Warren County Community College (WCCC) was established in July 1981 as the Warren County Community College Commission by the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education and the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In its earliest years, WCCC operated as a “College without Walls” and held classes in local high schools. In 1987, the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education provided WCCC with degree-granting authority and a temporary facility was leased. In 1988, WCCC graduated its first class.
In 1992, WCCC was initially accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (now known as Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and was re-licensed as Warren County Community College. WCCC was awarded its most recent decennial re-accreditation in 2008. The College’s Associate in Science in Nursing is accredited by the ACEN (formerly known as the NLNAC) and its Medical Assisting credit and non-credit offerings are accredited through the AAMA.
In January 1996, the College moved into its new campus on Route 57 in Washington, NJ. Subsequent additions to this facility were completed, most prominently in 2008 with the East Wing expansion. The College’s library was expanded and renovated in 2011. Also during 2011, WCCC opened the Phillipsburg Education Center, the college’s first satellite facility, located in Phillipsburg, NJ. This facility primarily is designed to support the College’s Career and Continuing Education program and contains the Small Business Growth Center.
Warren County Community College currently offers 33 associate degree programs and 10 credit certificate programs that serve over 2,300 full-time and part-time students each year. The Corporate and Continuing Education division provides numerous career, youth, personal development and corporate training programs that enroll approximately 4,000 students (unduplicated) annually.