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Free Quickbooks 2014 Training for Your Business

in Continuing Education, News

Sussex County Community College’s Community Education & Workforce Development announces several sections of QuickBooks I Overview and QuickBooks II Overview offered free of charge.

These free course offerings are made possible by a USDA/Rural Development Grant in partnership with the Sussex County Economic Development Partnership.

QuickBooks I Workshop – Overview is a fast-paced workshop that will teach you how to use QuickBooks for your business accounting needs. Start a company in QuickBooks and create a chart of accounts; use the various lists including employees, vendors, customer jobs, and companies. Learn to set up inventory, as well as, receive payments, and adjust your inventory levels. Track the sale of products, including invoicing and special charges. Explore the ways QuickBooks coordinates with your banking, including online banking. Three dates are available: Thursday, October 30, Tuesday, November 11, or Thursday, November 20 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.

QuickBooks II Workshop – Overview is a continuation of QuickBooks I. Learn to create and customize forms and templates; work with asset, liability and equity accounts. Learn to customize reports and graphs. Explore payroll tracking, tax liabilities, job costing, time tracking, and estimating. Two dates are available: Thursday, November 13 or Thursday, December 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Class size is limited; register early to ensure a seat. For more information, visit or call 973.300.2140.

SCCC Foundation Hosts Successful 7th Annual Skylander Challenge 5K/10K

in Foundation, News

Nearly 350 runners participated in the 7th annual Sussex County Community College Foundation’s Skylander 5K/10K race which helps support the Foundation and much needed student scholarships. The race had 50 more runners than last year and raised over $14,000 for student scholarships.

This annual race is a sanctioned USA Track and Field certified course through the College’s beautiful 167 acre campus. Awards were given to the top three times for the overall 5K and 10K men and women runners, and also to winners in age groups 10 years and up in 10 year age groups. Awards were also given to the top corporate and school teams.

The day also included music, refreshments and a special Kid’s Event to highlight the 150th Anniversary of Newton. Kids under 12 enjoyed period appropriate games like three-legged and wheelbarrow races for prizes provided by the College’s official bookstore, Barnes and Noble.

For more Foundation events at Sussex County Community College visit

SCCC Awarded $822,000 TAACCCT Grant

in Health Sciences, Home Page, News

As part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Education Anne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants to more than 270 community colleges nation-wide, including Sussex County Community College. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program is through the Department of Education and the Department of Labor works to help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium comprised of 11 community colleges in New Jersey collaborated on a competitive application process to win a TAACCCT grant. From this grant, SCCC will be awarded $822,000 in funding to help expand health care certification programs such as Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide and EKG Technician. The grant will also support partnerships with area employers to help link graduates with high-skilled, high-wage jobs. The TAACCCT Grant Program began in 2009 and was funded by President Barack Obama in March 2010 with funding of $2 billion to be awarded over four years.

Sussex County Community College President, Dr. Paul Mazur stated, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the College and the community. With fewer high school graduates each year in the county, and the expanding number of adults changing careers or out of work, the College is focused on improving our ability to offer degrees and certificates in twenty-four months or less that can lead to employment.”

Alberta Jaeger, SCCC’s Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs noted, “Along with the recent $250,000 major gift to fund the College’s new School of Agriculture, the TAACCCT Grant will provide support for new courses at SCCC in the health sciences. The grant will also help SCCC to transition its Surgical Technician program from a certification course to an associate degree, for-credit program. All of this new funding helps reinforce SCCC’s mission to provide students with the programs and tools they need to succeed.”

SCCC Offers Info Session on Free Healthcare Training and Certification

in Health Sciences, News

Individuals interested in training to become a Certified Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide, Coding and Billing Specialist, EKG or Phlebotomy Technician, or Medical Office Assistant are invited to attend an information session at Sussex County Community College. The information sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. or Friday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m.

SCCC has been selected for participation in the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program. This federally funded demonstration project provides free training and support to income qualified individuals wishing to pursue careers in the growing field of health care. Through the assistance of the HPOG, eligible candidates will be selected through a lottery system to receive free training. The grant is a funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

Seats are limited. Please register by calling (973) 300-2782. For more information about the HPOG visit

SCCC Receives Single Largest Gift and Announces Naming of New Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation School of Agriculture

in Home Page, News

Newton, NJ – October 1, 2014 – Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and the SCCC Foundation held a special reception on Tuesday, September 30 to announce the naming of the new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation (CCCF) School of Agriculture. During the reception, the SCCC Foundation also accepted a generous $250,000 gift to help provide funding for the program’s development and launch.

Approximately 50 educators, the College leadership, VIPs in New Jersey agriculture, area farm owners, and SCCC supporters gathered in the SCCC Performing Arts Center to hear the exciting announcements regarding the naming and launch of a new agriculture program and the generous gift to support the program.

Curricula for the first two programs in the new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation School of Agriculture will be an Associate in Science in Horticulture and an Associate in Applied Science in Agriculture/Business. Vice President of Academic Affairs, William Waite stated, “The opportunity to offer a new agriculture program is exciting for SCCC and will be an excellent way to build on the community’s traditional values.”

