By Drew Fawcett

Do you feel overworked and overscheduled? If so, you’re not alone. According to USA Today, 55% of Americans don’t use all their vacation days and 41% of American workers failed to take a single vacation day last year. So it’s understandable that many working Long Islanders may find it nearly impossible to carve out the time necessary to earn the college degree that they desire.

At Suffolk, we know that life can be hectic. That’s why we created “Flex Hours” opportunities that allow you to keep working while also pursuing an associate degree or professional certificate. With conveniently located campuses in Brentwood, Selden and Riverhead, and downtown centers in Sayville and Riverhead, Suffolk offers more than 1,000 weekly classes that can be taken in the early mornings, evenings and on weekends. That’s in addition to a full menu of online classes that can fit into even the busiest of schedules.

Suffolk’s weekday classes start as early as 6:00 a.m. and evening classes go as late as 10:00 p.m. This provides students the opportunity to keep their schedules clear in the middle of the day so that they can devote time to work, studies, family, clubs, athletics…or anything else. 

Currently, Suffolk students can earn an associate degree or certificate by exclusively taking early-morning, evening, weekend, online and blended classes in a variety of program areas, including: Accounting; American Sign Language; Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Health Information Technology – Medical Records; Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Emphasis; Liberal Arts and Science: General Studies; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Humanities: English; and Paralegal Studies.

Let us show you how we can help you find time to achieve your educational and career goals. To speak to one of our Flex Hours Admissions Specialists, simply call 631-451-4500 or visit