. An examination may not
be requested earlier than the end of the third week
from the beginning of classes, nor later than three
weeks prior to the end of classes. Grading will be on
a Pass/Fail basis only. Students who successfully complete
the challenge examination will be awarded a Pass grade
and credit for the course at the end of the semester.
College Level Examination Program
In accordance with established departmental criteria,
credit may be granted for the General Examination or
the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination
Program (CLEP). Questions concerning the examinations
accepted at this college and minimum scores required
are available in the Admissions and Advising offices.
Credit By Examination
Credit from non-accredited institutions and/or credit
for work and other experiences may be granted on the
basis of credit by examination in accordance with established
departmental criteria. The Vice President of Academic
Affairs will approve the granting of such credit upon
recommendation of the appropriate department administrator
in accordance with College policy. This policy applies
only to fully matriculated students who have not transferred
in the maximum credits acceptable. A fee shall be assessed
for each examination. A grade of Pass/No Credit will be issued for Credit By Examination.
Students may earn credit through portfolio assessment
for experiential learning in certain academic programs.
College Placement Test
The college tests incoming freshmen in reading, writing and
mathematics skills. The results of these tests have no effect
on admission to Ocean County College. Their purpose is to
help the college place students in courses appropriate to their
academic backgrounds and needs. Students with the following
scores will be exempt from the corresponding segment, of the
SAT: 540+ Critical Reading; 530+ Math
PSAT: 54+ Critical Reading; 53+ Math
HSPA 235+ Critical Reading & Literacy; 250+ Math
Students may challenge (retake) the Placement Test once
but must do so before beginning developmental
courses. Placement Tests are valid for three years. For additional
information and practice sites, visit the Testing Center.
After students are accepted by the college, they must
call the Testing Center at 732-255-0420 or 0401 and schedule to
take the College Placement Test. The test should be taken as
soon as possible, since a delay in testing could result in a delay
in the scheduling of courses. Also, early testing may enable
students to complete developmental courses during summer sessions.
College Level Math Test
Students who wish to register in the Mathematics course
sequence MATH 191 or higher and who have not met the
course prerequisites must take the College Level Math Test. This
placement test assesses current mathematical ability in areas such
as algebra, trigonometry, and functions.
For additional details on
this test, visit the Mathematics web page, or stop by the Mathematics Office (Russell
Building, room 113).
College policy states that full-time students must take
the Placement Test before registering for their first
semester. Part time students must take this test before
attempting their 12th credit and before registering
for an English or math course. Also, prior to taking
the Placement Test, a part-time student may not enroll
in more than three courses in a semester.
A student needing developmental reading or writing
must enroll in the course(s) immediately. A student
needing developmental mathematics must enroll in the
course before completing 24 credits. The passing grade
for a developmental course is "C". New full-time
students needing ENGL 091 are limited to a maximum of
13 credits. The required courses are:
- ENGL 091 (4 cr.)
- ACAD 155: Student Success (3 cr.)
- Developmental Math (if needed)
- Courses identified on a limited load course list
(if needed for the 12-13 credit maximum)
Part-time students who need ENG 091 and who wish to
take additional courses will be restricted to a limited
load and must select from the limited load course list.
Students enrolled in developmental courses may need
to attend Ocean County College for one or more additional
semesters in order to satisfy specific program degree
requirements. The college will not award a diploma to
any student who has not demonstrated competency in the
The developmental courses offered by the college
ENGL 091 Developmental Reading and Writing I
ENGL 095 Developmental Reading and Writing II
MATH 011 Introduction to Algebra I
MATH 012 Introduction to Algebra II
The minimum passing grade for a developmental course
Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy degree
requirements but are prerequisites to advanced courses.
Developmental Probation, Restriction and
- Developmental Probation - Math
Students failing to attain a minimum grade of "C"
in the mathematics developmental courses will be placed
on remedial probation.
- FULL-TIME students are limited to 12 semester
hours and must re-enroll immediately in the developmental
- PART-TIME students must include the developmental
course as part of their course load in the next
semester in which they enroll.
- Developmental Restriction - English
Students failing to attain a minimum grade of "C"
in English developmental courses will be placed on
developmental restriction. (Developmental restriction takes
priority over developmental probation).
- Students placed on developmental restriction are limited to a maximum credit load of 12-13 credits, which must include the needed developmental course. The remainder of courses must be selected from the limited load list.
- Students placed on developmental restriction who fail to pass the developmental course on the next attempt, are limited to 6-7 credits, which must include the developmental course.
- Students placed on developmental restriction who fail to pass the developmental course after having been limited to 6-7 credits, can only register for that developmental course.
