Information Sessions, Campus Tours Slated in June

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
3 grads walking outside

Learn about all Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) has to offer by attending an Information Session in June at RVCC’s Branchburg campus. The College is offering General Information Sessions and Adult Information Sessions, as well as special sessions for those interested in its Automotive Technology, Cosmetology and Esthetics (Skin Care) career programs.

RVCC will offer three convenient summer sessions: a six-week session starting May 20; a nine-week session starting June 10; and a six-week session starting July 8. The Fall Semester begins on August 28.

RVCC’s General Information Sessions and campus tours are scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, from 4-6 p.m., and Wednesday, June 12, from 10-11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in the RVCC Conference/Events Center (Room 101).

During the sessions, RVCC Admissions specialists will provide information about:

• Enrolling in classes this summer and for the Fall 2019 Semester

• Programs designed to help students transfer to top colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and even in Europe

• Career training programs, designed in partnership with local industry, that can be completed in a year or less

• The admissions process

• Financial aid options and scholarship opportunities

Information Sessions for adults who are considering returning to college or have never attended college will be held Saturday, June 8, from 10-11 a.m., and Tuesday, June 18, from 7-8 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Conference/Events Center (Room 101). The sessions will introduce adults to RVCC’s new Fast Track program that makes it possible to earn an Associate Degree in two years by taking classes evenings and online. The sessions also will focus on transferring college credits, earning credits for life experience, and making a successful transition back to school after being away from the classroom for years.

An Information Session for RVCC’s Automotive Technology program will be held Tuesday, June 11, from 3-4:30 p.m., in the College’s Workforce Training Center. During the event, prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the innovative and successful program, meet with staff and faculty, and explore the exciting career potential in the field of automotive technology. The Auto Tech program offers Subaru and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) manufacturer training. Program graduates attain additional industry credentials from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS), Snap-On, and other industry partners to allow students to stand out to potential employers.

For additional information about the College’s Automotive Technology program, visit or contact Elizabeth Coccia at 908-526-1200, 8529 or

RVCC will offer an Information Session for its Beauty Professions programs Wednesday, June 26, from 5-6:30 p.m., in the Workforce Training Center. During the Beauty Professions Information Session, participants will learn about RVCC’s programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics (Skin Care) as they view and participate in hands-on hair demonstrations, meet the programs’ director, take part in a question-and-answer segment, and apply for either program. RVCC’s Cosmetology and Esthetics programs feature an accomplished teaching staff, innovative teaching methods, and opportunities for job shadowing and salon practicum. The programs offer proactive job placement for graduates.

The next daytime Cosmetology program will be held August 28, 2019-June 9, 2020. The next daytime Esthetics program will be held July 30, 2019-January 17, 2020. For information about the Cosmetology or Esthetic programs, contact Marcia Bird at 908-526-1200, ext. 8618 or For additional information about the programs, visit or

To register for an Information Session, visit and click on June. For additional information, contact the Admissions Department at 908-526-1200, ext. 7009 or

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



May 15, 2019

PR #146