Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus

The Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus (WACC) provides a broad range of educational and related services to students, especially those who live and/or work in the Atlantic City area. Day and evening classes, tutoring, testing, advisement and financial aid for credit and non-credit programs are offered. Classes are fully accredited and taught by concerned faculty in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. There is 24-hour security and a gated parking lot.

Address

1535 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-4485

Main number 609-343-4800

Emergency-Security 609-343-4841

Hours of Operation

Business Offices

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, September-May

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Monday - Thursday: June-mid August (closed on Fridays during the summer)

Student Services

609-343-4895

Advisors are always on duty during business hours. No appointment is necessary.

Information Commons (Library and Computer Center)

Main Desk: 609-343-4800. extension 4726

Hours of Operation

To verify reading, writing and math tutoring, please call the Main Desk

For content tutoring requests and information, please call 609-343-4833

Follett Bookstore Hours of Operation:

For schedule contact 609-343-5130

Worthington Atlantic City Campus

Features

The Worthington Atlantic City Campus has expanded to more than 100,000 sq. ft. of space to offer additional academic and training classes to students in a one stop location. Services allows students to:

  • Be admitted to Atlantic Cape Community College, tested for placement in courses, and registered for classes through the one stop services offered at the Worthington Campus. The student services department also provides financial aid and student activities.
  • Receive counseling, academic advisement and career planning in The ACCESS Center, (Atlantic City Campus for Education & Student Services). The center is located in a spacious area of the building that is illuminated by artificial and natural light. The many windows in the center provides an ideal environment for services to students as they meet with staff or enjoy the large comfortable area while waiting to be served.
  • Enroll in a greater number of credit courses through changes in the way classes are scheduled. Full time students can take classes in a sequential manner across disciplines. Atlantic City residents and employees will not have to travel 34 round trip miles by car or pay for bus fare to and from the Mays Landing Campus to take their courses. The new expanded services will save students money and time.
  • Enroll in training programs offered in the new Health Professions Institute. Students can train in a number of healthcare career programs.
  • Enroll in classes offered by the Casino Career Institute located on the second floor of the Campus.
  • Purchase books and other school supplies at the bookstore located on the first floor of the campus. The store will offer expanded hours which will make buying books more convenient.
  • Enjoy the convenience of a full service library and computer center in the Information Commons. The Information Commons houses an up-to-the-minute computer lab, Internet connection to other data resources, and is on its way to reaching the goal of more than 20,000 volumes of books. In addition, students can get information and set up appointments for free content course and Math and Writing Lab tutoring assistance.
  • Purchase hot foods, salads, sandwiches and snacks in the cafeteria. The facility also has vending machines, comfortable seating, and tables for meals and snacks. There is a large screen TV conveniently located so that it is easily seen by all, for the enjoyment of students.
  • Enjoy the Student Center where students may relax between classes. The center offers students the amenities of a large game room with arcade games, ping pong and other social activities aimed at making student life on campus more enjoyable. The center also offers a large lounge with a large screen television, comfortable lounge chairs, and game tables and chairs.
  • Visit the Career Center. It offers guidance and resources to assist in making informed decisions about career choices. The center provides career counseling, and access to computers for job searches, all free of charge. Individual and group career planning workshops are offered throughout the year and include resume writing review, enhancing interviewing skills and selecting a major. Resources include SIGI-3, a computer-based career planning program that directs the user to appropriate occupations. SIGI-3 is available to all enrolled students and alumni. An orientation session is recommended before use. For more information, call Cynthia Correa (609) 343-4897.
  • Park in gated secure spaces on the Worthington Campus.

History

In 1982 the former Atlantic City Electric Company Building was purchased by Atlantic County for the then Atlantic Community College which was renamed Atlantic Cape Community College in February of 1999. By 1984 a $4,000,000 renovation project transformed the aging building into a modern facility, the college’s Atlantic City Center.

The Center was renamed in memory of Atlantic County’s first county Executive, Charles D. Worthington, in April 2001. Mr. Worthington had been involved with the college first as chairperson of its Educational Opportunity Fund Advisory Board and then as Atlantic County Executive, supporting the establishment of many college programs and the development of the Atlantic City Campus.

The Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus opened in September 2014. This wing represents the largest expansion of the Atlantic City campus in its 30-year history. The $10 million project was jointly funded by Atlantic County and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with funds designated for the project by Caesars Entertainment. CRDA awarded the college a $5 million grant to construct the center and Atlantic County matched that sum as part of its pledge to support capital improvements at Atlantic Cape.

The 20,000-square-foot addition is a central training facility for introductory and advanced culinary arts, computers, retail training and hospitality management. The wing includes two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices, Casino Career Institute space and a hydroponic greenhouse.

With the new addition, the campus spans 100,000 square feet. The facility includes an expansion of Atlantic Cape’s nationally recognized Academy of Culinary Arts, which provides culinary training courses in food and beverage operations within the city’s hospitality industry.

The center creates a centralized training hub and enhance Atlantic Cape’s existing programs that support the region’s hospitality and gaming efforts, which remain the No. 1 industry.

The Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies is one of the key projects in Atlantic Cape’s Master Facilities Plan: Blueprint 2020 that supports the college’s mission of providing superior undergraduate education and top-quality workforce training.