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Share the joy with a Golden Wish Tree gift

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You can really brighten someone’s day this holiday season.Campus Life and the Student Government Association are happy to host the Golden Wish Tree to spread the joy of the season to the residents of Bristol Glen. Please consider stopping at the Tree in the Student Center Galleria, picking a wish or two off the tree, purchase that gift, and deliver the gift to the Campus Life Office in D105b (either wrapped or unwrapped) with the Golden Star attached. Make sure to have your gifts delivered by December 15.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this WONDERFUL SCCC tradition!


SCCC holiday movies canceled

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These movie nights have been canceled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please join Sussex County Community College as we get into the holiday spirit. The College will be showing three holiday classics in the month of December. Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the following movies will be shown at 6:00 pm and all are free and open to community members.

  • December 7, Student Center Theater, 6 pm: “It’s a Wonderful Life” – When George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent down from Heaven to help him realize what a mistake that would be. George begins to understand how valuable his life is and how much he affected people around him.
  • December 14, Student Center Dining Room, 6 pm: “Eight Crazy Nights – Davey Stone (Adam Sandler), is a party animal. When he finds himself in trouble with the law, the judge grants Davey one last chance to clean up his act. He is required to spend the holiday performing community service as the assistant referee for the youth basketball league or go to jail. Davey thinks he’s gotten off easy until he meets Whitey Duvall, the eccentric, elf-like head referee.
  • December 21, Student Center Dining Room, 6 pm :The Nightmare Before Christmas” – This Tim Burton film follow Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king. Jack becomes very bored with his everyday life of scaring people in the “real world.” He stumbles on Christmastown and gets a new lease on his life — he looks to take Santa under his control and take over Christmas.

Students get “technical” at SCCC

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Some might be surprised to learn that some of the best paying jobs are in the “technical fields.” For those looking to get into a career in one of the technical fields – from building construction to cosmetology and others – where jobs are plentiful, Sussex County Community College has several options.

And, best of all, many graduates of an associate degree in the various technical programs offered at SCCC are able to gain almost immediate employment in their chosen field.

The building construction program provides students with training with always vital hands-on practice. Many aspects of the building trades require both classroom and practical training. Besides learning the skills necessary for construction and acquiring specialized technical knowledge, students will learn about planning jobs, seeking out emerging technologies and implementing sustainable practices. They will develop creative problem solving techniques all the while adhering to ethical business principals.

The automotive services program is designed to meet the growing demand for automobile technicians. Students will learn the vital skills of testing and troubleshooting as well as basic auto repair. Much of their experiences will be in hands-on learning. The school provides work-site cooperative employment with a local company to further enhance the learning experience.

“Today’s employees in the building trades and automotive repair must have extensive knowledge of all aspects of their professions and the ability to keep up with new and rapidly-changing technologies. Our program provides students with the ability to keep learning as they pursue their careers,” stated SCCC Automotive/Welding Supervisor Jason Fruge.

Another technical program at SCCC is in cosmetology.

Today’s beauty industry is looking for more than well-trained technicians. Cosmeticians must be creative professionals. The SCCC program provides courses in skin and nail care, hair design and sculpting and advanced coloring.  Courses are offered at the SCCC satellite location at Vernon Township High School.

For a full list of technical programs visit

Enrollment for spring classes opens on November 27th. For more information on these courses, and other courses and degree programs offered at SCCC, please email or call 973.300.2223. Visit for a full listing of course offerings.

Registration opens for the spring semester

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Receiving a quality college education is possible when you explore the many degree and certificate programs offered at Sussex County Community College (SCCC). Registration opens to the community on Monday, November 27 for the 2018 Spring Semester which begins on January 22.

The Admissions Department is available to assist students with the application process and answer any questions. Applying online is easy by visiting SCCC’s counselors will guide students through the registration process.

For students who want to earn a “few credits” quickly, the highly popular Winter Session at SCCC makes total sense. Taking a course or two in this shortened version of a semester can lighten the load down the line. It also allows students to take advantage of learning, while home from a four-year institution, at an affordable price. This two and a half week semester offers a range of courses. The Winter Session runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 19.

“Sussex County Community College prepared me to be the student I am now at Marist College. Not only do I notice how prepared I am but my professors do too. That just reassures me how amazing SCCC is,” stated Arielle Stampone, 2017 graduate. “I will never regret my choice to stay home for two more years before going away to college because I would never have been as successful in college as I am now.”

For a list of course options, and the winter and spring academic calendars, please visit Registration for both of these semesters continues until the start of classes, but early registration is encouraged as classes tend to fill up quickly.

To get started today, apply online at or contact the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or email

Register for Winter Classes

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Registration for the Winterim Session at Sussex County Community College is under way for new and returning students. The Winterim Session, which runs from January 2 through January 19, is a great way for new, visiting or current SCCC students to get ahead. Students can take a course or two and earn college credits in just a few short weeks. There is a significant cost savings for visiting students who are attending a four-year college.

Seats are available for both in-person and online Winterim classes. Some courses being offered include: Anthropology, Computer Concepts and Applications, English Composition I and II, Macro and Microeconomics, Psychology, and Sociology among others.  For a full listing visit

Registration for the Winterim Session will continue until classes begin on January 2. Most 3-credit classes, during this condensed semester, run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  Prospective students should call or visit the SCCC Admissions Office at (973) 300-2223 and current students can register online.

