Stockton University, Philadelphia University & Reliance Medical Group – Physician Assistant Master’s Degree
Stockton University is partnering with Philadelphia University (PhilaU) and Reliance Medical Group to offer an Atlantic City-based program in this growing healthcare field.
The program will mirror PhilaU’s M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, which is nationally ranked and accepts undergraduates into an accelerated “3 + 2”, five-year master’s degree, as well as graduate students into a two-year master’s program.
Graduate courses will be held at Stockton’s Carnegie Center, which is located in Atlantic City. Clinical work will be done with the Reliance Medical Group in Atlantic City and at healthcare sites in surrounding communities.
From its beginnings in 1923 as a teacher preparation college, Rowan University has evolved into a leading regional university that’s ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best public universities in the northern part of the country. Today, Rowan is home to more than 14,000 students, who can elect from 85 Bachelor, 65 Graduate, 2 Doctoral and 2 Professional programs. Rowan has the additional distinction of being one of only 56 institutions in America with accredited programs in business, education and medicine.
From the baccalaureate through the doctorate, Rowan combines professional preparation and liberal education. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centric setting in which a diverse and highly-qualified faculty, staff, and students combine teaching, scholarship, creativity, research and service to enrich the campus community and surrounding region.
While only founded in 1969, Stockton University has gained a reputation as one of the country’s most distinctive public universities and is consistently ranked among America’s leading educational institutions. Stockton University provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning and a wide array of exceptional programs through its university of sciences, arts and professional studies.
Stockton offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as a doctoral degree program, while providing students with a high-quality, diverse student, staff and faculty population. It can truly be said that at Stockton University you will find many of the technological, cultural and academic advantages of a major university, but with a more personalized feel and community spirit.
ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Originally founded as Atlantic Community College in 1964, Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) was New Jersey’s second community college. Nestled on 541 acres in the picturesque Heartland of New Jersey’s Pinelands, the two-year, publically-supported institute for higher education offers A.S. degrees in arts and applied science, as well as continuing education programs, professional development and training service programs. ACCC is also home to two nationally-recognized programs – the Casino Career Institute and the Academy of Culinary Arts.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE
Founded in 1966, Cumberland County College (CCC) was New Jersey’s first community college and today provides quality, innovative programs and services and a comprehensive program of studies to its diverse student population. In all, CCC offers its 4,000 students associate degrees and certificate programs in 90 fields, including Accounting, Agriculture/Horticulture, American Studies, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Construction Supervision, Education, Energy Technology, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts, Glass Technology, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Journalism, Justice Studies, Liberal Arts, Mathematics/Science, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Public Administration, Social Service and Television Production. CCC is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
ROWAN COLLEGE AT GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Formerly known as Gloucester County College, Rowan College at Gloucester County is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution that is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. RCGC has the distinction to be ranked as one of the 40 fastest growing community colleges by Community College Week and provides exceptional program offerings at reasonable costs.
While functioning as one of the region’s social and cultural hubs, RCGC offers degrees in Business Studies, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Liberal Arts, Law and Justice, Allied Health and Nursing, Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics, as well as certificates, online degrees and alternative programs, including Continuing Education and Fire and Police Academies.
SALEM COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Salem Community College (SCC) is a public institution offering comprehensive, two-year associate degrees. Established in 1972, and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, SCC grants A.A., A.S., A.F.A. and A.A.S. degrees, as well as certificates in over 40 business, liberal arts, technology and practical nursing programs of study. SCC, which is the only higher educational institution in Salem County, is certified by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education. Additionally, its Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Certificate are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
Many of SCC’s noncredit programs are offered at the Salem Center, which is also home to Salem County’s One-Stop Career Center. SCC also has three off-site instructional locations dedicated to specific programs.
Rutgers’ Intensive Weekend program is committed to providing access to MSW education for individuals in the Heartland area of South Jersey who work with families and communities. The program is designed to permit individuals working in the human services to continue their important work while enhancing their professional and leadership skills through MSW education. The program holds classes in both Mays Landing and Bordentown, making it geographically accessible to New Jersey’s Heartland residents.
ATLANTIC COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) is a public high school in Mays Landing that offers a variety of outstanding Career Technical programs, including: Automotive Technology, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Cosmetology, Fashion Decoration & Design, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. The high school also has a great selection of Academy Programs, such as: Air Force JROTC, Building Technology, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Travel & Tourism, Health Science & Medicine, and Information Technology. Students are given every opportunity to be successful in school and work, and to pursue their education at the college level.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
Cumberland County Technical Education Center (CCTEC) offers real-life training for high school students and adults, as well as local industry. CCTEC can also customize a variety of training programs. Full-time, computer-based day programs, which offer a two-year skills guarantee, are offered in the following fields: Auto Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Pharmacy Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Commercial Certified Drivers License Class “B,” Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Digital Graphic Technology, EKG Technician, Electrical Technology, Emergency Services (EMT, 911 Dispatch and Firefighter 1), Law Enforcement/Homeland Security, Plumbing, HVAC Technology, and Welding Technology.
SALEM COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
The Salem County Career and Technical High School is a comprehensive high school preparing secondary and post-secondary students for career and technical employment, as well as higher education opportunities that will also provide a path to employment. The school is home to full and shared-time students ranging in grades nine through 12. The technical and career programs include: The Air Force Junior ROTC (Military Science), Allied Health Professionals, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Computer Assisted Design and Drafting, Construction, Cosmetology, Electrical Technology, Graphics Technology, Law Enforcement and Public Safety and Welding. Beyond the 12 technical and educational career programs, the school also houses the Academy for Energy Applications and Academy of Biological and Medical Sciences.
To find a school in New Jersey’s Heartland and learn more about pre-school, primary and secondary education, visit the New Jersey Department of Education website located at:
Life Mission Training Center
St. Joseph High School
St. Augustine Preparatory School
St. Joseph Regional Elementary School
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