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Brookdale Community College    
  Feb 25, 2018
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

Services To Students

Student Success Centers

The Student Success Centers provide students at the Freehold Campus and Higher Education Centers with a wide range of services to support their college experience. In addition to open computer labs and study spaces, the Student Success Centers provide registration, admission, financial aid, testing services as well as advising and counseling. Students can also find academic support in math, computer science, reading and writing as well as student life programs specific to the regional location. For the Center nearest you, visit the Student Success Center web site at

The Bankier Library

The Bankier Library provides a variety of study and research environments. The Information Commons is the largest open computer lab on campus with more than 200 networked PCs. The librarians and learning assistants at the Help Desk can assist students with their research needs.

Wireless access at any Brookdale location is available with student Brookdale email login name and password. Remote access to library resources also requires your email name and password.

Power outlets for portable computers are found in all the individual carrels and group study rooms.

The college OneCard is required to reserve group study rooms or to borrow books, video, laptops, and ipads.


Library hours are posted on the web site or by phone: 732-224-2706.

Computing Facilities

Computers for student use are located throughout the Lincroft campus, at the Branch Campus and Higher Education Student Success Centers. There are “open labs” that allow students additional access time with lab assistants who are available to answer technical questions. While many of these facilities are limited to students enrolled in the supported classes, open labs are available in the Reading and Writing Center in Larrison Hall, the Math Lab in the MAS building and the Information Commons in the Bankier Library.

Students should familiarize themselves with the College policy and regulations concerning appropriate computer use. In particular, the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. Doing so may subject the user to civil and/or criminal liabilities. Please refer to College Regulation 2.9000R, Computer Resources,Network and Facilities Use.

The Scroll and Pen Book Store

The Scroll and Pen Book Store, centrally located in the Warner Student Life Center near parking lots 6 and 7, is the student store for textbooks, course-required material, and a whole lot more. The Scroll and Pen Book Store offers a wide variety of supplies, gift items, art and photography supplies, paperbacks, reference books, software, CDs, clothing and backpacks and an assortment of snacks, candy and beverages.

Textbook Information

Information regarding course textbooks and supplemental materials is available on the Scroll and Pen Book Store website at Students will find the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) as well as the retail price. If the ISBN is not available, the book author, title, publisher and copyright date will be available.

At the end of each major term and other special times, the College Store holds a book buy-back where students may receive up to 50% of the purchase price for used textbooks.

The Scroll and Pen Book Store is open Monday and Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday during the Fall and Spring Terms. During the summer terms the hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday. Hours between terms are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Hours are extended during the first two weeks of each term including the first two Saturdays to accommodate evening students. For more information call 732-224-2595. For textbook information call 732-224-2382. Or order your textbooks online, its convenient and saves time.

Dining Services

The Jersey Blues Café is Brookdale`s main dining room, where waking up with Culinart is the way to start the day! Made-to-order omelets, eggs, pancakes, and other assorted goodies are available for your convenience. The hours of operation for the Jersey Blues Dining Room are Monday-Thursday, 7:30AM to 5PM and 7:30AM to 2:00 PM on Fridays.Light dining is also available in Larrison Hall from 8AM to 8PM Monday-Thursday and 8AM to 2PM on Friday’s during the terms. In addition, assorted vending machines are located throughout the campus for students and staff.  If you need more information, please call 732-224-2502 or visit the Dining Services website at

Office of the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs

The Office of the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs is the official unit of the College concerned with providing services to the student population and directing other College units designed to enhance the quality of student education and social life. The Dean serves as the student advocate and the official liaison between students and the College administration.

Counselors (Student Development Specialists)

NOTE: While Counselors make recommendations and in many cases formally approve courses, students are ultimately responsible and accountable for final course selection, registration, and degree completion. Professionally trained Counselors, known at Brookdale as Student Development Specialists, help students make clear decisions related to their educational goals and overall development. Working both individually and in groups, Counselors can help students build their academic degree programs, clarify career goals, tailor Brookdale course work toward specific transfer purposes, and address personal counseling needs which might affect their academic progress. A Counselor can also be the student’s primary liaison with the teaching faculty.

