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Bergen Continuing Education

Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Fola Shade

Bergeng Community College has been serving Bergen County for over 100 years. The college offers both degree and non-degree programs, as well as certificate programs in a variety of fields. The college also provides continuing education courses for adults who wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Continuing Education Office at Bergeng Community College provides courses that are designed to meet the needs of adults who want to re-train or learn new skills. These courses are taught by experienced teachers who understand the needs of adult students. They offer an opportunity for adults to take classes on a part-time basis so they can balance their work and family commitments.

Bergeng Community College also offers certificate programs in a variety of fields such as business management, healthcare administration, human resources management, public safety management and legal secretary certification. If you are interested in obtaining one of these certificates, contact the school’s Continuing Education Office for more information about how you can apply for admission into one of these programs!

Continuing Education And Workforce Development

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Message from the Executive Director

Dr. Chris Gillespie

Thank you for considering Bergen!  Learning new things throughout our lives remains the best way to keep our careers and minds healthy and vibrant.  There is no better time than now to invest in yourself and your family by registering for one of our programs.  From construction design to fashion design and seniors in high school to senior executives, nationally recognized online and on-campus programs are available for everyone. 

Not sure in which direction to head?  Get started by exploring our Courses and Programs below to find your passion and your future!

Courses and Programs

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Approved Unemployment Education

Business and Technology

Construction Administration and Licensing/UCC

Construction Management/OSHA

ESL- English as a Second Language

Fashion Design

Grant-Funded Training

Health Professions

Hospitality and Culinary

High School Equivalency (HSE)

Institute for Learning in Retirement

Interior Design

Kids and Teens

Languages and Multi-Cultural Learning

Law and Public Safety

Manufacturing and Logistics

Online Self-Paced Courses

Project Management

Real Estate

Teacher Education and Childcare

For further details or to register by phone, call 201-447-7488, email [email protected] or visit us at the Technology Education Center (TEC), Room TEC-115.

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Our Vision

Where learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission

Meet the learning needs of an ever changing community by:

  • Designing innovative and diverse programs
  • Providing qualified instructors with real world experience
  • Creating flexible partnerships

General Information And Policies

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In this section

  • Emergency Closing Information
  • 5 Ways to Register!
  • Refunds, Cancellation and Transfer Policies
  • Room locations, campus map and textbooks
  • Help Desk Hours and Contacts
  • 1098 Form
  • Online Learning Guide

Important Documents
Student Code of Conduct 
Sexual Harassment Policy
Drug Free Workplace Act
Approval for Awarding Credits for Prior Learning

Emergency Closing Information

Should the College be closed, have a delayed opening, or early dismissal, it is students’ responsibility to remain informed through the outlets below.. To stay informed, please monitor our website, or register for the automatic Emergency Notification System. Your contact information will be used to inform f you about emergencies. Automatic messages are sent out by phone, e-mail and text messages. Students choose the way(s) in which they will be notified. 

To register for the Emergency Notification System , please go directly to the registration page by entering into your browser, or by clicking this hyperlink. While some supervisors, faculty and staff may choose to contact students, and others, affected, it is, again, your responsibility to stay informed. 

Official notification is also available from the following sources:
Radio: WCBS/880, WOR/710, 1010 WINS, WVNJ/1160
TV: Cablevision/ News 12 NJ
Phone: (201) 447-7100 (recorded message)

5 Ways to Register!

Register as early as possible to guarantee your enrollment. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. No registrations are accepted without payment.

All course and event listings are accurate as of the date of publication. Faculty substitutions and other rescheduling may occur, as needed. 

  1. ONLINE: Search our courses, register and pay for courses online.
  2. MAIL: Print and complete the Registration Form and mail with your check or money order (do not send cash) to:  Bergen Community College, Division of Continuing Education, and Workforce Development, Room TEC-115, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.  Note:  we cannot take credit card information via email, mail or fax.   If you wish to pay with a credit card, register online or visit us in person.
  3. VISIT: We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or checks/money orders made payable to Bergen Community College. We are available to speak with you by phone or in person, about all of your continuing education questions and needs, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. We offer early and late in-person hours during peak times of the year. Please call us for further information at (201) 447-7488.

Refund, Cancellation and Transfer Policies

Returned Checks
A charge of $30 will be incurred on checks returned for insufficient funds or stop payment.

The College reserves the right to cancel a course when registration is less than the minimum required. If the course is cancelled, tuition and fees will be refunded within 4-6 weeks. Students will be notified by phone or email.

Transfer Policy
Students who choose to transfer from an active course must submit their request in writing at least two business days prior to the start of the first class. If approved by the Dean, students must re-register within six months or forfeit their credit. Students are limited to one transfer per course per semester.  Note: Transfer credits are not eligible for a refund.

Refund Policy
The College reserves the right to change courses, days, times and instructors, and to withdraw courses without notice.  To receive a full refund, a student must withdraw 5 business days before a class begins.  Placement test fees are not refundable.  No refunds or credits will be given thereafter.  All refund requests must be in writing.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Note: Transfer credits are not eligible for a refund.

Room locations, Campus Map and Textbooks

Room Locations
If room location is listed as TBA, please call (201) 447-7155 between 1 and 3 days prior to the start of class for your room assignment. Our courses may be scheduled at any one of the following locations: Paramus, Hackensack, or Lyndhurst.   Click here for more information about our locations and a Campus Map.

Some courses require textbooks and are indicated accordingly. Unless otherwise noted, textbooks may be purchased at the Bookstore located on the first floor of the main building, bookstore (201) 447-7174. Textbooks and course materials are not included in the registration fee, unless specifically noted.

Students with Disabilities that require special assistance such as a sign language interpreter must register and inform us three weeks prior to the beginning of a course. (No refunds, as special arrangements will need to be made.)

1098 Form

Looking for a 1098-T form?
The courses offered by the division of Bergen Community College Continuing Professional and Workforce Development are non-credit programs. As a result, we do not provide 1098-T forms. However, continuing education students may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning tax credit.

Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
The Lifetime Learning tax credit is applicable to any level of post-secondary education. It enables a taxpayer to claim a tax credit of up to $2,000 per family for the cost of qualified tuition and related expenses paid by the taxpayer during the tax year on behalf of the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or the taxpayer’s dependents. You may qualify for educational tax credit for tuition and fees paid for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses.

A family can claim on its tax return a credit up to $2,000($4,000 if a student lives in a Midwestern disaster area) of educational expenses. Eligible education expenses are offset by scholarships, grants, and employer provided tax free educational assistance. The tax credit is subject to income and other limitations. Taxpayers may file IRS form 8863 Education Credits with their tax returns to claim tax credits.

For detailed information consult IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, which describes the tax credits along with other tax savings opportunities related to the higher cost of education. It may be obtained at any IRS office, at, or by calling 1-800-829-1040.

Need a Receipt?
If you need a copy of your payment receipt please contact us at 201-447-7488.