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 Adult Transition Center, Alpha Arts Gallery, Betty June Silconas Poetry Center, Center for Lifelong Learning, Commercial Driver’s License Training, Lace Program, NJ Small Business Development Center, NJBIA & NJCCC Workforce Development, and Public Safety Training Academy.
Adult Transition Center
The Adult Transition Center (ATC) at Sussex is a two-year, post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; including career exploration with on-site job coaching. The Center offers career exploration, peer mentoring and social skills.
Alpha Arts Gallery
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 is posted on the College website.
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.
Betty June Silconas Poetry Center
The Betty June Silconas Poetry Center 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.
Commercial Driver’s License Training
Sussex offers CDL Training through the 160 Driving Academy. Students can earn their Class A or Class B driver’s license.
The Culinary Institute at Sussex County Community College offers programs to prepare students for a rewarding careers in the culinary field. They will learn hands-on in our training kitchen, commercial kitchen, and the Arbor Restaurant. The Arbor Restaurant will be an exciting learning environment for students to experience first-hand culinary skills. Additionally, the Culinary Institute provides the community with opportunities to enjoy workshops, meals to go, and a dining experience in the Arbor Restaurant.
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 friend-raising 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.
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. The Student Success Center also has information available on local, national and transfer scholarships. Internet access to specific scholarship sites is also available.
Sussex County Community College’s LACE Program (Learning At College Experience) provides a dynamic inclusive learning environment for post-high school students to access life-long learning and social opportunities in an accessible and supportive community environment.
Emphasis is placed on maintaining and increasing social and academic skills, specifically in the following areas life skills, social skills, language arts literacy, mathematics, social studies, health, special education and independent living skills.
Public Safety Training Academy
Sussex County Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) is located five miles from the main Sussex 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.
Teen Arts Festival
SCCC hosts the annual Teen Arts Festival every spring featuring works from area Middle and High School Students. Works are displayed throughout the campus. The Teen Arts Festival has been made possible through funding from SCCC, School Districts of Sussex County, and donations from individuals and businesses. Funding has been available in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant program, administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. Additional funding is provided by the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.