Although counseling services are available on an as-needed basis, emphasis may be placed on certain counseling services at different points in the student’s educational career. For example, early on the Counselor will interpret the Basic Skills Placement Test and help students select courses that reflect their initial academic and career interests. As students make progress, helping them assess career interests and clarify transfer goals becomes more important. The need for personal counseling may arise at any time, and counselors may provide short-term services, make referrals, or trigger crisis-intervention procedures.

To ensure integration of student development and support services, the Counseling Division is part of the Student Development Services Group which includes the Office of Disability Services, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) and Experiential Learning/Career Services. Under the larger umbrella for the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs Division, this group also works closely with the department of Student Affairs and Support Services, the Admission and Registration office as well as, Financial Aid, Athletics, International Education Center, College Health Services, Student Life and Activities and Recruitment Services.


Brookdale Community College enhances the academic college experience with a wide array of extracurricular activities. The Athletic Department provides a diverse range of programs to encourage physical well being as a lifetime endeavor for full and part-time students alike. The intramural and recreational programs are open to all registered students. Information regarding these programs is included in the “Happenings” or can be obtained by contacting the Intramural Coordinator at 732-223-2376.

Backed by passionate coaches and administrators, Brookdale’s intercollegiate program is nationally recognized. The Jersey Blues’ teams compete in the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and in the Region XIX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The department emphasizes that the “student” come first in “student-athlete” therefore all participants of Brookdale athletics must be deemed eligible by the standards set forth by the NJCAA. All rules and regulations for participation can be found at or by contacting either the Athletic Director at 732-224-2044 or the Associate Athletic Director at 732-224-2379.

The athletic department sponsors the following sports for the each academic year:


Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
Men’s & Women’s Soccer
Women’s Tennis
Women’s Volleyball

Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Golf (coed)
Men’s Tennis
Men’s Lacrosse

Summer Sports Camps
For young athletes, lifetime learning begins at Brookdale. The Jersey Blues Summer Sports Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. The following sports will be available beginning in June:

Field Hockey
Running Camp
Sports Readiness
Sports Fun
Summer Leagues for Soccer
Summer Leagues for Basketball
Roller/Street Hockey Camp

While brochures are available by mid-February you can see the Athletic Departments the sport camp offerings on the Summer Sports Program page. Register early, these are popular camps and fill up quickly. Call 732-224-1867 to request a brochure or to be placed on the mailing list if they are not available are not yet available.

The Office of Student Life and Activities

The Office of Student Life and Activities provides services and programs to assist Brookdale students to become more broadly educated and to develop improved interpersonal relationships. Student Life accomplishes this through student services such as the Student Life Board, College-wide activities, recreation and intramurals, intercollegiate athletics, health services, and clubs and organizations.

The Office of Student Life and Activities is located in the Donald D. Warner Student Life Center room SLC 101. Robert Quinones is the Director of Student Life and Activities and can be reached via email at or by calling 732-224-2390.

The Student Life Board (SLB) is Brookdale’s version of student government, programming board, and finance board all in one. The student members of the Board are afforded excellent experiences to learn about group processes, leadership methods, management, and logistical skills. The organization is made up of student members interested in bringing exciting, quality programs to Brookdale. Programs sponsored by the Board include films, lectures, comedy performances, concerts, cultural programs, and social events. The Student Life Board also promotes good relations with surrounding colleges; exchanging program and organizational ideas as well as cooperating on programs.

The members of SLB and the staff of Student Life and Activities combine their talents to plan and implement a total activities program. This program includes films, lectures, bus trips, theater trips, concerts, dances, and performing and creative arts experiences. If students would like to participate in the selection and production process, contact the Student Life Board at 732-224-2647, or the Office of Student Life and Activities at 732-224-2390. Offices for both the Student Life Board and Student Life and Activities are located in the Student Life Center in SLC 101.

At the beginning of each semester, the Student Activities Calendar, which outlines the events for the entire term, is distributed throughout the campus. Also, every week, “Happenings”, an information flier, keeps the Brookdale community informed about of campus activities.


Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassadors are trained student-leader employees who represent Brookdale Community College in a variety of ways.  They manage operational aspects of the Warner Student Life Center and the information kiosk on the first floor of the CAR building. They provide support for a wide range of events and activities sponsored by the departments of Student Life and Recruitment Services, they act as small group leaders at new student orientation; they are the public face of the College. Student Ambassadors performer their jobs and work with the public, staff and students while always demonstrating respect, teamwork, integrity, courteousness and professional behavior.

