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Join the Skylanders Women’s Softball or Basketball Team

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The Athletic Department  is looking for interested students to join the SCCC Women’s Varsity Intercollegiate Softball Team. A meeting will be held at the SCCC softball field for planning and preparation for the Spring 2017 season on Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm.

If you are interested, you can also reach out to
AJ Agnor
Women’s Softball Coach
973-300-2307 office
973-222-8420 cell

We are also looking for more players to round out our Women’s Basketball Team.
Kaitlyn Gaffney
Women’s Basektball Coach


EKG Technology Program open to Sussex residents

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For those looking to obtain a certificate as an EKG Technician, the opportunity to do so can be had through Skylands Professional Training, a community college regional partnership between Sussex and Warren County Community College.

A comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program is being offered from Oct. 10 through Nov. 30, with classes Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9:30 p.m., on the SCCC campus.

The program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT EKG Technician exam, as well as other national certification exams.

This program includes all aspects of EKG training, including important practice and background details on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics and more. Additionally students will practice on actual EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs.

For more information and registration instructions, please visit

Certified Fiber Optics Networking Classes offered at SCCC

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Fiber 2Sussex County Community College, in partnership with Warren County Community College, and BDI DataLynk, is offering Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) courses in October.  Recognized by The US Department of Labor and sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA), both courses offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn about fiber optics networking through an internationally recognized fiber optics training company. The courses are slated to be taught on the SCCC campus.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)
This 3-day* introductory course explores the theory and history of fiber optics data transmission and is designed for anyone interested in becoming certified in the basic installation, troubleshooting and testing techniques of installed fiber optics networks as required per industry standards. This program includes 85% hands-on activities by allowing the student to build and test their own fiber optics network. Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session.
October 24-26, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Registration Deadline is October 13.

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
This comprehensive 2-day* program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment, and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and maintenance and how to choose among them. This course is 85% hands-on and includes a detailed study of fiber network testing and troubleshooting procedures, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.Fiber 1 Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session. October 27 & 28, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Registration Deadline is October 13.

For more on this Fiber Optics program please contact:
Maija Amaro

Workforce and Industry Training Specialist
Warren County Community College
(908) 835-4029


SCCC’s Bruce Dehnert Elected To International Academy of Ceramics

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Bruce_DehnertBruce Dehnert was recently elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. The Academy, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an official partner of UNESCO. Dehnert, who is Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Crafts, and teaches in the Fine Arts Department at SCCC, will be installed during the organization’s Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain in September.

As the leading organization of ceramics in the world, the IAC coordinates with UNESCO to bring expertise in the medium of ceramics to its cultural, scientific, and diplomatic objectives. Membership in the Academy is composed of artists, writers, museum experts, designers, and a number of prestigious institutions from all five continents.

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Veterinary Assistant Program Scheduled for SCCC

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Enjoy the rewards of working with animals. An exciting new Veterinary Assistant Program being offered through Sussex County Community College’s Skylands Professional Training can help students make a difference in this field. The essential skills students will learn in this program will help them keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

The program, which will be held at Sussex County Community College, begins on Sept. 27 and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9:30 p.m. through Jan. 19, 2017, with some time off for holidays. Interested individuals are urged to register now.

This Veterinary Assistant program provides opportunities to individuals that will enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.  Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program would be prepared to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care including: obtaining and recording patient information; the review of preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; how to collect samples and perform certain lab procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic and medical procedures; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.

Veterinary Assisting is a rewarding career in a growing field. According to the Occupational Handbook the demand for professional veterinary assistants has a 10% growth rate (as fast as average) from 2012 – 2022. Interested students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED).

Although this program includes comprehensive classroom lectures and hands on labs; this program does not include a national or state certification and it does not include a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

Registration deadline is September 20. For further information on this program or to register, phone 973-300-2332, or visit




Building Construction Program to begin Sept. 26

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Build a career, not a job, with the brand new Building Construction Technology degree program at Sussex County Community College.

Brand new this fall, the Building Construction Technology program prepares students for entrance into the building construction field through hands-on skills training and lecture-style learning. This program is offered during the Late Start session at SCCC which begins on September 26. For additional Late Start courses visit

The program covers a full spectrum of tools to get students ready for their new career, including leadership and planning, technology trends, understanding building codes and schematics, problem solving, sustainable practices, ethics, and safety.

