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Bergen Community College Open Saturdays, Semester Approaches

Bergen Community College has several new options for students this fall.
Bergen Community College has several new options for students this fall. Photo Credit: Bergen Community College

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College, the state’s No. 1 institution for associate degree graduates two years in a row, will offer special Saturday hours this month for students seeking to finalize their fall schedules.

Classes begin Thursday, Sept. 1.

Representatives from registration, financial aid, admissions, advising and the bursar will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27 at the college’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road. Regular hours continue from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at both the main campus and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall St. W., Lyndhurst.

Bergen Community College, which received praise in 48 specific areas during its recent accreditation evaluation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also will offer two “flex-start” options for students this fall. Those semesters begin Sept. 21 and Oct. 26 at its three locations -- the main campus, the Meadowlands and the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center, 355 Main St., Hackensack.

For more information on registering for classes, go here . Additionally this fall, Bergen Community College will launch a weekend college program that will enable students to earn an associate of science degree in two years through classes taken exclusively on Saturdays, Sundays and online. For more information on the program, e-mail

Also in September, students enrolled in nursing, dental hygiene and other health care fields will have the opportunity to take classes in the $26 million Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, which opened May 17. The 63,000 square-foot facility is the first new free-standing building opened at Bergen’s Community College's main campus since 2007.

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