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Associate in Applied Science
Ocean County College's nursing program is a planned,
two year curriculum of classroom study and clinical
experience that prepares graduates for employment in
the hospital and various health care settings. Successful
completion of the program leads to the Associate in
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and eligibility to take
the licensure examination for Registered Nurses in New
The OCC nursing program has full accreditation from
the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
(NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10006,
1.800.669.1656, ext. 153, and by the New Jersey Board
Admission to the Nursing Program
For acceptance into the Nursing Program a candidate
- Possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency
- Have completed high school algebra, biology and
chemistry with a minimum grade of "C" or college equivalent
- Complete the general education requirements with
a minimum grade of "C" and a cumulative college G.P.A.
of 2.7 or better. All previous colleges are considered.
- An applicant can be accepted into the Nursing Program
without previous completion of the general education
requirements if the applicant has either:
- a minimal SAT I score of 1100 or ACE score
- a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited
college or university
- Academic Skills (TEAS) composite percentage score
of 40% or greater
- Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Or Evening Nursing Program
The traditional Nursing Program currently features a
combination of classroom study and clinical experiences
that can be completed in two years. Students may apply
for admission to the Fall or Spring class schedule.
In the Fall, lectures are during the day and in the
Spring, lectures are in the evening. Clinical assignments
for Fall and Spring classes are based upon providing
maximal clinical experiences for the students to attain
clinical objectives. Students must be willing to travel
during the day or evening to a number of clinical facilities
in Ocean, Monmouth and Burlington counties.
One Day Per Week Nursing Program
This unique Nursing Program allows individuals to complete
the program by attending clinical/colloquium with the
faculty member one day per week. The didactics are provided
through web-assisted instruction. Preference is given
to applicants who are currently employed in health care.
Career Mobility Nursing Program
Career mobility is an option for the qualified licensed
practical nurse (LPN) who meet established criteria.
Individuals will be assessed for eligibility.
Nursing General Education Requirements
Minimum grade of "C" in the following courses:
- English Requirements (ENGL 151 & 152)
- General Psychology (PSYC 152)
- Mathematics Requirement: (MATH 151 or higher, MATH
156 or MATH 165 recommended)
- Health and Human Performance requirement (HEHP 225
or HEHP 110)
- One three credit Humanities elective
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 (BIOL 130
- Microbiology (BIOL 232)
- Completion of a health record to include:
- Laboratory tests
- Rubella screening titer with appropriate follow-up;
vaccine may be indicated.
- A Mantoux test with the results every 12 months;
a chest x-ray may be necessary if the Mantoux
test is positive, with appropriate follow-up/treatment.
- Varicella screening titer with appropriate
- Hepatitis B vaccinations and follow-up blood
work indicating immunity.
The student will not be admitted to class, clinical
or lab until the health record is complete and
on file in the College Nurse' office. These health
requirements may change as a direct result of
health care delivery system mandates. The cost
of these health requirements is borne by the student.
It is the student's responsibility to see that
these records are complete and are in the College
Nurse's office before the beginning of the semester.
New students' records must be in the College Nurse's
office by August 15 or January 15 for the first
- CPR certification from the American Red Cross (Professional
Rescuer) or the American Heart Association (Health
- Purchase of required uniforms, name pins and equipment
in sufficient time to be properly attired when entering
the clinical experience.
- Students must provide independent transportation
to and from the college and clinical experience. Agencies
in Ocean, Monmouth and Burlington counties are utilized.
- Maintain a grade of "C" in all required
- A cumulative grade of 75% is necessary to pass each
NURS course as determined by individual course
requirements AND satisfactory clinical performance.
- Students may not continue, re-enter or be readmitted
to the program following failure on the second attempt
of a required NURS course.
- Ocean County College reserves the right to assess
the nursing student for fitness for class/lab or clinical.
- Students must complete clinical facility orientations,
confidentiality forms, and computer orientations every
semester as required for clinical placement.
- The completion of an Affidavit of NO Change in relation
to the criminal background check must be submitted
- The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires a criminal
background check from graduates who are applying for
a RN licensure. The candidate for admission to the
OCC Nursing Program may consider the following questions
prior to applying for admission to the program:
- Have you ever been an abuser or habitual user
of a chemical substance?
- Have you ever stolen or distributed any chemical
- Have you ever been treated for alcoholism?
- Have you been indicted or convicted of any crime
within the last ten years?
If you can answer "yes" to any of the
questions, it is strongly recommended that you
contact the Board of Nursing prior to entering
the nursing program.
OCC reserves the right to endorse a candidate
for licensure. The privilege is awarded at the
completion of the nursing program. When the candidate
is recommended and the application has been approved,
the student will be notified of eligibility to
sit for the licensing examination by the New Jersey
Board of Nursing.
Associate In Applied Science
3 s.h. English I (ENGL 151)
4 s.h. Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 130)
3 s.h. General Psychology (PSYC 172)
9 s.h. Nursing I (NURS 175)
3 s.h. English II (ENGL 152)
4 s.h. Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 131)
9 s.h. Nursing II (NURS 176)
3 s.h. Nutrition (NURS 174)
3 s.h. Mathematics Elective (MATH 151 or higher)
4 s.h. Microbiology (BIOL 232)
2-3 s.h. Applied Modern Health (HEHP 110) or Contemporary
Health (HEHP 225)
9 s.h. Nursing III (NURS 273)
18 -19 s.h.
