Center for Pre College Programs

Academy College Courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Business

College Courses for High School Students

The Pre-College Academy at NJIT is a program for high achieving high school 11th and 12th grade students who want to begin their college careers while still in high school. Participants earn college credits in small, customized classes taught by faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to teaching excellence.

College credits earned can be applied toward an undergraduate degree at NJIT or transferred to other colleges or universities of your choice.

  • Spring 2015 courses will meet on Saturdays from January 24-May 16
  • Summer 2015 courses will meet Monday through Thursday from *July 6 - August 6, 2015. During the Summer Semester Academy students have the option of living on the NJIT campus during the week or commuting to the University. As a campus resident, you will live in one of NJIT’s modern, air-conditioned dormitories, arriving Monday and leaving on Thursday. Specially trained counselors will help make your stay comfortable.

Academy College Courses Features

  • College credit courses
  • Peer learning with other talented high school students
  • Classes taught by first-rate faculty
  • A scholarly, multicultural university experience

Art + Design

AD 111 – Communication in Art and Design – Traditional Media (3 credits):

This course will explore a range of subjects from object still life to the human figure to landscape and will deal with specific issues of line, value, composition, structure, proportion, and perspective. The aim of this course is to achieve a critical approach to hand-eye coordination and ideational sketching, through both direct observation and conceptual diagramming.


Mgmt 190 – Industrial Organization and Management (3 credits) :

Introduction to business enterprise, including organization structure, basis of authority and responsibility, financial systems, marketing, the interaction of government and business, and the interrelationships of the broad economic, political, psychological and social influences upon business. This is an entry level management course and part of the freshman year curriculum at NJIT.

Computer Science

Introduction to Information Technology – IT 101 (3 credits) :

Overview of emerging information technologies and the principles behind those developments, applications of the Internet infrastructure and their impact on business and society. Covers such topics as multimedia systems, e-commerce applications, and geographical information systems, all in the context of problem solving and program development.

English Composition

English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking – HUM 101 (3 credits) :

Entrance is determined by placement test score or completion of Hum 099 with a grade of C or better. Focuses on developing written and oral communication skills; emphasizes writing expository and research essays; preparing oral reports; drafting, revising, editing; evaluation and proper documentation of source material; using rhetorical strategies such as narration and argument.


Fundamentals of Engineering Design – FED 101 (2 credits) :

Teams of students work on open-ended engineering projects. Topics covered include introduction to basic engineering design elements, processes, measurements, product and project design and development, with hands-on experiments in a specific major area. Students also learn to use engineering tools for computer-aided design and simulation. Technical writing and oral presentation along with project management skills are emphasized.


Math 139 – Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and Principles of Differential Calculus (4 credits) :

Trigonometry and Principles of Differential Calculus Prerequisites: Grade A in Math 107 or NJIT placement. Comprehensive review of trigonometry and pre-calculus topics integrated into an introduction to differential calculus. Topics covered include: Exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, analytics trigonometry, conic sections, limits,derivatives, applications of differentiation.

Math 111 – Calculus I (4 credits) :

Prerequisite: Math 109 with a grade of C or better, or Math 110 with a grade of C or better, or placement by performance on standardized entrance examinations. Topics include limits, differentiation, applications of differentiation, and integration.


Chem 125 – Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 credits) :

This course is an intensive introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry, including chemical reactions and bonding, electronic and molecular structure, gases and thermo chemistry. Pre-requisites are: high school math including algebra and trigonometry.

Phys 111/111A – Physics I and Physics I Lab (4 credits) :

This course deals with the study of elementary mechanics. Emphasis is on the fundamental concepts and laws of mechanics, especially conservation laws. Topics discussed are: motion; equilibrium and Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and momentum; and conservation laws. Lab must be taken concurrently.

Tuition and Fees :

Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable)          
Tuition: $499 per credit
Room and Board: *$1,750 (optional, five weeks in the summer semester only)

For more information please call (973) 596-3550 or e-mail:

* Rates and Dates subject to change