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Career Prep at MCCC (12th graders)

Career Prep is a program of the Mercer County Technical Schools in partnership with Mercer County Community College. The program offers high school seniors an opportunity to enroll in courses at Mercer County Community College. This is an exceptional elective opportunity for students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits. College credits can be applied toward MCCC associate degree programs or transferred to four-year colleges and universities.


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Mercer County high school students who:

  • earned a recommended GPA of 3.25 or higher in current high school classes  
  • maintained an excellent attendance record with no (X) Absence grades
  • completed the appropriate number of high school credits for high school graduation
  • have a strong interest in the program of study
  • have a thorough understanding of the program requirements
  • have a strong counselor recommendation



Career Prep courses are offered from approximately 11:45AM to 2:30PM daily on the grounds of Mercer County Community College, West Windsor campus with the exception of Fire Science Technology, which is located at the Dempster Fire Training Center in Lawrenceville. Sometimes, there are classes that may take place after 2:30PM. The college schedule is followed-therefore students must attend classes based on the MCCC calendar which may differ from the high school calendar.  



Students can earn up to 13 college credits, tuition-free. Students completing Career Prep programs will receive transferable college credits upon graduation from their high school.



  • Students much purchase books and any uniform requirements (tuition is provided)
  • Students must attend all scheduled class meetings – 3 absences (regardless of reason) permitted per course before withdrawn from program entirely
  • Students must earn passing grades, according to MCCC policy (C and above), in all classes during the 1st semester in order to advance to the 2nd semester courses
  • Students must adhere to college procedures, code of conduct and college rules and regulations according to the Mercer County Community College Handbook or face withdrawal from the program



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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Doug Shunk or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146

Back-Up Coordinator

Angelo DeStefano or 609-586-5144 Ext. 2133

Health Science Academy • Career Prep Specialist • Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140 or 609-438-0109

Adult Evening School Specialist

Gary Mattia or 609-586-5144

Health Careers Center Specialist

Gary Mattia or 609-586-5144

Sypek Center Specialist • STEM Academy • Culinary Academy

Lance Simek or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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