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Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)

533 College Rd, Selden, NY

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Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public community college located in New York State. SCCC is New York's largest community college, with three campuses: Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. It offers associates degrees and professional certificates, and has more than 70 academic programs of study. Transfer study programs are available for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree.

SCCC offers a broad range of study areas, including liberal arts, science, engineering, fine arts, performing arts, computer science, and business administration. The SCCC career programs are targeted to meet the regional employment demands, preparing graduates for technical professional jobs with job-focused curricula. The SCCC professional certificate programs qualify students for employment after one year of study.

SCCC offers an excellent faculty, small class sizes, and a multi-cultural learning environment. Classes are offered during the days and evenings, and also on weekends.

There is an Honors College available, which offers interdisciplinary learning programs for highly motivated students. There are also special programs for returning adult students, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, and cooperative or internship programs.

History

Suffolk County Community College was founded in 1959.

Academics

The academic calendar for Suffolk County Community Colleges follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters and a summer session.

Colleges and Schools

As a community college, SCCC is not divided into colleges and schools, but into academic departments and centers.

Student Life

There are more than 90 student clubs and organizations available for involvement at Suffolk County Community College. Students are likely to find their interests represented in one of the organizations, or may choose to get involved with the student newspaper or literary publications on campus. There are also many organized trips available, films, lectures, concerts, theatre production, art exhibits, music performances, and more.

Student services at SCCC include educational, career and personal counseling, as well as career planning and job placement. Childcare facilities are available, as are services for students with disabilities. There are learning labs for math, computers, reading and writing, in addition to tutorial services and a "Student Success" program. The campus library is open seven days a week.

Traditions

The SCCC school colors are blue and white, and the school mascot is a shark.

Athletics

The Suffolk County Community College "Sharks" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheer/Dance
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The SCCC campus locations are: Ammerman Campus in Selden, Eastern Campus in Riverhead, and Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. There are also SCCC satellite centers in Sayville (the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center) and Riverhead (downtown).

Community Life

SCCC is a community college that is fully involved in its surrounding communities in Suffolk County. SCCC offers college courses through local high schools. Community advisory boards help to develop curricula in response to the needs of the community.

SCCC has a year round calendar of events featuring theatre performances, art exhibits and galleries, guest speakers, athletic events, and more, all open to the public.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $8,000-$9,576
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $170-$200 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $330-$400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$4,322
Receiving Student Loans40%$2,742

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Suffolk County Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for SCCC compared to community colleges in New York, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 SCCCSuffolk CountyNew York
Graduation Rate19.4%-22.4%
Transfer-out Rate7.7%-17.8%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Suffolk County Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1980)

Campus: Suffolk County Community College - Michael J. Grant Campus

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1996)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1978)
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Campus: Suffolk County Community College

  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1971)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1963)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

  • Interior Architecture (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

  • Photographic and Film Technology (A)

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (A)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Information Science Studies (A, C)
  • Computer (A)

Education

  • Elementary Education (A)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (A)
  • Social Studies Teacher Education (A)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (A)

Engineering

Engineering Technology

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (C)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (A)

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Public Administration and Social Services

  • Community Organization and Advocacy (A)

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A)
  • Fire Services Administration (A)
  • Fire Protection (C)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (A)
  • Drama (A)
  • Music Performance (A)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (A)
  • Design and Applied Arts (A)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (C)

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