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Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

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Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public college on Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

, NY
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 sponsored by SUNY
State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...

 and Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York on the eastern portion of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,493,350. It was named for the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came...

 in the USA
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.

Founded in 1959, Suffolk County Community College has three main campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. It also has two "satellite" centers in Sayville and downtown Riverhead.

The school was founded largely through the efforts of Albert Ammerman (1914-November 26, 2008) who was the school's President from its founding December 1959 until 1983.
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Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public college on Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

, NY
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 sponsored by SUNY
State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...

 and Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York on the eastern portion of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,493,350. It was named for the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came...

 in the USA
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.

Founded in 1959, Suffolk County Community College has three main campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. It also has two "satellite" centers in Sayville and downtown Riverhead.

The school was founded largely through the efforts of Albert Ammerman (1914-November 26, 2008) who was the school's President from its founding December 1959 until 1983. In its first year it had 13 faculty with 171 full time students at the Sachem High School
Sachem School District
Sachem Central School District is one of the largest school districts by population on Long Island and among all suburban school districts in New York, United States. Founded in 1955, the district now encompasses residents of the Census-Designated Places of Holbrook, Holtsville and Farmingville, as...

 in Ronkonkoma and 335 part time students at Riverhead High School until what is now called the Ammerman campus opened in 1962 in the former Suffolk County Tuberculosis Sanatorium (originally built in 1912). By 1977 it had opened a campus in Riverhead and one on the edge of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, formerly known as Pilgrim State Hospital, is a state-run psychiatric hospital located in Brentwood, New York. At the time it opened, it was the largest hospital of any kind in the world...

 in Brentwood.

Background


Suffolk County Community College is one of the largest community college in the SUNY (State University of New York) system and offers the lowest college tuition on Long Island. It offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of areas. It also boasts a low student/faculty ratio of 18:1, a highly respected Honors program, championship athletic teams and devoted faculty.

SCCC offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Students may choose from upwards of programs of study in the areas of business; communications and the arts; computing; health, community and human services; liberal arts/university parallel; and technical, scientific and engineering studies.

Many students transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree after attending SCCC. Suffolk is now also partnered with Cornell University through the Pathways to Success Program which allows transfers directly into Cornell degree programs.

Ammerman


The Ammerman campus at Selden
Selden, New York
Selden is a hamlet in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 21,861 at the 2000 census.-Early Settlement:...

 opened in 1961. It is the largest, first, and main campus of Suffolk County Community College. Located off of Nicolls Road it has become a landmark of Suffolk County
Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York on the eastern portion of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,493,350. It was named for the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came...

. The main campus is the home to the majority of the sports teams as well. The site was previously a tuberculosis sanitarium.

Only two of the sanitorium's buildings remain (both of which were built by the Works Progress Administration
Works Progress Administration
The Works Progress Administration was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects...

 in the 1930s -- Ammerman Building (the former William Hugh Ross Building for male patients) and Kreiling Hall (the former J.H. Marshall Building for children). School officials deny a persistent rumor that the basement of the Kreiling Hall was used as a morgue noting that the walk in refrigerators there were used for a cafeteria. As of 2008 only three of the 10,000 Norway spruce
Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce is a species of spruce native to Europe. It is also commonly referred to as the European Spruce.- Description :...

 and Scotch pine trees that landscaped the sanitarium's grounds remain.

Eastern


The Eastern campus at Riverhead
U.S. Post Office (Riverhead, New York)
Riverhead Post Office is a United States post office located at 1210 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York. It serves the ZIP code 11901, covering all of Riverhead, along with Roanoke, Reeves Park, Centerville, northern Jamesport, and northwestern Laurel....

 (actually in the hamlet of Northampton
Northampton, Suffolk County, New York
Northampton is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York. The population was 468 at the 2000 census.Northampton is in the Town of Southampton.-Geography:Northampton is at ....

 in the Town of Southampton
Southampton (town), New York
The Town of Southampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, U.S., partly on the South Fork of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town had a total population of 54,712...

 with a Riverhead postal address) opened in 1977. On Speonk-Riverhead Road, next to Riverhead-Moriches Road (CR 51), the Eastern campus is the smallest of the three.

Grant


The Michael J. Grant campus at Brentwood
Brentwood, New York
Brentwood is a hamlet of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York. According to the 2000 Census, the population of Brentwood is 53,917.The colony was established on March 21, 1851, on 750 acres of land on Long Island, New York, by Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews...

 opened in 1974 and is the fastest growing campus. Surrounded by Wicks Road, Community College Drive, and Crooked Hill Road (CR 13), the Grant campus is the solo home of the lacrosse, men's & women's track & field, men's & women's bowling, and men's & women's indoor track teams. The Grant Campus is also home to the Mechatronics Program, a machinist and fabrication job-training program funded by local industry and the largest federal grant ever received by the college. It is housed in its own building, the Workforce Development and Technology Center. Festo Robotics equipment is used in teaching. The program also features a rapid prototyping machine.

