Wide Range of Transfer and Career Programs

At ECC, students can earn Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities, or they can pursue Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and certificates to prepare for immediate employment. Some A.A.S programs may also transfer; academic advisors and transfer services in Student Development and Counseling can provide additional information about the transfer process.


Transfer/articulation agreements exist with many institutions; these ensure that all approved courses students take at ECC will transfer to the 4-year colleges or universities of their choice. Special joint and/or dual admission agreements have been implemented through which freshmen at ECC are simultaneously admitted to Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, Kean University, Bloomfield College, or Thomas Edison State University.  For further information see Degree Programs.


During the academic year, Essex County College offers courses that will lead to degrees or certificates in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs; professional development as described in the College Catalog. Essex County College’s admission and criteria for selection in career and technical education programs do not restrict any race, color, sex, national minority origin or student with a disability from participation in the Essex County College career programs. Applicants are required to meet the college’s general admission criteria as well as the individual program’s admission criteria. Applicants must contact the program chairperson/coordinator to determine eligibility and qualifications for a specific program. ECC will take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


Durante el año académico, Essex County College ofrece cursos que conducirán a títulos ó certificados en programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica (CTE); desarrollo profesional como se describe en el Catálogo universitario. La admisión de Essex County College y los criterios para la selección en los programas de educación profesional y técnica no restringen la participación en los programas de carreras de Essex County College, color, sexo, origen de minorías nacionales ó estudiantes con discapacidades en los programas de carreras de Essex County College. Los solicitantes deben cumplir con los criterios generales de admisión de la universidad, así como con los criterios de admisión del programa individual. Los solicitantes deben comunicarse con el presidente/coordinador del programa para determinar la elegibilidad y las calificaciones para un programa específico. ECC tomará medidas para asegurar que la falta de habilidades en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para la admisión y la participación en programas de educación vocacional.