Offices will be closed Fridays 6/1-7/ 6. Regular Friday office hours will resume on 7/13.

Registration for the Fall Semester is open

June 19, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Registration for the fall semester at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is in full swing. New and transfer students can register for classes and begin their semester early September. Prospective students can apply online and view course offerings online at

SCCC offers many opportunities to fit college into a busy lifestyle. Don’t let work or a busy schedule get in the way of getting an education.  Aside from the regular College course schedule, SCCC offers Early Finish, Late Start, and Delayed Start sessions.

In addition to the many degree and certificate programs, SCCC offers Career and Technical Education programs to help students earn a degree and enter the workforce. Programs such as Automotive, Building Construction, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Electronic Music & Recording, Machine Tool Technology, and much more.

Students can also benefit from the many partnerships the College has built with 4-year colleges and universities known as Transfer Agreements. These agreements, along with the New Jersey Transfer Agreement, give students the security of a seamless transfer to these colleges and those in the State of New Jersey.

Advisors are available to guide new students in their academic path and give them a clear picture of career planning. The Advising and Counseling Center is open Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The College will be closed on Fridays from June 1-July 6.

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. The fall schedule is posted online at Registration for the fall semesters continues until the start of classes but students are encouraged to register early as many courses fill fast.

For more information contact the SCCC Admissions Office at or call 973.300.2223.

Summer Youth Programs at SCCC

June 10, 2018 in Home Page, News, Performing Arts Box by Sandy Cupo

Skylands Professional Training will once again be offerings the popular Summer Youth Enrichment Programs. These programs provide an educational and stimulating alternative to traditional camp, combining learning with creative hands-on experiences. Lunch supervision is available for children staying for both a morning and afternoon session.  All programs run Monday through Thursday and are held on the SCCC campus. A variety of programs are being offered for ages 6-14, including:

  • NEW Make Your First 3D Video Game (8 to 14 years old). Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • Super Science STEM Challenges (7 to 12 years old) Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity (8 to 14 years old) Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • Battle-Bot Build-A-Thon (7 to 12 years old) Offered July 23-July 26, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, cost is $109.
  • Make Your First Video Game (8 to 14 years old) Offered July 30-Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Motorized Lego Maker Machines (7 to 12 years old) Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Minecraft Animators (8 to 14 years old) Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm– 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Oceanography (9 to 14 years old) Offered July 30 – Aug 2, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $109.
  • NEW Chem Wizardry (7 to 12 years old) Offered Aug 6 – Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, cost is $109.
  • Minecraft® Designers (8 to 14 years old) Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, cost is $139.
  • Minecraft® Modders (8 to 14 years old) Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, cost is $139.
  • NEW Make and Take (6 to 10 years old) Offered Aug 6-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $109.
  • Video Game Animation (8 to 14 years old) Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $139.
  • LEGO Star Wars and Motorized Machines (7 to 12 years old) .Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am– 12:00 pm, the cost is $109.
  • NEW ROBOLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs (8 to 14 years old) Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $139.
  • Architecture and Engineering Challenges (7 to 12 years old)  Offered Aug 13-Aug 16, Mon-Thurs, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, the cost is $109.

To register for these programs, please fill out the Registration Form at For more information on the Summer Youth Enrichment Programs, please contact Dawn Smith at (973) 300-2316 or


Summer Office Hours

May 21, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College will be operating on summer hours beginning Friday, June 1. Offices will be closed on Fridays from June 1 through July 6. Regular Friday office hours will resume on July 13. The campus will run on regular business hours Monday through Thursday.

Office hours for the Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Advising and Counseling Center offices are as follows:
Monday: 8:00 am–6:30 pm
Tuesday through Thursday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday: Closed from June 1–July 6
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For the Library and Testing Center hours please visit our website at

For additional assistance, please use our Ask A Counselor feature on our website under Student Advising and Counseling or email We will get back to you promptly during regular business hours.

Registration for the fall semester is underway. To get started, contact the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or email for more information.

Pharmacy Technician Program Offered at SCCC

May 20, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Qualified Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand due to an increase in a pharmacist’s workload, the increasing demand the aging population is placing on the health care system, and the shortage of pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in general.

Those seeking to begin a career in this field, are urged to sign up for Skylands Professional Training (SPT) Pharmacy Technician Certification Program held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC). This 50-hour comprehensive course prepares students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. As a student in the program, you will develop hands-on Pharmacy Technician skills, while also learning to work as a member of a pharmacy team in a variety of settings.