Downtown Riverhead


This satellite center is home to SCCC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center. It opened in 2008. The campus features a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch.

Athletics


The Athletic program is a component of the college's co-curricular offerings. SCCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association
National Junior College Athletic Association
The National Junior College Athletic Association , founded in 1938, is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. It is held as Divisions and Regions. The current NJCAA holds 24 separate regions.-History:The idea for the NJCAA was...

. Athletics are taken place on both the Ammerman and Grant campuses. Men's Intercollegiate sports teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Women's teams include soccer, basketball, cheerleading (co-ed), cross-country, swimming, softball, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, the office coordinates an intramural program for men and women.

In the 2003 the men's basketball team won the NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship
NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship
The National Junior Collge Athletic Association Men's Division III Basketball Championships consists of eight teams playing over a three day period in March to determine a National Champion...

 and the women's basketball team won the NJCAA Women's Basketball Division III Championship
NJCAA Women's Basketball Championship
-1975-1991:*NOTE: From 1975 to 1991, the NJCAA had only one class for women's basketball-Division I:-Division II:-Division III:-See also:*NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship*NJCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship...

. The men repeated as champs in 2004.

In 2005 the women's soccer team was formed, where they placed first during the regular season in division III, region 15. Five members of the team made all region first team players- Angela F. Merante, DiAnna G. Dezego, Jaclyn A. Ciamillo, Jacqueline Papile, and Vanessa Thompson. Komi Afeto, their coach, was named coach of the year. http://www.njcaaregion15.org/sport.cfm?sport_ID=5&div=3&gender=Female

Nursing


The nursing program is one of the largest two year, RN programs in the country. The Nursing program is offered at the Selden, Brentwood and at the Sayville campuses. The passing rate for the Nursing boards is among the highest in New York State. The program is now partially funded by Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital may refer to:In the United States:*Good Samaritan Hospital — San Jose, California*Good Samaritan Hospital — Los Angeles*Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital — Downers Grove, Illinois...

 in West Islip, NY
West Islip, New York
West Islip is a hamlet and CDP, located in Suffolk County, New York, USA. Situated on the south shore of Long Island, the population of the CDP was 29,907 at the time of the 2000 census.-Geography:West Islip is located at ....

.

Honors Program


All three campuses have an active Honors Program for students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Classes never exceed 20 students and are often run with less.

Honor Societies


SCCC has two honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa, also ΦΘΚ or sometimes PTK , is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly community colleges and junior colleges. It also includes Associate's degree-granting programs offered by four-year colleges...

 (PTK) and Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. Alpha Beta Gamma provides leadership opportunities, forums for the exchange of ideas and the stimulation of interest in...

 (ABG).

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)


PTK membership is based primarily upon academic achievement.
Local Chapters:

Ammerman Campus
  • Alpha Zeta Nu (AZN)


Eastern Campus
  • Alpha Eta Psi (AEY)


Grant Campus
  • Alpha Delta Gamma (ADG)

Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG)


ABG is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula.

Local Chapters:
Ammerman Campus
  • Chi (C)

Eastern Campus
  • Beta Alpha (BA)

Grant Campus
  • Mu (M)

Notable faculty

  • Dr. Maury Dean
    Maury Dean
    Maury Dean is an American musician, professor and author, whose book "The Rock Revolution" is in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian.-Music:...

    , Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame author (former)
  • Dr. Thomas Woods
    Thomas Woods
    Thomas E. "Tom" Woods, Jr. is an American historian, economist, political analyst, and New York Times-bestselling author. He has written extensively on the subjects of American history, contemporary politics, and economic theory...

    , historian (former)

Notable alumni

  • Robert L. Gibson
    Robert L. Gibson
    Robert Lee "Hoot" Gibson is a retired Captain and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and a retired NASA astronaut.-Personal:...

    , former NASA astronaut
  • Patricia Eddington
    Patricia Eddington
    Patricia A. Eddington served from 2001 through 2009 in the New York State Assembly, representing District 3 which comprises Patchogue, Medford, Coram and Yaphank, among other neighboring communities within Suffolk County, New York...

    , former member of the New York State Assembly
  • John Bolaris
    John Bolaris
    John Bolaris is the chief meteorologist for WTXF, the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia. He began working for the station in January 2008 after a five year stint as meteorologist at WCBS in New York, which was his second stint at the station....

    , chief meteorologist for WTXF, the Fox affiliate in Philadelphia
  • Kevin Ferrara, chief scientist/inventor of Metamucil
  • Salvatore "Sal" Governale, writer for the Howard Stern Show (Only attended SCCC for one year)

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