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Passaic County Community College is a member of the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (HPC)*, which received a four-year, $15 million TAACCCT 4 Grant (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program) administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

HPC is a region-wide, capacity-building initiative to strengthen and expand health care industry occupational training through workforce readiness and integrated basic skills preparation, workforce supportive services, and occupational skill development, leading to certification, employment, and advancement along a career pathway.

The New Jersey Health Professions Pathways to Regional Excellence Project (NJ-Prep) Consortium is led by Bergen Community College and includes 12 community college partners. 

At PCCC, this grant provides funding for TAA-impacted, veterans, unemployed, underemployed, and other low skilled workers. Participants train and work towards earning certification in high-demand careers in the allied health professions in areas as diverse as Emergency Medical Technician and Administrative Medical Assistant.

For more information about the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium, please call 973-684-5541 or e-mail healthpath@pccc.edu.


Program requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Qualifying scores on the TABE test or Accuplacer test
  • Some courses may require a physical examination, medical clearance, and valid health insurance


* The publication of this document was wholly funded by a $15,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.