New Sussex Location offers Hands-On Experience

Article Posted -- July 26, 2018

Sussex County Community College is adding a secondary campus to provide students interested in career and technical programs such as welding, diesel mechanics, machine tools  technology, and automotive services a place to gain hands-on learning experience.

The former McGuire Chevrolet dealership, on Main Street in Newton, will be renamed the McGuire Technical Education Center.

“This expansion project is an important component of our long-term goals,” said SCCC President Dr. Jon Connolly. “This new site will allow us to provide opportunities for those looking to get into targeted trade industries that are expected to be hot markets for jobs in the coming years.”

Currently, automotive programs are offered on the college’s main campus, but will begin at the new location on September 4th. This move will  allow more students to study these in-demand trades in a space designed just for them. The new Welding program will begin for a September 24th start date and Diesel Mechanics is expected to begin in the spring semester.

Plans for the campus also include additional classroom space.  The college expects the full transition of the building to take 3-5 years.

Sussex County Community College offers a wide range of academic, certificate, and workforce development programs. The main campus is located at One College Hill Road in Newton.  For more about Sussex, visit or contact Admissions at