Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Academics Support Services



Academic Advisement

An important part of each student’s academic career is meeting with an academic advisor to plan a program of study. Continuing students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor prior to registration in order to ensure sufficient progress toward a degree or certificate. 

Clearing Corporation Business Learning Center

Located in the east wing of the Academics & Athletics Building, the Clearing Corporation Business Learning Center provides students of business administration with a contemporary, business-like environment in which they can learn, study, discuss ideas, keep abreast of the latest business news and interact informally with business faculty. The Center contains a classroom that is fully equipped with computers and modern instructional technology. It also includes a large conference room that is designed to emulate the professional environment that students will encounter during the course of their business careers.

A professional lounge area provides students with a comfortable place to read and study. The television monitors in the Center provide continuous access to news provided throughout the day by the Bloomberg Business Channel. The Clearing Corporation Business Learning Center has become a popular place for informal discussions among students and faculty, as well as presentations by guest speakers, regular Business Club meetings, business book discussions, and other events of interest to students interested in business, accounting, economics, marketing, and finance.

Computer Labs

College computers are available in the Library, Student Success Center, Computer Classrooms, and Graphics Lab. In addition, printing is available in the Library. Students are required to pay for printing.

Distance Learning

Canvas

Distance learning at Sussex County Community College allows students to take accredited courses from any location, and at their convenience. Many students appreciate the flexible scheduling and convenience of not having to travel to campus on a regular basis. This is ideal for those with demanding work schedules, family responsibilities, and those who cannot travel to campus due to transportation, scheduling conflicts, or physical challenges.

Sussex uses the Canvas Learning Management System to offer courses. In addition, many face-to-face courses use Canvas as a way to supplement in-person instruction.

Online and Hybrid Courses

Sussex offers online and hybrid courses each semester. Online courses offer all instruction and traditional course interactions in an online environment. Online courses are not for every student. It is essential to have the self-discipline required for independent learning. Access to a computer is required for online courses.

Hybrid courses are a combination of online and in-class instruction. Typically hybrid classes are held on-campus in a classroom for 50% of the course, while the other half is conducted online. Hybrid courses are designed to give the benefits of traditional face-to-face learning and the independence of online learning. Access to a computer is required.

Sussex offers the following course delivery methods:

  • In-person Courses: Taught with an instructor and students in a classroom setting at a specified campus location.
  • Hybrid Course: A course with both in-person instruction AND online instruction (students must log in to CANVAS on a computer for part of the course).
  • Online Courses: Provides students with maximum flexibility with their weekly schedule. Proctored exams may be required, either in-person or remotely on camera using Honor Lock services. (Asynchronous).
  • Remote Delivery Courses: A course offered at a specific day and time using technology and live instruction via CANVAS LMS using a computer. May require exams proctored on camera through Honor Lock services. Similar feel to an in-person class experience than online courses. (Synchronous).

Library

Library & Science (L) Building • 973.300.2162

As the research center of the College, the Library is the major resource for its educational programs. To support the College curriculum, the Library acquires, organizes, and maintains a variety of print and non-print material for individual and classroom use. Librarians are available to assist students in learning to locate, evaluate and understand information through individual reference assistance and library instruction/information literacy classes. The Library’s collection includes books, magazines, professional journals, and various non-print media. Numerous online research databases, as well as the online catalog, are available for student use both in the Library and through remote Internet access. Traditional library services such as inter-library loans and academic reserves are also available to all students, faculty, and staff.

A Student ID Card is necessary to access Library databases, borrow materials, or print. There is a nominal fee to print.

Earn College Credits in High School

Students can get a jump on their college education by earning college credits while still in high school. Sussex offers programs that can assist in helping students graduate college early plus save substantially on the cost of tuition.

Students who earn college credits can begin preparing for their college education or career, increase their education options, enhance their opportunities for challenging and beneficial work, and see tuition savings.

Successfully completed coursework will be documented on a Sussex transcript. These credits can be applied to a Sussex degree or transferred to other colleges/universities.

Students should review the course content with admissions/ transfer counselors at the college of their choice. Many factors affect the decision to accept transfer credits, including the grade the student earned in the course

Sussex offers options for students currently in high school

Sussex provides qualifying high school and/or homeschooled students, the opportunity to earn college credits. Sussex offers different types of programs under the Early College Advantage Program.

Qualifying high school and homeschooled students have the opportunity to take in-person and/or online courses. Students participating in these programs must adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations governing their peers, non-ECAP participants, established by the college or mandated by the state, local, and federal guidelines.

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

The Concurrent Enrollment program allows eligible high school students the ability to participate in College courses that are integrated into their regular high school curriculum. A high school instructor who meets the credentialing eligibility criteria established by Sussex teaches concurrent courses.

Jump Start Program

The Jump Start program allows qualified high school and homeschooled students the ability to participate in Sussex courses, taught by Sussex faculty members, either on-campus or online. Students participating in the Jump Start program are limited to two courses per semester, not to exceed 8 credits per semester.

* Home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 may also be eligible.

Service Learning

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates classroom learning with service to the community. Service Learning is an opportunity for students to get engaged with the community, meet the needs of community constituents and apply what is learned in the classroom to real-life situations.

Students who have participated in Service Learning activities report a higher level of interest in their coursework, better retention of the information they are learning - and rewarding service experiences. The skills and experience gained also look great on a resume and application for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Transfer Articulation Agreements

Sussex has established transfer articulation agreements for specific majors with Berkeley College, Centenary College, East Stroudsburg University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician University, Marywood University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Rutgers University-Newark, and William Paterson University.

Most agreements guarantee students who have completed an A.A. degree or an A.S. degree, full junior-year status in various majors if they transfer to these institutions. Students should consult with the Advising and Counseling Center for additional information.  Writing Center.

4-Year Colleges

Programs
Berkeley College
Woodland Park, NJ
New York, NY
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Fashion Marketing & Management
  • Financial Services
  • Health Services Management
  • International Business
  • Justice Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing Communications
Centenary College
Hackettstown, NJ

Human Services

Fairleigh Dickinson
University - Madison, NJ
  • Graphic Design
  • Film and Animation
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Business Management
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
Felician University
Lodi, NJ
  • Business Administration
  • Education
John J College of Criminal Justice
Manhattan NY
  • Criminal Justice
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Graphic Design
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology & Coastal Science
  • Molecular Biology
New Jersey Institute
of Technology
Newark, NJ
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
Ramapo College
Mahwah, NJ
  • Chemistry
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics
Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ
Human Services
Suny Cobleskill
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Plant Science
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ
  • Accounting
  • Biology-General
  • Biology Ecology
  • Biology/Physiology/Behavior
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Global Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Sales

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free sessions with peer writing tutors to discuss all aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming to composition and revising/editing skills. Writers at any level are encouraged to develop their ideas and engage in interactive discussions about their writing.