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SPT offers Healthcare Careers and Training

November 16, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

In today’s evolving world, healthcare professionals are in high-demand. Skylands Professional Training, a partnership of Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College, is offering a number of healthcare career and training programs during the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

Healthcare Careers:

  • Chiropractic Assistant – This 50-hour program, which begins the week of March 13, will prepare students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs.
  • EKG Technician– This comprehensive 50-hour, which begins the week of May 8, will prepare students to function as an EKG Technician and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams.
  • Essentials of Personal Training – This 24-hour program, which begins on March 24 and concludes on April 28, is geared to successfully prepare students for either the NASM or ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
  • Histology Assistant – This 96-hour program, which begins the week of April 3, is intended to prepare students for entry level employment as a Histology Assistant in clinical, veterinary, and research laboratories.
  • Pharmacy Compounding & Sterile Prep – This 50-hour program, held evenings beginning the week of April 24, will help students learn the vital information you need to safely and accurately prepare compounded sterile products.
  • Pharmacy Technician – This comprehensive 50-hour course, which begins the week of February 27, will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
  • Veterinary Assistant – This 100-hour program, which begins the week of March 20, provides instruction and training in the rewarding and growing field of veterinary assisting.
  • Phlebotomy Technician – This is a new course which will be introduced this spring with a start date that has yet to be determined.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Sussex County Community College.
For more information, please visit sussex.edu/skylands or call 973.300.2332.
Please Note: Sussex County Community College will be closed from Dec 23-Jan 2

Grants may be available for those who are unemployed, under-employed, working part-time, or receiving public assistance.

SPT offers Business Training

November 16, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

In today’s evolving world, business professionals are in high-demand. Skylands Professional Training, a partnership of Sussex County Community College and Warren County Community College, is offering a number of business training programs during the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

Help advance your career or start a new one with one of these programs:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – All students must have a valid driver’s license and a physical is required.  All training will take place in Dover, NJ.
  • Computerized Accounting – This 360-hour program, starting on February 6, focuses primarily on accounting procedures and accounting software programs. Class assignments are based on actual workplace projects to prepare students for employment in the accounting and business fields.
  • Grant Writing I & II –This 10-hour comprehensive hands-on class, beginning on April 21, will provide an opportunity for new and experienced grant writers to develop their fundamental skills of writing.  Learn the basic foundation of grant writing and the many components of putting together a successful grant package.  Follow that up with a hands-on class to develop the fundamental skills of writing.
  • Leadership Development – Become an effective leader through practical, skills-based learning. This program consists of seven classes, starting on February 13.
  • ServSafe® Manager Certification Course – This course will provide training to enhance the knowledge of current and prospective food service managers. Classes begin in March 2017.

Additional courses this spring include: Grant-Funded Business Training.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Sussex County Community College.
For more information, please visit sussex.edu/skylands or call 973.300.2332.
Please Note: Sussex County Community College will be closed from Dec 23-Jan 2

Grants may be available for those who are unemployed, under-employed, working part-time, or receiving public assistance.

Current Students – Create your academic plan now!

November 8, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

It’s time to look ahead to the spring semester. Creating an academic plan early will help secure a great schedule for next semester and beyond.

Advising gives current students the opportunity to discuss their academic goals and future educational plans. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor. Students are assigned to a faculty advisor or to the Student Advising and Counseling Center. These assignments can be found on the student portal.

If you need additional help, stop by one of the “How To” sessions being offered. These sessions cover: using the student portal; understanding curriculum checksheets and General Education requirements; creating a schedule.
“How To” Sessions take place in B316 at 11 a.m.

  • November 2
  • November 3
  • November 8
  • November 9
  • November 10
  • November 17

Priority Registration begins November 14 and ends on November 23. This is the time when all current students can register for the winterim and spring semesters before registration opens to the community on November 28. This is an opportune time to secure a great schedule. Don’t wait for mid-semester grades to start scheduling courses.

The Student Advising and Counseling Center is open on Monday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Book appointments at sussex.edu/counseling.

For any questions, email advising@sussex.edu.

 

SCCC to hold “Fortify your Future” presentation

November 4, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be hosting an event to bring awareness to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. “Fortify Your Future – An Awareness Program for College Students” will be presented by the SCCC Biology students, as part of their service learning project, and by the Spina Bifida Resource Network.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 10 from 10:50 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. in the Student Center (D Building) Dining Room. Information regarding staying healthy, the benefits of folic acid and the prevention of spina bifida will be discussed. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

SCCC to hold a Nursing Information Session

November 3, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College will hold a Nursing Program Information Session to inform prospective students about the Sussex Campus Division of the Passaic County Community College RN program.  The Session will take place on Monday, November 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Nursing Program Information Session will cover specific information about entrance into the program, prerequisites, transferring credits, the TEAS exam, and Nursing I through IV.

The session will be held in the Health Sciences and Performing Arts Center (A Building), room A321. Any questions can be directed to Crystal Quaglio, Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136.

