Creators Needed. Dreamers Desired.
Inspiring students to solve important, global problems by using the power of technology.
Technology provides the tools that can help you change the world. Itâ€™s embedded in all aspects of life from health care to fashion, from financial systems to art and entertainment, and everything in between. Creative solutions are required to solve tomorrowâ€™s problems and computing skills are an essential element for achieving results.
Is there a computing career in your future? Rewarding, high-paying, and abundant jobs await you.
At County College of Morris (CCM), we offer several different programs and courses in technology that can help you meet your goals. Find a path that matches your interests.
Set a flexible, convenient schedule, take classes when you need them and fit them into your busy personal and work schedule. Classes are offered during the day, at night and on weekends, in-person and online, and in full 15-week semesters and some accelerated 7-week terms.
60-Credit Transfer and Career-Oriented Paths
Computer Science – create and design software like websites and other apps.
Information Technology – get your hands on some hardware, prevent cyber attacks, create something new or solve other technology problems.
Game Development – design and develop board and electronic games.
Data Science – harness data to answer questions and solve problems
Digital Media Technology – be a content creator and learn to create audio, video, animation and image content to express compelling stories on websites, social media, television, games, apps and more.
Technical Studies – for experienced technical professionals, apply your industry experience and certifications towards this degree and update your technology skills.
5-course concentrations to enhance degrees or work experiences. Most are â€śstackable,â€ť meaning they can be applied to an associate degree program.
Information/Cyber Security – secure a network, protect private data and set policies for managing the security of a business and the nation
Web Development – present your ideas and creativity via the Internet
Media Technology – enhance your career with content creation and editing skills
Some things our students have created recently include:
- An app that suggests books to read and manages your reading lists
- A home design program
- A website that provides resources for people struggling with mental health issues
- A simulation game to relax and raise some plant friends
- A puzzle game that challenges spatial awareness
- A virtual private network for home
- An app design and plan for a community watch group
- A rhythm-based, electronic chess set
Every voice counts. Make sure yours is heard with your impact through technology. At the Department of Information Technologies, we are proud to have a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to supporting diversity of all kinds.
Faculty have received training for providing an inclusive learning environment in their classrooms through grants from the National Science Foundation funded Lighthouse for Computer Science project, which aims to increase diversity though faculty education.
We are an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and have become a partner in the NCWIT Learning Circle program, which is designed to increase the percentage of women and other under-represented groups in computing fields.
For over two decades, the IT department faculty has inspired high school women to pursue careers in technology through CCMâ€™s annual Women Who Dare program, a full-day, on-campus experience full of interactive workshops.
Recently, faculty and students attended an AnitaB.org Local Meetup and Job Fair in New York City. AnitaB.org is a social enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.
Our collaborative, team-based learning environment allows you to work with others to create solutions to real-world projects. All on-campus classes are taught in classrooms equipped with computers and industry standard software for every student, which permits hands-on, active learning environments for instruction and learning. Classrooms hold at most 20 students, allowing instructors to provide individual attention.
Other instructional tools youâ€™ll experience in the classroom include 3D Printers, Virtual Reality equipment, Go Pros, video and camera equipment, microphones, headsets, game consoles and peripherals, board games, virtual computing environments, networking equipment, iPads and tablets, and Raspberry Pis. Most equipment is available for students to loan out for projects or individual exploration.
The CCM experience extends beyond the classroom with dozens of opportunities to get involved, meet others and develop your leadership skills. There are several technology focused clubs and events including:
- Cybersecurity Club
- Cyber Centurions Competition Team
- Computer Science Club
- Student Electronic Game Organization
- Game Developers Club
- Women in STEM Club
- eSports Team
Some of the activities that these clubs have sponsored or been involved with include:
- Hackathons – HackCCM, HackHER, HackNJIT – fun, collaborative events where creators develop something in a compressed timeframe
- MADCCDC – Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition – a hands-on test of cybersecurity skills and experience in a competitive atmosphere
- Hour of Code â€“ a community event to help others learn the power of coding
- Python Day â€“ that extends knowledge outside of the classroom
- Raspberry Pi Day – to learn how to use hardware in creative ways
- Data Science Day â€“ to expose students to the expansive opportunities for analyzing data
- Video Game Tournaments â€“ past events featured Super Smash Brothers, Mario Cart, Call of Duty and more
- Games Gala – the end-of-semester game dev showcase event
- Derpycon – an anime and games convention where students showcased their games
- AnitaB.org Local NYC Conference and Job Fair – a conference for women technologists
- Gameplay Lab â€“ to play a game from our extensive and growing game library
- Community College Cybersecurity Summit and Job Fair â€“ where cybersecurity students assist, present and attend to expand their knowledge, obtain leadership and presentation skills and network with cybersecurity professionals and companies
Little or no experience in computing? No worries. No prior experience is necessary for you to pursue your curiosity and interests in technology. Weâ€™ve got you covered with the fundamentals and will provide you guidance and support step-by-step on your journey to obtain a solid background in computing. Free in-person and online tutoring are provided and our professors welcome your office-hour visits and questions. Our faculty members all have current industry experience and delight in providing you connections to their professional networks.
Computing propels our economy and future, and our students are in hot demand. Employers seek the skills that students develop in our classrooms. The CCM Career Services department and our IT Internship Coordinator work with students to prepare resumes, LinkedIn profiles and practice interviewing skills. They connect students with local companies that provide them with industry experience while they attend school.
Some of the companies where our students recently had internships include Evolve Logistics, Mendham Borough Schools, Micrologic, MultiPlan, Paper Store, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc., Randolph Pain & Wellness Center, RBC, Red Oaks School, Roxbury Public Schools, and Strategic Micro Systems.
Our graduates are also very much in demand and our campus career resources provide them lifetime support with job search and interviewing techniques.
Some recent graduates have been employed by Solix, Inc, Telemate, Barclays, IC Media, Storis, Inc., United Parcel Service, ACE IT Solutions, Bank of America, Divestive Media Group, Navitend, Advanced Systems Concepts, Digidems, Merck, National Hockey League, PNY Technologies, Rutgers-New Brunswick Consulting Services, BNY Mellon, Aperture Alley, Dialogic, Wurth International Trading Co, Allstate Sales Group Inc, Blockchain Education Network, Provenir, Upwork, MyRegistry.com, Scarecrow Arts and Staples.
Advance Your Career
Need to update your technology skills? Our certificates in Information Security, Web Development and Media Technology, as well as other classes in app development, have helped advance our studentsâ€™ careers.
An associate-level degree is a major stepping-stone towards your pursuit of a bachelorâ€™s degree and beyond. Our A.S. degree in Computer Science is designed to transfer smoothly to four-year institutions. Many of our Computer Science graduates continue their studies at local New Jersey public and private universities including Rutgers, NJIT, Montclair, William Patterson, Ramapo and Stevens Institute of Technology. Other students have recently attended out-of-state schools such as University of Maryland, Towson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Amherst College and Columbia University.
While our A.A.S. degree programs are designed for students interested in working after receiving their associates, our AAS students majoring in Information Technology, Game Development and Digital Media Technology often transfer successfully to four-year institutions as well. The industry-leading creative and technical skills learned in these programs translate well on resumes. New Jersey transfer destinations for the A.A.S. degrees include Fairleigh Dickenson University, Bloomfield College, Montclair, Ramapo, Kean, Rutgers and NJIT.