Working under the direction of a registered pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians’ main responsibility is the filling of prescriptions according to doctors’ orders.  Primary duties include screening prescription orders for accuracy, sorting medication by counting, measuring and weighing, understanding state laws related to the prescription drug industry and contacting insurance providers to find out details on a customer’s policy.  Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician may also be involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use.

The SPT program at SCCC will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam. Classes begin on July 30 and continue through September 20, Mondays and Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Additional start dates are in October and November.

For this program, students should have taken math and science in high school, strong basic math skills are important. A high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED) is required to sit for the PTCB exam. Anyone with a high school degree or HSE/GED must make an appointment for the Placement Test prior to completing registration.

Contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316 or to make an appointment. For more information, please visit

Grant program gives more students option of college

May 14, 2018 in Financial Aid, Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

In what will surely boost efforts to help financially-challenged students attending Sussex County Community College (SCCC), the College was recently awarded The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program by the NJ State EOF Board of Trustees. This program will allow many students who fall under a certain threshold for income to attend college with much needed assistance and support services.

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Undergraduate grants range from $200 annually to $2,500 annually depending on the type of institution and financial need. These grants are renewable based upon continued eligibility.

“We are very excited to be a part of the NJ EOF Program,” said Diane Pienta-Lett, Director of Financial Aid at SCCC. “Access to this program will allow SCCC to recruit and enroll a highly motivated and ethnically diverse student body who would otherwise face significant challenges to obtaining a college degree.  Qualified Sussex County students will have access to extensive support services in the areas of academic and personal counseling as well as additional financial support.  We look forward to selecting our first incoming class of approximately 50 students in the upcoming months.”

Forty-one of New Jersey’s community colleges and public and private four-year colleges and universities participate in the EOF program. However, the actual number of available spaces at each college or university is limited. Because EOF is a campus-based program, each campus is responsible for student recruitment, selection, program services, and its own specific criteria for EOF admission and program participation.

Undergraduate Eligibility includes:

  1. Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
  2. Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  3. Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
  4. Must meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
  5. Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  6. Gross Income must fall within a targeted criteria.

For more information about this program, to see if you qualify and how best to apply, contact Ann Bruno at 973.300.2347 or email

Spring Dean’s List Announced

May 13, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College is proud to announce the 185 students who showed the academic achievement required to make the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must have a semester (full-time students) or cumulative (part-time students) grade point average of at least 3.5.

