Basic CPR course offered

November 15, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

Skylands Professional Training will be offering a  Basic Life Support (​BLS​) ​course. This course will​ ​train participants​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​​life-threatening​ ​emergencies, give​ ​high-quality​ ​chest​ ​compression,​ ​deliver appropriate​ ​ventilation​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​early​ ​use​ ​of an​ ​Automated External Defibrillator.

Students​ ​will​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​simulated​ ​clinical scenarios​ ​and​ ​learning​ ​stations.​ ​Students​ ​work with​ ​an​ ​AHA​ ​BLS​ ​Instructor​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​BLS​ ​skills practice​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​testing.​ ​Students​ ​will also​ ​complete a​ ​written​ ​exam.

Course​ ​content includes:

  • High-quality​ ​CPR​ ​for​ ​adults,​ ​children,​ ​and infants
  • ​The​ ​AHA​ ​Chain​ ​of​ ​Survival,​ ​specifically​ ​the​ ​BLS components
  • Use​ ​of​ ​an​ ​AED
  • ​Effective​ ​ventilation​ ​using​ ​a​ ​barrier​ ​device
  • ​Importance​ ​of​ ​teams​ ​in​ ​multi​ ​rescuer resuscitation​ ​and​ ​performance​ ​as​ ​an​ ​effective team​ ​member
  • Relief​ ​of​ ​foreign-body​ ​airway​ ​obstruction (choking)​ ​for​ ​adults​ ​and​ ​infants

The course takes place on Thursday, December 7 from 10:00 am -2:30 pm at Sussex County Community College in the Performing Arts Center, Rm A211. The registration deadline is November 30. The cost of the course is $59, plus $10 for the certification card and $20 for the textbook.

To register please call 908-689-7613

SCCC offers Passion for Art and Design

November 15, 2017 in Fine Arts, Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

For students with a passion for art and design, Sussex County Community College has five studio arts programs that will bring out the “arts” in those looking to break into the field, and earn their Associate in Fine Arts degree. Additionally, for those intending to go on to a 4-year college, the SCCC programs make it a seamless transition.

Aspiring teachers can enroll in the art education sequence which features classes in 2D and 3D arts, digital and graphic design. The program integrates producing art with classes in art history, visual culture and art criticism. Students can learn philosophies of art and art education theory along with the integration of art with social justice, values and beliefs.

Students in the architecture design sequence take classes in art, art history, theory and technology and do studio work in preparation for transfer to a BFA major in architectural design.

A fashion design program this close to America’s fashion capital in New York City can be an exciting challenge for students. They will produce custom clothing or costumes and besides hands-on classes in design, transfer and implementing patters, students learn about the history of the fashion industry.  This will enable them to leave SCCC with a portfolio ready to take them to a four-year program.

The interior design option includes art history and theory as well as studio work and is also in preparation for transfer to a B.F.A. program.

Photography students have the option of entering straight into professional work or transferring to a fine arts/photography degree program. They learn the traditional chemistry of darkroom and printing methods as well as digital photography. Students also have the benefit of new photography facilities.

Students interested in design can look into the many programs offered under graphic design.

“Our students have many opportunities for work or transfer. SCCC is committed to cultivating students’ talents and interests.”  said Kathleen Peterson, director of marketing.

Enrollment for spring classes begins November 27th.  For questions on getting started, please contact our Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or email  To apply to SCCC, please visit

The Last Lectures

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

Sussex County Community College will bid a fond farewell to four distinguished full-time faculty members who will be retiring at the end of this semester.  Dr. Frank Ancona, Dr. Eleanor Carducci, Naomi Miller and Maryann Rubino have all been instrumental in building and maintaining academic excellence at our College. Each professor is passionate about their academic discipline and teaching excellence. Together they represent well over a century of college classroom experience.

A Last Lecture is a fitting way to honor our distinguished colleagues. This tradition creates an opportunity for retiring faculty to share whatever they wish with the College community.  In this spirit SCCC will be hosting a Last Lecture on Friday December 8th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Student Center Theater. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction on 11/16

November 7, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Addiction is everyone’s problem. There are a growing number of loved ones facing addiction today. The stigma of addiction keeps those  issues silent among family and friends who feel they are facing the problem alone. Please join us for “Breaking the Stigma of Addiction”,  #NoMoreShame, on Thursday, November 16th in the Student Center Theater. The event will take place from 6 pm until 8 pm.

This event is focused around how sharing your story can help others and that you don’t have to be ashamed to be in recovery or to be a family member or friend of someone who currently uses or is in recovery. There is help out there, and the community needs to learn how they can help.

