Computer Systems Tech Schools in New Jersey

Schools for this programSchools for this program

Computer Systems Tech Schools in New Jersey offering certificate lengths of less than two years:

SchoolCityRecent Annual Graduates
Middlesex County CollegeEdison7

Annual Prices (for the school, not necessarily this specific program of study; also, prices vary with student income level)

SchoolAvg. Net PricePrice RangeDaycareWeekendsSome Online
Middlesex County College5,5745,574 - 10,417YesYesYes

Why did people choose their school for this program?Why did people choose their school for this program?

"Initially I chose it because of convenient location and attractive cost. In retrospect I believe it was a good decision since I did not end up going on to a graduate degree program."
"I picked this college mainly because the enrollment was only a fraction of what It was at other institutions. Also, I needed to attend somewhere close and the particular college fit the bill. I think that made the right decision yes. The quality of education was quite good."
"I picked this school for convenience as it is close to my home and within my budget. I feel I made the right decision."
"There was no tuition charged during the high school courses offered. It had good professors and nice staff."
"I chose my school based on courses offered, location and price. My school offered the courses I needed for my field of study. There are 3 campuses within a 25 mile range of where I live. This makes my fuel cost and wear on my car minimal. Overall Thomas Nelson has good reviews and feedback from many other students. I happen to have a large amount of friends that have gone there with positive experiences. The prices offered for course credits are very reasonable compared to traditional four year schools. I've always wanted to minimize my financial risks and debt. They offer great financial advising and assistance. I'm on a tight budget and can't afford to spend a lot of money. This made Thomas Nelson a great fit for me."
"The local community college was a cheaper but equivalent alternative to getting the same degree from a different institution. The vicinity of it to my home allowed me to work a full time job while going to school."

What surprised people about the school they chose?What surprised people about the school they chose?

"I was somewhat surprised by the age demographics of students in the school and in my particular field of study. The distribution of generational diversity looked different than expected. For example, there were more older people and less women than I expected to see in my field of study. Campus-wide, there were fewer minorities (apparently) than expected."
"I was surprised by the overall quality of the education. It was more detailed and comprehensive than I expected it to be. The teacher that had were also incredibly knowledgeable. It is possible is was simply the one's that I choose due to them having the highest rating but I was still quite surprised by how thorough they were in class."
"I was surprised at the number of people attending classes at night. I was also surprised at the amount of work required to complete many of the courses."
"The classes were very affordable and I only to had to pay for textbooks. Although the textbooks were outrageously expensive."
"I was surprised by the available resources to an ordinary student like me. I had a fantastic adviser, most of my instructors were energetic and made course work engaging. The sample technology we had to work with exceeded expectations. I went in with a stereotypical view of a community college being a poor man's way of getting higher education. I thought I'd get sub par to work with. I felt the teachers would be adequate at best."
"What surprised me was 1. the amount of students who go to school just because they get grant/financial aid and have no interest in entering the field of study. 2. The age difference of students at the college. 3. The instructors willingness to work with you and you work schedule."

How do people describe their job hunt?How do people describe their job hunt?

"I live in a technology rich area. There was and is no shortage of positions in my field of study. I found that there were many good jobs to choose from, and getting a good job was a smooth process, even with my less than perfect background."
"For a little while after I had finished the program, I wasn't able to find much. I'm not sure if it was an issue with being a bit rusty or burn out , but after about 3 three weeks I started to put in more time and things began to open up. I applied to many organizations and local companies and a few called back within less than a week."
"It took a lot of time and effort but I eventually found a position that worked out for me. I was rejected for several positions before I found this one."
"It was hard to find a position with the flexibility I was looking for. I also wanted to be in charge of my own team."
"I spoke with my instructors, friends, family and the school adviser about job acquisition in my field of study. I opened accounts of multiple job hunting websites. I used these platforms to post my resume for potential employers to see. I applied to various positions through the job sites for about 2 months before graduation. My strategy was to use the knowledge of my available resources and cast a wide net to find my job."
"When I finished there was and abundance of IT jobs. I put in one resume and was hired for that job"