Name Town Name Town Name Town
Alexander R Bott Andover Ryan P McManus Hopatcong Allison E Zabita Newton
Elizabeth A DeHaas Andover Darielle A Mesmer Hopatcong Brian  Zakrzewski Newton
Michael G Drislane Andover Anthony L Miller-Henderson Hopatcong Alanis G Cruz Ogdensburg
Celina P Faschan Andover Corey R O’Connor Hopatcong Robert P Cunningham Ogdensburg
Meghan N Fonseca Andover Jessica  Oestreich Hopatcong Isabella V DiMartino Ogdensburg
Kyle E Gallotto Andover Armando J Ovalle Hopatcong Shana L Doyle Ogdensburg
David G Hall Andover Lydia M Palmer Hopatcong Connor V Durand Ogdensburg
Rachel M Kaphan Andover Rebekah J Ramnarine Hopatcong Robert D Hahn Ogdensburg
William J Larson Andover Khai A Schooler Hopatcong Mia N Lennon Ogdensburg
Ava M Loveland Andover Siera H Simon Hopatcong Emily A O’Connor Ogdensburg
Brian F Masi Andover Gerri Lynn Snyder Hopatcong Mary V Sutton Ogdensburg
Sarah A Pope Andover Christopher I Stundon Hopatcong Matthew J Thompson Ogdensburg
Sarah E Severini Andover Chelsea M Swaynos Hopatcong Destiny  Bennett Orange
Jennifer A Shubert Andover Hildebrando J Trochez Hopatcong Mathias  Yttereng Pine Island
Logan J Siesta Andover Anthony M Turkington Hopatcong Amanda T Maxwell Port Murray
Nicole R Swistack Andover Amaya A Warren Hopatcong Cassidy R Dube Sandyston
Grace E Thuen Andover Amanda R Wood Hopatcong Janielle V Jensen Sandyston
Grace M Tierney Andover Lucy M Cantu Lafayette Jonathan L McNanna Sandyston
Maria A Torres Romero Andover Joseph C Cifelli Lafayette Sarah R Freeman Shohola
Ryan D Umstead Andover Michael A Fedish Lafayette Kenneth B Herbert Shohola
Julia M Richards Augusta Kate M Gervey Lafayette Alexis M Allen Sparta
Michael  Scalise Augusta Olivia G Hayenhjelm Lafayette Michael D Colvin Sparta
Melissa A VanWingerden Augusta Grace A Kelleher Lafayette Kira A Constantine Sparta
Matthew B Duckworth Belvidere Tyler C O’Bryan Lafayette Sophia A DeSenzo Sparta
Yadira E Camacho Blairstown Danielle E Petrone Lafayette Kaitlyn B Devine Sparta
Theresa A Haberle Blairstown Sarah A Reese Lafayette Liam B Donovan Sparta
Alexis K Kavanagh Blairstown Elizabeth A Strowe Lafayette Kelly L Eckert Sparta
Kevin M Kise Blairstown Brian J Wallace Lafayette Elise G Ellis Sparta
Michael  Kokkelink Blairstown Thomas R Hunt Layton Mary M Ernst Sparta
Emily S Vernoski Blairstown Matthew P Cavallaro Matamoras Debra A Johnson Sparta
Benjamin D Wulf Blairstown Sydney H Culver Matamoras Diana L Jordan Sparta
Christopher T Burke Branchville James R Davis Matamoras Amy M Leider Sparta
Katlyn M Connelly Branchville Conner E Gawel Matamoras Paige L Miller Sparta
Noah E Diaz Branchville Nick A King Matamoras Liam T O’Rourke Sparta
Jacob Q Ferris Branchville Bryonna D Klimkiewicz Matamoras Rachel S.  Palmer Sparta
Rachael K Guzman Branchville Thomas G Lamb Matamoras Bogac  Samioglu Sparta
Brenley A Knakkergaard Branchville Ricardo  Lopez Matamoras Connor  Stark Sparta
Dustin R Knipp Branchville Lauren E Wilkes Matamoras Molly O Sullivan Sparta
Preston M Rushmore Branchville Sabrina F Cass Milford Eric J Tyburczy Sparta
Morgan J Vance Branchville Rachel A Clark Milford Blu  Windle Sparta
Rebekah D Woolery Branchville Celeste H Fitzpatrick Milford Jonathan  Wong Sparta
Sueann S Woolery Branchville Robert C Freer Milford Toni D Zimmer Sparta
Ashley  Fitzgerald Byram Heather J Gallagher Milford Laura F Allen Stanhope
Kyle A Menta Byram Sabrina M Hendricks Milford Rebekah L Aymat Stanhope
Megan E Rafferty Byram Robert C Letts Milford Anastasia R Chieco Stanhope
