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Bergen Community College Description

Bergen Community College is a comprehensive, publicly supported two-year college that is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Through its open admissions policy, the college is committed to equal educational opportunities for all. Over 17,000 students enroll in more than 90 degree and certificate programs through day, evening, and on-line opportunities. An additional 10,000 students are involved in professional development, continuing education, welfare-to-work, English as a Second Language, and personal development programs on the Paramus campus as well as at the Colleges Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, NJ. Its instructional programs are designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or for immediate entry into a career. Noncredit courses are offered for those seeking personal enrichment or improvement of specific skills. Special populations include Students with Disabilities who comprise approximately 7% of the student body.
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595;
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-3517
Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center: 355 Main St., Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone Numbers
Main Campus: (201) 447-7100
Ciarco Learning Center: (201) 489-1551
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands: (201) 460-0610

Bergen Community College offers three types of degree programs:

  • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Associate in Science (AS) and
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • as well as One-year Certificates

17,018 total enrollment in Fall 2013. Source: Fact Book 20012-2013

Student Demographics
See Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Faculty Demographics (self-reported)
16% are minority: 6% are Black; 4% are Hispanic; 6% are Asian.

Financial Aid
In FY 2013, the College dispensed over $42 million in student financial aid to county and non-county residents as well as One-year Certificates
Source: BCC Fact Book 2012-2013

Congressional District
Bergen Community College is part of New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District (Paramus and Ciarco) as well as New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District (Meadowlands). In the New Jersey Legislature, Bergen Community College is part of District 38 (Paramus), District 37 (Ciarco), and District 36 (Meadowlands).

Tax status
Bergen Community College is a public educational institution which operates as a political sub-division of the State of New Jersey in the County of Bergen.

Tax Identification

  • Tax identification No. (Federal Employer Identification No.): 22-1820506
  • DUNS No. (Data Universal Numbering System)” 076677822
  • U.S. Congressional Districts: NJ-05 (Paramus); NJ-09 (Hackensack)

Dr. Redmond, President, is organizational signatory.
Dr. William J. Yakowicz, Director of Grants, is authorized institutional representative for grants.

College Facilities Rental and Fees and Moses Family Meeting and Training Center, Technology Education Center – Usage Fees
Please contact BCC’s Event Planning Manager: Tracy Miceli 201-689-7629

Travel & Per Diem Rates
Travel must be approved in advance whenever expenses are anticipated to exceed $100 or if the trip involves an overnight stay. All Requests for Reimbursement related to Travel and Other Reimbursable Expenses must be submitted to Accounting within 60 days of your return to campus. Travel to in-state meetings of professional associations, workshops, etc., of a day or less duration, and incurring $100.00 or less in reimbursable expenses, can be authorized by the traveler’s immediate supervisor. Mileage will be calculated from the College to the destination and back to the College. Mileage should be calculated from one’s home to the destination and back, if shorter than from the College.

Policies Prohibiting Discrimination
(See also the College’s Sexual Harassment Policy and the Office of Specialized Services):
Bergen Community College is dedicated to maintaining a working and learning environment in which all employees and students are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. Discrimination in any form is a violation of federal and State laws, and has no place in a business or academic environment. In keeping with its commitment to provide an environment free from discrimination, the College will not tolerate, condone or allow any conduct by any instructional, supervisory, managerial or administrative personnel, co-workers, independent contractors, vendors or others with whom the College does business, which illegally discriminates against any employee or student on the basis of religion, creed, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, disability, or veteran status.

Bergen Community College will enforce this policy and expects all employees and students to be diligent in preventing, detecting and reporting any incidents of discrimination. Bergen Community College expects each employee and student to avoid any acts or statements that may constitute discriminatory behavior and to ensure that his or her conduct complies with this policy. The College will take appropriate disciplinary action when an investigation reveals that an individual has engaged in any prohibited conduct.

Food Service Orders for Campus Meetings
Budget managers are expected to follow the standards listed below when ordering refreshments. Catering menu is to be followed for ordering.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Coffee and muffins or bagels
  • 9:00 a.m. – noon – Beverage only (hot or cold)
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lite lunch is permissible if necessary and appropriate (in some cases, lunch ticket will be provided instead of catering services)
  • Afternoon meetings: Beverage only (hot or cold)
  • 5:30 p.m. and after – Dinner may be ordered if necessary and appropriate.

Food must be charged to your departmental budget. If you do not have a public meetings line, you may transfer funds to create one with your Vice President’s approval. The appropriate Vice President’s approval is also necessary for the following: – to increase funding for the public meetings line; – for any single function totaling more than $500; – for any exceptions to these standards.

Adjunct Rates: Degree and Rate per Contact Hour

Semesters of Adjunct Teaching Master & Above Bachelor Associate No Degree*
Hiring Point $630 $620 $610 $600
After 2 Semesters $640 $630 $620 $610
After 4 Semesters $650 $640 $630 $620
After 6 Semesters $660 $650 $640 $630
After 8 Semesters $650 $640 $630 $620

Source: Board of Trustees Action June 2009
*Permissible in some occupational/technical specialties.