Degrees and Certificates

Listed below are the degrees, certificates and certificates of achievement, and health science programs offered at Sussex County Community College. Under the degree and certificate programs is the program description, program outcomes, and check sheet. The check sheet is a guide to the courses needed to complete the degree.

Associate in Arts, A.A.

The Associate in Arts degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution.

Associate in Fine Arts, A.F.A.

The Associate in Fine Arts degree is designed for the student who is planning a career in studio arts, photography or design or who plans to transfer to a four-year institution or professional art school. The program provides liberal studies required by most B.F.A. programs and sufficient studio courses for junior-year status.

Associate in Science, A.S.

The Associate in Science degree is designed for transfer to a four-year institution. The programs leading to the Associate in Science degree parallel those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at four-year institutions. Students who satisfactorily complete their chosen programs will be able to continue their college education into their junior and senior years at four year colleges or universities.

Associate in Applied Science, A.A.S.

The Associate in Applied Science degrees are career-related and designed for the student who is planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students receive education and training in the skills needed for employment, plus the general studies designed to turn out well-rounded employees. While some credits may transfer to four-year institutions, the A.A.S. programs are not designed for transfer.

Joint Degree Programs with Rutgers University

Rutgers University and Sussex County Community College have developed several Joint Program. This program allows students to attend SCCC and earn college credits entering one of these programs.  These programs are offered jointly with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP). Students must apply to the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions for admission into the core courses.

Acceptance into the professional phase of the program is highly competitive and does not guarantee entrance into the program.
Please review the checksheets for the minimum cum G.P.A. and the minimum number of credits needed to be taken at SCCC.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Checksheet (A.S.) For admissions requirements on this program please click here.
    The Rutgers-Sussex County Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its web address is
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Checksheet (A.S.) For admissions requirements on this program please click here.


These certificates are awarded to those students who successfully complete programs that are offered for college credit and which require a general education component. Professional certificates require no more than 35 credits and require college placement testing for admission. Professional certification requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Certificates of Achievement

Short-term certificates designed for professional development, able to be completed in 12 months or less.

Health Science Certificates

This certificate is non-credit.