Nicole L Salomon Byram Samantha B Merrill Milford Samantha M Crane Stanhope
Taylor A Zink Byram Kathy A Parent Milford James D Ferguson Stanhope
Donald W Barry Canadensis Michaela C Sorton Milford Jessica C Guerrero Stanhope
Anthony R Morro Columbia Matthew P Traverse Milford Jonathan R Heater Stanhope
Moira T Murray Columbia Brooke L Babula Montague Emily M Hewitt Stanhope
Steven M Schmidt Columbia Jessica L Carano Montague Miranda L Kuhrt Stanhope
Larissa M Walsh Columbia Annika V Dugan Montague Jaclyn A Mayi Stanhope
Mackenzie K Bennett Dingmans Tobi  Edwards Montague Logan A McFarland Stanhope
Kelsey A Cooke Dingmans Sarah E Finch Montague Carley  Miller Stanhope
Stephen N DiNapoli Dingmans Michelle L Franco Montague John R Montana Stanhope
Emily P Hayden Dingmans Jodi L Gangwer Montague Lauren A Nielsen Stanhope
Cheyenne T Port Dingmans Erin K Guyre Montague Karima  Pampanin Stanhope
Kassandra R Riehle Dingmans Alyssa R Nied Montague Brooke A Sarno Stanhope
Megan S Stalter Dingmans Dung T Pham Montague Alexis J Simpson Stanhope
Kaylee N Story Dingmans Loan K Pham Montague Barri  Stelmack Stanhope
James M Tegan Dingmans Daniel F Quinn Montague Montague  Strnad Stanhope
Maxamillian D Anderson Franklin Jasmine G Aguilar Newton Sarah L Wilbur Stanhope
Debra A Card Franklin Rasheda T Alfaiomy Newton Maria  von Suppiny Stanhope
Brandon A Demarest Franklin Alison K Ays Newton Caitlin A Conroy Stockholm
Nicholas  Denton Franklin Anthony G Barca Newton Sherri  Gaffney Stockholm
Lindsay M Erdmann Franklin Melissa  Bencivenga Newton Megan M Jahnke Stockholm
Shady  Ghobrial Franklin Stephanie R Blake Newton Kayla A Kopf Stockholm
Wesleigh R Jaekel Franklin Ryan D Briggs Newton Robert C Mara Stockholm
Mark E Krouse Franklin Miguel C Camacho Newton Karleigh R Noll Stockholm
Paul S Niemiec Franklin Nancy M Cannon Newton Abigail R Reed Stockholm
Brittany L Todd Franklin Mark D Capparelli Newton Leah A Struble Stockholm
Emily A Vanderploeg Franklin Tamara L Conklin Newton Jessica K Gallagher Succasunna
Christiana Rei V Antonio Fredon Taylor I Copeman Newton Alesia Lee Lazorisak Succasunna
Marguerite W Ellicott Fredon Anna M Datsenko Newton Christopher P Bekefi Sussex
Devon V Schneider Fredon Kelly  Day Newton Marcos C Bello Sussex
Hollie E DeBlock Glenwood Erin  Douglas Newton Brooke J Blasone Sussex
Emily R Hertlein Glenwood Nicole A Dube Newton Jessica A Bleyhl Sussex
Wanda N Irizarry Glenwood Joy D Edgington Newton Christopher R Borowic Sussex
Caitlin R McDonald Glenwood Amanda T Fantasia Newton Ashalee J Breining Sussex
Kendra N Pappalardo Glenwood Brandon A Fernandes Newton Emily T Chayka Sussex
Kiran D Tompkins Glenwood Kimberlee R Ferri Newton Jillian E Conti Sussex
Nicole  Valente Glenwood Briana M Fiore Newton Victoria N DeCepoli Sussex
Trevor J Callahan Great Meadows Michael E Franzone Newton John J Donovan Sussex
Mary J Gallagher Greendell Cheyenne G Galante Newton Connor J Fitzsimmons Sussex
Kayla  Bolger Hackettstown Bradley H Gehring Newton Jordana C Freed Sussex
Nicolas  Arango Hamburg Kirsten Joy Go Newton Danielle N Giamanco Sussex
Eduardo A Cabello-Martin Hamburg Kyle P Gregory Newton Olga  Gilmutdinova Sussex
Janecia A Cabrera Hamburg Ellen  Griffiths Newton Tiffany M Hughes Sussex
Aimee L Chegwidden Hamburg Sarah G Griffiths Newton Joshua A Imbimbo Sussex
Mikaela M Crowell Hamburg Patrick J Hild Newton Kevin T Imbimbo Sussex
Payton T Decker Hamburg Travis P Howie Newton Randy  Jackson Sussex
Karna A Desai Hamburg Alina  Hoxha Newton Brett A Leonardo Sussex
Rodolfo  Diaz Hamburg Arielle V Kamby Newton Haley M McGeehan Sussex
