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Lifelong learning is at its best in Burlington County. A host of day care and early childhood learning centers cater to busy parents looking to get their child’s educational career off on the right foot, while a number of public school districts provide excellent academic and extracurricular programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Burlington County also houses opportunities for private and parochial education, as well as local and nearby higher-learning facilities.

Higher Education: Burlington County College (BCC), a comprehensive two-year public community college, was recently named one of the 50 fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Providing access to an affordable, quality education for the past 40 years, BCC is the only institution of higher education in Burlington County, offering more than 70 degree programs. BCC’s education, personal enrichment and training courses are offered at numerous convenient locations, including two vibrant campuses in Pemberton and Mt. Laurel and centers in Mount Holly, Willingboro and McGuire Air Force Base. All offer a full range of student services, including business and career development centers. Additionally, classes are also held at many high schools throughout the region.

With a strong commitment to academic excellence and career training, BCC offers a diverse selection of credit and non-credit programs taught by award-winning faculty. The Guaranteed Admission Program ensures BCC graduates seamless admission to many four-year colleges and universities upon meeting program requirements. On-site partner schools include: Drexel University, Wilmington University, Strayer University, Fairleigh-Dickinson and Rider University and Pierce College. BCC’s Distance Education offers students the opportunity to earn fully accredited college credits online, with more than 80 courses available.BCC’s Office of Community Enrichment offers non-credit courses with no entrance requirements. Community members are encouraged to upgrade their skills or pursue a hobby in areas such as aquatics, photography, travel, music and more. Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, the Learning Is for Everyone for Elders, the Creation Art Gallery, PINES and the Volunteer Center of Burlington County are also a part of the Office of Community Enrichment. The college’s pool and fitness center are open to the public for a membership fee.

The BCC Institute for Professional Development offers career and technology training, certification and professional licensing programs and continuing education that will benefit individuals at any stage of their career.BCC's Corporate College partners with area businesses to offer training and development programs. Programs can be custom designed to fit your training solutions. The Corporate College provides a broad array of services for every type of business. Some of the educational opportunities available are: Management & Leadership, Workplace Skills, Diversity/Sensitivity Training and Essential Skills of Communicating.

Burlington County employers seeking qualified job candidates can take advantage of the College's Business & Career Development Center by using the database to post their open positions. The database is powered by College Central Network (www.collegecentral.com/bcc). Job seekers can also utilize the Optimal Resumé Web site and Small Business Inventory. Small business owners and start-up businesses can utilize the Mount Holly Center for small business counseling and guidance on business plan writing and marketing software programs by scheduled appointment through BCC's partnership with the Rutgers University’s Regional Small Business Development Center.

BCC’s 20,000-square-foot High Technology Business Incubator and 12,000-square-foot Life Science Incubator offer promising start-up companies a nurturing environment for growth. Also located on the Mt. Laurel campus is the Enterprise Center at BCC, a state-of-the-art global conference facility that is available to the public for corporate meetings and training.

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