Student Ambassadors prepare for their position by training at the end of August each year. Beyond department skills sets that they use on the job, they also participate in customer service training, emergency management training with the Brookdale Police department and review FERPA protocols with representatives from the Registrar’s office. Student Ambassadors also complete a yearlong training workshop called the Student Ambassador Leadership Institute (SALI). This training experience compliments the training that Ambassadors receive in their assigned work areas, SALI also provides sessions in areas that will be beneficial not only in the Ambassador positions, but also in the students’ personal and professional lives beyond Brookdale.


Career Services

The Career Services Department offers programs designed to complement the student’s academic study with “hands-on” experiences in the real world and services to help them attain their career goals. Whether placed with an employer in a work experience related to their major, or volunteering in a community service project as an integrated component of their course work, students develop valuable skills for the future. Programs and Services include:

  • Internships (Credit & Non-credit)
  • Service Learning (Volunteer)
  • Education Field Experience
  • Work Study/Student Help
  • Career Planning Workshops
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Alumni Services

The benefits of Experiential Learning are clear. Participants are better prepared for career decision-making, as they move into either permanent employment, or continue their education. Participants have a greater “edge” in securing a job, and enrolling in a four-year college. All activities are recorded on the student’s transcript. 

Students interested in participating in either Internship (credit or non-credit) must meet program eligibility. All students must be: (1) matriculated/Degree Students, (2) have completed the number of course credits in their major required by the department and (3) have the approval of an instructor and a Career Services Representative. Both credit and non-credit  internships require the completion of learning objectives, employer evaluation and an evaluation meeting with a Career Services Representative.

NOTE:  Please be aware that a valid U.S. Social Security number may be required for completion of some academic programs that require an internship or placement in organizations that require a background check.

Service-Learning combines academic study and community service, providing a unique opportunity for students to learn through active participation in organized service. Service-Learning puts “education into action.”

Education Field Experience
Students wishing to transfer Education105 must complete 60 hours of field observation, coordinated through the Career Services department.

Work Study/Student Help
Students who qualify under financial aid for the Work Study Program, work with Career Services staff for an appropriate on-campus or off-campus job.  Students who are in good academic standing and are currently enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits may be able to find on-campus work opportunities through the Student Help Program.

NOTE: Students convicted for any criminal offense involving drugs will result in loss of eligibility for Financial Aid student employment.

Career Planning Workshops
Workshops offer currently enrolled students an overview of the skills needed for effective career planning, highlighting assessment tools, effective decision-making, how to gather and integrate career information, communicating your skills, making the transfer from classroom to work.

Job Search Assistance
Open to all students and alumni, we provide assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills, and referrals to full-time, part-time, and summer employment.

Alumni Services
Brookdale students near graduation, or those who have already graduated, are eligible for job search assistance, resume writing/interview skill workshops, access to our online job database, as well as interviews with interested employers.

Contact the office at 732-224-2792, or visit MAC 105.

Clubs and Organizations

All students enrolled at Brookdale Community College are automatically members of the Associated Students of Brookdale Community College. Membership enables student participation in the activities program at the College. As part of that program there are clubs and organizations to supplement a student’s classroom experiences as well as special interest groups. Each group is supervised by a Student Life Administrator and a BCC faculty or staff advisor who is appointed annually by the Office of Student Life and Activities.

The actual list of organized student clubs and organizations varies each year as new interests emerge. Stop by the Office of Student Life and Activities, SLC Room 101, call (732) 224-2390 or visit for the most up-to-date club and organization listings.

Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society/service organization that recognizes academic achievement among two-year college students. A student is invited to join if the cumulative GPA is 3.7 or above, if the student has completed 12 college credits and is matriculated into a major. Alpha Pi Theta, the Brookdale PTK chapter, is not only concerned with academic achievement but also encourages the four Phi Theta Kappa hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship through club-sponsored activities and programs including regional and national workshops and conferences. The Chapter office is located in the Clubs and Organizations Room in the Student Life Center, Room SLC 109. Call (732) 224-2427 for more information.

