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SCCC Spring Registration open with extended office hours

January 3, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

Starting at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is a smart choice for area residents. Students that earn their associate degree save thousands off the total cost of a bachelor’s degree when they transfer. SCCC offers new degree programs in Building Construction, Cosmetology, Food/Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Electronic Music, Music, and Technical Studies plus a wide range of degree and certificate programs to help begin a great college education. Courses are held at the SCCC Newton Campus, Vernon Township High School and Hopatcong High School for convenient locations throughout Sussex County

SCCC will hold extended office hours for students who would like to register for the spring 2017 semester.
Mondays and Thursdays, January 9 through January 26 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
Saturday, January 14 and Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.

The extended office hours are for the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Advising and Counseling Center and the Bursar’s Office.  Please note the College will be closed on January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr, holiday.

Normal business hours are as follows:
Monday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Classes begin on Monday, January 23 for the spring semester. For more information or to register for classes, please contact the SCCC Admissions Office at (973) 300-2223, email admissions@sussex.edu or apply online at sussex.edu/apply.

Health Career Night to be held at WCCC

January 1, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

A Health Career Information Night will be held at Warren County Community College (WCCC) on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the WCCC Phillipsburg Education Center. Career opportunities will be discussed for courses held through the Skylands Professional Training, a partnership with Sussex and Warren County Community Colleges.

Career training held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) includes: Chiropractic Assistant, EKG Technician, Essentials of Personal Training, Histology Assistant Program, Pharmacy Compounding and Sterile Preparations, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant.

Additional career paths held at Warren County Community College includes: Administrative & Clinical, Dialysis Technician, Medical Assistant, Nurse’s Aide, Pilates Instructor Certification, Dental Assistant, ER/Patient Care Tech, Therapeutic Massage Certificate Program, Medical Office Administrative Coordinator, Physical Therapy Aide, Certified Home Health Aide, Dental Radiology, and Personal Trainer Exam Prep.

The healthcare industry continues to grow rapidly. Entering a career as a healthcare professional can be both rewarding and challenging. There are numerous opportunities for growth and advancement in this field plus a chance to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Attend this informal gathering in Room P110/111 and gain the information needed to achieve educational and employment goals. Funding information will be discussed for Career Training Programs for eligible candidates. High school students and recent graduates are welcome.

The Health Career Information Night is presented by WCCC Continuing Education Department and will be held in Room P110/111 at 445 Marshall St. Phillipsburg, NJ. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact (908) 689-7613. For more information on the career training held on the SCCC campus, visit sussex.edu/skylands.

Holiday Closing

December 21, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College will be closed for the holiday break on Friday, December 23 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3.

Prospective students: Please apply online.
Current students: Register for classes by logging in to your my. sussex.edu portal. Click here and follow these instructions to register online.

The Winterim Session begins January 3rd. You can still register on that day for courses.
The Spring Semester begins on January 23. For a complete listing of our spring courses visit http://sussex.edu/spring/.

During the closure, books can be ordered here.

Enjoy the holiday season!

SCCC Hosts Junior Achievement Day

December 21, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Fifty two high school students from throughout Sussex County recently spent a day at Sussex County Community College where they collaborated, solved problems, and practiced communication skills as part of the Junior Achievement of New Jersey program.

All learners need and deserve 21st century learning opportunities to thrive as tomorrow’s leaders, workers, and citizens. A profound gap exists between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need for success in their communities and workplaces. Junior Achievement of New Jersey was proud to partner with Sussex County Community College and Accenture in their effort to close the employability skills gap and prepare New Jersey teens for success in college and career.

Participating students, who attended the program on Dec. 16 at SCCC, learned the importance of the 4 C’s:  Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. These are the skills today’s employers are looking for in their employees.  In addition, they practiced job interview techniques, explored different high-growth career industries, learned about the college admission process and the variety of programs and opportunities available at SCCC.  JA’s Career Success curriculum aligns with state educational standards for 21st Century Life and Careers and the Career Ready Practices, which describe the career-ready skills that all educators in all content areas should seek to develop in their students and have been linked to increase college, career, and life success.

“JA would like to thank our educational partner, Sussex County Community College, and our corporate partner, Accenture, for their support of this program which provides a unique, real-world experience to Sussex County students at no cost to them or their schools,” said Christy Tighe, JA’s Director of College and Career Readiness. “Together, we are changing kids’ lives and preparing them for a successful future.”

“It was wonderful experience to see the Junior Achievement Program on campus as well as students from Sussex County High Schools,” stated Todd Poltersdorf, director of Admissions at SCCC.  “It is a very powerful program that equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in today’s high paced economy.”

The program ran from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center and was broken into different segments. High school students ranged from freshmen to seniors.

“The outpouring of positive feedback we received from the students demonstrates the tremendous impact the program made,” said Tighe.

