Business & Public Service Department
Pattiann Kletz, Chair
Our Mission: To provide challenging career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.
To fulfill its mission, the department promotes the active participation and support of faculty, students, business leaders and other community alliances. The department is committed to providing programs that not only develop professional skills, but also foster entrepreneurial spirit, high ethical standards and civic responsibility.
Degree Programs(click here for the College Catalog)
- Business Administration (A.S.) with options in:
- Criminal Justice (A.A.)
These programs offer:
- Partnerships and linkages with many colleges and universities
- Department articulation with the NJIT School of Industrial Management and others
- Business Management with options in:
- Accounting Information Systems
- Emergency Services
- Emergency Services - Fire Science option
- Environmental Control Technology
- Food & Beverage Management
- Paralegal Studies
- Technical Studies
- Technical Studies, option in Business Management
CPA Education Requirement Certificate
Environmental Control Technology
Financial Services Certificate of Completion
Food and Beverage Management
Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Tax Preparer Certificate of Completion
Outreach, Cross Programming Initiatives & Resources
- Co-operative Education
- Articulated Credit
- Service Learning
- Honors Program
- Business Simulation Seminar
- Accounting Lab
(Log in to WebStudy,then use User Name "guest130941" and Password "topsguest".)
- Center for International Business and Education
- RVCC Career Services
- Final Answer?: Using the Game Show to Reinforce Learning in the Classroom
RVCC awards an annual criminal justice scholarship. To apply, a student must be enrolled full-time in an RVCC Criminal Justice Degree or related Certificate program and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. For information or to apply for the scholarship, please contact Prof. Brian Donnelly at 908-526-1200 8228 or in room H310A
Students enrolled in the International Business Degree or Certificate program are eligible to apply for the Axel Velden Memorial Scholarship. The student must have a 3.0 average or better and must show evidence of community or college service. The scholarship varies in amount each year. The scholarship is awarded in early November. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact Prof. Ellen Lindemann at 908-526-1200 x8348 or in room H314.
The RVCC Paralegal Studies Program offers this scholarship to a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in the Paralegal Studies Degree or Certificate programs. The scholarship consists of a cash award of $600, to be applied to tuition & fees, textbook purchases and other college costs. The scholarship will next be offered in the Spring 2016 semester.
A second scholarship, the Patricia Critelli Scholarship, is available to residents of Hunterdon County or those who have worked in the legal profession in Hunterdon County. Applicants must be RVCC students (taking a minimum of 6 credits), and demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit. A scholarship recipient must earn and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better as an RVCC student. The scholarship consists of an award of up to $4,794 (in two installments) based on the number of credits the student is taking. Click here for the application (requires Microsoft Word).
The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) sponsors the National Collegiate Business Merit Awards, which provide national recognition and scholarship opportunities to deserving students for academic achievement. Students are nominated by faculty, and will receive a biography form from the USAA. Upon completion of the form, students are included in the USAA Collegiate Yearbook. Students will also receive a scholarship application, and the USAA awards 250 cash grants each year.
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards conducts regional competitions all over the USA in conjunction with local Entrepreneurs' Organization chapters. The competition is open to undergraduate-level students who are engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Nominations for student entrepreneurs can be submitted at http://www.gsea.org/apply.
For New Jersey students, additional prize money is sometimes available. Visit www.fdu.edu/rothman for an application and contest information.
- Criminal Justice -- please contact Prof. Brian Donnelly, club advisor
- Enactus -- please contact Prof. Tracy Rimple, club advisor
- Paralegal -- Prof. Maria DeFilippis, advisor