Sussex Cruises Past Cumberland

September 19, 2016 in Men's Soccer, Sports by Michael Rath

The Sussex County Community College men’s soccer team defeated Cumberland CC 7-0 this past Saturday, 9/17.  Tom Parry (England) led the way with a hat trick (3 goals scored), Jorge Caballero (Vernon), Fraser Morrison (Scotland), Fabio Pinfildi (Brazil) and Angel Umanzor (Costa Rico) also scored.  During the pregame ceremony we honored the 2006 Men’s Soccer Region XIX Champions, where many returned for the first time since 2006.  It was great to see these young men and their families.   Sussex takes on Raritan Valley CC on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.

Certified Fiber Optics Networking Classes offered at SCCC

September 19, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Fiber 2Sussex County Community College, in partnership with Warren County Community College, and BDI DataLynk, is offering Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) courses in October.  Recognized by The US Department of Labor and sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA), both courses offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn about fiber optics networking through an internationally recognized fiber optics training company. The courses are slated to be taught on the SCCC campus.

Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)
This 3-day* introductory course explores the theory and history of fiber optics data transmission and is designed for anyone interested in becoming certified in the basic installation, troubleshooting and testing techniques of installed fiber optics networks as required per industry standards. This program includes 85% hands-on activities by allowing the student to build and test their own fiber optics network. Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session.
October 24-26, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Registration Deadline is October 13.

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
This comprehensive 2-day* program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment, and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and maintenance and how to choose among them. This course is 85% hands-on and includes a detailed study of fiber network testing and troubleshooting procedures, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.Fiber 1 Certification Exams are administered and graded at the end of the session. October 27 & 28, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Registration Deadline is October 13.

For more on this Fiber Optics program please contact:
Maija Amaro

Workforce and Industry Training Specialist
Warren County Community College
(908) 835-4029


Skylanders Lose to Brookdale

September 16, 2016 in Sports, Women's Soccer by Michael Rath

The women’s soccer team traveled to Brookdale CC yesterday and broke out to a 2-0 lead only to succumb to the NJCAA #1 nationally ranked undefeated Brookdale Jersey Blues.  Our women played an outstanding first half, however could not sustain that play in the second half.  Goals for Sussex were scored by Gabby Sarni (Kittattinny) and Jill Pullis (Vernon).  The women get back on the vans tomorrow to face another Region XIX power in Ocean CC, Toms River, NJ tomorrow, Sat Sept 17 at noon.

SCCC’s Bruce Dehnert Elected To International Academy of Ceramics

September 16, 2016 in Home Page, News by Sandy Cupo

Bruce_DehnertBruce Dehnert was recently elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. The Academy, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an official partner of UNESCO. Dehnert, who is Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Crafts, and teaches in the Fine Arts Department at SCCC, will be installed during the organization’s Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain in September.

As the leading organization of ceramics in the world, the IAC coordinates with UNESCO to bring expertise in the medium of ceramics to its cultural, scientific, and diplomatic objectives. Membership in the Academy is composed of artists, writers, museum experts, designers, and a number of prestigious institutions from all five continents.

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Skylanders Come Up Short Against Brookdale

September 15, 2016 in Men's Soccer, Sports by Michael Rath

The result of last night’s game at the #8 nationally ranked Brookdale Jersey Blues turned into a 2-1 defeat for the Sussex Men’s Soccer Team.  This was a hard fought, physical game which Sussex was able to dominate play, but unfortunately the Skylanders could not find the back of the net on numerous second half opportunities.  Brookdale has a strong team, as indicated by their national rank, and now stands undefeated at 6-0. Our men’s record is currently 2-2 with their next game this Saturday against Cumberland at 1:00 pm.

Veterinary Assistant Program Scheduled for SCCC

September 14, 2016 in Continuing Education, News by Kathy Peterson

Enjoy the rewards of working with animals. An exciting new Veterinary Assistant Program being offered through Sussex County Community College’s Skylands Professional Training can help students make a difference in this field. The essential skills students will learn in this program will help them keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

The program, which will be held at Sussex County Community College, begins on Sept. 27 and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9:30 p.m. through Jan. 19, 2017, with some time off for holidays. Interested individuals are urged to register now.