Students will be prepared to enter their new field upon completion of the program. Additional schooling is not required.

Some courses for this program will be held on SCCC’s new campus location at Vernon High School, in nearby Vernon, NJ. Interested students can apply and register now. For more information about the program click here or contact Admissions at 973.300.2223.

Art Gallery Exhibit with artist Lauren Rosenthal

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Lauren RosenthalSussex Community College is delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Activist Artist, Lauren Rosenthal on display from Friday, September 19 through Friday, October 14. In addition to presenting a suite of sculptures based on hydrological and topographical data, she will be creating site-specific drawings directly onto the walls of the gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm, all are welcome to attend.

Lauren Rosenthal currently lives and works in Lambertville, New Jersey. She holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she won several awards, including a Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship.

Selected recent exhibitions include: Keeping Watch on Water at UNC Charlotte’s Projective Eye Gallery, Possible Realities at Lafayette College’s Grossman Gallery, Pulpfiction: The Art of Paper at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Lauren Rosenthal, Hand-Cut Paper at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ. In addition, Rosenthal has presented her work at several conferences focused on topics as wide- ranging as geography, American studies and new media. Her work is featured in Rethinking the Power of Maps by Denis Wood (Guilford Press, 2010), The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (Elsevier, 2010), and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick (Prentice Hall, 2009). Permanent collections include the Charlotte Museum of History, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA.

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Grant-funded employee training classes

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Skylands Professional Training is proud to announce the availability of grant-funded MS Excel & PowerPoint training for employees of NJ-based businesses and organizations, including small business owner-operators, in Sussex County.

This grant-funded program, a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the State’s community colleges and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, makes this training opportunity available. Skylands Professional Training is a cooperative program between Sussex County and Warren County community colleges.

Programs (2013 Version) offered include:

  • PowerPoint Level I: 9/26 & 10/3, registration deadline 9/20
  • Excel Level II: 10/10 & 10/17, registration deadline 10/4
  • PowerPoint Level II: 10/24 & 10/31, registration deadline 10/18

All classes run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sussex County Community College. For full class schedule and eligibility requirements please go to

For further details, you can also call 908-689-7613.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held at SCCC on Sept. 11th

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A ceremony remembering the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton on Sunday September 11th at 4 pm at the College’s 9/11 Memorial on the Connor Green.

Residents and college students are invited to attend the annual ceremony where each year we join with hundreds of other communities across America in remembrance and prayer.  We will gather and reflect upon the innocent lives of those that were killed; we will pay solemn tribute to those that heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others; and, we’ll remember all those that helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed at Ground Zero.

Mr. Fred Martens is a retired Detective/Lieutenant of the New Jersey State Police. He also served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission. After 9/11, Mr. Martens was assigned to Ground Zero on behalf of the Department of Investigations for the City of New York. His role was to mitigate fraud, waste and abuse and prevent organized crime elements and their surrogates from profiting from this catastrophic event. Mr. Martens will address what he and the other “monitors” assigned to Ground Zero confronted and the long-term effects on both the families of those victimized by this brutal act of terrorism and the rescue and recovery workers who worked there in its aftermath.

The Sheriff’s Honor Guard as well as area Police and Fire Departments will be in attendance in addition to members of the Police Explorers.  Local vocalists and bagpipers will also bring their talents to the remembrance ceremony.

The 911 Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event organized at SCCC by members of the Sussex County PBA Local #138.  For more information on the ceremony, please contact Det. Steve VanNieuwland or Ptl. Mahir Kaylani at the Newton Police Dept. (973)383-2525.

Late Register for Classes at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is late registering students for the fall semester until September 12th. Classes start on September 6th but new students can still get started on their college education for the fall semester.

SCCC has announced the addition of seven new degree programs, including Building Construction (which has a late start), Cosmetology, Food-Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management, Electronic Music, Music, and Technical Studies. Each of these degree programs will be offered during the fall semester. Interested students can still apply and register until September 12.

In addition to these new programs, the College has opened two new satellite locations at Vernon and Hopatcong High Schools. Students will be able to take courses at either location to apply toward their associate degree.

For more information or to register for classes, please contact the SCCC Admissions department by phone at (973) 300-2223 or by email at