Daniel R Duval Hamburg Wataru  Kazama Newton Mariah L Mullins Sussex
Dean J Gavitt Jr. Hamburg Silas G Kent Newton Jennifer E Nunez Sussex
Steven A Haemmerle Hamburg Victoria J Klimek Newton Nathanael T Nunez Sussex
Tristan A Henningsen Hamburg Mercedes J Koppenaal Newton Madison  Paul Sussex
Lonie T Joyce Hamburg Nicole R Krison Newton Maria L Perry Sussex
Allison D Laughlin Hamburg Jean M LaGreca Newton Lydia M Stansfield Sussex
Zoe A Markham Hamburg Alaina A Lackey Newton Sarah  Vanderbok Sussex
Sarah J McGinnis Hamburg Fernando E Lastra Newton Alyssa R Wille Sussex
Derek D Mobley Hamburg Olivia  Maikisch Newton Victoria A Viersma Tranquility
Marsha E Naklicki Hamburg Lindsay M McGovern Newton Alexandra D Buttel Vernon
Amanda M Nieves Hamburg Monica S Moore Newton Howard G Condit Vernon
Roger T O’Brien Hamburg Victoria L Moore Newton Zachary R Coombs Vernon
Joy  Rich Hamburg Georgia D O’Leary Newton Danielle  Diorio Vernon
Abigail L Roberts Hamburg Kurt Kyle Ocdinaria Newton Thomas N Fazio Vernon
Nicole R Spangenburg Hamburg Jordyn N Olinger Newton Troy E Fewkes Vernon
Callie  Campbell Hardwick Ryan P Ortiz Newton Allison L Finn Vernon
Benjamin R Liegner Hardwick Ryan N Pierson Newton Charles H Gardner Vernon
Aidan A Solano Hardwick Kevin J Plath Newton Cedric N Gaston Vernon
Francesco N DeLucia Hardyston James L Pomeroy Newton Kristin M Gerhart Vernon
Matthew W Kollmann Hardyston Salvatore  Prezioso Newton Richard A Harris Vernon
Karolina  Wiszowata Hewitt Emily V Principe Newton Brianna  Inglima Vernon
Cynthia N Amelar Highland Lks Elizabeth  Publik Newton Arcangelo M Iurato Vernon
Adam R Cueman Highland Lks Kelly M Rajczyk Newton Jacob A Owen Vernon
Rachel S Culpepper Highland Lks Kellie L Reilly Newton Joseph A Patti Vernon
Kayla L D’Angelo Highland Lks Madeline A Rich Newton Dakota L Pittman Vernon
Jacqueline Anais DeLaura Highland Lks Brandon C Robbins Newton Rebecca F Savela Vernon
Erin M Geary Highland Lks Aaron J Rosado Newton Brad K Spreen Vernon
Sara L Kest Highland Lks Dillon M Rossi Newton Emily K Torris Vernon
Edana G Lobosco Highland Lks Gabrielle M Sarni Newton Melissa  Yaver Vernon
Anthony  Pagliuco Highland Lks Peter W Schneider Newton Benjamin C Armstrong Wantage
Hannah  Roberts Highland Lks Brianne  Sheira Newton Keith T Bimbi Wantage
Gabrielle  Salamone Highland Lks Meagan M Sheplak Newton Hannah-Ray  Delbury Wantage
Ryan M Sichieri Highland Lks Tanya E Solomon Newton Trevor A Floyd Wantage
Kyle F Sisco Highland Lks Hannah A Squires Newton Justin M Good Wantage
Patrick E Weiss Highland Lks Kersten T Szuszkowski Newton Joshua R Grafeld Wantage
Breea N Boylan Hopatcong Jacqueline  Takacs Newton Breanna  Greene Wantage
Sofia A Buffo Hopatcong Taylor E Thieme Newton Kayla R Klass Wantage
Elisa A Campos Hopatcong Bryn C Tibus Newton Darian A Link Wantage
Alondra L Castellanos Hopatcong Jessica  Tomasula Newton Keeley A McGregor Wantage
Roseann C Cid Hopatcong Zachary T Tomory Newton Ashley A Myers Wantage
Jessica  Corujo Hopatcong Valerie N Tynan Newton Mariah L Ouellette Wantage
Khalen S Dietz Hopatcong Mario  Umanzor Newton Jacob H Sives Wantage
Sarah H Hassan Hopatcong Aldo M Vallorosi Newton Alexis N Stires Wantage
Tatiana  Karram Hopatcong Melanie L Villacis Newton Hailey  Szabo Wantage
Steven  Kent Hopatcong Emily R Weed Newton Lanae A Tallamy Wantage
Sara D Woodrow Newton Adrianna E Velez Wantage
Brandy R Wright Newton Ginnette A Hric West Milford
Matthew D Wright Newton Sean E Kelemen West Milford
William Joseph Garland Shaffer West Milford

