The University Center at Raritan Valley Community College is an alternate means for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents and workers to complete advanced education without having to travel outside the region. Through partnerships with an expanding number of accredited colleges and universities, the Center provides courses at the North Branch campus leading to baccalaureate- and graduate-level degrees and certificates.
Current University Center partners include: Caldwell College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Kean University, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
In keeping with the core principles of RVCC, the University Center offers programs that expand the College’s capacity to positively affect the educational and economic well-being of students and the community. As a result, the following programs are currently offered:
- B.A. Elementary Education
Certification programs are offered in early childhood education (Preschool through grade three); elementary education (Kindergarten through grade 8), elementary school with subject matter specialization in English, mathematics, social studies and science; and for teaching grades K-12 in art, biology, English, French, mathematics, music, social studies, and Spanish.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
- B.A. Individualized Studies
- Concentration in Business & International Studies
- Concentration in Communication & Applied Technology
- B.S. Management
- B.S. Business Administration
- B.S. Accounting
- B.S. Marketing
An International Business concentration is available for all degrees
- B.S. Nursing
- Executive M.B.A. Global Management
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- B.A. Liberal Studies
Students enrolling in the liberal studies program may transfer with the A.A, A.S. or A.A.S. degree. Adult students who already have attained significant technical and applied skills and who now wish to pursue their education in the liberal arts can obtain the bachelor’s degree through this program.
- Other degrees are currently under development
Courses offered at the University Center are primarily upper-division undergraduate courses (third or fourth year of a baccalaureate program) or master’s or certification graduate-level courses. Students register for University Center classes through the individual colleges. A new schedule of courses is posted online prior to each academic semester.
Detailed information about a program offered at the University Center can be obtained by calling or meeting with a representative from the partner college. Many of these programs require the successful completion of certain courses or tests prior to being admitted.
For additional information, call (908) 526-1200, extension 8939 or e-mail Univcen@raritanval.edu.
The Raritan Valley Community College Foundation, through its fundraising programs, supports the College’s quest to become a premier academic institution, to provide quality education at an affordable cost and to encourage intellectual achievement, lifelong learning and personal growth. The Foundation strives to enhance the College’s standing as the most important source of culture and continuing education in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and works with RVCC to expand the relationships it has forged with businesses and the community.
The annual fund is the most inclusive type of fundraising and is designed to broaden the philanthropic reach of the College. Everyone can participate, and all gifts - from the smallest to the largest - provide the “margin of excellence” that allows the College to enhance its programs beyond what is made possible by tax-supported funding.
The Foundation actively seeks funds to support scholarships for motivated students who do not qualify for government grants and financial aid. The Foundation raises funds for a variety of College programs, including the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice. These programs all offer opportunities for students, faculty and the general public to connect with the College beyond the classroom and enrich community life. Other funding priorities include the Theatre at RVCC, the Planetarium and the Art Gallery.
For more information or to make a gift, call (908) 526-1200, extension 8349, or visit the Foundation website at www.raritanval.edu/foundation and make a secure online gift.
Foundation Board of Directors
Mr. Gary Woodring, Chair
Ms. Liz Mitchell, Vice Chair
Mr. Andrew Borkin, Secretary
Mr. John Trojan, Treasurer
Mr. N. William Atwater
Mr. Kenneth Bateman
Mr. Albert J. Berlin
Mr. Patrick Fittipaldi
Dr. Karen Gaffney
Ms. Carol Guttschall
Dr. Shabbir Hasan
Mr. Norbert Hirst
Mr. Kenneth Lee
Mr. Gene McCarthy
Dr. Catherine McVicker
Mr. Michael Murphy
Mr. Nicholas Pellitta
Ms. Jeanne Perantoni
Mr. Steve Reichman
Mr. Benjamin Ruley
Mr. Peter G. Schoberl
Ms. Jeanne Stahl
Mr. John E. Warren III
Ms. Linda Wellbrock
Dr. Casey Crabill, President, RVCC
Mr. Peter S. Johnson (Emeritus)
Dr. Richard D. Wellbrock (Emeritus)