2013-2014 catalog 
    Jan 30, 2023  
2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Available to Students and Members of the Public

Child Care on Campus

The Children’s Learning Center (CLC), located on Brookdale’s Main Campus in front of parking lot #4, is a licensed quality Child Care Center that offers care to students, staff and the community. Certified staff provide curriculum and learning activities that are developmentally appropriate. Care is provided to children from 3 months to 5 years of age. The Center is open five days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round.

The Children’s Learning Center is a Learning Lab for the Education and Nursing students on campus. The CLC offers the opportunity for those students to use the Center to complete their required field work during the semester as assigned and approved by their professors. The staff also encourages those students who are interested in working with children to stop by and see the Center.

Tuition is based on a monthly rate and Brookdale students receive a discounted fee. The Center also accepts vouchers and Financial Aid Transfers. Children enrolled in the Learning Center must be registered for the entire semester. There is no drop-in care offered.

For more information or a tour of the Center, please call 732-224-2306 prior to the start of each semester.

Fitness Center

The Brookdale Fitness Center is open 7 days a week for students, staff and the community on a for fee basis. The new facility was completed Summer 2010 and is adjacent to the Collins Arena, and provides cardio, free weight, plate-loaded and selectorized machines for circuit training. In addition, fitness programming is provided in the Group Exercise Room. Membership information is available at the information desk, or call 732-224-2562.

Outreach, Business and Community Development

This continuing education division of Brookdale Community College offers short-term career training and professional development programs, lifelong learning experiences, workshops, conferences and summer camps to the community.

Comprehensive continuing education course catalogs are published three times a year, in December, May and August. Detailed information can also be found on the Business & Community Development website. Community members can also sign up on the website to receive email updates on professional development and lifelong learning programs. For more information or to receive a printed copy of course catalogs, please call 732-224-2315 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Center for Business Services
The Center serves the education, training and retraining, and development needs of local business, industry, professional, government, and non-profit groups. Programs can be credit or non-credit courses, seminars, workshops or customized activities uniquely designed for each organization’s objectives, culture, systems and procedures. Classes can be held on company site, at Brookdale, or a variety of other locations throughout the county. Experts in a variety of fields are available to provide consulting services and technical assistance in the areas of communication, computers, management, team building, problem solving, organizational development, engineering, and a wide range of other areas.

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides workshops and one-on-one counseling to the business community of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The Center links resources of the United States Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the Rutgers Graduate School of Management to provide counseling on matters relating to small business – from start-up to expansion. For more information on SBDC’s programs and services call 732-842-8685.

The Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center (HGHRC)
The office is dedicated to providing resources for education on the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. The staff works to eliminate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice in our society. HGHREC serves the community through its comprehensive and creative educational programs and resources including an extensive library, Teacher’s Resource Center and Speakers’ Bureau. For further information call the HGHREC at 732-224-2074.

Radio Station

WBJB-FM— 90.5 The NIGHT is a full-service local public radio station and NPR® member station linked to the community in many ways. The NIGHT is a training ground for broadcasting students at Brookdale Community College, under the guidance of an experienced, professional staff. WBJB-FM supports local artists both in its music mix (like The NIGHT Local Spotlight) and festival sponsorships. WBJB-FM is proud to be a long-time sponsor of many local festivals including Riverfest, New Jersey Seafood Festival, Comcast’s Jazz in the Park series, and the WBJB-FM Annual Guitar Show. 90.5 The NIGHT is the sole source for Adult Album Alternative in the Monmouth-Ocean market, including in-house productions exploring blues, bluegrass, and jazz plus the award-winning feature, Issues of Substance. 90.5 The NIGHT is a student’information station: the home for local news, Brookdale closings, weather, summer festival information, community events, and more. With Community Bulletin Boards, Public Service Announcements, and Brookdale Notes running throughout the day, it’s the place to find out what’s happening.  Visit the homepage of 90.5 the NIGHT for news and program information.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association was established as an independent corporation on August 15, 1973. The Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors which consists of seven officers and twenty-one trustees. The stated purpose of the Association is to advance the cause of education; foster, develop and provide scholarships for Brookdale students and alumni; and promote ideas, leadership and personal relationships among alumni and students of the College, during and after undergraduate years.

Meetings of the Association are open to the public, as are all activities and programs sponsored by the Association. Membership is open to all graduates, former students and friends of the College. For further information contact the Alumni Association Office at 732-224-2705.


