FDU, HCCC sign dual-admission agreement for construction management

Fairleigh Dickinson University and Hudson County Community College announced Monday they have signed a dual-admission agreement for their construction programs.

The agreement will allow students to get their associate’s in construction management at HCCC and transition to a bachelor’s degree program in construction engineering technology at FDU.

“The construction industry has become highly technical. Population increases, aging buildings and deteriorating infrastructure are generating unprecedented employment growth for construction managers with the knowledge and skill sets our combined programs offer,” Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC president, said. “This affiliation with FDU makes exceptional benefits – reduced tuition, mentoring and scholarships – available to students while they are working on their bachelor’s degree.”

Under terms of the deal, students who are enrolled in the HCC Construction Management Associate in Applied Science degree program may apply to the FDU Construction Engineering Technology Baccalaureate program. Once they complete their associate’s degree at HCC and get accepted to FDU, they will be given 52 credits in FDU’s program.

Students in the program are also eligible for a 40 percent reduction in FDU’s tuition rate once they complete their associate’s degree. Merit scholarships and housing grants also apply to qualified applicants.