Psi Beta
Psi Beta is the National Honor Society in Psychology for two year colleges. It was founded in 1981 to recognize the scholastic achievements of students in Psychology. The Brookdale Chapter was established in 2002 and was recognized as the 2005 Wadsworth Publishers Outstanding Psi Beta Chapter. Psi Beta is open to students from any majors who have: at least a 3.2 GPA, completed 12 college credits (applicable towards a degree), completed at least one college psychology course and have received a grade of “B” or higher in every completed psychology course. Being a member provides opportunities for leadership, participation in research projects, attendance at regional conferences, special lectures, programs and much more. Upon graduation, Brookdale Psi Beta members are distinguished by special mention in the program and the opportunity to wear identifying cords or stoles. Contact Dr. David Wiseman, Advisor,by email or call (732) 224-2150. Brent Costleigh is Co-Advisor to Psi Beta and can be reached by email at or by calling (732) 224-2846.

New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honors Society
The New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honors Society is a statewide organization which is sponsored by two-and four-year colleges with business programs. This society recognizes annually exceptional scholastic achievement based on GPA. Only the top 1% of students in Brookdale’s Business Administration program are eligible. For more information contact the Business Department at 732-224-2894.

Lambda Epsilon Chi
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is a nationally known academic honor society for paralegal students. Sponsored by the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), the society offers students national scholarship opportunities, participation in regional, state and local conferences and networking opportunities with other legal professionals. Candidates for membership in LEX must have completed at least 40 credits (60 credit program) and have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher in 2/3 of legal specialty courses. Contact the Legal Studies Department, 732-224-2337 for more information.

Lambda Nu
Lambda Nu is the national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences. To qualify as a member, students must be admitted to the Radiologic Technology program, maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in professional courses, enroll as a full-time student for at least one semester and demonstrate commitment to the profession of Radiologic Technology through professional organizations.

Academic Affairs

The Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs provides institutional support for development and improvement of academic programs and courses, student learning outcomes assessment and for the academic class schedule. The office also administers the Dean’s List, Student Grade Appeals and Academic Integrity cases (i.e., cheating in class, plagiarism, etc.). Forms for both the Grade Appeal and Academic Integrity Code are available in each Division Office, as well as the Office of the Dean and the Academic Affairs Web Page at Academic Testing Services, through the Testing Center, Articulation and Transfer Agreements, Basic Skills and Adult Basic Education (ABE) at the College’s regional locations and the Teaching and Learning Center report to Academic Affairs. High School, Dual Enrollment and Tech Prep Programs are also coordinated through this Office.


Brookdale maintains transfer agreements with upper level institutions through the Transfer Resources/Articulation Office. This office works with deans, faculty and administrators to develop agreements that coordinate curricula and ensure maximum transferability of general education and transfer program career courses. Call 732-224-2015 for information. Additional information can be found on the Transfer Resources/Articulation webpage at Students will be able to review New Jersey Transfer Law, articulation and dual-admission agreements as well as a number of transfer links to other colleges.

High School Programs

The Technology Preparation program is a collaboration between Brookdale Community College and area high schools.  College and high school faculty work together to integrate college level work into select high school courses.  Students who complete these courses are given the opportunity to earn college credits at Brookdale Community College.

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.  For further information, call 732-224-2574.

Testing Services and Center

The Office of Testing Services and the Testing Center offer many services to both students and members of the surrounding community. The Testing Center is located in the lower level of the CAR building. Check the Brookdale website, select Services then Testing Services or call 732-224-2584 for information.

Testing Services For Brookdale Students

  • All new degree students entering the College may be required to take the Accuplacer Basic Skills Placement Test which includes a measurement of reading, writing, and mathematics. Full or partial waivers may be granted for a variety of circumstances (See Pre-Registration Testing  link is Counselors will use the results of this placement test to assist students in choosing first semester classes.
  • Students may wish to take advantage of career assessment services available and should see their counselor to discuss the assessment services. Students will be referred to the Office of Testing Services and will take the tests at their convenience. The results and an interpretation will be forwarded to the counselor. Students should make an appointment with their counselor to discuss the results and interpretation. All test results are held in the strictest confidence.
  • Brookdale students may be referred to the Testing Center for course testing by an instructor for a variety of reasons, including retests and make up exams. Testing for alternate delivery courses (videotape, online, television, or hybrid courses) is also done in the Testing Center. Occasionally, exams may be scheduled in the Testing Center because of unscheduled class cancellations.
  • Candidates for entry into one of Brookdale’s Allied Health Programs must take an admissions test. When students are eligible for entry into the program, the student will be sent an invitation for admission testing.

