The Cape May County Campus opened its doors in September 2005, featuring a state-of-the-art facility. Students can earn an associate degree without leaving Cape May County, or take courses that count toward any of Atlantic Cape’s 45 degree programs. Learn more...
Timeline of Atlantic Cape Community College’s Cape May County Campus
- 1973 — Atlantic Community College began serving Cape May County by scheduling six evening classes at Middle Township High School.
- 1980 — In response to growing demand for course offerings, the College opened the Cape May County Extension Center, later relocated to Rio Grande, and became the county’s main provider of higher education with day and evening credit classes and continuing education programs.
- 1990s — Cape May County officials urged expanded higher educational opportunities for its residents.
- 1999 — On Jan. 1, Atlantic and Cape May County officials enacted a jointure agreement; February, Atlantic Community College became Atlantic Cape Community College.
- 2002 — October, a ceremonial ground breaking of the new campus was held and attended by state, county and college officials.
- 2004 — March, Construction of the Cape May County Campus began.
- 2004 — August, The College’s Board of Trustees authorized the administration to petition New Jersey Higher Education to grant comprehensive, full service branch campus status to the new campus.
- 2005 — Aug. 24, ribbon cutting and official grand opening with special guided tours for Cape May and Atlantic counties’ elected and civic officials, educators and business persons.
- 2005 — Aug. 25, 3-7 p.m., Atlantic Cape Community Day, a public showcase of the new campus with demonstrations of state-of-the-art laboratories, tours, registration, and information regarding financial aid, distance education, clubs, NJ STARS, and more.
- 2005 — Sept. 6, first classes began at the new Cape May County Campus.