Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog

Academic 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.

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 online and supplemental materials for traditional and hybrid courses.

Online and Hybrid Courses

Sussex offers online and hybrid courses each semester. Online courses provide 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. Online materials, as well as the online catalog, are available for use both in the Library and remotely. 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 for most library services, as well as to access digital materials and borrow items.

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.

Transfer Programs

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 Student Success Center for additional information.

Ramapo at Sussex 3+1 Agreement

The 3+1 Bachelor’s Degree Path with Sussex County Community College and Ramapo College of New Jersey gives current and prospective students substantial cost savings on earning a bachelor’s degree. Students can remain on SCCC’s campus while taking the third year of Ramapo’s bachelor’s degree curriculum. Students will take their fourth-year curriculum on Ramapo’s Mahwah campus. Students must apply and be accepted into the Advanced Associates of Continuous Studies at SCCC before enrolling in courses for the 3+1 Bachelor’s Degree Path. The approved programs include Global Studies and Business, Social Science focusing on Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Visit sussex.edu/ramapo for more details.

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.