NEWTON, NJ – December 7, 2013 – Sussex County Community College has signed an articulation agreement with New Jersey Institute of technology for both Information Systems and Computer Science degree programs and an articulation agreement with East Stroudsburg University for a Human Services degree program.
In signing the NJIT agreement, SCCC President Dr. Paul Mazur commented, “Thanks to the tireless efforts of SCCC Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, Robert Reeber, with the support of our faculty and staff and the faculty and staff at NJIT, we have been able to carefully align our Information Systems and Computer Science curricula with that of NJIT to form this innovative articulation agreement. The agreement will allow SCCC students who maintain a 2.5 GPA, and who graduate with an Associate in Science degree, to seamlessly transfer into NJIT’s Information Systems or Computer Science degree programs as 3rd year students. In addition, NJIT has agreed to recognize specific SCCC courses as 3rd year level courses in their program thereby offering our students a head start on their junior year.”
NJIT has complemented SCCC on the preparation of students from the college who have transferred into their programs. In fact, every student from SCCC who has applied to NJIT has been accepted. BuzzFeed.com ranked NJIT as the #1 value among colleges and universities nationally. Forbes has named NJIT one of America’s Top Colleges in 2013 and according to the 2014 Princeton Review, NJIT is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education.
The articulation agreement with ESU will allow students who graduate from SCCC with an Associate of Science in Human Services and a 2.5 GPA to seamlessly transfer into ESU’s Bachelor of Social Work Program. Students will enter ESU as juniors, and will be able to complete the Bachelor of Social Work degree within 2 years. The degree can lead to licensure in most states, and provides students with the potential for advanced standing in Masters of Social Work programs around the country. SCCC’s Social Science Department Chairperson Naomi Miller commented, “This is a very exciting opportunity for students interested in becoming change agents in their communities by entering the social work field. The ESU program is excellent and students get an outstanding foundation in social work education at SCCC.”
Founded in 1893, East Stroudsburg University is ranked as a Top Public School by US News and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ESU offers 58 undergraduate programs and 23 graduate degree programs.
Sussex County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers 19 Degree Programs, 23 Degree Options, 8 Professional.