Adult Learners

Success Reimagined

Start a new career, resume your education, or advance your career skills and knowledge.

As a busy adult learner, you need flexibility and convenience. You have specific goals you want to achieve. You are looking for educational opportunities that will take you from where you are to where you want to be in your life or profession.

At Brookdale, we offer you educational opportunities, programs, and options specifically designed for adult learners. Choose from day, evening, and weekend courses. Can’t find the time to get to class? You can take convenient online courses.


Getting Started – Adult Basic Education & English As A Second Language

Do you need your High School Diploma? Brookdale offers you GED Intervention Classes and administers the GED Test. Do you want to improve your English? We offer English as a Second Language (ESL), and Civics & Citizenship classes. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program focuses on improving reading, language, and mathematics skills.

Classes are held at Brookdale at Long Branch and Brookdale at Hazlet.  Learn more and get your start today!


Center For Career Development

Brookdale offers you short-term career training programs in healthcare, information technology, business, teacher educationnonprofit management, interpreting, and more.

Designed for the adult learner, we offer the pricing, scheduling, and effective course completion paths that our busy students demand. Take classes on line, or in-person at Brookdale’s Lincroft and Freehold campuses, and at our regional locations throughout Monmouth County.


Associate Degree & Certificate Programs

Brookdale offers both Associate Degrees and Academic Certificate Programs in numerous career-focused fields that lead to in-demand careers.

Online courses bring college right into your home by offering credit courses over the Internet. You can opt to take online courses at your convenience because of work schedule, childcare, transportation problems or time/mobility constraints. You may choose to take online courses in addition to more traditional face-to-face courses, or earn a degree entirely online. You are not required to be online on a particular day or time but may choose the time that best fits your schedule. Online courses are designed for active learners with good reading, writing, and time management skills.

Online courses offer you the following advantages:

  • Take what you need based on your schedule
  • Learn from Brookdale’s accomplished faculty with advanced degrees in their fields
  • Pay low in-county tuition no matter where you live
  • Online courses are equivalent in content

Learn more.


Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees – NJ Coastal Communiversity

Led by Brookdale, Communiversity is an alliance of New Jersey colleges and universities who are jointly offering selected Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees right here in Monmouth County.

Our partners are Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Georgian Court University, and New Jersey City University.

Degree programs include Business, Education, Public Safety, Social Work, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. Learn more.

Get your start today! Contact Carl Wiltsee, Adult Admissions Coordinator, at 732-224-2526 or