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SCCC offers Passion for Art and Design

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For students with a passion for art and design, Sussex County Community College has five studio arts programs that will bring out the “arts” in those looking to break into the field, and earn their Associate in Fine Arts degree. Additionally, for those intending to go on to a 4-year college, the SCCC programs make it a seamless transition.

Aspiring teachers can enroll in the art education sequence which features classes in 2D and 3D arts, digital and graphic design. The program integrates producing art with classes in art history, visual culture and art criticism. Students can learn philosophies of art and art education theory along with the integration of art with social justice, values and beliefs.

Students in the architecture design sequence take classes in art, art history, theory and technology and do studio work in preparation for transfer to a BFA major in architectural design.

A fashion design program this close to America’s fashion capital in New York City can be an exciting challenge for students. They will produce custom clothing or costumes and besides hands-on classes in design, transfer and implementing patters, students learn about the history of the fashion industry.  This will enable them to leave SCCC with a portfolio ready to take them to a four-year program.

The interior design option includes art history and theory as well as studio work and is also in preparation for transfer to a B.F.A. program.

Photography students have the option of entering straight into professional work or transferring to a fine arts/photography degree program. They learn the traditional chemistry of darkroom and printing methods as well as digital photography. Students also have the benefit of new photography facilities.

Students interested in design can look into the many programs offered under graphic design.

“Our students have many opportunities for work or transfer. SCCC is committed to cultivating students’ talents and interests.”  said Kathleen Peterson, director of marketing.

Enrollment for spring classes begins November 27th.  For questions on getting started, please contact our Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or email admissions@sussex.edu.  To apply to SCCC, please visit sussex.edu/apply.

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 sussex.edu/winter.

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.

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 sussex.edu/fishnchips.

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 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

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 http://sussex.edu/currentstudents/canteen/.

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.

TRANSFER FAIR
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
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.

TRANSFER TUESDAYS
10/17
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 ecasne@sussex.edu.

Customer Service Skills Certificate offered through SPT

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A strong customer service background is an important way to stand out in a crowd, particularly in business. In fact, good customer service is a necessity for nearly any occupation. Skylands Professional Training, a regional partnership between Warren and Sussex County Community Colleges, is offering a three day certificate program which includes active listening skills, questioning techniques, telephone etiquette, overall professionalism, keys to relationship building, developing rapport, organizing and writing with purpose, email etiquette, problem solving, and how to stay calm, no matter the situation.

The course, Customer Service Excellence – Maximize Your Communication Skills, takes place on  October 10, 11 and 13, starting at 9 a.m. each day until 4:30 p.m. the first two days, and 3:30 p.m. on the final day. The cost of the program is $199 and will be held at Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ.

To register by phone, please call 908-689-7613 or complete and mail a registration form.

Scholarship Applications Now Open for Spring

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More than 100 scholarships are available to Sussex County Community College (SCCC) students and incoming students for the Spring 2018 semester.  These scholarships are available through the SCCC Foundation and range from $250 to $2,000.

Scholarship Applications can be submitted online at sussex.edu/scholarships. The Application process will be open from Monday, September 25 until Friday, October 20 by 11:59 p.m. To apply for a scholarship, students must complete a Scholarship Application packet in addition to submitting a personal essay. Students are also required to provide a letter of recommendation in support of their candidacy.

Students should complete their application by Friday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m.  Questions can be directed to the SCCC Foundation at foundation@sussex.edu or call 973-300-2121.

Horton Pantry supports SCCC students

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The Horton Pantry was created to serve SCCC students. For students in need of food, please stop by and pick up a bag during hours of operation. The Pantry is located in the Student Center Building, Rm D111a and is open Mondays from 6-8 pm. If you are unable to come during these hours, please reach out to the Campus Life Office for other arrangements.

Each food bag will feed a family of four for about three to four days. It is considered supplementary to a healthy, balanced diet of fresh produce and proteins. The Horton Pantry has partnerships with larger local food pantries that can provide supplementary fresh foods.

Volunteers are always needed to assemble food bags, coordinate deliveries, and to staff the pantry during opening hours. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted. Tax deductible monetary donations can also be made at https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay or by check.

For more information contact  the Assistant Director of Student Engagement
at 973-300-2200 or stop in the Campus Life Office.

Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

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Sussex County Community College is offering an exciting opportunity to travel and study abroad in Dublin, Ireland this January. The Criminal Justice Department at SCCC is running the trip January 9-16, 2018, which is open to all SCCC students. The trip centers on criminal justice activities with visits to a detention center, Dublin Criminal Courts of Justice, National Museum of Ireland, criminal justice walking lecture, a lecture on criminal justice at Trinity College and Book of Kells.

The Ireland trip includes round trip airfare to Dublin, Ireland, airport transfers, 6 nights hotel accommodations (all double or triple occupancy), breakfast daily, welcome/farewell group dinner and activities and admissions to specified locations.

The cost of the trip is dependent on the amount of travelers with pricing as follows:
Minimum 20 students: $2345 pp
Minimum 15 students: $2525 pp
Minimum 10 students: $2625 pp

Students who are interested in this unique trip will need to have a $500 deposit secured by October 1st.  Dublin Ireland Itinerary.

For additional information, please contact William McGovern, criminal justice coordinator, at wmcgovern@sussex.edu or call 973.300.2182.