Morris County state and local officials have announced the County College of Morris (CCM) will be constructing a new 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will function as the college’s Center for Health Professions.
According to officials, classrooms and labs within the Center for Health Professions will be designed with a fully integrated learning environment resembling today’s leading medical centers. CCM’s focus on expanding its healthcare programs to include dental hygiene, dental assisting, surgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography, and medical assistance. The center expects to grow existing programs in nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, paramedic science, and drug counseling.
Commissioner Director John Krickus stated, “The students who come to CCM have a range of options on what they can do. There are more than 100 universities that CCM has transfer agreements with, which means students can attend CCM for two years at the low county college rates, and all their credits will transfer to those universities
“Students can get a job after CCM, they can go on to 4-year universities – the whole program is there. This provides not just a good income but a good career for these students.”
According to Joseph D’Auria, Chief Operating Officer of MMC, Atlantic Health Systems has an extensive summer internship program and has hired students from 61 universities across the country this year. CCM ranked among the top ten in terms of number of students hired.
“The feedback from managers mentoring the interns is unbelievable across the board. With this new building, CCM will be able to increase its capacity and allow the college to meet the growing demand for employees in the medical field while giving students the opportunity to obtain fulfilling careers that impact their lives and the community.”
“The beauty of this program is being able to provide access to an area of education that many students may not have and where there is a demand for these jobs,” said Senator Bucco.
For more information about the Center for Health Professions or programs at CCM, email Melissa Albright, Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations & Enrollment Management at CCM at malbright @ ccm. edu, or call (973) 328-5171.