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Foundation and Graduation Courses

Sussex County Community College requires the following courses to be taken at key points in a student’s two-year College experience:

Foundations for Success is a course designed specifically for incoming SCCC Freshmen. All students are required to take this course within their first or second semester. Foundations for Success is part of a comprehensive program that initiates students into the rigor of college academics and the responsibility of college student life. Instructors are trained to facilitate topics that have proven to be vital to entering college students. The course provides an introduction into the intellectual, social, and emotional transition of going from high school to college, or from the workforce into college life. Students will experience academic and technical skill mastery, and be exposed to social/peer opportunities to become involved on the SCCC campus. Foundations for Success is a three-credit course.

Honors Foundation is a course designed specifically for incoming SCCC Freshmen who are enrolled in or are interested in the SCCC Honors program. Honors Foundation will offer the same comprehensive knowledge and experiences of the Foundations for Success course, but will provide more in-depth exposure to topics and experiences for critical thinking mastery based on the current Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic. Honors Foundation is a three-credit course. For additional information on the SCCC Honors Program, please call the Honors Program Coordinator at 973.300.2265.

The Capstone Courses are designed specifically for sophomores with 45 credits or more who are approaching graduation. The Capstone Program offers students the opportunity to work with an SCCC professor to prepare for transfer to a four-year school or to enter the workforce and find a position in their chosen field. There are several different, one-credit, Capstone courses for students to choose from,
depending upon their declared major at SCCC:

  • College Capstone for Liberal Arts
  • College Capstone for Business, Science, and Technology
  • College Capstone for Criminal Justice