West Essex Branch Campus

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.

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. 



  • Seven popular majors: Business Administration, Accounting, Education, Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice and General Science can be completed at this location.
  • Student-centered supportive environment
  • Smaller class size
  • Convenient location on Bloomfield Avenue, accessible via public transportation
  • Offer a variety of Day, Evening and Weekend courses
  • Dedicated Student Services and Staff: Placement testing, academic advisement, registration, financial aid
  • Support services: Tutoring, computer labs, student lounge, bookstore on site.
  • General Education courses for other majors and pre-requisite courses for Nursing and Allied Health programs are available.
  • On site Au Pair Liaison
  • Student Clubs on campus: Habitat for Humanity and a variety of Gaming Clubs

Contact West Essex Campus

730 Bloomfield Avenue

West Caldwell, NJ  07006

Academic Programs: 973-877-3175

Enrollment Services: 973-877-6590

Cheryl Newton-Banks
Director of Enrollment Services


Dr. Elvira Vieira
Dean of Comm. & Continuing Ed.

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For brief information about the Placement Exam, Exemptions from Testing, Transferring Scores, please see then click on the appropriate tab.

Once you are ready to make an appointment visit our page for making an appointment:

Click the “Make an Appointment for a Test” link to be directed to RegisterBlast to select an available day and time for your exam.

  1. Choose a group: Testing for Essex County College Students/Applicants
  2. Choose a group: Accuplacer College Placement Exam (West Essex Campus)
  3. Choose an exam: Accuplacer – Initial Test (West Essex Campus)
  4.  Review exam description.
  5. Choose a Date and Time: Select an available day and time.
  6. Who is taking this exam? : Complete all required information.
  7. Review exam guidelines and check box.
  8. Needed Information: Provide your ECC student ID number, name, etc.
  9. Click “Add to Cart
  10. A confirmation email will be sent immediately and a reminder email will be sent the day before your exam. Good Luck!


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ECC West Essex Campus (West Caldwell, NJ) – Enrollment Services/WEC –

Essex County College – West Essex Campus, West Caldwell, NJ

Contact Dennia Rentzis, our Au Pair Liaison at:



Recommended Courses for Au Pair Students at WEC (non-matriculating, 8000) VISITING 101 level courses, students are bilingual, should be fluent in English

ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology
ART 100 Art Appreciation
ART 101 Art History
ART 168 Computer Graphics
ART 107 Drawing I
BUS 101 Business Org. & Management
CIS 107 Computer Literacy
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets
CIN 101 Introduction to Film
EDU 101 Introduction to Education
EDU 203 Children with Special needs
FRN 101 Introduction to French
ITL 101 Italian 101
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
SOC 201 Urban Education
SOC 207 Understanding Death & Dying
SPN 101 Spanish 101


English Composition or Mathematics courses only if student has taken placement test through Enrollment Services Office.

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