The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
MyBrookdale
Brookdale Community College    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High School Programs



College Fast Start Program

High school students may take advantage of Brookdale’sCollege Fast Start program. Selected Brookdale credit courses will be open to qualified high school and home schooled students. For more information on this program select:  brookdalecc.edu/pages/243.asp                   

The following criteria will apply:

  1. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age or older and have completed the equivalent of 9th grade.
  2. Applicants to and students in the program must be recommended by and have written approval from their High School Guidance Counselor and parent/legal guardian. In the case of home schooled students, written approval of a parent/legal guardian will suffice.
  3. Applicants will be allowed to enroll in no more than two college level courses during any term under the guidelines of the Brookdale Community College prerequisite and co-requisite system. Applicants may not enroll in selective admission programs, basic skills or support courses.
  4. Applicants must meet minimum proficiency requirements on the placement tests or SATs. To continue in the program, the student must maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 at the College.
  5. Fast Start students will be designated as non-degree students until they meet the college’s admission requirements for a degree student.
  6. The Admission and Records Office in coordination with the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs and the Office of Transfer Resources will be responsible for the enrollment of Fast Start students in these course offerings. In fulfilling this duty, the Office of Recruitment Services will inform all Monmouth County superintendents, principals and counselors with high school responsibilities of the provisions in the policy and regulation on Fast Start.
  7. Appeals for exceptions should be made in writing to the Executive Vice President for Educational Services or designee.
     

Tech Prep Program

High School juniors and seniors enrolled in select high school courses may take advantage of Brookdale’s “Technology Preparation” program. The following criteria will apply:

  1. The Tech Prep Program is open to high school juniors and seniors who attend a high school with a signed Tech Prep Agreement with Brookdale Community College.
  2. Applicants must be recommended and approved by their high school teacher/counselor and have earned a grade of “C” or better in the appropriate course or course sequence, previously approved by Brookdale, at the high school.
  3. Applicants will complete the standard Brookdale application process and pay the appropriate fees in the spring of their senior year.
  4. In order to receive credit for a Brookdale approved Tech Prep course, the students may be required to pass a challenge test and/or portfolio review, as determined by the appropriate Brookdale academic department, in the spring of their senior year.
  5. These credits will be held in escrow until the student completes 12 additional college level credits with a grade of “C” or better. The additional credits must be earned within two years of high school graduation. Credit for the course(s) will be assigned and appear as “TPC” on the Brookdale transcript.
  6. The Office of Transfer Resources and Articulation will be responsible for instituting and administering the Tech Prep Program at individual high schools.
  7. The appropriate college department chair, in conjunction with the Office of Transfer Resources and Articulation, will be responsible for evaluating, aligning and approving Tech Prep courses as equivalent to Brookdale courses.
  8. Appeals for exceptions to any criteria above should be made in writing to the Executive Vice President for Educational Services or designee.
     

Dual Enrollment Program

High school juniors and seniors may take advantage of Brookdale’s Dual Enrollment Program. Selected Brookdale credit courses will be open to high school juniors and seniors at a Brookdale campus or Higher Education Center or at their high school. The following criteria will apply:

  1. The Dual Enrollment Program is open to high school juniors and seniors who attend a high school with a signed Dual Enrollment agreement with Brookdale Community College.
  2. Applicants must be recommended and approved by their High School Guidance Counselor. Permission from a parent/legal guardian is also required. Applicants must meet minimum proficiency requirements on Accuplacer or SATs. To continue in the program, the student must maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 at the College.
  3. Applicants are required to submit a student privacy waiver in order for the academic and conduct information to be shared between the College and the High School.
  4. Applicants will be allowed to enroll in no more than two (2) Brookdale courses during any term. Enrollment will be subject to the guidelines of the Brookdale Community College prerequisite and co-requisite system. Applicants may not enroll in selective admission programs, basic skills or support courses.
  5. Dual Enrollment students will be designated as non-degree students.
  6. The Office of Transfer Resources and Articulation will be responsible for instituting and administering the Dual Enrollment Program at individual high schools.
  7. All courses offered in the Dual Enrollment Program must be approved and monitored by the appropriate college department chair. All academic standards regarding the course content, syllabus, and faculty credentials will apply. The appropriate college department chair, in conjunction with the Office of Transfer Resources and Articulation, will be responsible for evaluating off site teaching locations to ensure that the proper equipment and technologies required for the course are available.
  8. Appeals for exceptions should be made in writing to the Executive Vice President for Educational Services or designee.