The New Jersey Institute of Chemists
Cooperative Education Institute

Scientific innovation has produced roughly half of all U.S. economic growth in the last 50 years (NSF, 2004); and The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects significant growth in the overall STEM workforce. 17 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations over the coming decade will be in health care and computer fields.The New Jersey Institute of Chemists serves a leadership role in educating in the chemical sciences. Through the CEI we focus on advancing  the knowledge and laboratory skill level of undergraduates in the chemical sciences . This is accomplished through cooperative education program between academic institutions and the Institute.

The CEI  affords undergraduates in their junior or senior years, and those graduating with an Associates Degree and continuing on for a baccalaureate degree  the opportunity to gain both academic credit and advanced hands-on laboratory training.  The program involves both classroom and advanced laboratory studies that enhance the knowledge and skill level, allowing the student to earn up to three semester hours of academic credit.

The program operates on a trimester cycle. During the fall and spring academic semesters  the course lasts 8-9 weeks and requires a combination of 12 hours per week between class and laboratory instruction. During the summer, the Institute offers its more advanced course which lasts 9 weeks and requires a combination of a minimum of 25-30 hours per week. Academic credit received is a maximum of three credit hours.

The Institute has Cooperative Agreements with the following institutions:

Brookdale Community College, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College, Rider University, Rutgers University(New Brunswick/Livingston/Piscataway), Seton Hall University and The University of New Haven.

For further information or to add your institution as a participant please contact:

Dr. D. Kitsos, Director     email: ​