In 1978, Essex County College opened its West Essex Extension Center in West Caldwell (now known as the West Essex Campus) to meet the educational and training needs of people who live and work in the western part of the county. Today the West Essex Campus, located on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, offers a wide range of credit courses, customized training programs, a computer institute of non-credit courses, seminar workshops, conferences, and other special programs. The facility includes computer, biology and chemistry laboratories and provides a full range of services to students who wish to complete their degree work there.


The college’s enrollment exceeds 8,000 students in its degree programs and another 12,000 in its continuing education (credit and non-credit), youth, and company and customized training programs. The institution’s fastest growing site is its West Essex Campus, where enrollment in degree programs has doubled during the past five years.



West Essex Campus
730 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Academic Programs: 973.877.3175
Enrollment Services: 973.877.6590


Dr. Leigh Bello-de Castro
Associate Dean, West Essex Campus and Online Education
730 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973.877.1912

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