Early College Program
High school students may enroll as full-time or part-time, non-degree students at Ocean County College in the “Early College” Program. Early College students may register, with credit limitations per reporting term, at Ocean County College within either the Jump Start Program, the Embedded Program, the College Academy Program, or a combination of all three while attending high school. Reduced tuition is available. Online course fees do apply.
With the concurrence of their high school administration, high school students may register for credits reporting term to be taken at Ocean County College while attending high school.
Early College Embedded Program
Under the Embedded Program high school students have the opportunity to take Ocean County College courses that are embedded in their high school day. With the concurrence of their high school administration, high school students may register for credits to be taken at their high school. If their high school is not designated as an additional location, students cannot exceed 29 total degree credits at their school, overall.
College Academy Program
Under the College Academy Program high school students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning an Associate’s Degree from Ocean County College in Liberal Arts. With the concurrence of their high school administration, high school students may enroll as full-time, non-degree College Academy students at Ocean County College. College Academy students may have credit limitations per semester. Reduced tuition is available, including all online courses. Online learning courses can be taken as part of the College Academy Program. Online course fees do apply.
Tech Prep is a partnership between Ocean County College and area high schools to develop highly skilled, performance-oriented workers in demand occupations for the future. Students from the participating high schools comprising the 2+2+2 Tech Prep Consortium can continue their education at OCC with a coordinated curriculum that assures continuity in instruction and eliminates duplication of educational experiences. Many students go on to receive baccalaureate degrees through the 2+2+2 Tech Prep Program. For information on specific programs call Academic Affairs at 732-255-0423.