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Learning Resource Center to Make Debut A new 74,198 square-foot Learning Resource Center (LRC) will officially open on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood for the fall 2017 semester. The building will house traditional library spaces and also include a lecture hall, classrooms, writing and reading centers, computer labs, tutoring and testing rooms, and a teaching and learning center. "The...
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Accredited Programs of Study

BUSINESS and LEGAL STUDIES Accounting Business Administration Business Administration Online Business: Marketing Business: Retail Marketing and Management Business Management Paralegal Studies COMMUNICATIONS and THE ARTS Communication Studies Communications and Media Arts: Journalism Computer Art Interior Design Graphic Design Music Photographic...
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Balancing Act: Tips for Returning Adult Students

Changing careers in today’s economy can often mean returning to college to gain new skills to prepare for the evolving marketplace. Community colleges are often the first place career changers turn for assistance. Increasingly, Suffolk County Community College administrators and faculty members are reaching out to returning adult students with reassuring advice for them to comfortably return to...
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The Suite Life: A Career in Hospitality Management

As home to the Hamptons on the South Fork and world-recognized vineyards on the North Fork, it’s no surprise that the East End of Long Island is regarded for its resorts, restaurants and towns swelling with tourists. On Long Island’s East End, the hospitality industry is king, and the Hotel and Resort Management program at Suffolk County Community College, strategically situated in Riverhead,...
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A Heads-Up on Financial Aid

Headache-Saving Changes Are Here Recent changes to the financial aid process are making it easier than ever to apply for help and plan ahead for college. As of October 1, 2016, students can now file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 year. This pushes the application date up by several months from the current January 1 opening date. Students will also use tax...
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Smart Moves: How Articulation Agreements Can Help You Transfer With Ease

Did you know that Suffolk County Community College prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities? With the assistance of our counselors, students routinely transition to a variety of baccalaureate programs on Long Island, around New York State and throughout the nation. Ensure a Smooth Transition Articulation agreements are negotiated documents that clearly define...
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Careers in Theatre

A career in theatre isn’t always about shining on center-stage. For countless individuals, it’s about everything that happens off stage that helps to create a perfect performance. Although widely recognized for training students in the art of acting, the Theatre Arts Program at Suffolk County Community College prepares students for a multitude of opportunities the industry has to offer –...
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Investigating Scott Higham: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Graduate Tells All

Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. He has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. He has also investigated the off-shore banking industry, the rise of ISIS and its use of U.S. social...

The 411 on becoming a Fitness Specialist

Salary Salaries for this field will vary and will also be based on a number of factors such as geographic location, years of experience, credentials, type of employer, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health fitness specialists on average make around $45,000 a year. For those who end up working for hospitals and large-scale doctors’ offices, salaries can start off as high as...
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Exploring your interests: The value of elective classes

Since 2008, a focus of higher education has understandably been jobs, jobs, jobs. Providing marketable skills are a core mission of community colleges, and when the economy is sour, their role assumes a critical importance. Beyond the program-specific courses in a given major, college students enrolled in A.A. and A.S. programs are required by the State University of New York (SUNY) to complete...
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Answering the Call: Becoming a Professional Paramedic

When emergencies happen, EMTs and Paramedics make the difference. When we need help the most, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the ones we call. They make a life or death difference when accidents, heart attacks, strokes, falls, burns, drug overdoses, and other medical emergencies occur. They have to be composed, decisive, and compassionate as they provide medical care at the scene...
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Cybersecurity: Real Careers in Virtual Environments

While the expansion of the internet has made everyday tasks like shopping and banking easier and more convenient, there is no denying that this growth has been accompanied by an increase in identity theft, data breaches and a wide range of cyber-related crimes. In fact, these types of computer crimes have been designated as a high priority by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and have increased...
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