Adult Learner Resources

Weekend College program

Are you an "Adult Learner"?

Are you 24 years old or older?

Have you been out of high school for 6 years or more?

Are you a veteran or active-duty military?

Do you have one year of college experience or less AND had at least a 4 year interruption in your college education?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then you are an adult learner!  

Whether you've already decided to go back to school, or just want more information on degree programs and certificates, Ocean County College has the flexibility to accommodate students from various academic and professional backgrounds.

Introducing Our NEW Weekend College Program!

You can earn your A.S. Degree in Business Administration in just 16 Months!

  • This accelerated program is open to all students but is geared for busy adults
  • Attend class on Friday evening, two sessions on Saturday, and one morning session on Sunday 
  • Weekday evening courses and online options are also available 

For additional information about the program, contact Katherine Toy at or Stephanie Lareau at To speak with an Admissions representative, call 732-255-0400 x2960.  

What Does OCC Have to Offer?

Low Tuition Rates

Small Class Sizes

Online & Evening Classes

Access to Childcare Center

Kean-Ocean Partnership

Off-site Class Locations

Non-credit Programs/Certificates

Career Counseling

Veterans Services

How Do I Get Started?

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Additional Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook- Your guide to career information about hundreds of occupations; includes information on salary, job growth and education.

Back to College- Back to College is an all-in-one resource for the adult returning to college.

NJTransfer- Interactive website that helps you determine the transferability of your previous coursework to any New Jersey institution.

Displaced Homemakers- Call Career, Employment & Counseling Services at 732.255.0400 ext. 2297 for more information. This program is designed to provide services to individuals who have lost their primary source of income due to divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse or partner; services include career, employment and life counseling, connection to social and community organizations, and assistance with the job search.