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Services Available to Students and the Public

Continuing and Professional Studies

This Continuing Education division of Brookdale Community College offers short-term career training and professional development programs, lifelong learning experiences summer camps as well as workshops and conferences.

Comprehensive Continuing Education course catalogs are published throughout the year. Detailed information can also be found on the Continuing and Professional Studies website. For more information or for a printed copy of course catalogs, please call 732-224-2315 Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5PM.

Center for Career Development
The Center serves the educational and training needs of individuals interested in entry-level employment, a career change or career advancement. We offer training programs in healthcare, information technology, business, teacher education, hospitality, non-profit management, interpreting and more. For more information see the Center’s website.

Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning at Brookdale opens the door to unlimited new possibilities. When is the last time you did something for the first time? This is the time to think ahead and plan those wishful pursuits that escaped last year. From foreign policy to fencing, from gardening to Gettysburg, we offer unique learning experiences. Our in-classroom presentations are dynamic, our hands-on classes are effective and our Tour and Talk trips make lasting memories. For more information see the Lifelong Learning.

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 Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1979 as the Center for Holocaust Studies. The Center addresses human rights and civil rights issues worldwide and serves the community through an extensive library of books, periodicals and media materials, and permanent archives of memorabilia, artifacts and documents from local survivors. The Teacher Resource Center contains curricula, lesson plans, and study guides.  In addition, the Center offers a Speakers’ Bureau of scholars, educators and Holocaust survivors, and programs and services to students and teachers, such as the Catherine Woolf Student Leadership Conference, theatrical performances, teacher training programs. Our other educational services include an Annual Colloquium and the Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Contest for students in grades 5 - college. Programs are offered for the general community, including scholarly lectures, film series, book discussions and collaborative programs with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in the training of Law Enforcement Officers. The Center also provides a court-mandated 12-week education program for Monmouth and Ocean Counties juvenile bias crime offenders.

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 732-224-2260.

Weather Emergency

In the event of a 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 day classes are canceled on the Lincroft Campus or at the regional locations or evening classes held in a public school when an emergency causes that school to close during the day. Students should call the local Board of Education to determine these closings. 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 and  select Emergency Text Message Opt-In (lower left on the page) enter the information as requested to receive important alerts and messages.We only send important notifications through this system, all regular communications are sent to Brookdale student email accounts.

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 on the Driving and Parking on Campus page. 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 from the Gateway Path. Students are advised to allow ample time for the trip to school especially during the first few weeks of a term or in inclement weather.

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 and obstruct or impede the 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.

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 2.1000R, 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 drug is prohibited. Drug offenses are a violation of College Regulations and violations of Statutory Law, State of New Jersey, which carries severe penalties. Convictions could lead to Student Conduct charges up to and including expulsion as well as a permanent loss of Financial Aid as stated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act. See Loss of Eligibility for Federal Aid due to Drug Conviction.

Smoking Policy
Brookdale Community College promotes and enforces a tobacco-free environment at its main campus and all regional locations. 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, vaping and/or snuff.

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