Programs for High School Students

At CCM we offer several distinct programs for high school students: The Challenger Program, the State-Issued High School Diploma, the Cybersecurity and Information Protection (CIP) Program, and the Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) Program.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Cybersecurity and Information Protection (CIP) Program

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.