Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic Cape Community College's mission statement is to be comprehensive, accessible and student-centered.
Founded in 1973, Atlantic Cape Community College has served as the main educational institute providing college education to the local population of Cape May County, after years of research by country officials in order to provide a higher level of education to its citizens.
With over 40 courses and continuing education professional development and training services, the Atlantic Cape Community College provides training for many career opportunities. Effective programs are the key to success in building up a professional career in any area. Atlantic Cape Community College offers nationally recognized career programs in the field of casino careers and culinary arts.
The ACCC programs are designed for success, with a focus on reaching a studentís maximum potential. With small classes the level of individual attention is high, ensuring every student is given the opportunity to achieve maximum results within the programs. The flexible schedules allow for easy planning while not compromising any other obligations a student may have. Currently, the Atlantic Cape Community College enrolls approximately 6000 students.
A request to become an independent public college made by the county in 1995 was not granted by the Commission on Higher Education of New Jersey. Instead, it advised to partner with other public colleges in order to reach more students, have lesser expenses, and to eliminate duplicate courses being offered, which also would decrease the costs providing more effective college education in general.
As a result of proposals requested by the county, in January 1999 a new joint college between Atlantic and Cape May counties was born. Therefore a new name was created: The Atlantic Cape Community College. The board agreed upon the new name in February 1999.
In 2005 the new CMCC facility was opened providing a library, lab, a lecture hall containing 100 seats, a fully equipped cafeteria and 19 classrooms with built in chemistry and biology labs, and 5 computer labs; 3 for academic purposes and 2 for long distance learning. ACCC also housed its administrative offices for counseling and financial administration in the 68,000 square foot building.
The 537 acre large campus was created around charismatic contemporary buildings and attractive lawns. The facilities are connected through walkways from where the parking areas can be reached.
Atlantic Cape Community College is certified by the Commission on Higher Education; ACCC was first certified in 1971 and re-certified in 2008.