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SCCC Spring Registration open with extended office hours

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Starting at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is a smart choice for area residents. Students that earn their associate degree save thousands off the total cost of a bachelor’s degree when they transfer. SCCC offers new degree programs in Building Construction, Cosmetology, Food/Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Electronic Music, Music, and Technical Studies plus a wide range of degree and certificate programs to help begin a great college education. Courses are held at the SCCC Newton Campus, Vernon Township High School and Hopatcong High School for convenient locations throughout Sussex County

SCCC will hold extended office hours for students who would like to register for the spring 2017 semester.
Mondays and Thursdays, January 9 through January 26 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
Saturday, January 14 and Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.

The extended office hours are for the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Advising and Counseling Center and the Bursar’s Office.  Please note the College will be closed on January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr, holiday.

Normal business hours are as follows:
Monday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Classes begin on Monday, January 23 for the spring semester. For more information or to register for classes, please contact the SCCC Admissions Office at (973) 300-2223, email or apply online at

Health Career Night to be held at WCCC

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A Health Career Information Night will be held at Warren County Community College (WCCC) on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the WCCC Phillipsburg Education Center. Career opportunities will be discussed for courses held through the Skylands Professional Training, a partnership with Sussex and Warren County Community Colleges.

Career training held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) includes: Chiropractic Assistant, EKG Technician, Essentials of Personal Training, Histology Assistant Program, Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant.

Additional career paths held at Warren County Community College includes: Administrative & Clinical, Dialysis Technician, Medical Assistant, Nurse’s Aide, Pilates Instructor Certification, Dental Assistant, ER/Patient Care Tech, Therapeutic Massage Certificate Program, Medical Office Administrative Coordinator, Physical Therapy Aide, Certified Home Health Aide, Dental Radiology, and Personal Trainer Exam Prep.

The healthcare industry continues to grow rapidly. Entering a career as a healthcare professional can be both rewarding and challenging. There are numerous opportunities for growth and advancement in this field plus a chance to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Attend this informal gathering in Room P110/111 and gain the information needed to achieve educational and employment goals. Funding information will be discussed for Career Training Programs for eligible candidates. High school students and recent graduates are welcome.

The Health Career Information Night is presented by WCCC Continuing Education Department and will be held in Room P110/111 at 445 Marshall St. Phillipsburg, NJ. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact (908) 689-7613. For more information on the career training held on the SCCC campus, visit

SCCC athlete, Pullis, set to be honored

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Female athleteThe New Jersey Chapter of The National Association of Girls and Women in Sport, each year honors one female athlete from every New Jersey high school, two-year college and four- year college for excellence in the classroom, on the field and community service.

Sussex County Community College’s honoree this year is, Vernon native, Jill Pullis. Jill has been a two year starter for the Skylander Women’s Soccer program. She was a 2015 and 2016 Division I,  First Team All-Region XIX and First Team All Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) selection.  In addition, during the 2016 season Jill set the season and all-time career assist record at SCCC for women’s soccer players. Jill will be recognized with the other female athletes on Sunday January 29, 2017 at Seton Hall University.


Skylands offers healthcare and business training

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In today’s evolving world, healthcare and business professionals are in high-demand. Skylands Professional Training, a partnership of Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College, is offering a number of healthcare and business training programs during the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

Healthcare Careers:
  • Chiropractic Assistant – This 50-hour program, which begins the week of March 13, will prepare students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs.
  • EKG Technician– This comprehensive 50-hour, which begins the week of May 8, will prepare students to function as an EKG Technician and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams.
  • Essentials of Personal Training – This 24-hour program, which begins on March 24 and concludes on April 28, is geared to successfully prepare students for either the NASM or ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
  • Histology Assistant – This 96-hour program, which begins the week of April 3, is intended to prepare students for entry level employment as a Histology Assistant in clinical, veterinary, and research laboratories.
  • Pharmacy Compounding & Sterile Prep – This 50-hour program, held evenings beginning the week of April 24, will help students learn the vital information you need to safely and accurately prepare compounded sterile products.
  • Pharmacy Technician – This comprehensive 50-hour course, which begins the week of February 27, will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
  • Veterinary Assistant – This 100-hour program, which begins the week of March 20, provides instruction and training in the rewarding and growing field of veterinary assisting.
  • Phlebotomy Technician – This is a new course which will be introduced this spring with a start date that has yet to be determined.
Business Careers/Training:

Help advance your career or start a new one with one of these programs:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – All students must have a valid driver’s license and a physical is required.  All training will take place in Dover, NJ.
  • Grant Writing I & II –This 10-hour comprehensive hands-on class, beginning on April 21, will provide an opportunity for new and experienced grant writers to develop their fundamental skills of writing.  Learn the basic foundation of grant writing and the many components of putting together a successful grant package.  Follow that up with a hands-on class to develop the fundamental skills of writing.
  • Leadership Development – Become an effective leader through practical, skills-based learning. This program consists of seven classes, starting on February 13.
  • ServSafe® Manager Certification Course – This course will provide training to enhance the knowledge of current and prospective food service managers. Classes begin in March 2017.

Additional courses this spring include: Entrepreneurial Programs and Grant-Funded Business Training.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Sussex County Community College.

For more information on each course, please visit or call 973.300.2332.

Grants may be available for those who are unemployed, under-employed, working part-time, or receiving public assistance.




Nancy Train Smith ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ – SCCC Art Gallery

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nancy-train-smithSussex County Community College is delighted to announce “Cloud of Unknowing”.  An Installation of Paintings will be on view at the Art Gallery in C building. The artist will be present during the Opening Reception on Friday, December 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the SCCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from December 9-January 20 and is free and open to the community.

