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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Center

University Center

The University Center at Raritan Valley Community College is an alternate means for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents and workers to complete advanced education courses without having to travel outside the region. Through partnerships with an expanding number of accredited colleges and universities, the Center provides courses at the Branchburg 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:

Caldwell College

  • 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

Felician College

  • B.S. Management
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Accounting
  • B.S. Marketing

An International Business concentration is available for all degrees

Kean University

  • B.S. Nursing
  • M.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.
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.A. Criminal Justice

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.

RVCC Foundation

The Raritan Valley Community College Foundation is the fund-raising arm of RVCC and engages individuals, local businesses, corporations, and other foundations in philanthropic activities to support the College’s standing as a premier academic institution and the most important source of culture and continuing education in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The RVCC Foundation’s annual fund is the most inclusive type of fundraising and provides the “margin of excellence” that allows the College to enhance its programs beyond public and tuition sources. The Foundation secures scholarship support for students demonstrating academic excellence and/or financial need, and also 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 offer opportunities for students, faculty and the general public to connect with the College beyond the classroom and have their horizons expanded and their lives enriched. Other funding priorities include the Theatre at RVCC, the Planetarium, and the Art Gallery. The RVCC Foundation is now helping to raise capital funds for the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership, a center that will provide the requisite 21st-century skills to prepare our students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and encourage them to become productive, socially responsible, global citizens.

There are so many ways you can partner with us to help us ensure the College continues to provide high quality education at an affordable cost and promote intellectual achievement, lifelong learning and personal growth for our students and the community at large.

We invite you to call us at (908) 526-1200, extensions 8411 or 8349, or visit the Foundation website at www.raritanval.edu/foundation to learn how you can make a positive difference.

Foundation Board of Directors

Mr. Gary Woodring, Chair
Mr. Frank T. Araps
Mr. N. William Atwater
Mr. Kenneth Bateman
Mr. Andrew Borkin
Ms.  Melinda A. Ciattarelli
Dr. Casey Crabill, President, RVCC
Mr. Patrick Fittipaldi
Dr. Karen Gaffney
Ms. Carol B. Guttschall
Mr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Ellen Lindemann
Mr. Suleman Madha
Mr. Gene C. McCarthy
Ms. Elisabeth McConville
Dr. Catherine Hebson McVicker
Mr. Nicholas F. Pellitta
Ms. Jeanne K. Perantoni
Mr. Steven A. Reichman
Mr. Benjamin G. Ruley
Mr. Peter G. Schoberl
Ms. Jeanne E. Stahl
Mr. John Trojan
Ms. Kate R. Whitman
Mr. Peter S. Johnson (Emeritus)
Dr. Richard D. Wellbrock (Emeritus)