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.

COVID Information: The Center for Lifelong Learning at Sussex 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!

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.

ALL PROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2022 ARE FREE!

Spring 2022 Program Schedule

Criminals and scammers are moving more and more towards online scams and fraudulent attacks! Unfortunately, seniors are prime targets for these online scams and fraudulent attacks. Join Thomas Laird as he presents common telephone, internet, and email-based scams and frauds targeted at seniors along with key basic net-etiquette and internet safety practices that seniors should be aware of and use to protect themselves online.

Presented By: Thomas Laird

Your Instructor: Tom Laird is a life-long New Jersey resident and has been a law enforcement investigator since 2008. Mr. Laird has worked in a variety of units, including general investigations, homicide/violent crimes, and cyber crime investigations. A court-qualified expert in cellular telephone forensics and , Mr. Laird has investigated hundreds of internet-related crimes and has provided expert testimony in criminal trials in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Laird has been an Adjunct Professor at Sussex County Community College since 2017, teaching the Intro to Cyber Crime course each semester.

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Fee: Free
Location: Via Zoom or join by phone to listen to Thomas Laird's presentation

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.

Looking for information on how to declutter your home from unused “things” lurking in your closets, attic, garage, and basement and maybe put some extra money in your wallet by selling these unused “things”! Join Salvatore Paolucci as he provides an overview of beginner’s guide to selling online, highlights including:

  • Basics on how to setup an account on eBay
  • What to sell
  • Pro tips on managing your inventory
  • How to take pictures of your inventory
  • How to price your items
  • Key words for listing your items
  • Advanced features such as auctioning or buy-it-now!
  • Setting up an online store and alternate selling options

Presented By: Salvatore Paolucci, M.B.A.
Program Coordinator/Instructor of Business & Economics
Business & Enterprise Club Co-Advisor

Your Instructor: Salvatore Paolucci is a full-time faculty member of the business department at Sussex County Community College. Professor Paolucci has been selling online for over 20 years, has an online store, and also partners with an online wholesaler.

Date: March 25, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Fee: Free
Location: Via Zoom or join by phone to listen to Professor Paolucci’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.

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: 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 having earned a master's degree 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.  Jason is committed to contributing to the well-being and continued education of the community.

Date: April 29, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm
Fee: Free
Location: Sussex County Community College - Pavilion

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.

Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for the Sussex County Senior Services Division’s electronic monthly emailed newsletter, which includes The Center for Lifelong Learning’s programs, at www.sussex.nj.us/seniorservices or by calling 973-579-0555, extension 1277, to subscribe.