Morris County Vocational School District to Offer Information Session on CCM campus February 23 

RANDOLPH, NJ — High school juniors and seniors throughout Morris County can jump start their college education by earning both their high school diploma and up to 39 college credits at County College of Morris (CCM). Through CCM’s Share Time Programs with the Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD), students spend half of their school day on campus taking courses in one of four specific programs – Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Cybersecurity & Information Protection, and Engineering, Design & Advanced Manufacturing.

MCVSD is holding an Information Session for interested 10th grade students and their families on Wednesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on CCM’s campus, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. Registration in advance is requested at MCVSD is currently enrolling students for Fall 2022. In the event of inclement weather, the Information Session will be held on February 24.

The Share Time Criminal Justice Program is for students interested in law, public safety, corrections and security. College courses cover such areas as public safety careers, criminology, policing, emergency management, juvenile delinquency, forensic science and cultural diversity.

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program, housed in CCM’s state-of-the-art professional kitchen and dining room, gives students a solid foundation of knowledge and management principles used in restaurant-style service, with real food truck experience, plus an introduction to baking. These studies can lead to careers in such diverse fields at hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, convention centers, country clubs, travel, tourism, destination marketing, event planning and other related industries.

Students in the Cybersecurity & Information Protection (CIP) Program take information technology and cybersecurity courses at CCM’s Center for Cyber Security. CCM was the first community college in New Jersey to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. To gain that designation, CCM needed to demonstrate that its cybersecurity curriculum is aligned with national standards. Classes offered are information technology, network security, software engineering, ethical hacking, digital forensics and more.

Engineering, Design & Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) offers students classes in engineering, computer science, electronics and other technology applications. Students also get to participate in HUNCH, the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware program, where they fabricate parts for the International Space Station. In addition, they may earn a certificate in mechanical engineering technology.

Upon high school graduation and completion of the two-year Share Time Program, students are provided with multiple pathways to pursue on their way to building a rewarding career. They can:

  • Continue attending CCM and earn an associate degree
  • Gain additional skills through CCM’s Center for Workforce Development and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Enter the workforce with college credit
  • Transfer with advanced standing to a four-year college or university

Students in 10th grade may apply via an online application at; click on Share Time Programs. The application deadline is March 31. For additional information, email or call 973-627-4600, ext. 277.

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