3 s.h. Humanities Elective
10 s.h. Nursing IV (NURS 275)
2 s.h. Contemporary Nursing (NURS 274)
Total Credits 71-72
One Day Per Week Nursing Program
This unique program allows committed, motivated individuals
who are currently employed in the health care field
to complete our A.A.S. Degree in Nursing program by
attending class/clinical only one day per week supplemented
by web-assisted instruction. The program is designed
so that all classroom, laboratory and clinical face-to-face
learning experiences are delivered in a single day of
the week and within an existing hospital, allowing the
students to keep their employment in healthcare. Online
components to the didactic (classroom) portions of the
entire nursing curriculum allow significant portions
of the courses to be taught in a web-assisted manner,
giving students major improvements in access and learning.
The student must allow extra time during the day, evening
or Saturday mornings to practice their nursing skills
at the nursing laboratory at OCC or at the host hospital
nursing laboratory. The student must also allow time
for clinical preparation prior to the One Day clinical
Admission to the One Day per Week Nursing
Applicants must meet all of the requirements
for admission to the nursing program. In addition,
the applicant must submit 3 typed essays with the
application addressing the following issues:
- Why the applicant would like to be admitted
to the One Day per Week Nursing Program.
- A detailed description of the applicant's computer
- A detailed description of the applicant's experience
in a health care workplace.
Applicants who have met all requirements will have
their applications forwarded for consideration for
admission via a Nursing Admissions Committee. The
decision of the Nursing Admissions Committee is final.
Priority is given to in-county residents. Students
are admitted to the program option in the spring semester.
Students accepted without completing their nursing
general education requirements must take those required
courses concurrent with the other nursing courses.
These additional classes would require an additional
time commitment beyond the day required for the One
day per Week Nursing Program.
Career Mobility Option
Career mobility is an alternate track for nursing students
who are qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN). The
full general education component of the nursing program,
as well as nutrition and microbiology, must be completed
prior to beginning studies in the career mobility track.
Criteria For Admission
1. Admission requirements for the college must be
2. Admission requirements to the Nursing Program must
3. LPN students must be graduates of State Board of
Nursing approved practical nursing programs. A current
and valid license to practice nursing and current
LPN practice are required.
4. Successful completion of the ACE 1 Exam at 75%
or higher as administered at OCC. This exam may be
taken only once.
5. Completion of all prerequisite and corequisite
courses is required.
Services of the Center for Academic Services
Academic Skills Support (PASS) Learning
High School Students
Participation in the following programs is arranged
through the high school guidance department, and students
must be recommended by a high school guidance counselor.
Reduced tuition is available for some high school students
who are admitted. For more detailed guidelines, contact
your high school guidance office or call the Office
of Registration and Records at 732.255.0304.
Early Admission Program
Under the Early Admissions Program policy, high school
students who have completed their junior year, whose
class rank is at least at the 90th percentile and who
meet certain other admissions criteria may, with the
concurrence of their high school administration, matriculate
as full-time degree students at Ocean County College.
Applicants for the Early Admissions Program are also
eligible to apply for admission to the Honors Program.
Jump Start Program
With the concurrence of their high school administration,
junior or senior high school students may enroll as
part-time, non-degree students at Ocean County College
in the "Jump Start" Program. Jump Start students
attend Ocean County College part-time while attending
Dual Degree Program
Stars Program - NJ STARS I
NJ STARS II
NJ Stars II is a continuation of NJ Stars that enables
successful NJ STARS students to earn a bachelor's degree
at a New Jersey four-year public institution of higher
education. Students must:
- Earn an associate's degree from a New Jersey community
- Graduate with a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
of at least 3.0
- Be admitted to a New Jersey four-year public institution
of higher education
- Be enrolled in a full time course of study (up to
18 credits per semester) in a baccalaureate degree
program during the academic year immediately following
graduation from community college
- Students may receive a NJ STARS II scholarship for
up to four (4) semesters, excluding summer
sessions and must apply for all forms of State and
Federal need-based grants and merit scholarships by
completing the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) within the established deadlines and complete
any required verification procedures.
For additional program information and requirements,
please visit www.ocean.edu/stars.htm or www.njstars.net.
Call 732.255.0525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Admissions and Transfer Opportunities
Academic Affairs offers 7-10 day credit-bearing study abroad courses such as Theater in London(England) , The World of the Maya (Central America/Mexico). and Native American Ravel Seminar (American Southwest). These courses are generally offered during semester breaks. For more information, please check the course listings for each academic term.
Additional non-credit travel opportunities are offered through Continuing and Professional Education.
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