Loch Sheldrake - Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) recently announced that its total enrollment for fall 2008 – 1,684 students – increased by 4.5 percent over the previous year period, making it the highest enrollment numbers the college has seen in the past three years.
SCCC experienced a 9.2 percent increase in full-time students, going from 967 full-time students in fall 2007 to 1,056 this year. In addition, Sullivan County residents continue to account for two-thirds of the college’s student population. In particular, there was a 25 percent increase in the number of new, full-time freshmen from Sullivan County attending SCCC this fall.
"We’re very excited to see more students, including those living in our county, taking advantage of what Sullivan County Community College has to offer," said Dr. Mamie Howard-Golladay, president of SCCC. "In addition, we’re pleased to report that academic offerings such as our new Green Building Maintenance and Management associate’s degree and LPN to RN programs are doing so well. In fact, we have 24 students enrolled in the two introductory Green Building Maintenance and Management classes being offered this semester, with 16 of those students having declared that program as their major, and 30 students currently enrolled in the LPN to RN program."
The college’s Green Building Maintenance and Management program, launched this fall, is designed to provide students with the training needed to work with evolving technologies such as wind generators, photovoltaic cells and geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. As part of the program, the college is offering introductory classes in green building and renewable energy. Both of these classes will be offered again during the spring semester starting in late January.
About Sullivan County Community College
Founded in 1962, SCCC is a two-year community college and a part of the State University of New York (SUNY). It offers approximately 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a variety of continuing education and specialty courses, on its 405-acre campus, online and through its distance learning program. For more information, visit the "Your Community, Your College" website at www.sunysullivan.edu.