Sussex offers Community Education and Activities to provide a variety of quality, relevant and essential educational programs to individuals, businesses and the community to help fulfill employer training needs, as well as individual career and/or personal training. Additional services include the Commercial Drivers Licence Training, Lace Program, NJ Small Business Development Center, NJBIA & NJCCC Workforce Development, The Art Gallery, The Betty June Silconas Poetry Center, and The Center for Lifelong Learning.
The Sussex Alumni Association exists to advance and promote the educational resources of the College and to provide opportunities for alumni to participate in various aspects of the campus community. All students who have completed 30 credits or more are eligible to become members.
Artwork from faculty, students and area artists is featured throughout the year in the Art Gallery, Building C, and in the Atrium of the Performing Arts Center. The schedule of shows is presented with the Performing Arts schedule and posted online.
Betty June Silconas Poetry Center
The Betty June Silconas Poetry Center (BJS) honors the memory of Betty June Silconas, a Sparta resident, who celebrated life in her poems. The joy and love she had for family, friends, and her home are evident in her work. Ms. Silconas never sought to be recognized. She wrote for the bliss she experienced as she chronicled the events in her life: seasons, celebrations, and her spirituality. Thanks to a generous donation from her family, the Center is a place where anyone can come to read and write poetry. Sponsored events such as readings and workshops are also held.
EDTV, Channel 20
Sussex hosts a local educational access television station on cable through the facilities of Service Electric Cable TV. EDTV provides educational programming, course support, college and high school programs, sports and local programming of community interest. Sussex broadcast students help support the programming and gain valuable experience in their field of interest.
The College Foundation enhances the College’s mission of providing educational excellence and cultural opportunities to the residents of Sussex County and beyond. The Foundation supports this mission through fund-raising and friendraising efforts on the College’s behalf. Funds are generated through annual giving campaigns, special events, and direct contributions. The funds raised support student scholarships, infrastructure, and expansion.
Scholarships are available for the fall and spring semesters. The timeframe and process is posted on the website and applications can be submitted online.
The Advising and Counseling Center has information available on local, national and transfer scholarships. Internet access to specific scholarship sites is also available. The College Foundation maintains a number of locally endowed and in-house scholarships that are designed to assist qualified students with the cost of attending Sussex. These Foundation Scholarship applications are available online at sussex.edu/scholarships.
Public Safety Training Academy
Sussex County Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) is located 5 miles from the SCCC’s main campus in Frankford Twp. The Academy offers relevant, quality training, educational programs and opportunities to the fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, government employees and the general public in all aspects of public safety.
The facility is accredited by the State Division of Fire Safety to deliver state fire service courses and is also licensed for live burns and various simulators by the Division. The Fire Service trains over 1500 people annually in courses such as Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Firefighter 3, Strategies & Tactics and Incident Management, as well as other state & federally approved courses. It is also the hub for police service training as well as HAZMAT and Special Operations training and EMT Training.
The Academy also trains local businesses and institutions in various types of fire safety both at the Academy and at the employer’s location. A Summer Fire Academy is held July for high school students, as well as an antique fire truck show in October.
Radio Station - WRSK LP 97.5 FM
The College offers listeners a College Radio Station that is broadcasted from the College campus. WRSK LP 97.5 FM, Radio Skylanders is the home for Cruzin Oldies, the voice of Sussex County Community College.
SCCC hosts the annual Teen Arts Festival every spring featuring works from area Middle and High School Students. Works are displayed throughout the campus.