Career & Technical Programs

Career and Technical Programs prepare students for careers, not just jobs. Sussex provides training that gives you the credentials to earn an associate degree or a certificate and begin a career quickly.

Explore our Career & Technical Programs

3D Computer Arts: Gain an entry-level position in graphic design, 2D conceptual art, 3D character building and object modeling or interactive design field.

Agricultural Business: Designed for individuals with an interest in farming, nursery production, landscape design/maintenance, and similar agricultural fields.

Automotive Service Technology: Gain employment as an automotive technician, automotive parts counter assistant, and maintenance mechanic.

Building Construction Technology: Designed to provide students with the hands-on skills and training necessary to obtain employment in the building construction industry.

Business Management: Start a career in business, hospitality, retail, public or non-profit organizations.

Child Development Specialist: Learn skills for a position in a day care center, nursery school, hospital or social service agency.

Computer Information Systems: Learn skills for an entry-level position working with computer hardware and software.

Cosmetology: Train in all aspects of professional cosmetology from skin, nails, hair design and sculpting to advanced coloring.

Culinary: Combines culinary training with management practices for careers in food service.

Diesel Service Technology: Designed for individuals interested in inspection, repair, and adjustment of diesel systems.

Digital Forensics: Prepares students for a career in computer forensics in government, private sector, and law enforcement agencies.

Electronic Music and Recording: Develop skills for a career in music: education, therapy or business.

Fire Science Technology: Enter a career as a fire fighter, industrial fire protection or in a fire service position.

Game Development: Learn skills for an entry-level position in programming, testing, and game design.

Graphic Design: Learn skills for an entry-level position as a graphic designer, production artist, web designer, digital image processor, or illustrator.

Health Science: Designed for individuals with a health science license or certificate. Continue employment in a healthcare field with an opportunity for advancement.

Hotel/Restaurant Management: Prepares students for a career in the hotel and restaurant industry, business development and management.

Illustration: Gain an entry-level position to work commercially as an illustrator.

Information Technology: Prepares students for careers in the IT fields to work for computer companies, consulting firms, business, financial companies, government, and retail organizations.

Machine Tool Technology: Develop advanced skills in planning, designing, producing CAD prints, and operating machine tools for work as a maintenance
machinist, operator and quality control inspector.

New Media Communications: Learn skills for an entry-level position in the fields of multimedia design, production and desktop/electronic publishing.

Nurse Education: (in conjunction with PCCC): Earn a first-level position as a Registered Nurse or transfer to a four-year institution.

Optics Technology: Students will learn the necessary skills to become employed as a technician, in the optics industry.

Paralegal Studies: Prepares students for entry-level paralegal responsibilities in law, non-profit, and government offices.

Social Media Marketing: Learn skills for an entry-level position in social media, advertising, or public relations.

Supply Chain Management: Learn fundamental business knowledge, logistics, and transportation, skills in inventory control, warehouse management, and supervision.

Technical Studies: Designed to provide recognition for prior work and experience while assisting individuals in their preparation for career advancement or change.

Technical Theater: Prepares students for an entrylevel position in technical support in the entertainment industry.

Welding: Prepares students for entry-level technician positions in welding and metalworking industries.

Automotive Service Technology: Gain an entry-level position as an automotive technician, parts assistant or maintenance mechanic.

Child Development Specialist: Learn skills needed for an entry-level position as a group teacher or teacher’s assistant.

Computerized Accounting: Prepares students for an entry-level position in accounting and bookkeeping.

Computer Information Systems: Learn skills needed for an entry-level position working with computer hardware and software.

Culinary: Prepares students for food service positions in the hospitality field.

Digital Journalism: Gain skills for an entry-level position with internet service providers and webbased enterprises.

Elder Law Specialist: Learn skills needed for an entry-level position working alone or with an attorney.

Fire Science Technology: Learn skills needed to enter a career as a fire fighter, industrial fire protection or a fire service position.

Machine Tool Technology: Gain an entry-level position as a maintenance machinist, machine operator and quality control inspector.

Paralegal: Learn skills needed for an entry-level position with paralegal responsibilities under the supervision of an attorney.

Supply Chain Management: Prepares students for an entry-level position in the supply chain management industry.

Web Design: Prepares students for an entry-level position in various careers requiring commercial art and/or communication design production skills.

Saving thousands off your college education is a smart financial decision. By enrolling at Sussex, a full-time student will pay well below the cost of many Trade Schools.

Pay as you go
Take it easy on the payments with the Sussex Interest-free Payment Plan. There is no need to pay your bill all at once.

Scholarships
Students receive additional support from over 100 scholarships available on campus.

EOF Program
This state-sponsored program is available to students who would like to attend college, but need academic and financial support.