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Career and Technical Education Division Established at RCSJ

7/13/2020

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division at Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) is at the forefront of preparing students to succeed in skill-specific, high-growth industries by providing core academics, employability coaching, technical training, and adult education opportunities.

“RCSJ recognizes the importance of partnering with businesses and industry to train students for jobs that require technical skills," said Brenden Rickards, Ph.D., Vice President and Provost, Academic Services. "To further bolster the relationships with our industry partners and to develop in-demand academic programming to train the skilled workforce necessary for industrial growth, RCSJ is pleased to announce the establishment of a Career and Technical Education Division."

According to reports, the labor market increasingly demands skilled workers who have some postsecondary education or training, although not necessarily a four-year degree.

With a combination of academic degree and certificate programs, career-oriented pathways and personal enrichment courses, CTE is designed to provide individuals with diverse and customizable programs that meet their specific needs.

"The goal of RCSJ's new division will be to develop and offer both non-credit and credit-bearing programming designed to customize student training to the upcoming workforce requirements as identified as necessary by our workforce partners," added Rickards. "This will further support the economic growth of southern New Jersey by enhancing the skilled training available to our residents."

RCSJ has grown its portfolio of career and technical course offerings following the academic redesign for the Fall 2020 semester. The courses span a wide variety of career pathways that are available to students.

Programs of Study offered on RCSJ-Gloucester Campus:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Technical Studies - Business Track
  • Technical Studies - STEM

Programs of Study offered on RCSJ-Cumberland Campus:

  • Beverage Tourism
  • Construction Management
  • Glass Art (with Salem Community College)
  • Health Information Technology (with Camden County College)
  • Insurance Claims and Risk Management
  • Nuclear Energy Technology (joint with Salem Community College)
  • Scientific Glass Technology (joint with Salem Community College)
  • Technical Studies

Academic and career certificate ​programs, corporate training, and career training offerings may vary by campus. For more information, visit: rcsj.edu/careertech

Ranked the Best Community College in New Jersey by schools.com and one of the top ten online community colleges in the state by the Optimal Guide to Online Schools, RCSJ has programs that build on individual experience and help New Jersey residents keep moving forward, all at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state​



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