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Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within New Jersey, including brief introduction and official website address.
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Newark, New Jersey

Newark is a city in the state of New Jersey in the United States with 282,803 residents (U.S. Census, 2017), which together with New York, Northern New Jersey and Long Island constitutes the Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (Greater New York) and forms the United States' largest city agglomeration (metropolitan area) with about 20.3 million residents. Newark is located on the west bank of the Passaic River and Newark Bay in northeastern New Jersey and 13 kilometers west of lower Manhattan in New York. Newark is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

The name is of uncertain origin. It may come from the name of the residence of Priest Abraham Pierson who came from Newark-on-Trent, England, or be from the Ark of the New Covenant.

Population

52.4 percent of the population is African-American, 33.8 percent are of Hispanic origin and 26.3 percent are white (2010). Following a population decline in Newark of 442,337 residents in 1930, in the 1960s, many white residents relocated, partly following the construction of the Interstate Highway system, from Newark to the suburbs. After a decline in the population, this has increased somewhat after 2000.

Economics and culture

Economic activity is characterized by Newark being a center for road, air and ship transport of people and products in addition to the city being a major trade center. The city is part of the Port of New York and New Jersey, one of America's largest container shipping ports.

Machines, chemicals, polymers, electronic electronic equipment, leather products and beer are produced, among other things. The industrial sector has been reduced while the service industries have increased and employed most. The transport sector has more than 17,000 jobs. More than 100,000 people commute to and from Newark every working day. Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports, has made Newark one of America's major cities for arrivals and departures.

Newark is the U.S's third largest insurance center after New York and Hartford.

Newark has several universities, including Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (founded 1881) as well as a number of colleges. Trinity Cathedral dates from 1743. The Newark Museum and the Jewish Museum of New Jersey are two of several museums.

There are a number of parks in Newark, including Military Park near the city center, Lincoln Park in the Arts District which is one of three colonial parks as well as Branch Brook which is famous for Japanese cherry trees.

There are several festivals, including the Cherry Blossom Festival (April), Newark Black Film Festival (in the summer), Afro Beat Fest (July) and the James Moody Jazz Festival (November). New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened in 1997.

History

Newark was founded by relocated Puritans from the New Haven Colony in Connecticut in 1666 and gained city status in 1693. During the American War of Independence 1775-1783 several raids of English troops occurred in Newark. After 1790, the manufacture of shoes and tanning of leather increased. Newark was incorporated as a city in 1836 and enjoyed strong industrial growth in the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century.

The opening of the Morris Canal in 1832 and the construction of a number of rail lines made Newark a busy port city. Newark International Airport (now Newark Liberty International Airport) opened in 1928. The proportion of African-Americans increased from 17 percent in 1930 to more than 50 percent in the 1980s. From about 1950, the city had urban decline and frequent racial unrest; these culminated in the Newark riots in July 1967. Since about 1990, parts of Newark have been revitalized.

Atlantic Cape Community College
School in Mays Landing, N.J., links to state cultural and business sites as well as describing the technical-support facilities for the faculty.

Atlantic Cape Community College

http://www.atlantic.edu/

Bergen Community College
Read a schedule of courses provided by this school in Paramus, New Jersey. With links to affiliated organizations in Bergen County.

Bergen Community College

http://www.bergen.cc.nj.us/

Brookdale Community College
School in Lincroft, N.J., details campus events and lists press releases as well as describing its academic programs.
http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/

Brookdale Community College - Math Department
New Jersey community college posts program and course descriptions. Offers a math lab and details about faculty.
http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/fac/math/

Burlington County College
N.J. school describes its Learning Center for Elders and its nursing and health programs. With a link to the student computer lab.
http://www.bcc.edu/

Camden County College
School with two campuses and more than 89 degree and certificate programs provides an academic calendar, registration info and a campus tour.
http://www.camdencc.edu/

Gloucester County College
Learn about the tuition, admissions policies, and academic offerings at this school located in Sewell. Includes distance learning details and an events calendar.
http://www.gccnj.edu/

Middlesex County College
Public community college offers associate degrees and certificates. Includes maps and directions, plus tuition and financial aid information.
http://www.middlesex.cc.nj.us/

Ocean County College
Check out New Jersey's first county college, including a list of career options following chosen degrees, and a course schedule by department.
http://www.ocean.cc.nj.us/

Passaic County Community College
Find out about this public college located in Paterson. Includes course schedules, continuing education course descriptions and news releases.
http://www.pccc.cc.nj.us/

Union County College
School based in Cranford features placement testing info, an information technology section, and locations and directions for each campus.
http://www.ucc.edu/


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