Pike County residents find tuition benefits at SCCC

May 7, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

With the cost of higher education, deciding on where to go to college can be a difficult decision. Financial stability after graduation can be a deciding factor on choosing the right college. Sussex County Community College (SCCC) looks to assist college-bound students of Pike County with a tuition break.

Tuition for Pike County residents is offered at the in-state rate for New Jersey. This cost savings will enable students, who live close to Sussex County, a reduced rate to attend the College.

“There are so many advantages for our Pike County residents to take classes at SCCC. The close proximity to the College allows these students to get a quality education that’s within reach,” stated Associate Dean of  Institutional Effectiveness, Cory Homer. “We continue to strive to keep SCCC as an affordable option.”

SCCC also has additional opportunities to offset the cost of tuition. With the Pennsylvania Gap Assistant Program (PGAP) graduating high school seniors, who are ready for college, can receive up to an additional $1,000 in funds towards their education.

“Giving students the added PGAP assistance allows more students to earn their college degree,” stated Admissions Director, Todd Poltersdorf. “I am always looking to assist students in finding the best way to reach their goals while attending SCCC and the PGAP allows them to do that.”

For more information about the Pike County tuition rate or PGAP at Sussex County Community College, please contact, Todd Poltersdorf at or call 973.300.2223.

Pictured: A comparison chart shows the area colleges and their tuition rates.

SCCC partners with The Ammon Foundation to offer scholarships to those in addiction recovery

May 3, 2018 in Foundation, Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College and The Ammon Foundation, whose mission it is to empower individuals in addiction recovery through combating stigma and providing strategic support to enable personal success, are partnering on a program that will help those in recovery from addiction.

“There is clearly an addiction problem in the state, and Sussex County is not immune to it,” said SCCC President, Joe Connolly. “This partnership with the Ammon Foundation is one way we can tackle this issue head on. We not only want to impact those residents who need the help to pursue their higher education goals, but residents in general.”

“We consider Sussex County Community College a Leadership Partner through our Core Value Partnership Initiative,” said Mariel Hufnagel, Executive Director of the Ammon Foundation. “Sussex County Community College is our first partnership with a 2-year college and as we move forward we’ll be looking at other innovative ways in which we can work together.”

The pilot program is expected to fully launch in the Fall with a variety of aspects, including not only scholarships for college students, but also education and awareness events at the college and in the community at-large. SCCC is initially partnering with Ammon to increase access to education through scholarship support for the Fall 2018 semester. Applicants must be in addiction recovery for a minimum of six months. Ammon and SCCC are partnering with matching dollars, and as such are able to offer both incoming and existing students $2,000/semester.

It was during an annual conference sponsored by the Center for Prevention & Counseling last year that the partnership between SCCC and the Ammon Foundation was sparked. Hufnagel was a keynote speaker at the conference.

“She gave an impressive presentation regarding the four pillars of recovery,” said Dominic J. Carbone, PhD, Dean of Program Advancement and New/Strategic Initiatives at SCCC.  “She stressed the importance of education as a key component to successful recovery and touched on community college as the entry-point for many individuals in recovery. I spoke with Mrs. Hufnagel afterwards about ways the Ammon and SCCC might partner to provide our students who are in recovery with a variety of resources and support to ensure their success during their college experience. Through our partnership with Ammon as well as our longstanding partnership with The Center, students will be able to access treatment and recovery support services both on campus, and at their location across the street from the college.”

The Ammon Foundation, based in Linden, is the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs. The Foundation prides itself on providing a beacon of hope for those that have suffered from addiction, helping them to access and sustain long-term recovery through two core programs: Ammon Recovery Scholars and Empowerment Workshop Series. Their programs help as a springboard for underserved and at-risk individuals to change their lives. According to Hufnagel, who will also be the commencement speaker at this year’s SCCC graduation, the Ammon Foundation seeks to “empower individuals to be able to build meaningful lives in recovery.”

To learn more please click here or 

For more details contact the SCCC Foundation at

27th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition

May 2, 2018 in Fine Arts, Home Page, News, Performing Arts Box by Kathy Peterson

Join Sussex County Community College for the 27 Annual Art Students’ Exhibition  May 4 – June 15, 2018.

One of the most anticipated events in the Sussex County Community College calendar, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 4, 2017 – June 15, 2018.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography and Fashion Design covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful night. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The public is welcome and encouraged to come and view the exhibition and meet faculty, students and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.


SCCC offers Summer Sessions

May 1, 2018 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is registering students for their three Summer Sessions to help students get a jump on their college education.  SCCC is accepting registrations for their summer sessions for all current, visiting and new students.

These Summer Sessions are open to anyone looking to earn college credits. These credits can be transferred to any college or university provided the accepting institution approves of the course. SCCC’s Summer Sessions are available with:

  • Summer I running May 21 thru June 25
  • Summer II running July 9 thru August 9
  • New Summer III running June 25 thru August 8

SCCC’s tuition allows students to complete general education requirements at a substantial savings. Courses for the summer sessions include Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology I, Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Concepts, Effective Speaking, English Composition I & II, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, US History and many more. Students have a choice of attending morning and/or evening classes with some courses available online.

High school students can also get a jump on their college education once they graduate by taking a course in the Summer Session II and III. This offers them a way to start college courses, at a substantial savings, before heading off to a 4-year college. For students attending SCCC first, it gives them the perfect way to get ahead.

Applications, course schedules, information and instructions can be found online at For more information or assistance, please contact the SCCC Admissions Office by email at