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Dialysis Technician program at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be offering a 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program on October 16, 2017 that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Dialysis Technician.

Dialysis Technicians, also called Hemodialysis or Renal Dialysis Technicians, operate kidney dialysis machines which removes waste products and fluids from a patient’s blood and vascular system, and are responsible for direct patient care.  While it is troubling that kidney failure is a growing national health problem, kidney disease drives the growing demand for Dialysis Technicians. Under the direction of senior technicians, nurses and doctors, Dialysis Technicians play a vital role as part of the dialysis team.

Dialysis Technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other medical facilities and the demand is expected to grow at a steady pace for years to come.  Employers are seeking well trained individuals with knowledge in the field of dialysis, and this program provides the necessary introduction.

Students must already have one of the following credentials: Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, or Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

For this program, students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED). There is no national or state certification objective and or outcome associated with this program. Additionally, there is no clinical externship arranged or offered as part of this program.

FALL
Course: ZZZ611A1
Dates:  October 16 – December 6, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Room A312
Tuition – $999; Total Hours – 50

For more information, please visit sussex.edu/ce/skylands. Please email skylandsprotraining@sussex.edu or call 908-689-7613 for more information.

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.

Fish n’ Chips Dinner to Support 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 Emergency Relief (SVER) program.

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). Take out is also available. 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.

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.

Workforce Training Grant Offers Computer Classes at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) are offering the following basic-skills training program. This project represents a partnership between the NJBIA, the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and will directly benefit New Jersey businesses and employees.

The following classes are being offered through this grant program at no charge to employers or employees. Pre-registration is required. Employers and their employees must meet eligibility requirements.

Excel I 2016: Excel Essentials
This class is perfect for people new to Excel or just not comfortable in the program yet.  The course will cover entering data, formatting and formulas.  Hands on practice is included with many tips and techniques to help you use Excel more efficiently to make data driven decisions.
Registration Deadline October 9th
Tues., Wed. – October 17 & 18, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room – A317

Excel II 2016: Advanced Formatting and Tables
If you use Excel to hold lists of customers or to consolidate information from many sources, this course is for you.  The course will cover managing multiple worksheets and creating formulas to consolidate information from different worksheets.  The course will also cover Excel’s powerful database features including sorting, filtering as well as subtotals.
Registration Deadline October 23rd
Tues., Wed. – October 31 & November 1, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room – A317

Employees must meet the following eligibility requirements: employed at least 20 hours per week and be paid by their employer at their usual hourly rate while in training. All participants MUST be registered prior to the first class day. To register contact Maija Amaro, Workforce & Industry Training Specialist, at mamaro@warren.edu or by phone at (908) 835-4029 or vist sussex.edu/ce.

NOTE: Employer must have a valid FEIN number. Courses are not available to state or local government employees.

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.

SCCC Fall Open House

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In just a few hours, learn how Sussex County Community College can make a difference in your life. Attend the SCCC Fall Open House on Saturday, October 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon starting in the Health Sciences and Performing Arts Center.

The Fall Open House is an opportunity to visit the campus, learn about SCCC’s proven record of student success, quality academic programs, and how to get the most affordable college education in the area! Attendees will have the chance to meet with a counselor to assist in deciding on a major, choosing a career path or just to discuss academic options. Attendees can also learn about the many different degree and certificate programs along with the 11 new degrees in Architecture Design, Art Education, Culinary Arts, Digital Forensics, Electronic Music & Recording, Exercise Science, Fashion Design, Game Development, Interior Design, Musical Theater, and Technical Theater. Discussions about academic support services, athletics, student activities and clubs will round out the day. Faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss programs of study, answer questions about financial aid and offer tours of the campus.

SCCC provides many options for those looking to transfer to a four-year college, enter the workforce, or sharpen employment skills. Come and explore these options at SCCC’s Open House. Students can save thousands of dollars by starting their first two years of college at SCCC.

The $25 application fee will be waived during Open House. For more information please contact Admissions at (973) 300-2223 or email admissions@sussex.edu.

Senior Life Center September Presentations

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The Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C., a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting two (2) presentations to kick off the Fall Semester in September 2017.

On Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC,  there will be a presentation entitled, “Antiques Road Show: What Are Your Treasures Worth?”  This presentation is designed to mimic the popular television show.  Professional appraiser, Michael Ivankovich will introduce you to the concept of “value” and reveal what your antiques, collectibles and personal treasures are really worth today.  Mike is a home downsizing specialist and author.  Mike will be discussing how in his downsizing expert role he guides clients through the entire home downsizing process, helping them understand the value of their personal property, assets, helping them determine whether they have any valuable hidden treasures, and helping them dispose of their excess personal property assets for the greatest amount with the least amount of work in the shortest time.  He is the host of the radio show, “What’s It Worth?  Ask Mike the Appraiser” on WBCB 1490 AM.  The first 25 people who register for this program will be invited to bring in one item for Mike to appraise.

On Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC there will be a presentation on, “The Music of Our Lives.”  Explore the styles that defined 20th Century music with Dr. Deborah Gianuzzi.  Listen and learn how 20th Century music has challenged and changed the way we listen and enjoy music.  Dr. Gianuzzi is an adjunct professor of music at SCCC and a music teacher at Sparta High School.  She is the Music Director of the Drama Geeks, a community theater group in residence at SCCC..

Light refreshments will be served during the presentations.

Pre-registration is required 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 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

SCCC to showcase Contemporary Artist

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Sussex County Community College’s Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T. Thomas.  The ‘Suite of Subjective Juncture’ exhibit will be on display from September 11 through October 13. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Autumn creates new forms and imagery through the marriage of two contrasting materials; handmade paper and forged metals. The materials become a metaphor for the Black body, speaking to vulnerability and tenacity, respectively. Gallery Coordinator, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, says, “in her work, the artist attempts to challenge common perceptions and generate a dialogue in order to challenge misconceptions that can lead to racial bias.” Her prints, artists’ books, and installations reference trompe l’oeil – a French term meaning “deceive the eye”, under the auspices of finding a common entry point into the difficult conversation about race relations.

Autumn T. Thomas (b. 1978, Mansfield, OH), lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She creates artist’s books and interdisciplinary prints that take a critical view of cultural, social, and political issues. She is currently a resident Artist Fellow at Peter’s Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey. A veteran of the US Air Force, Autumn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recent graduate from The University of the Arts’ Book Arts + Printmaking Master of Fine Art Program in Philadelphia.

The Art Gallery at Sussex County Community College is open to the community and free of charge, all are welcome.