Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning is designed for individuals over 50 looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons, and want to be part of a lifelong learning community.

Mission Statement

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is designed for individuals over 50 who are looking for intellectual stimulation, an opportunity to expand their horizons and who want to be part of a life-long learning community that is full of insight, cultural diversity and wisdom.

 

The Center is a partnership between the College and the Senior Services Division of Sussex County.

 

Registration

To register for our programs, please contact the Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, extension 1277, or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.


COVID Information

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex County Community College is committed to protecting the health and safety of our seniors and staff. In order to continue to offer our senior community access to lifelong learning Programs, the Center will deliver our Programs via Zoom meetings, which will include a call-in telephone number for those seniors who simply want to listen to the Program without the need to participate in the Zoom meeting! And all Programs scheduled for Spring 2021 are free!

 

Spring 2021 Classes

Unravel the mysteries of the 21st Century technology and get answers to your cell phone, iPad and computer questions that will help you stay in touch with family, loved ones, and others during the COVID pandemic! These hands-on 30 minute technology lessons are taught, via Zoom, by savvy students who volunteer to teach as a community service.


Dates:
Fridays 9 am to 12 noon and Sundays 10 am to 12 noon 

February 5, 2021 through May 7, 2021

Time:
30-minute lessons

Fee:
  Free!

Location:
Via Zoom, call to reserve your lesson time.


How to Register:
  Call the Center’s partner, The Senior Services Division of Sussex County, at 973-579-0555, extension 1277, for information and to reserve your lesson time. When you call please tell us your telephone number, email address and what tech issue you would like to discuss during your appointment. The appointment confirmation email sent to you will include the Date, Time and Zoom link you will need.

The US Civil War has long been thought to have started when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in April of 1861. While this moment still stands as the official start of what would become a devastating four-year long war between the states, the events leading to Fort Sumter were precipitated by an amalgamation of various other events and misunderstandings.  Join Jason Bohem as he walks us through the raid on Harpers Ferry, led by radical abolitionist John Brown and his band of compatriots, which was one of the most impactful and well documented events leading up to the battle at Fort Sumter.

Presented By: Jason Boehm, Adjunct Faculty Member, History, SCCC

Your Instructor: A tow truck driver for over 20 years, Jason Boehm is a graduate of Sussex County Community College and Rutgers-Newark graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in US history before going on to the graduate program at Rutgers where he graduated with honors in the spring of 2020 having earned a Masters in US History. His studies there focused mainly on hegemony, labor, and cultural development in US history. Jason is the recipient of the 2019 Sydney Zebel Award for Academic Excellence in US History, the Hazel Vera Dean Scholarship, as well as being a member of several academic honor societies most recently Phi Alpha Theta an honor society for undergraduate, graduate, and professors of history. Jason is the Administrative Coordinator for the Rutgers School of Arts and Science-Newark Philosophy Department, is the Special Administrative Coordinator to the SASN Office of the Dean of Faculty, and an elected member of the RU-N Staff Council, an advisory body to the Chancellor of Rutgers Newark. Living with his wife and two young children in Sussex county Jason is committed to contributing to the wellbeing and continued education of the community.


Date:
March 26, 2021


Time:
3:00 pm


Fee:
Free!


Location:
Via Zoom or join by phone to listen to the history presentation


How to Register:
Call the Center’s partner, The Senior Services Division of Sussex County, at 973-579-0555, extension 1277, to register for the Program. When you call, you will need to provide your telephone number and email address. The Zoom link to the Program and the call-in telephone number will be emailed to you.

Looking for information on shopping at your local farmer’s market? Join Chef Martin Kester of the SCCC Culinary Institute for an informative workshop on shopping at your local farmer’s markets. Chef Kester will also provide tips and recipes for making the most of the season’s bounty!

Presented By: Martin Kester, Supervisor of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Sussex County Community College

 

Your Instructor: Chef Kester has worked in some of the best restaurants in the state in a career that has spanned 20 years.  His accolades include being named one of the top five chefs in the state by Inside Jersey in 2015 and he has been part of several teams that earned coveted 4-star ratings. His secret to a great menu? Fresh, local ingredients from the Garden State. Dedicated to learning everything about the farm to table process, Chef Kester works closely with farmers and took a hands-on approach to help establish a sustainable farm for one of his restaurants. 

 

Date: April 30, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Location: Via Zoom or join by phone to listen to Chef Kester’s presentation

How to Register: Call The Center’s partner, The Senior Services Division of Sussex County, at 973-579-0555, extension 1277, to register for the Program. When you call, you will need to provide your telephone number and email address. The Zoom link to the Program and the call-in telephone number will be emailed to you.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Sussex County residents, 65 years and older, are entitled to free tuition and fees for eligible college-level courses. 

These conditions apply:

  1. The class must be eligible for the senior citizen free tuition (some labs, trade and field experience courses will not be eligible);
  2. Paid enrollment warrants the course being conducted;
  3. There must be sufficient space available in the class; and
  4. Registration for the course must occur only during the final two business days before the start of the semester. Applicants who opt to register earlier are not eligible for free tuition.
  5. Applicants may take the course for college credit or may choose to audit the course.
  6. Applicants must register in person during the specified registration time period (the final two days before the start of the semester), and must present proof of eligibility at the time of registration. Applicants may seek advising assistance from the Advising & Counseling Center, but must register at the Office of the Registrar.