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 on 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.