Late Start Courses Offer Additional Savings

September 19, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College is offering new Late Start courses that will start late October. The courses provide a range of general education courses that fit into an associate degree in a shorter time frame during the semester. Courses begin on Thursday, October 26 and end on Monday, December 18.  Courses are offered in a convenient online format or the traditional class setting.

The benefits of taking Late Start courses is having the extra time to prepare for a college education. If you thought it was too late to begin college, Late Start offers the perfect solution. Attending a Late Start course also has the added bonus of a $125 off in fees, per class, for all Late Start classes.

Courses available include Basic Mathematics, Contemporary Mathematics, English Composition I, Foundations for Success, Fundamentals of Nutrition, Intro to Algebra I & II, Intro to Business, Intro to Building Construction, Intro to Psychology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Pre-calculus I, and Statistics. Additional courses may be added.

“Students who thought it might be too late to start their college education have this unique opportunity as a viable option,” stated Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Batty. “Late Start courses offer students many of the general education requirements to begin or add to their college schedule.”

Students not currently enrolled at SCCC must fill out an application which is available online at and provide SAT scores or take the Placement Test offered at SCCC.

For more information contact the SCCC Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or visit

SCCC Fall Open House

September 15, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

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

Senior Life Center September Presentations

September 14, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

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

SCCC to showcase Contemporary Artist

September 11, 2017 in Fine Arts, Home Page, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight by Kathy Peterson

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.

Rockin’ for Colin

September 7, 2017 in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box by Sandy Cupo

Saturday, September 23
1:00 – 6:00 pm
SCCC Pavilion

A day of music, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Colin Mackey Memorial Scholarship.

• Joel Paterson
• Jungle Jazz Initiative
• JP Hestson
• Zack Fisher
• Jean Pool

EagleMania Benefit Concert

September 7, 2017 in Home Page, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box by Sandy Cupo

Sussex County Community College is proud to host EagleMania with sounds from the popular 70’s band, The Eagles.The show will be held on Saturday, October 14 in the SCCC Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm.

Since their inception, EagleMania has thrilled audiences all over the country with their stunning five-part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles. The show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.

EagleMania has spent countless hours breaking down everything The Eagles recorded on their albums, and faithfully reproducing those unforgettable songs in the most authentic way possible. The audience is given a chance to experience the music the way it was meant to be heard, and it’s done live on stage night after night.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert begins at 8:00 pm. Merchandise will be available for sale along with a Meet and Greet with the Band following their performance.

For tickets, click the SCCC Box Office
All proceeds will benefit the Nicholas Marino Memorial Scholarship.
VIP Seats – $50
Lower level – $43
Upper Level – $35

For more information please contact the SCCC Foundation at 973.300.2121 or email

Horton Pantry supports SCCC students

September 6, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

The Horton Pantry was created to serve SCCC students. For students in need of food, please stop by and pick up a bag during hours of operation. The Pantry is located in the Student Center Building, Rm D111a and is open Mondays from 6-8 pm. If you are unable to come during these hours, please reach out to the Campus Life Office for other arrangements.

Each food bag will feed a family of four for about three to four days. It is considered supplementary to a healthy, balanced diet of fresh produce and proteins. The Horton Pantry has partnerships with larger local food pantries that can provide supplementary fresh foods.

Volunteers are always needed to assemble food bags, coordinate deliveries, and to staff the pantry during opening hours. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted. Tax deductible monetary donations can also be made at or by check.

For more information contact  the Assistant Director of Student Engagement
at 973-300-2200 or stop in the Campus Life Office.

Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

September 6, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College is offering an exciting opportunity to travel and study abroad in Dublin, Ireland this January. The Criminal Justice Department at SCCC is running the trip January 9-16, 2018, which is open to all SCCC students. The trip centers on criminal justice activities with visits to a detention center, Dublin Criminal Courts of Justice, National Museum of Ireland, criminal justice walking lecture, a lecture on criminal justice at Trinity College and Book of Kells.

The Ireland trip includes round trip airfare to Dublin, Ireland, airport transfers, 6 nights hotel accommodations (all double or triple occupancy), breakfast daily, welcome/farewell group dinner and activities and admissions to specified locations.

The cost of the trip is dependent on the amount of travelers with pricing as follows:
Minimum 20 students: $2345 pp
Minimum 15 students: $2525 pp
Minimum 10 students: $2625 pp

Students who are interested in this unique trip will need to have a $500 deposit secured by October 1st.  Dublin Ireland Itinerary.

For additional information, please contact William McGovern, criminal justice coordinator, at or call 973.300.2182.


9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at SCCC on Sept. 11

September 5, 2017 in News, Performing Arts by Kathy Peterson

A ceremony remembering the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton on Monday September 11th at 9 am 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.

The Sheriff’s Honor Guard as well as area Police, Fire and EMS first responders will be in attendance. Local vocalists and bagpipers will also bring their talents to the remembrance ceremony.

The 9/11 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 Ptl. Mahir Kaylani or Ptl. Edward Sperling at the Newton Police Dept. (973)383-2525.


Extended Office Hours

August 24, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will hold extended office hours August 24 through September 9 to accommodate students who would like to register for the fall 2017 semester.  These extended hours will be held:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon on August 26, Sept 2 and Sept 9

The extended office hours are for the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, The Student Advising and Counseling Center and the Bursar’s Office.  Please note the College will be closed on September 4 for Labor Day.

Normal business hours will resume on September 11 and are as follows:
Monday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be no Saturday hours.

SCCC offers degrees, degree options, and professional certificates to get students started on a college education or on a new career path. Exciting new degree programs in Architecture Design, Art Education, Culinary Arts, Digital Forensics, Electronic Music and Recording, Exercise Science, Fashion Design, Game Development, Interior Design, Musical Theater, and Technical Theater, as well as a two new Certificate of Achievement in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cultural Competence have been added to our list of degree programs. Plus our online programs in Business Administration and Liberal Arts.

Classes begin on Tuesday, September 5 for the fall semester. Students can register for courses through the Late Registration period up until September 11.

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