Testing Services for the Community

  • CLEP and DSST credit-by-examination programs for students who have gained knowledge elsewhere - in school, in the military, through independent study, or through other life experiences. Passing these tests may allow a student to bypass these subjects in which college-level knowledge has already been gained. With time and money saved, students can take more interesting and challenging courses. It is possible to earn 30 credits at Brookdale through CLEP and DSST, and credits from these exams are accepted at over 2,000 colleges and universities throughout the country. See the website for more information.
  • Distance Education students from other institutions may take exams at Brookdale’s Testing Center. Brookdale is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers and has been awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association.
  • The Testing Center is contracted with Certiport to deliver Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) assessment testing for the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Brookdale’s Lincroft campus now offers High School Equivalency Testing in both English and Spanish. Please visit the website at for preparation and registration information.
  • The Testing Center also administers the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), LSAT, and various certification tests.

Testing Center Policies

  • All students and test takers, including visiting students, must present government issued photo ID to take a test.
  • All personal items including turned off cell phones must be placed in lockers. Locks are supplied by the Testing Center Staff.
  • Time constraints, including closing times of the Testing Center will be strictly followed.
  • The Testing Center strictly adheres to the Academic Standards of the College and will report all violations.

Testing Center Hours
The Testing Center is open Monday through Saturday. Students should arrive no later than two hours before closing for all academic course testing and three hours for all other testing. For hours of service visit the Testing Center web site at or call the Testing Center at 732-224-2584.

Adult Basic Education

Anyone wishing to return to education should investigate the program offered by the Office of Adult Basic Education at the College’s Higher Education Centers. Among the services: GED classes offered to improve the skills necessary to pass the GED test which will lead to a New Jersey State high school diploma; adult basic education which focuses on improving reading, language use and mathematics; English as a Second Language (ESL); new immigrant assistance; job skills training for displaced homemakers and consumer education. The English Literacy Civics and Citizenship course has been added to the program. Staff will assist students preparing to become a citizen of the United States of America. Contact the Long Branch (732-229-8440), Eastern Monmouth (Neptune) (732-774-3363) or Northern Monmouth (Hazlet) (732-739-6010) Higher Education Centers or the Freehold Campus (GED: 732-625-7047; ESL: 732-625-7048) for further information.

Services to Special Interest Groups

Persons with Disabilities

Brookdale Community College offers individualized accommodations and/or services to persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities must identify themselves, provide documentation of their disability and request appropriate services. The first point of contact should be with the Director of Disability Services,Mr. Ernest Oversen, who can be reached by calling 732-224-2730 or 732- 842-4211 (TTY). The office is located in the Main Academic Complex on the first floor in MAC 111. Admission to Brookdale is automatic; however, admission to a program requires the meeting of prerequisites for all students. Because of the special needs of students with disabilities, counselors have been assigned to work specifically with them.

The Disability Services Office, the counselors, and the Learning Disabilities Specialist work in conjunction to coordinate meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

Additional information about facilities and services available to prospective and enrolled students with disabilities can be found on the Disability Services webpage at

There are designated parking spaces, ramps from parking areas to the walkways, elevators in the academic complex, LAH, CVA, adapted lavatories, electric power doors, and blue light emergency phones are located in various locations across the campus and along the Campus Gateway path to parking lot 1. TTY equipment is available in the Disability Services Office.

Disability Services Office
The Disability Services Office ensures compliance with federal and state laws, that no qualified student with a disability be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs or activities of Brookdale Community College, or be subjected to discrimination by the College or its personnel.

To get started at Brookdale, students must apply to the College; make an appointment with the Director of Disability Services and where appropriate, provide documentation of the disability; take the Accuplacer basic skills test; schedule an appointment with the assigned Student Development Specialist; register for classes in the Office of the Registrar and make arrangements for payment.

Accommodations are approved and coordinated on a case-by-case basis.

Special Parking Privileges
All motor vehicles parked in handicapped parking spaces must display a valid permit and the driver or passenger must be disabled. Anyone found using a handicapped permit issued to another person is subject to a summons and forfeiture of the handicapped permit.

