Bergen Community College to Offer Weekend College Degree Program in Lyndhurst,NJ

Bergen Community College will launch a weekend college program this fall, enabling students to complete an associate of science degree program in two years through classes taken exclusively on Saturdays, Sundays and online.

“Increasing access to higher education remains a hallmark of community colleges,” Bergen President B. Kaye Walter, Ph.D., said. “Institutions must acknowledge the changing needs of their diverse student populations and that our students’ lives demand options and flexibility. With students working multiple jobs and managing familial responsibilities, learning can no longer occur in a vacuum, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. As the access point for education, community colleges have a responsibility to accommodate these needs.”

Weekend College at the Meadowlands

The program, “Weekend College at the Meadowlands,” will reside at the institution’s location in Lyndhurst (1280 Wall Street West), which opened in 2008. Students participating in the program will enroll in five classes each semester – four will take place in-person at the Meadowlands on weekends and the fifth will take place online over the length of the 15-week semester. Each in-person class will meet six times (three Saturdays and three Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm) during four consecutive three-week periods. The classes include online learning elements, making the courses a “hybrid” of both face-to-face and online modalities. Students will receive a one-week break between the four in-person classes.

Example Schedule:

*COM-100 – Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 (in-person/hybrid)

*BIO-130 – Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 (in-person/hybrid)

*MAT-130 – Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 (in-person/hybrid)

*WRT-101 – Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 (in-person/hybrid)

*IST-123 – Sept. 1 through Dec. 18 (online)

The program also provides enrollees with the opportunity to learn as part of a cohort model, taking classes alongs