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SCCC to hold Information Session at Vernon High School

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be holding an Information session on Monday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Vernon Township High School in the lower Library.

The Information Session will cover the many degree and certificate programs being offered at SCCC, and at the Vernon Township High School location. Programs being offered at VTHS include; Accounting, Building Construction, Business, Cosmetology, Food-Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management, Electronic Music, Music Option, and General Education classes.

During the evening, students will be able to discuss the new programs with an advisor, apply for admission to SCCC, take the Placement Test and also register for classes.

For more information about the programs offered at SCCC, visit sussex.edu/academics. For additional question email admissions@sussex.edu or call the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223.

Augmented Reality: Magic & Mentalism coming to SCCC

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joshy-kIt will be a night of mystifying illusion at Sussex County Community College on Thursday Dec. 8 as Joshy K, “The Illusionist”, and Alexander Morgan, “The Mentalist,” amaze the audience starting at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the SCCC Rotaract Club, the night promises to be entertaining and mystifying!

“Augmented Reality – A Magic & Mentalism Show” features two outstanding entertainers, performing in the SCCC Performing Arts Center.

Joshy K has been on TV, studied magic at the renowned Tannen’s Magic Camp, and perhaps most famously, holds the Rubik’s Cube record of solving the puzzle in just 23 seconds.  He’s been dazzling crowds for over a decade.

Alexander Morgan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, was a finalist in the Skylands Got Talent competition earlier this year, and also attended Tannen’s Magic Camp.

This show is suitable for those 16 years of age and up.

There will be a meet and greet with the performers after the show.

Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $7 in advance ($5 for students), $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the SCCC Bursar’s Office (B Building) or online at sussex.edu (click on Box Office).

To Purchase Tickets click here

Picture: Illusionist Joshy K

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 sussex.edu/counseling.

For any questions, email advising@sussex.edu.

 

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.

 

SCCC to host “It’s a Wonderful Life: LIVE from WVL Radio Theater”

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wonderfullife-storySCCC’s Performing Arts Center will host It’s a Wonderful Life: LIVE from WVL Radio Theater on Saturday, November 26 at 6:00 pm. The show is based on the classic story of It’s a Wonderful Life, performed in 1940’s radio style. There will also be an opportunity to get a jump start on holiday shopping from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm by visiting our vendor booths.

Tickets for the performance may be purchased online.

For sponsorship, ads or group rates, call 973-300-2121 for more information.

Proceeds will support Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Sussex County Community College Foundation.

SCCC students volunteer their time

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Sussex County Community College students, in the Foundations for Success course, volunteered their time and effort to spend a day as an Appalachian Trail work crew, part of the course’s Road Trip requirement. This year’s crew worked at the High Point shelter—clearing deadfall, cutting grass, and performing general trail maintenance to the shelter and water source.

This year’s crew included SCCC President Dr. Jon Connolly, attending at the invitation of course instructor George Lightcap. “Dr. Connolly’s energy and enthusiasm—his desire to connect with our students—gave me the idea to offer him and our students a unique opportunity to work and fellowship together in an equally unique environment,” Lightcap said. “This also gives him the opportunity to dust off his Forest Science degree to provide expertise and insight for our walk in the woods.”

The nine-student crew, Dr. Connolly, Lightcap, and shelter maintainer/Wantage resident Alan Breach carried in tools for the mile-long walk on the Trail to High Point shelter. “I was impressed that Dr. Connolly was willing to dedicate a Sunday to hiking the Appalachian Trail with our group,” student Jilyssa Stevens commented. “It shows his commitment to our education. His knowledge of the biology of trees and plants, including diseases that threaten them, was fascinating. It also demonstrates that he is interested in getting to know us as individuals. I found him to be a pleasant and engaging person.”

“It is truly special when a college experience includes getting students into the natural world to collaborate and contribute to the legacy of something as important and unique as the Appalachian Trail,” Dr. Connolly reflected.

Photo: The Foundations for Success 2016 Appalachian Trail Work Crew: Front: Derek Miebach, Abigail Roberts, Rachel Yuroshek, Julie Warner. Standing: Shelter Maintainer Alan Breach, Jon Kozmoski, Jon Nelson, Prof. George Lightcap, Jilyssa Stevens, James Gramuglia, Dr. Jon Connolly, Ben Liegner

 

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College continues their educational partnership with Felician University to provide students easy access to several bachelor’s degree programs.

Students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree right here in Sussex County can do so by following a sequence of courses beginning in their freshman year at SCCC. An associate degree can be earned by completing general education courses, and then seamlessly transition to upper-level courses offered by Felician University on-campus at SCCC. By following this sequence in the first year, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, or education in about four years. Also offered is an RN/BSN 15-month fast track program.

This unique partnership saves time and money:

  • No need to worry about shopping around for a college that will accept the most transfer credits
  • Maximize the number of affordable community college courses that are transferable.
  • No long-distance commuting or housing costs! All courses are held locally on the SCCC campus.

To learn more about a Felician University bachelor’s degree program at SCCC, attend the Information Session on Thursday, November 17 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Student Center, D Bldg, Room 204.  Sign up at http://think.felician.edu/aug-sussex-info-session/inquiryform. The Information Session will cover the on-site business administration, education, criminal justice, and the RN to BSN completion program.

For more information, contact Andrea Horvath, Associate Director of Adult and Transfer Admission at 201-355-1445 or email HorvathA@felician.edu

SCCC to honor Veterans and remember POW/MIA Service Members

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 10 at 2 pm on the Connor Green. The event, which was organized by the SCCC Veterans Services Office on campus, will honor veterans and remember POW/MIA service members.

Medical Assistant Program offered full- and part-time

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Sussex County Community College is offering a Medical Assistant program that will give prospective students a new career path in the health care field.

This Program is offered both full-time for 10 months and part-time for 17 months. The course runs 910 hours and allows prospective students the opportunity to take courses that are convenient to their schedule. The next programs will begin this September and January with classes being held in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center on the SCCC campus.

Medical Assistants focus on the quality of patient care by assisting a physician with clinical skills. They ensure patient satisfaction by handling administrative tasks essential to secure proper reimbursement by Medicare and other insurances as well as other office tasks. Professional credentialing is important to demonstrate to the employer the Medical Assistant commands the knowledge to work in any physician’s office across the country. Jobs in this sector of healthcare are expected to increase 29% by 2022.

Upon successful completion of the requirements of the SCCC Medical Assistant program (accredited by CAAHEP), students are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

In order to secure a spot in the January start, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for financial aid. For more information about this program contact Kathryn Quinn, SCCC Program Coordinator, at 973-300-2279 or kquinn@sussex.edu.