Essex County College offers a wide range of associate degree programs, academic certificate programs, and certificates of completion through the following academic divisions:

Bilingual Studies

Biology & Chemistry


Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences


Mathematics & Physics

Nursing & Allied Health

Social Sciences

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs are specifically designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon completion, although students in some majors may be able to transfer most or all of their credits to baccalaureate programs.

The Academic Certificate programs are designed to provide employment skills in one year or less of full-time study. They enhance or supplement existing skills or offer preparation for a new career path.

Certificate of Completion programs are different from Academic Certificate programs in that they have no general education component and they may include less than 30 credits.

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