This Veterinary Assistant program provides opportunities to individuals that will enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary technology.  Through classroom lectures and hands on labs, students who complete this program would be prepared to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal care including: obtaining and recording patient information; the review of preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; how to collect samples and perform certain lab procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic and medical procedures; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals.

Veterinary Assisting is a rewarding career in a growing field. According to the Occupational Handbook the demand for professional veterinary assistants has a 10% growth rate (as fast as average) from 2012 – 2022. Interested students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED).

Although this program includes comprehensive classroom lectures and hands on labs; this program does not include a national or state certification and it does not include a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

Registration deadline is September 20. For further information on this program or to register, phone 973-300-2332, or visit




Building Construction Program to begin Sept. 26

September 13, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Build a career, not a job, with the brand new Building Construction Technology degree program at Sussex County Community College.

Brand new this fall, the Building Construction Technology program prepares students for entrance into the building construction field through hands-on skills training and lecture-style learning. This program is offered during the Late Start session at SCCC which begins on September 26. For additional Late Start courses visit

The program covers a full spectrum of tools to get students ready for their new career, including leadership and planning, technology trends, understanding building codes and schematics, problem solving, sustainable practices, ethics, and safety.

Students will be prepared to enter their new field upon completion of the program. Additional schooling is not required.

Some courses for this program will be held on SCCC’s new campus location at Vernon High School, in nearby Vernon, NJ. Interested students can apply and register now. For more information about the program click here or contact Admissions at 973.300.2223.

Men’s Soccer Edge Past RCGC

September 12, 2016 in Men's Soccer, Sports by Michael Rath

The men’s soccer team traveled to Rowan College at Gloucester County on Saturday and came away with a hard earned 3-2 victory in scorching heat.  Thomas Parry (England) led the charge with 2 goals and Fabio Pinfildi (Brazil) scored the other.  The tough games continue as the men travel to Brookdale CC tomorrow Tuesday to face the undefeated (5-0) Jersey Blues.

Skylanders Fall to Mercer

September 12, 2016 in Sports, Women's Soccer by Michael Rath

The women’s soccer program were defeated on Saturday by Mercer CCC 7-3.   Mercer jumped out to a 3-0 lead within the first 15 minutes of the half. However, our Lady Skylanders came storming back to score 3 consecutive goals to tie the score. Scoring the goals for Sussex were Gabby Sarni (Kittatinny), with two goals, and Remington Knakkergaard (Veritas).  Daniela Bernal (Bocota, Colombia) had 2 assists and Jill Pullis (Vernon) had an assist as well. Mercer then continued their barrage to take a 6-3 halftime lead.  The second half saw few chances for either team, with Mercer converting a additional chance to make it 7-3 for the final score.

Art Gallery Exhibit with artist Lauren Rosenthal

September 9, 2016 in News by Sandy Cupo

Lauren RosenthalSussex Community College is delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Activist Artist, Lauren Rosenthal on display from Friday, September 19 through Friday, October 14. In addition to presenting a suite of sculptures based on hydrological and topographical data, she will be creating site-specific drawings directly onto the walls of the gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm, all are welcome to attend.

Lauren Rosenthal currently lives and works in Lambertville, New Jersey. She holds a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she won several awards, including a Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship.

Selected recent exhibitions include: Keeping Watch on Water at UNC Charlotte’s Projective Eye Gallery, Possible Realities at Lafayette College’s Grossman Gallery, Pulpfiction: The Art of Paper at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Lauren Rosenthal, Hand-Cut Paper at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ. In addition, Rosenthal has presented her work at several conferences focused on topics as wide- ranging as geography, American studies and new media. Her work is featured in Rethinking the Power of Maps by Denis Wood (Guilford Press, 2010), The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (Elsevier, 2010), and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick (Prentice Hall, 2009). Permanent collections include the Charlotte Museum of History, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA.

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