 

SCCC to host “It’s a Wonderful Life: LIVE from WVL Radio Theater”

November 3, 2016 in News by Sandy Cupo

wonderfullife-storySCCC’s Performing Arts Center will host It’s a Wonderful Life: LIVE from WVL Radio Theater on Saturday, November 26 at 6:00 pm. The show is based on the classic story of It’s a Wonderful Life, performed in 1940’s radio style. There will also be an opportunity to get a jump start on holiday shopping from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm by visiting our vendor booths.

Tickets for the performance may be purchased online.

For sponsorship, ads or group rates, call 973-300-2121 for more information.

Proceeds will support Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Sussex County Community College Foundation.

SCCC students volunteer their time

November 2, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College students, in the Foundations for Success course, volunteered their time and effort to spend a day as an Appalachian Trail work crew, part of the course’s Road Trip requirement. This year’s crew worked at the High Point shelter—clearing deadfall, cutting grass, and performing general trail maintenance to the shelter and water source.

This year’s crew included SCCC President Dr. Jon Connolly, attending at the invitation of course instructor George Lightcap. “Dr. Connolly’s energy and enthusiasm—his desire to connect with our students—gave me the idea to offer him and our students a unique opportunity to work and fellowship together in an equally unique environment,” Lightcap said. “This also gives him the opportunity to dust off his Forest Science degree to provide expertise and insight for our walk in the woods.”

The nine-student crew, Dr. Connolly, Lightcap, and shelter maintainer/Wantage resident Alan Breach carried in tools for the mile-long walk on the Trail to High Point shelter. “I was impressed that Dr. Connolly was willing to dedicate a Sunday to hiking the Appalachian Trail with our group,” student Jilyssa Stevens commented. “It shows his commitment to our education. His knowledge of the biology of trees and plants, including diseases that threaten them, was fascinating. It also demonstrates that he is interested in getting to know us as individuals. I found him to be a pleasant and engaging person.”

“It is truly special when a college experience includes getting students into the natural world to collaborate and contribute to the legacy of something as important and unique as the Appalachian Trail,” Dr. Connolly reflected.

Photo: The Foundations for Success 2016 Appalachian Trail Work Crew: Front: Derek Miebach, Abigail Roberts, Rachel Yuroshek, Julie Warner. Standing: Shelter Maintainer Alan Breach, Jon Kozmoski, Jon Nelson, Prof. George Lightcap, Jilyssa Stevens, James Gramuglia, Dr. Jon Connolly, Ben Liegner

 

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree at SCCC

November 2, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College continues their educational partnership with Felician University to provide students easy access to several bachelor’s degree programs.

Students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree right here in Sussex County can do so by following a sequence of courses beginning in their freshman year at SCCC. An associate degree can be earned by completing general education courses, and then seamlessly transition to upper-level courses offered by Felician University on-campus at SCCC. By following this sequence in the first year, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, or education in about four years. Also offered is an RN/BSN 15-month fast track program.

This unique partnership saves time and money:

  • No need to worry about shopping around for a college that will accept the most transfer credits
  • Maximize the number of affordable community college courses that are transferable.
  • No long-distance commuting or housing costs! All courses are held locally on the SCCC campus.

To learn more about a Felician University bachelor’s degree program at SCCC, attend the Information Session on Thursday, November 17 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Student Center, D Bldg, Room 204.  Sign up at http://think.felician.edu/aug-sussex-info-session/inquiryform. The Information Session will cover the on-site business administration, education, criminal justice, and the RN to BSN completion program.

For more information, contact Andrea Horvath, Associate Director of Adult and Transfer Admission at 201-355-1445 or email HorvathA@felician.edu

SCCC to honor Veterans and remember POW/MIA Service Members

November 2, 2016 in News by Sandy Cupo

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 10 at 2 pm on the Connor Green. The event, which was organized by the SCCC Veterans Services Office on campus, will honor veterans and remember POW/MIA service members.

Medical Assistant Program offered full- and part-time

November 2, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College is offering a Medical Assistant program that will give prospective students a new career path in the health care field.

This Program is offered both full-time for 10 months and part-time for 17 months. The course runs 910 hours and allows prospective students the opportunity to take courses that are convenient to their schedule. The next programs will begin this September and January with classes being held in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center on the SCCC campus.

Medical Assistants focus on the quality of patient care by assisting a physician with clinical skills. They ensure patient satisfaction by handling administrative tasks essential to secure proper reimbursement by Medicare and other insurances as well as other office tasks. Professional credentialing is important to demonstrate to the employer the Medical Assistant commands the knowledge to work in any physician’s office across the country. Jobs in this sector of healthcare are expected to increase 29% by 2022.

Upon successful completion of the requirements of the SCCC Medical Assistant program (accredited by CAAHEP), students are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

In order to secure a spot in the January start, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for financial aid. For more information about this program contact Kathryn Quinn, SCCC Program Coordinator, at 973-300-2279 or kquinn@sussex.edu.