Students choose from one of three biology curricula: traditional biology major, pre-professional and biotechnology. These curricula parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in biology.
The Biotechnology curriculum prepares the students for biotechnology/biosciences programs at four-year institutions and for a future career in biotechnology. The students in this program acquire knowledge in general biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, genetics, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology. The students will acquire competence in laboratory techniques and instrumentation that are relevant to the biotechnology industry. This degree transfers seamlessly (without loss of credit) to the Biotechnology B.S. degree at Rutgers University and to other universities.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the New Jersey Council of Presidents, and Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
The standard duration of this Associate Degree program is four semesters (two years). Many students elect to take the science and general education courses required in the program before entry into the program. However, the four nursing courses must be taken in sequence and still require four semesters before graduation. Each nursing course may require Monday through Friday attendance.
Dental Hygiene Program
Middlesex County College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. The curriculum is rigorous and includes general education, science courses and dental hygiene courses. Students complete two years of academic study including clinical practice under the supervision of Middlesex County College faculty in the college’s Dental Hygiene clinic and external clinical practice sites. General education and science courses may be completed prior to admission to the program or concurrently with the dental hygiene program courses.
During the final semester of the program, students are eligible to take the Dental Hygiene National Board and the North East Regional Board Examinations. Upon graduation and successful completion of these board examinations, the graduate may apply for and take a state licensure examination.
The Radiography Education Program includes general education and science courses. Extensive study in the field of radiography is designed to provide comprehensive, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. Instruction takes place in well-equipped classrooms, small study group areas, and energized radiographic rooms with a fully operating digital and film processing.
Rapid growth in the medical field has created demand for individuals trained in this allied health profession. In addition to hospital work, graduates prepare for positions in private physician’s offices, clinics, x-ray manufacturing firms, film companies, and portable x-ray companies
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the AMERICAN REGISTRY EXAMINATION and upon successful passage, are eligible for a New Jersey State License.
Is there an application fee?
Yes, there is a $25 application fee. You can click here to complete the application online.
What information am I entitled to know about my student?
FERPA, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal mandate that requires Middlesex County College to protect the privacy of students. Under FERPA, the College cannot disclose information, including academic, without written permission from the student (even if you are paying the tuition!).
My child has a documented disability. What assistance is available?
Middlesex County College welcomes students with disabilities and has a very active Disability Service Office located in the Department of Counseling and Career Services. While there is no special education in College, the Disability Services staff assists students in coordinating accommodations with their faculty, provides testing accommodations, note taking support, assistive technology as well as other accommodations based on a student’s disability and documentation. Students should call the Disability Services Office at (732) 906-2546 to meet with a disability services counselor to discuss their needs and available services. College able students who have a learning disability may also be interested in our comprehensive support service program, Project Connections. Interested students need to apply to Project Connections by Feb. 15 of the year prior to starting at the College. See the website for additional details.
How safe is the campus?
The College Police Department is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. There is always a police officer(s) on duty to respond to calls for service. Our officers are fully trained, commissioned, and armed. They are also trained as first responders for medical emergencies.
Police and public safety services include crime prevention, lost and found property control, emergency/disaster management, crime and accident investigation, parking enforcement, security escort services, building security and vehicle assistance with breakdowns and lockouts.
Is Financial Aid available?
More than 50% of our students receive some form of aid. General eligibility for most federal, state, and institutional aid programs is based on financial need and/or academic achievement. Aid is available in several forms: grants, scholarships, loans and student employment programs. You can get an estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid by going towww.fafsa4caster.ed.gov.
Who can I contact for additional information?
Our counselors will be happy to speak with you on the phone or arrange a meeting. The hours for the Admission Office are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Do you offer campus tours?
We welcome visitors and their families throughout the year. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour. Or, fill out our online Request a Visit form and tell us what you’d like to do while you’re here.