In her commitment to a life of an artist, Nancy Train Smith has three distinct, perhaps converging types of studio practice, ceramics, painting and site-specific sculpture.  She has lived in Massachusetts since 1991 and has used the spectacular landscape of South Dartmouth as inspiration for many of her projects.  The exhibition of paintings is the culmination of an intensive study of landscape of the estuarine coast, where once the artist sought to capture the feeling of being in the landscape rather than simply looking at it, her recent work shows a more symbolic connection to place, using elemental signs such as cloud formation and waterfalls.

Her work has been included in many private and museum collections worldwide.

For more about Nancy Train Smith visit,

Earn your high school diploma, Free, at SCCC

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hse-student2It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. Sussex County Community College is able to assist those individuals that are looking to attain their High School Equivalency (HSE), formerly GED. This alternate path for receiving a high school diploma provides learn-at-your-own-pace classes in the SCCC Learning Center. A managed enrollment format provides a quick eight-week program.

The program is perfect for individuals who have had to put off this goal for one reason or another.  The HSE program also helps those students seeking help with the transition to college.

The curriculum is self-paced based on each student’s personal educational needs and abilities, as determined by a basic skills assessment test (Test of Adult Basic Education). A small group setting with the aid of instructors and tutors encourages individual learning. Subjects covered are the same as those on the official HSE (formerly GED) exam: math, science, social studies, language arts, and reading.

“The thought of going back to school to continue my education at the age of 43 and after being a full time mom for 25 years, was both exciting and terrifying,” stated HSSE student Beti Rosenkrans. “I never even finished 9th grade and had learned in a completely different language. At SCCC, I found not just the network of support I need to succeed but regained a self-confidence and enthusiasm I thought I had lost. I am now planning my next step at SCCC which is aiming to get an associate degree. I am excited!”

“We’re a dedicated staff who love to help students succeed,” explained ABE/HSE Program Coordinator Sara Gorst. “We work with each student as an individual, giving them the personalized instruction they need to accomplish their goals.”

The HSE program is free to participants through funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. SCCC currently offers morning and afternoon classes to fit an array of schedules. The official HSE exam can be taken at SCCC and is given twice a month. There is a $90 fee for the exam.

Out-of-state residents may take the classes offered at SCCC, but the actual HSE exam must be taken in their state of residence.

To schedule an appointment to take the entry assessment test, please call Sara Gorst, Program Coordinator, at (973) 300-2158.

Picture: Beti Rosenkrans, current HSE student.

Current Students – Create your academic plan now!

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It’s time to look ahead to the spring semester. Creating an academic plan early will help secure a great schedule for next semester and beyond.

Advising gives current students the opportunity to discuss their academic goals and future educational plans. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor. Students are assigned to a faculty advisor or to the Student Advising and Counseling Center. These assignments can be found on the student portal.

If you need additional help, stop by one of the “How To” sessions being offered. These sessions cover: using the student portal; understanding curriculum checksheets and General Education requirements; creating a schedule.
“How To” Sessions take place in B316 at 11 a.m.

  • November 2
  • November 3
  • November 8
  • November 9
  • November 10
  • November 17

Priority Registration begins November 14 and ends on November 23. This is the time when all current students can register for the winterim and spring semesters before registration opens to the community on November 28. This is an opportune time to secure a great schedule. Don’t wait for mid-semester grades to start scheduling courses.

The Student Advising and Counseling Center is open on Monday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Book appointments at

For any questions, email


SCCC to hold “Fortify your Future” presentation

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be hosting an event to bring awareness to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. “Fortify Your Future – An Awareness Program for College Students” will be presented by the SCCC Biology students, as part of their service learning project, and by the Spina Bifida Resource Network.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 10 from 10:50 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. in the Student Center (D Building) Dining Room. Information regarding staying healthy, the benefits of folic acid and the prevention of spina bifida will be discussed. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

SCCC to hold a Nursing Information Session

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Sussex County Community College will hold a Nursing Program Information Session to inform prospective students about the Sussex Campus Division of the Passaic County Community College RN program.  The Session will take place on Monday, November 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Nursing Program Information Session will cover specific information about entrance into the program, prerequisites, transferring credits, the TEAS exam, and Nursing I through IV.

The session will be held in the Health Sciences and Performing Arts Center (A Building), room A321. Any questions can be directed to Crystal Quaglio, Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136.


FREE Classes and a Holiday Concert at the Sussex County Senior Life Center at SCCC

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(Newton, NJ)  The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., 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 classes:

On Monday, November 7, 2016 and Monday, November 14, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., there will be free classes on How to Skype Your Friends and Family.  These classes will be held in Room L121, in the Library and Science building located at the top of the college. You may choose one date to attend.

On Monday, November 21, 2016 and Monday, December 5, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to12:15 p.m., there will be free classes on How to Use Your Smartphone.  These classes will be held in Room L121 in the Library and Science building located at the top of the college.  You may choose one date to attend.

On Monday, December 12, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., there will be a class on How to Find the Most Popular Websites.  This class will be held in Room L121 in the Library and Science building located at the top of the college.

The classes will be conducted by Professor Robert Reeber and the Technology and Engineering Club members of S.C.C.C.

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

There will be a free Holiday Concert given by Moderately Bright Four on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center at S.C.C.C.  Moderately Bright Four is a group from Flanders, New Jersey whose music includes a wide range of acapella:  do-wop, barbershop, jazz, novelty, and classical pieces, along with patriotic and holiday favorites.