Weather Emergency

(Emergency Closings) In the event of emergency college closings, announcements will be made over radio stations WBJB (90.5 FM), NJ 101.5 (101.5 FM), WHTG (106.3 FM), WJLK (94.3 FM), WOBM (92.7 FM), WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), TV News 12 NJ and WCBS (Channel 2). There are no evening classes when the day classes are canceled on the Lincroft Campus. Also, evening classes held in a public school are suspended when an emergency causes that school to close during the day. Students should call the local Board of Education to determine these closings, as the College is not notified of them. The College reserves the right to schedule additional class sessions should some be canceled. A recorded message on closing can also be obtained by calling 732-842-1900. School closings are also announced via phone mail broadcast and on the Brookdale website. Students can “opt in” to the Emergency Text Alert system to receive text messages in case of emergency closings, etc. Go to the Brookdale homepage and scroll down under “News and Events” and click Opt-In Text Message: Emergency, enter the information as requested to receive important alerts.

Parking, Traffic and Miscellaneous Information

Brookdale’s Parking System
There are 3,727 general parking spaces at the Lincroft Campus. There are also a number of reserved spaces in each parking lot for persons with disabilities. Further information concerning handicapped parking permits can be found under the title “Services to Special Interest Groups ”. Students may park in any lot (except the visitor’s lot adjacent to lot #5). There is always adequate parking in lot #1 on the north side of campus with access to the campus Gateway Path. Students are advised to allow ample time for the trip to school especially during the first few weeks of the term.

Traffic Laws at Brookdale
A vehicle is considered legally parked in a parking lot only when it is parked between, and parallel to, the white lines (providing it is not parked in violation of a posted sign, i.e., handicapped parking). The speed limit on all roadways on the Lincroft Campus is twenty-five (25) miles per hour. The speed limit in parking lot lanes is fifteen (15) miles per hour. Vehicles which are parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, blocking loading zones or fire hydrants, are parked on any grass area, or which present a safety or traffic hazard may be towed and/or ticketed at the owner’s or operator’s expense.

All traffic and parking summonses issued by the College Police are governed by Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey and are returnable in Middletown Municipal Court. In the event a summons is received, please read it carefully and follow the instructions. Parking summons are $54 and most moving violations start at $85. Parking in a handicapped zone is a minimum $250 fine and a mandatory court appearance.

Public Transportation to and from Brookdale
Public transportation to and from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft is available. There are several New Jersey Transit bus routes in the area and a Brookdale shuttle bus (an evening shuttle bus from the Red Bank train station, and a daytime shuttle bus from the Eastern Monmouth Higher Education Center in Neptune). Schedules and more information about these services are available at the Student Life and Activities Information Desk, in the Warner Student Life Center.

Activity Fee
Twenty-four percent of the per credit “General Services Fee” is given to the ASBCC to subsidize student bus, theater, and ski trips, coffee houses, films, video tape presentations, clubs and organizations, and more. Allocations of the fee are controlled by the Student Life Board.

Alcoholic Beverages
In accordance with Brookdale Community College Regulation 2.100R, N-B.2, all alcoholic beverages are prohibited on campus, except when available at a recognized and approved College function. Persons who have not attained the legal drinking age will not be served alcoholic beverages. It should be noted that alcoholic beverages are not only prohibited by College Regulation but by the Statutory Law, State of New Jersey, which carries severe penalties.

Bulletin Boards
All items must be approved by the Office of Student Life and Activities or they will be removed. Approval of any item for posting, does not imply Brookdale’s endorsement. The student newspaper is also a great vehicle for news, notices, and ads.

In accordance with Brookdale Community College Regulation 2.1000R, N–B.3, selling, possession, use, or being under the influence of any kind of drug classified as a controlled dangerous substance or prescription legend drug is prohibited. It should be noted that drug offenses not only are a violation of College Regulations, but are a violation of Statutory Law, State of New Jersey, which carries severe penalties. Convictions could lead to a loss of Financial Aid as stated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act. See Loss of Eligibility for Federal Aid due to Drug Conviction  .

This weekly information flyer keeps Brookdale students aware of activities, club meetings, and other important events. The Happenings is published by Student Activities ever other week during the Fall and Spring terms. Copies are available in the Student Activities Office and at the Information Desk. Look for The Stall, the student newspaper, throughout the campus in the Fall and Spring terms as well.

Lost & Found
If you’ve lost something, check it out with the College Police, extension 2352, or visit the station in front of the Brookdale Print Shop in parking lot #8.

Smoking Policy
Effective January 1, 2011, Brookdale Community College promotes and enforces a tobacco-free environment at its main and Branch Campuses and all Higher Education Centers. Use of tobacco products is prohibited, except in private vehicles. Prohibited products include but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes or chewing tobacco and/or snuff.

This regulation is strictly enforced. Violators could be subject to fines and/or academic sanctions.