If students have a permanent physical disability and need to use the handicapped spaces, please contact the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission ( in order to obtain the approved decal or license plate.

The Police Department will issue Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits (Placards) for a six-month period only on receipt of a doctor’s certification that the applicant is temporarily disabled. The Police Department can issue an additional six-month Temporary Parking Permit if warranted by a doctor’s certification. No Temporary Permits will be issued beyond these limitations.

These are the requirements of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Traffic Laws which cover Brookdale’s parking lots (Motor Vehicle Statutes 39:4-204, 39:4-206 & 39:4-207)

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

During general emergencies, when it is necessary to evacuate a building, persons with ambulatory disabilities who are unable to negotiate a stairwell will be brought to an area of rescue assistance in buildings so equipped, or designated assembly areas in buildings that are not so equipped. These areas will normally be shown on diagrams near the exits of all classrooms.

Evacuation will be done by fire or police personnel as part of their emergency procedures. Normally, the senior Brookdale employee in the area will be responsible for ensuring that the disabled person gets to the area and for informing police and fire personnel of the presences of disabled persons in the designated area.

Non-Native Speakers of English

The College offers an intensive English as a Second Language Program for non-native speakers of English who need to improve their English language skills.  Upon completion of the program, students will be better prepared to study college-level coursework and foster success in the workplace and everyday life.  To enter the program, students are required to complete an ESL placement exam.  Based on the test results, students will be placed in or exited out of the ESL program.  Contact the ESL Administrator, Synde Kaufman, 732-224-2656 for further information.

Who should take the ESL Placement Test?

  • Anyone who grew up and/or was educated in a country other than the United States
  • Anyone who speaks a language other than English at home
  • Anyone who took ESL classes at any time during high school

How do I take the ESL Placement Test?

  • Ask for an admission application.
  • Fill out the application and pay the $25.00 fee. Be sure to save your receipt.
  • Ask for a permission slip to take the ESL Placement Test.
  • Go downstairs to the Testing Center. Show your permission slip and identification.
  • Take the test and go home.
  • After your test, call the ESL desk at 732-224-2656 to make an appointment for an oral interview.
  • After your interview (in Larrison Hall, Room 232), you will be given a signed orange card that will identify your proper level. You will need to bring that card with you when you register in the CAR building.

Learning Communities

In higher education Learning Communities are classes that are linked or clustered during an academic term, often around an interdisciplinary theme, and enroll a common cohort of students. A variety of approaches are used to build learning communities, with all intended to restructure the student’s time, credit and learning experiences to build community among students, between students and their teachers and among faculty members and disciplines.

Students in Learning Communities enroll in more than one class with the same group of students. Relationships with faculty and classmates are enriched by connecting content and assignments between courses. Learning Communities improve students’ success and help ease the transition to college.

Regional Locations

A major function of Brookdale is to serve the needs of its community. Brookdale believes its community is all of Monmouth County and views the entire County as its campus. To best serve students throughout the County, Brookdale operates one main campus in the Lincroft section of Middletown, a Campus in Freehold and four locations regionally located (see below). The regional locations are spread out in four communities across Monmouth County. Together with the Freehold Campus, they serve as convenient locations for students to access the Brookdale experience. The regional locations offer the opportunity for credit students to complete at least 50% of their degree program, access the Student Success Centers and participate in the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. They also provide specialized non-credit programs, professional development and lifelong learning opportunities along with community based programs and activities. The Freehold Campus and regional locations serve as Brookdale’s link to the communities of Monmouth County.

Brookdale at Freehold is located at the junction of Route 33 and Route 9 in Freehold Township. For further information, call 732-780-0020.

Brookdale at Neptune is located just north of the junction of Neptune Avenue and Route 33, across from the Neptune High School. For further information, call 732-774-3363.

Brookdale at Hazlet is located at One Crown Plaza in Hazlet, 1/4 mile east of the junction of Route 35 and Union Avenue. For further information, call 732-739-6010.

Brookdale at Long Branch  is located at the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue in Long Branch. For further information, call 732-229-8440.

Brookdale at Wall and the NJ Coastal Communiversity is located on Monmouth Blvd. in Wall Township. For further information, call 732-280-7090.