Camden County Colleges Blackwood Campus Open New One-Stop Student Services Center

BLACKWOOD - Enrolling, registering for courses, using support programs, and transferring records to other institutions just got easier at Camden County College (CCC), thanks to a $10 million renovation and expansion that converted Taft Hall from a science building into a one-stop student services center.
The all-in-one, fully networked site was developed as part of CCC’s continuing effort to improve customer service. The new facilities and its state-of-the-art features will help students enroll in classes, transfer credits, and gain guidance and other assistance in a streamlined way.
“Because these services were, until now, spread among multiple buildings, students often became frustrated in having to crisscross the Blackwood Campus to complete a process or had difficulty finding or even being aware of the many services that the College provides to aid their program-completion efforts,” said James Canonica, Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. “Now, Taft Hall will be the go-to place for almost any service a student might need to start, succeed in or complete a program.”
Welcome and advisement areas join admissions, registration, financial aid, business, and records offices inside Taft. Also housed there are the Disability Services Office, the International Student Office, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, the Garden State Pathways Program, the Student Employment Office, and the Rutgers-Camden Advisement Office. A presentation room will host open house and program interest sessions. Modular classrooms and computer labs will provide additional instruction and study areas. Up-to-date technology such as electronic queuing and self-service capabilities will maximize the effectiveness of these spaces.
“Returning CCC students will be impressed by the improved efficiency that the new facility, office locations, and technological enhancements provide,” said Canonica. “New students will see that everything they need to begin a new academic program and support their success is conveniently accessible in a welcoming, easy-to-use environment.”
While facilitating student services, the Taft Hall renovations also will help reduce the carbon footprint of the Blackwood Campus. Incorporated into the reconstruction were high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, LED lighting, and other energy-saving measures.
The Taft Hall renovation was the final phase of the $83 million Blackwood Campus Transformation Project by CCC and the Camden County Freeholders. A grand-opening and project-completion celebration will be held this fall.

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