College Offering Fall Classes at West Caldwell Tech

While Essex County College’s West Essex campus is being reconstructed, students who prefer that location can still attend Fall I Semester classes near their home and work. The College is utilizing West Caldwell Tech, 620 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell, to hold evening classes this fall.

Registration for the Fall I 2022 Semester at Essex County College is underway. The College’s Fall I Semester starts Thursday, September 1, and runs to December 20, 2022.

“This allows the College to maintain a presence in West Essex and provide greater accessibility to our students while the campus in West Caldwell is being rebuilt,” said Dr. Elvy Vieira, Dean of Community, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

All ECC classes, taught by College faculty, at West Caldwell Tech will begin no earlier than 4 p.m. Classes will be offered in the following subject areas: Art, Biology, Business, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, History, Math, and Psychology.

Dr. Vieira said students wishing to take classes that begin before 4 p.m. can do so online, virtually or at the Newark campus.     

 For more information please click on this link: Students may qualify for free tuition through the state Community College Opportunity Grant program. Go to to see how to qualify. Additional registration information is available through the College’s Welcome Center at 973-877-4477.

“I am pleased that we are able to offer classes in West Essex while our permanent campus in West Caldwell is being reconstructed. Essex County College has all you need to succeed,” said ECC President Dr. Augustine A. Boakye.

The new West Essex campus is expected to open to students in the Fall of 2023. The new four-story, 51,700-square-foot building on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, will provide space to complement the current curriculum offered by the College and is designed with flexibility to accommodate any changes that may arise in the future. It will include space for classrooms, labs, an information center, the ECC Skilled and Technical Science Academy and multi-purpose halls.