Art Gallery at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College Gallery is delighted to announce ‘My Abyss Is Self Made’, an installation of art pieces by Mike Hoover. He is a multimedia maker currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works as a fine art printer, framer, and educator. Photography being his primary medium, Mike also dabbles in printmaking, bookmaking, painting, glassblowing, poetry and installation. He enjoys existing in the “middle gray” between mediums. His personal work acts as therapy as well as a study in open mindedness. Mike is an avid downhill skateboarder and loves to travel while showing his work and meeting new friends.

Mike is primarily concerned with how the psyche relates to making and how societal constructs hold back and constrict the making process. Focusing on photography, Mike works with traditional techniques yet denies their traditional execution. Through expressive motions and moments of happenstance, Mike relates the photographic medium to painting and sculpture. Instead of a photograph depicting the outside world, this work gives us a chance to dive into the gut. Dark, violent, bloody, yet subliminal. The exhibit is open to the community and all are welcome.

Mike Hoover
‘My Abyss Is Self Made
My Gut, My Anxiety, My Rage, My Hope

10/27/17 – 12/01/17

Opening Reception
Friday October 27nd 2017 from 5.00-7.00 pm
SCCC Gallery ‘C’ Building

For further information visit:

Fish n’ Chips fundraiser for veterans

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Veterans Office will be holding their annual Fish n’ Chips dinner on Saturday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The event will be on the SCCC Campus in Newton, NJ.

This Veterans’ Fish n’ Chips dinner is sponsored by the SCCC Foundation.  Proceeds from this event will benefit SCCC student veterans.

Tastefully British will be preparing the meal for the evening. The dinner includes a fish and chips dinner along with soft drinks. Adult tickets will include beer and wine. The SCCC Veterans’ Club will be on hand to assist in serving the meals and with the 50/50 raffle.

Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $15 for veterans or SCCC students; and $15 for children 17 and under.  Groups of 10 or more will receive $3 off (adult price only). Tickets can be purchased by visiting

For more information about this event or any of the veteran services offered at Sussex County Community College please contact the Veterans Services Coordinator at 973.300.2109.

Senior Life Center Events for Nov/Dec

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The Senior Life Center at SCCC, a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting the following FREE presentations in November and December.

On Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a presentation titled “Insight Into Art:  Impressionism.”  Join Professor Michael Hughes to learn about the culture, style, painters, and major works of the Impressionist movement.  Explore the lives and paintings of Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt and Morisot.  Let this presentation expand your knowledge and appreciation of this beloved art style and find out why Claude Monet said, “Impressionism is only direct sensation.”

On Friday, December 8, 2017, we will be celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the partnership between the College and the Division of Senior Services at an Open House gathering and you’re invited.  Please join us at the Senior Life Center at SCCC from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium at the Performing Arts Center, 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ.  Meet our staff, enjoy a light lunch and learn about the many programs and services that are available to Sussex County seniors through the Division of Senior Services, the College and the Senior Life Center.

Pre-registration is requested and space is limited.  Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at

New Canteen Hours

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We are happy to announce that the cafeteria, Canteen, will be open for additional hours in the evening. The hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am-6:30 pm and closed on Friday. If you want to look ahead and plan your week, check the Canteen page on our website at

Transfer Fair & Events

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Even though the semester has just begun, it’s time for students to get their academic plan in order. Transfer discussions should begin from the very start of the advising process. Although transfer is not for everyone, every student should explore the idea in order to make a well-informed decision about their academic options and future. Transferring to a four-year college or university has never been easier. Several Transfer Events will be held at Sussex County Community College in the next few months. From Transfer Days to the Transfer Fair, SCCC students will have many opportunities to find the right college to pursue their next step in achieving a bachelor’s degree.

Thursday, October 19 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Student Center Galleria

Many 4-year colleges and universities will be coming to SCCC. This is the perfect time to connect with a variety of colleges at the same time, discuss academic goals and see if that college is a good fit for you.

Instant Decision Days allow current students to meet with the Admissions Office at 4-year colleges and get an immediate acceptance. See the colleges below that will offer Instant Admissions.

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey: Tuesday, October 31
  • Montclair State University: Wednesday, November 1
  • Drew University: Thursday, Novmber 16
  • East Stroudsburg University: Thursday, November 2
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University: Monday, November 20
  • Georgian Court University: Monday, November 6
  • Kean University: Wednesday, November 22
  • St. Peter’s University: Wednesday, November 8

Held in the Student Advising and Counseling Center by appointment only. Sign up will be during the Transfer Fair or at the Student Advising and Counseling Center.

PAC, Room A211 from 11:00 am until 12 NOON

10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/12
Student Center Theater from 11:00 am until 12 NOON

Transfer Tuesdays will be held biweekly and include various topics with room for discussion and personalization. The workshop sessions will include topics of:

  • Academic Planning
  • Financial Aid
  • Transcript Enhancement
  • Letters of Recommendation & Essays
  • Self-Care & Self-Advocacy, and more.

For more information, contact the SCCC Transfer Counselor at 973-300-2206 or