History of Being First

FIRST private sector college in the State of New Jersey approved for candidacy by The National League for Nursing.

FIRST private sector college in the State of New Jersey to receive approval from the New Jersey Board of Nursing to offer a registered nursing (RN) associate degree program.

FIRST private sector school owned by a NJ corporation to receive degree-granting approval from the NJ Commission on Higher Education.

FIRST nationally accredited school in the State of New Jersey approved to teach nursing by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, allowing Eastwick College/HoHoKus graduates the opportunity to become licensed practical nurses.

FIRST non-degree granting institution in the nation to become affiliated with the prestigious American Medical Technologists (AMT), allowing Eastwick College/HoHoKus graduates the opportunity to become nationally registered medical assistants.

FIRST non-degree granting institution in the nation to become affiliated with the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), allowing HoHoKus graduates the opportunity to become nationally registered ultrasound and cardiovascular technicians.

FIRST nationally accredited school in the State of New Jersey to become affiliated with the Fiber Optics Association, allowing Eastwick College/HoHoKus graduates the opportunity to become nationally certified fiber optics technicians.

FIRST and longest continuously running electronics school in the state. The HoHoKus School RETS – Nutley was established in 1957.

FIRST and longest continuously running nationally accredited school recognized by the American Welding Society. The HoHoKus School of Trade, was established in 1947.

FIRST nationally accredited school in the State of New Jersey approved by the Department of Labor to teach electrical and plumbing apprenticeships, recognized by both the New Jersey Independent Electrical Contractors (NJ-IEC) and the NJ Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (NJ-PHCC), respectively.