History of Being First
1988 – First proprietary school in the State of New Jersey recognized by the American Council on Education, allowing our credits to be transferred to over 1500 colleges nationwide.
1994 – First non-degree granting institution in the nation to become affiliated with the prestigious American Medical Technologists (AMT), allowing Eastwick College graduates the opportunity to become nationally registered medical assistants.
1995 – First non-degree granting institution in the nation given the opportunity for its students to sit for cardiovascular registry examinations administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
1995 – First and longest continuously running electronics school in the state. Eastwick College – Nutley was established in 1957, and has been owned and operated by Eastwick Education since 1995.
1996 – First career training institute in the city of Hackensack, Eastwick College – Hackensack was established in 1968, and has been owned and operated by Eastwick Education since 1996.
2003 – First nationally accredited school in the State of New Jersey approved to teach nursing by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, allowing Eastwick College graduates the opportunity to become licensed practical nurses.
2005 – First and longest continuously running nationally accredited school recognized by the American Welding Society. The HoHoKus School of Trade in Paterson, NJ was established in 1947, and has been owned and operated by Eastwick Education since 2005.
2006 – First nationally accredited school in the State of New Jersey to become affiliated with the Fiber Optics Association, allowing Eastwick College – Nutley graduates the opportunity to become nationally certified fiber optics technicians.
2006 – First proprietary school in the nation to offer a licensed practical nursing (LPN) program for students who speak English as a second language.
2007 – First private sector school owned by a NJ corporation approved by the Department of Education to offer shared time services to classified students.
2008 – First nationally accredited school in NJ 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.
2010 – First proprietary school to offer an associate degree in surgical technology accredited by CAAHEP.
2013 – First private sector college established in Hackensack, NJ, the county seat of Bergen County.
2013 – First private sector college to offer a business administration degree program with both real estate and entrepreneurship licensing.
2013 – First private sector college in the State of New Jersey to offer a degree in mortuary science with NJ embalming and funeral director licensing.
2014 – First private sector college established in Nutley, NJ, Essex County.
2014 – First college in NJ to offer a cardiovascular sonography associate degree accredited by CAAHEP.
Some of the most popular paths of study include:
- Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
- Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography
- Occupational Therapy Assisting (OTA)
- Surgical Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Health Science
- Funeral Service
- Health Information Technology
- Electrician Apprenticeship