Start a new career, continue your education, or polish up your workplace skills.

As a busy adult, you need flexibility and convenience – and value. You have specific goals and a time frame. You want educational opportunities that take you from where you are, to where you want to be – in your life or your profession.

At Brookdale, we offer opportunities, programs, and options specially designed for you. Choose from day, evening, and weekend courses; earn professional certifications in your field; learn a second language or digital photography. Can’t find the time to get to class? Take online courses.

Adult Basic Education & English As A Second Language

  • Do you need your High School Diploma? Brookdale offers 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. Get your start today!

Center For Career Development

Choose from short-term training programs in healthcare, information technology, business, teacher education, nonprofit management, interpreting, and much more.

Designed for the adult learner, these classes and programs offer the pricing, scheduling, and proven course completion paths that busy adult students demand. These classes are offered at all Brookdale locations, and online as well.

Visit the Center online to learn more.

Associate Degree & Certificate Programs

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

Online Courses

Bring college right into your home!  Online courses suit your work schedule, childcare, transportation or time/mobility constraints. Taking online courses won’t require you to be online at a particular day or time; instead, you choose the time that fits your schedule. Online courses are equivalent in content to courses taken on-campus, but are best for active learners with good reading, writing, and time management skills.

You might also choose to take online courses in addition to more traditional face-to-face courses, or earn a degree entirely online.

Did you know? Tuition for online courses are at the low in-county rate, no matter where you live.

Learn more about online courses.

Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees through our University Partners

Brookdale has healthy and growing partnerships Rutgers University and Georgian Court University, who are offering selected Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees right here in Monmouth County.  Degree programs include but are not limited to Business, Education, Public Safety, Social Work, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. Learn more about University Partnerships.

Get your start at Brookdale today!

Do you have specific questions? Please email us at or phone 732-224-1857.