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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Open House for NJIT's Weekend University On Thursday

NJIT’s Division of Continuing Professional Education will host an open house for Weekend University (http://adultlearner.njit.edu/locations/weekend/) on Jan 7, 2010, from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus.  If you can’t attend the open house, an online chat session will provide similar information.  The chat will be held on Jan 6, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Register at http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/chat.php.

The open house will feature information about financial assistance for adults and an overview of Weekend University.  Prospective students will also be able to meet with academic advisors and obtain on-the-spot admissions decisions. 

Register for the open house at: http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/openhouse/index.php.

NJIT’s Weekend University for high-tech professionals is a flexible academic program designed for working adults. The program offers an opportunity to earn a BS in information technology, a BS in information systems, an MS in engineering management or an MS in information systems.

While heading back to school as an adult is not easy, the degree program enables adults to study part-time through a combination of classroom and online learning. Classes are only one-and-a-half hours long, held Friday evening and Saturdays and either meet on campus once weekly or bi-weekly. The flexible schedule permits students to take more classes per semester.

A 24-credit undergraduate certificate or 12-credit graduate certificate is the first credential earned in progress towards the full degree. In this way, working adults earn two credentials for the price of one. Available certificate programs include the following.

Essentials of Business Application Design

Essentials of Information Security

Essentials of Information Systems Management

Essentials of Web Application Development

Project Management

Business and Information Systems Implementation

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.