Adult Learner Resources

Are you 24 years old or older?

Have you been out of high school for 6 years or more?

Are you a veteran or active-duty military?

Do you have one year of college experience or less AND had at least a four year interruption in your college education?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then you are an adult learner!  

Whether you've already decided to go back to school, or just want more information on degree programs and certificates, Ocean County College has the flexibility to accommodate students from various academic and professional backgrounds.

What Does OCC Have to Offer?

Low Tuition Rates

Small Class Sizes

Online & Evening Classes

Access to Childcare Center

Kean-Ocean Partnership

Off-site Class Locations

Non-credit Programs/Certificates

Career Counseling

Veterans Services

How Do I Get Started?

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Additional Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook- Your guide to career information about hundreds of occupations; includes information on salary, job growth and education.

Back to College- Back to College is an all-in-one resource for the adult returning to college.

NJTransfer- Interactive website that helps you determine the transferability of your previous coursework to any New Jersey institution.

Displaced Homemakers- Call Career, Employment & Counseling Services at 732.255.0400 ext. 2297 for more information. This program is designed to provide services to individuals who have lost their primary source of income due to divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse or partner; services include career, employment and life counseling, connection to social and community organizations, and assistance with the job search.