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Study at Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College, or SCCC, is a two-year public college sponsored by SUNY and Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is comprised of four campuses. The main campus is situated in Selden and the other three are located in Brentwood, Riverhead and Sayville. The college enrolls more than 18,000 students in these campuses. SCCC confers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as a variety of certificate programs. Students may also choose from more than 65 programs of study.

SCCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NAAC). The athletic department of the college has sports teams that participate in a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

Profile of Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College is found in Selden, NY. Selden is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate s degree at Suffolk County Community College.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Suffolk County Community College is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Suffolk County Community College Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Suffolk County Community College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 22,092 in 2007 at the school.

Suffolk County Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1,354liberal arts and sciences, humanities, sign language translation
Business and Management327business management, accounting, accounting technology, retail, merchandising and sales, entrepreneurship, banking
Nursing and Emergency Medicine310registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement171criminal justice and police, fire services administration, criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Law60 legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy 60recreational therapy, occupational therapist assistant, dietitian assistant
Mechanics and Repair58 automobile mechanics, communications install and repair, HVAC
Medical Support and Technology55veterinary assistant, opticianry
Family and Social Work52 child care management, community organization
Computer Science and Engineering43information science, computer and info science
Education and Teaching41 social studies teaching, math teaching, English teaching
Media38communication and journalism, photo and film tech
Engineering Technician27 architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, drafting, computer engineering tech
Art Studies20art studies
Therapy and Counseling19 substance abuse counseling, physical therapist assistant
Architecture and Planning18interior architecture
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts9chef training
Drama and Performing Arts8drama, theatre design
office and Administration8office management, administrative assistant
Music6music performance
Design5design and applied arts
Landscaping and Horticulture2 applied horticulture
Engineering2 engineering

Contact: Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

533 College Rd

Selden, NY 11784-2899

General Phone: (631) 451-4110

http://www3. sunysuffolk.edu

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