President's Message

Passaic County Community College, founded in 1968, opened in 1971 with a few hundred students and the goal of providing the residents of Passaic County with quality educational programs. Today, forty-nine years later, PCCC enrolls over 11,000 students a year in over 90 associate degree and certificate programs, plus an extensive program of English Language Studies (for students learning English as a second language), continuing education, and workforce development and training. Instruction is offered on our four campuses in Paterson, Wanaque, Passaic and Wayne and also offered online. 

Over the years our strength has been and continues to be the quality of the programs we offer and the individual attention students receive from our dedicated faculty and staff. At PCCC, you will enter a learning environment that is intimate and nurturing, where small class size encourages meaningful dialogue with instructors and where friendships develop and grow. PCCC is a richly diverse College where every student is respected for his or her potential. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

PCCC is one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the region. Due to the strong support the College receives from the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, our tuition is affordable. Federal and New Jersey financial aid is available to those who qualify and numerous scholarships are offered due to the generosity of many in our community.

So on behalf of the entire College family, I welcome each of you and look forward to hearing about your personal triumphs and contributions as you make your way towards achieving your life’s goals.

Steven M. Rose, Ed.D.