Academic Support Services
The County College of Morris is committed to providing comprehensive services and activities that complement the learning process and maximize students’ abilities to realize their educational and life goals.
- Disability Services
The Disability Services Office works to ensure that any students with documented disabilities or certified learning differences receive reasonable accommodations in accordance with the policies underlying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and ADA Amended Acts (ADAAA) of 2010. Students receive services and accommodations while completing regular course offerings, and all students are held to the same academic standards of the college. CCM recognizes that students with documented physical, emotional, medical or learning disabilities may require accommodations to meet their learning potential and the office for Disability Services serves to both determine and document what reasonable accommodations may be for the student. Disability Services is designed to offer accommodations that provide equal access to college classes and services. Reasonable accommodations may include any or all of the following: classroom or test taking modifications; alternative to print materials; note taking services; adaptive technology or other accommodations as needed. To qualify for accommodations a student must submit appropriate professional documentation that shows that they have an impairment that limits a major life activity.
- Educational Opportunity Fund
The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is a state-wide program that offers to educationally and economically disadvantaged residents of New Jersey an opportunity to obtain a college education and earn a college degree. Academic support, such as tutoring and study groups, as well as self-enhancing workshops, community service participation, and additional financial aid are available to enable students to enroll in college and to reach their full academic potential as they complete their college courses.
The library provides a wide variety of media and reference materials to support CCM’s varied academic programs. The library subscribes to numerous online databases that provide citations and full-text articles from periodicals, and has specialized collections of foundation grant material and Federal government documents. The library is a member of the New Jersey Library Network program for interlibrary loans and supports interlibrary agreements with other libraries throughout the nation.
- Math Center
The Math Center, staffed by faculty, paraprofessionals and peer tutors, offers free tutorial assistance and workshops designed to enhance student learning in mathematics and physics. These services are offered through individual and group appointments or drop-in basis. Videotapes, review sheets, student solution guides and computer assisted software are additional helpful resources.
- Science Center
The Science Center located in DeMare Hall, Room 156, offers tutorial assistance, group workshops, and materials such as microscope slides, bones and other specimens, and computer software for study in biology and chemistry courses. Tutors are full-time Biology and Chemistry faculty and trained peer tutors who offer free assistance to students enrolled in science courses.
- Testing Center
Testing services provided by the center include the Basic Skills Placement Testing in Math, English, ESL and Computer Literacy for newly admitted and newly matriculated students and college level math placement in credit courses. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is a credit by examination program where students can demonstrate their proficiency in a variety of subjects.
- Tutorial Services
The peer tutoring program is designed to reach out to students who would like additional help with their CCM courses. Peer tutors have demonstrated knoweldge in their subject, and every attempt will be made to match students seeking tutoring to a peer tutor.
- Writing Center
The Writing Center is designed to help students improve their writing skills. Assistance is available through instruction by faculty tutors, instructional videos, and computer software. All of the writing tutors are full-time members of the English Department. Tutors diagnose writing problems, provide instruction in theory, and offer practice for writing improvement. In addition, tutoring for ESL writing courses is provided by full time ESL faculty.