At CCM we offer several distinct programs for high school students: The Challenger Program, the State-Issued High School Diploma, and, in  conjunction with the Morris County Vocational School District, college-credit offerings in Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Cybersecurity and Information Protection (CIP), Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM), and Horticulture and Landscape Design.

The Challenger Program

The Challenger Program provides high school students with the opportunity to enrich their education through college-level coursework at CCM while still enrolled in high school. Many schools refer to this option as dual enrollment.

The Challenger Program brochure contains the procedures, application, and registration form. These brochures can also be found in your high school guidance office, the CCM Admissions Office, or you can download the Challenger Brochure. Challenger students are not permitted to apply online and must submit the paper form to the Admissions Office with a $30 application fee.

The State-Issued High School Diploma

The State-Issued High School Diploma allows students to earn a state-endorsed high school diploma by completing thirty college credits at CCM. More information about the program can be found here or at the link on the left side of the page.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program, a share time program offered in partnership with the Morris County Vocational School District, is designed for students with an interest in the hospitality industry and he preparation, cooking and presentation of food. Students learn through college-level work and hand-on activities. The courses  provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the restaurant and culinary industries, along with a good understanding of management principles. These studies can lead to careers in such diverse fields as hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, amusement parks, destination marketing, convention centers, country clubs, travel, tourism, event planning and other related industries that practice hospitality principles on a regular basis.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at 973-627-4600 ext. 277.

Cybersecurity and Information Protection (CIP)

The Morris County Vocational School District in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) is offering a share time program, Cybersecurity and Information Protection (CIP), for Morris County high school students.

Students in the program will take a two-year course sequence at CCM in Randolph. The courses will focus on the technical skills and knowledge required to work in cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. Through their program studies, students will earn 39 college credits and the Comptia A+ certification.

Program coursework will include areas such as Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Security, Network Security, Software Engineering, Introduction to Unix, Visual Basic, and Ethical Hacking and System Defense.

Cybersecurity and Information Protection students have multiple pathways after completing the two-year program. They can go directly into an entry-level cybersecurity position. Graduates may transfer their 39 CCM credits to a four-year college and continue with their education. Through a partnership agreement with CCM, students may attend the college for an additional year and earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology after which they can go directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year program.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at 973-627-4600 ext.277.

Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM)

Jump start on college and earn an associate degree by taking part in the share time Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) program at CCM.

The EDAM program, which the Morris County Vocational School District and CCM began in fall 2015, allows eligible high school students to spend half of their school days at CCM and earn certificates in Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting and Engineering Technology, along with 32 college credits towards the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree. Students may then enroll in CCM’s AAS in Mechanical Engineering Technology program for one additional year to earn their associate degree, or at a four-year college or university, or pursue workforce placement.

Students in the program also get to participate in the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program for the International Space Station. CCM was the first college to partner with NASA HUNCH. Projects the CCM students have worked on as part of HUNCH include creating parts for storage lockers and a system for keeping storage bags away from vents.

For more information on the EDAM program, call the Morris County School of Technology at 973-627-4600, ext. 277.

Horticulture and Landscape Design

Horticulture and Landscape Design, a share time program offered in partnership with the Morris County Vocational School District, is a program for students interested in the green industry. The program provides students with a strong foundation in plant and soil science and rigorous hands-on training in landscape design, construction, maintenance and greenhouse production techniques. Students complete projects using the greenhouses on CCM’s campus, the plant preparation laboratory, the landscape design studio, the computer laboratory and the horticultural shop. The program prepares students for rewarding careers as landscape designers, landscape contractors, greenhouse and nursery managers, sports field managers, golf course superintendent and other related positions.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at 973-627-4600 ext. 277.