These programs are now in development, and the funding received will be used for the new program’s faculty needs, greenhouse equipment, instructional supplies and marketing materials. The School of Agriculture at SCCC will bridge programs from the high school level to a bachelor’s and master’s degree offered through the College’s four-year academic partners, such as Rutgers University.

In commenting on the gift Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Karen DiMaria said, “We are grateful the College is receiving such support. The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation has once again invested in SCCC to help provide start-up funding for this new, much-anticipated program,” DiMaria stated. “Their gift of $250,000 is the largest, single gift the SCCC Foundation has ever received and we are proud that the CCCF has partnered with us once again to help the College pursue its important vision.”

The College’s mission is to ensure that it continues to offer programs that are vital to the community and that lead to continued educational opportunities and jobs.

Scholarship Applications Available for Spring 2015 Semester

in Foundation, News

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) has over 100 scholarships that are available to students and incoming students ranging from $250 to $2,000 for the Spring 2015 semester. These scholarships are available through the SCCC Foundation.

Applications are available online at and in SCCC’s Counseling and Advising Center. 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 return their completed application to the Counseling and Advising Center, Administration Building, Room B206 by Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to Karen Unrath at 973-300-2121, or Al Buechler, Scholarship Chairman, at 973-300-2207.

Nursing Program Information Session Oct 22nd

in Health Sciences, News

The Nursing Program Information Session will inform perspective students about the Sussex Campus Division of the Passaic County Community College RN program. It will provide specific information about entrance into the program, pre-requisites, transferring credits, the TEAS exam, and Nursing I through IV.

It will take place on October 22nd from 6:30 to 8pm in Room A 321. Any questions can be directed to Karen Petriccione , Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136

Sussex County Community College signs MOU

in News

Sussex County Community College and the Newton Police Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further strengthen their relationship and help ensure coordination of efforts for campus safety.

An MOU is an agreement that is less formal than a legal contract, but outlines the intent and responsibilities of each party involved. Last fall, SCCC hired a new Director of Campus Security, John Scully, who has worked to upgrade and enforce security planning and preparedness on campus. The MOU describes the expectations of the Newton Police and SCCC’s security team for any type of emergency.

Chief Michael S. Richards of the Newton Police Department noted, “We look forward to continuing to work with the Sussex County Community College to maintain its safe and secure campus. This MOU formalizes our long-standing relationship and forms a great foundation to further enhance cooperation, communication and public safety effectiveness.”

7th Annual Skylander 5 and 10 K Challenge set to run on October 5

in Foundation, News

NEWTON, NJ – Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is proud to host the 7th annual Skylander 5 and 10 K Challenge. The event will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 on the SCCC campus. Both races begin at 9 am with packet pick-up starting at 7 am. These two USATF-certified events will include a 10-kilometer race as well as a 5-kilometer event, where teams and walkers are also welcomed. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sussex County Community College Foundation and student scholarships.

The 5 and 10 K races follow the same route that will take participants through and around the beautiful SCCC campus. Runners will start in the upper campus and finish in front of the Connor Green in the campus center making for a fast “net” downhill run.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, male and female SCCC students and the top 3 corporate and school teams. Additional awards will be given by 10 year age groups 7 to 80 plus. The awards with be distributed at 10:30 a.m. among refreshments and music underneath the Pavilion.

In celebration of Newton’s 150th Anniversary, SCCC will be offering a new Kids’ Event for children 12 years of age and under. The Kid’s Events will include a wheel barrow race, three legged race, and more.

All participants in the Kids’ Event will receive ribbons; medals will be awarded to the winners.

Participants can register online through The registration fee is $25. SCCC and area students (K-12) can participate for $10. Participation in the new Kids’ Event (ages 12 and under) will cost $5.

For more information, please visit, email, or call 973-300-2121.

100 Women Project at Sussex County Community College Reaches $50,000 in Endowed Scholarships

in Foundation, Home Page, News

Sussex County Community College and the Sussex County Community College Foundation announced that they have reached their goal for their 100 Women Project.  The 100 Women Project is a scholarship fund that was launched by SCCC Board of Trustee Chair, Judge Lorraine Parker. The Project’s goal was to receive pledges of $100 each year for 5 years from 100 women totaling $50,000 in endowed scholarships.  Endowed scholarships are invested funds where the principle is retained while the interest is awarded as scholarships each year.

The 100 Women Project Committee led by Parker is comprised of distinguished women from the county including Dr. Pamela Alberto, DMD, LLC, Ardelle Bigos, MSN, RN, Colleen Cunningham, Esq., Julia “Julie” Killen, Sara Megletti, Karin Meyer and Sarah N. Roskowsky.

The Committee will determine the specific criteria for the scholarship award, but the fund will be designated to support students who are single mothers and adult women returning to College at SCCC. The 100 Women Project Scholarship will be awarded for the first time next spring 2015.

About the success of this Project, Judge Parker stated, “The 100 Women Project fund is an important endowment that will ensure scholarships are available for SCCC students for years and years to come. We are pleased to welcome our SECOND 100 women to provide even more scholarships for deserving women. ”