General Information About Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS
The mission of the Bergen County Technical Schools is to provide county-based, cost-efficient vocational and technical programs and services for secondary students and adults. The actualization of this mission includes the following key components: Students will experience applied learning and teaching strategies utilizing appropriate and up-to-date specialized equipment and facilities. Programs will respond to regional economic needs and shall be, at minimum, of a scope and sequence that permits graduates to pass national competency and licensure examinations. Curriculum shall integrate multiple disciplines and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Students will be exposed to DOE-approved career-based educational programs and related work experiences and projects. Programs will provide for immediate employment and/or continuing education after program completion. Programs shall meet the needs of general and special populations including disabled, gifted/talented, at-risk and postsecondary pupils through specific occupational programs and career academies. Further, it is the mission of the Bergen County Technical Schools: To serve as regional coordinating centers for technical, distance learning, teacher training and other special projects and services that can be cost efficiently operated on a regional basis for the benefit of local schools and communities. To serve as demonstration laboratories for applied learning, teaching strategies and school-to-careers structured learning experiences.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 94%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 136 Native American 0 Asian 6 African American 31 Hispanic 38 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 78 Enrolled FullTime Graduates