Among the comments received:

“It was a great experience and taught me a lot.  It taught me how school is important on getting my career on track, but it showed me that the skills of communication and keeping a good reputation with a good work ethic will lead to success.”; “I learned lots of different skills, and tactics that I know will help me in my years to come.”; “Small lessons like this will help me in the future.  It’s a key to success!” and “I learned a lot from the people who work here and dedicated their time to us.” 

Ladies Retreat Holiday Savings

December 21, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Give that special woman in your life a unique gift this holiday season! A ticket to Sussex County Community College’s Ladies’ Saturday Retreat is the perfect holiday gift, plus we are offering a $5 off per All Inclusive ticket  using Code LSR2017. This year’s event is scheduled for April 8 from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. on the SCCC campus.

Ladies’ Saturday Retreat is an opportunity for women of all ages to gather, relax, rejuvenate and get motivated. The day includes a café reception featuring local restaurant food tastings, exciting workshops, vendors, dinner and a comedy show to complete the evening.

Throughout the day, vendors and exhibitors will provide an opportunity to learn about county services and organizations available to woman. They will also have on display an eclectic assortment of wares available for purchase.

The evening show, Comedian Kerri Louise, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This hilarious comedian is sure to keep the audience laughing until the last joke.

Portions of the proceeds from Ladies’ Saturday Retreat will support scholarships for female students at SCCC.

Save $5 off per All Inclusive ticket, use code LSR2017. To purchase tickets Click Here

For additional information please visit sussex.edu/ladiesretreat, call 973-300-2121 or email foundation@sussex.edu.

Comedian, Kerri Louise

December 15, 2016 in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box by Sandy Cupo

6:30 pm Catered Dinner in Gym, Comedy Show in Performing Arts Center
SCCC Comedy Night with Kerri Louise – Join us for a Great Ladies Comedy Night with Kerri Louise!
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. But who can turn the world on with her hysterical stories, original humor, and boisterous characters? Kerri Louise. High-energy, commanding and versatile-Kerri Louise can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. This comedy show will be following our Ladies Retreat Event.

Ladies’ Saturday Retreat

December 14, 2016 in Foundation, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box by Kathy Peterson

lr-facebook-boost-smSaturday, April 8
from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.
on the SCCC campus

Ladies’ Saturday Retreat is an opportunity for women of all ages to gather, relax, rejuvenate and get motivated. The day includes a café reception featuring local restaurant food tastings, exciting workshops, vendors, dinner and a comedy show to complete the evening.

Throughout the day, vendors and exhibitors will provide an opportunity to learn about county services and organizations available to woman. They will also have on display an eclectic assortment of wares available for purchase.

All Inclusive Admission
The All Inclusive Admission is the best offer. The day is full of food, fun, and activities for women to enjoy. The full day includes:

  • Morning bagels and coffee
  • Vendor shopping
  • Spa treatments
  • Workshops throughout the day
  • Café reception lunch
  • Dinner
  • Comedy Show
    All for just $85
    Additional packages are available.

The evening show, Comedian Kerri Louise, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This hilarious comedian is sure to keep the audience laughing until the last joke. Tickets for the show may be purchased separately.

Portions of the proceeds from Ladies’ Saturday Retreat will support scholarships for female students at SCCC.

For additional information please visit sussex.edu/ladiesretreat, call 973-300-2121 or email foundation@sussex.edu.

Winter Classes are the perfect way to get ahead

December 12, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

winterim-smSussex County Community College’s Winterim Session is the perfect time to get ahead of your course load. Take advantage of this shorter session and earn 3 college credits in just 2 1/2 weeks. The Winterim Session, which runs from January 3 through January 19, is a great way for visiting or current SCCC students to catch up or get ahead! If you’re a visiting student, there is a significant cost savings over your four-year college.

Seats are filling fast for both in-person and online classes. Course offerings include: Art Appreciation, Computer Concepts and Applications, English Composition I and II, Macro and Microeconomics, Psychology, Sociology and U.S. History among others. To see all the courses offered click here.

Registration for the Winterim Session will continue until classes begin on January 3. Most 3 credit courses during this condensed semester run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to noon.
Please note the College is closed December 23-January 2. Come in and registered today!

Prospective students should call or visit the SCCC Student Advising and Counseling Center at (973) 300-2207.

SCCC to hold Open House at Hopatcong High School

December 8, 2016 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be holding an Information session on Wednesday, December 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hopatcong High School in the Library & Technology Center.

The Information Session will cover the many degree and certificate programs being offered at SCCC, and at the Hopatcong High School (HHS) location. Programs being offered at HHS include; Automotive Fundamentals, Food Service Sanitation, Intro to Fire Science, Understanding Social media, and Intro to Game Theory & Development.

During the evening, students will be able to discuss the new programs with an advisor, apply for admission to SCCC, take the Placement Test and also register for classes.

For more information about the programs offered at SCCC, visit sussex.edu/academics. For additional question email admissions@sussex.edu or call the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223.

NJ State Teen Arts – student artwork on display

December 7, 2016 in News, Performing Arts by Kathy Peterson

The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.