Special Guest Speakers include:

  • Newton Mayor Wane Levante
  • Chief Michael Richards, Newton Police Dept.
  • Director of Recovery Services, Annmarie Shafer, The Center for Prevention
  • Motivational Speakers in long-term recovery

Veterans Day Ceremony on 11/14

November 3, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College will hold a Veterans Ceremony on Tuesday, November 14 at 1 pm on the Connor Green, in honor of Veterans Day. The event, which was organized by the SCCC Veterans Services Office on the campus, will honor veterans and remember POW MIA service members.

The ceremony will open up with the singing of the National Anthem followed by remarks from President Dr. Jon Connolly. Tony Gallopo, P.D.V.C American Legion Post 86, will be in attendance to give the Veterans Day message. President of the Student Veterans Organization, Joshua Conklin, will read the POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony for those U.S. service members who were never accounted for during the war.  The Post 86 American Legion in Newton, NJ will conduct the flag ceremony and the ceremony will conclude with closing remarks from an SCCC veteran.

For more information about the veterans services offered at SCCC please contact the Veteran Services Coordinator at 973.300.2109.

Priority Registration opens for current students on 11/13

November 2, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College has announced the dates for Priority Registration. Online and in person Priority Registration opens for SCCC students on Monday, November 13th.  A letter was sent home with information and advisor assignments. Students are encouraged to seek advising before registering for classes.  In order for students to register for the Spring Semester they must be current with their tuition payments.  New students not currently enrolled may register beginning on November 27th. Course listings for the spring semester will be available on the student portal. Visit for more information.

The Winterim and Spring 2018 courses may be accessed by visiting Please refer questions regarding advising to your advisor. For technical questions with online registration, please call our IT Help Desk at (973) 300-2333.


SCCC Opens Registration for Winter Classes

November 2, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Registration for the Winterim Session at Sussex County Community College is under way for new and returning students. The Winterim Session, which runs from January 2 through January 19, is a great way for new, visiting or current SCCC students to get ahead. Students can take a course or two and earn college credits in just a few short weeks. There is a significant cost savings for visiting students who are attending a four-year college.

Seats are available for both in-person and online Winterim classes. Some courses being offered include: Anthropology, Computer Concepts and Applications, English Composition I and II, Macro and Microeconomics, Psychology, and Sociology among others.  For a full listing visit

Registration for the Winterim Session will continue until classes begin on January 2. Most 3-credit classes, during this condensed semester, run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  Prospective students should call or visit the SCCC Admissions Office at (973) 300-2223 and current students can register online.

Art Gallery at SCCC

November 1, 2017 in Fine Arts, Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College Gallery is delighted to announce ‘My Abyss Is Self Made’, an installation of art pieces by Mike Hoover. He is a multimedia maker currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works as a fine art printer, framer, and educator. Photography being his primary medium, Mike also dabbles in printmaking, bookmaking, painting, glassblowing, poetry and installation. He enjoys existing in the “middle gray” between mediums. His personal work acts as therapy as well as a study in open mindedness. Mike is an avid downhill skateboarder and loves to travel while showing his work and meeting new friends.

Mike is primarily concerned with how the psyche relates to making and how societal constructs hold back and constrict the making process. Focusing on photography, Mike works with traditional techniques yet denies their traditional execution. Through expressive motions and moments of happenstance, Mike relates the photographic medium to painting and sculpture. Instead of a photograph depicting the outside world, this work gives us a chance to dive into the gut. Dark, violent, bloody, yet subliminal. The exhibit is open to the community and all are welcome.

Mike Hoover
‘My Abyss Is Self Made
My Gut, My Anxiety, My Rage, My Hope

10/27/17 – 12/01/17

Opening Reception
Friday October 27nd 2017 from 5.00-7.00 pm
SCCC Gallery ‘C’ Building

For further information visit:

Fish n’ Chips fundraiser for veterans

October 31, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

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.

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). Tickets can be purchased by visiting

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.

Senior Life Center Events for Nov/Dec

October 18, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

The Senior Life Center at SCCC, a collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College is hosting the following FREE presentations in November and December.

On Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center at SCCC, there will be a presentation titled “Insight Into Art:  Impressionism.”  Join Professor Michael Hughes to learn about the culture, style, painters, and major works of the Impressionist movement.  Explore the lives and paintings of Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt and Morisot.  Let this presentation expand your knowledge and appreciation of this beloved art style and find out why Claude Monet said, “Impressionism is only direct sensation.”

On Friday, December 8, 2017, we will be celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the partnership between the College and the Division of Senior Services at an Open House gathering and you’re invited.  Please join us at the Senior Life Center at SCCC from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Atrium at the Performing Arts Center, 1 College Hill Road, Newton, NJ.  Meet our staff, enjoy a light lunch and learn about the many programs and services that are available to Sussex County seniors through the Division of Senior Services, the College and the Senior Life Center.

Pre-registration is requested and space is limited.  Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at