OCC Partners with Lakewood Schools To Expand Access

Ocean County College. (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

  TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College and Lakewood School District are partnering up to provide better access to college programs by offering courses at Lakewood High School.

  A Memorandum of Understanding for the partnership was signed on August 30 by Mrs. Laura A. Winters, Lakewood School District Superintendent, and Jon H. Larson, Ocean County College President.

  Beginning this fall, OCC will offer evening courses at Lakewood High School where residents in the Lakewood area can attend class for associate’s degree and certificate programs. Combined with the state’s new free tuition program for New Jersey residents with income under $65,000, prospective students can get a quality education with minimal travel and expense.

  OCC and Lakewood Schools will be working together to develop a curriculum and schedule. Courses will be scheduled at 3 p.m. or later on weekdays in classrooms at Lakewood High School. In addition, both OCC and LSD will designate a Relationship Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for the relationship and communication between the two partners.

  Students who wish to attend classes at Lakewood High School must register for courses either on the OCC campus or online.

  For more information, contact Yessika Garcia-Guzman, OCC Director of Financial Aid, at ygarcia-guzman@ocean.edu or 732-255-0400, ext. 203.