Suffolk Community College

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Suffolk Community College (otherwise known as Suffolk County Community College, or SCCC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of United States colleges. 

Suffolk Community College is a two year, public, co-ed college on Long Island, and is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. There are 64 SUNY schools, which include 29 community colleges.

The other 28 SUNY community colleges are:

  • Adirondack
  • Broome
  • Cayuga
  • Clinton
  • Columbia-Greene
  • Corning
  • Dutchess
  • Erie 
  • Finger Lakes
  • Fulton-Montgomery
  • Genesee
  • Herkimer County 
  • Hudson Valley
  • Jamestown
  • Jefferson 
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Monroe
  • Nassau 
  • Niagara County
  • North Country 
  • Onondaga
  • Orange County
  • Rockland
  • Schenectady County
  • Sullivan County
  • Tompkins Cortland
  • Ulster County 
  • Westchester


Established in 1959, Suffolk currently oversees more than 30,000 students each semester, partly due to the school's open admissions policy. In fact, SCCC is the largest college in the SUNY system. Still, the student faculty ratio is a relatively low 18 to 1. 

Notable SCCC alumni include boxing champ Cletus Seldin, NASA astronaut Robert L. Gibson, and MLB pitcher Danny Burawa, among others. 

Here are answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about Suffolk County Community College. 

The campus of Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk Community College Q&A

1. Where is Suffolk Community College?

SCCC campuses are located in Selden, Brentwood, and Riverhead, with a satellite center in Sayville. The physical addresses are as follows: 


Ammerman Campus

533 College Road

Selden, NY 11784-2899


Grant Campus

Camusett Hall

Room H-113

Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717

Eastern Campus

Peconic Building

Room 230

121 Speonk-Riverhead Road

Riverhead, NY 11901


Sayville Center

30 Greene Avenue

Sayville, NY 11782

Below: A google map of Long Island showing SCCC campus locations.

2. What types of degrees are offered at Suffolk Community College?

Suffolk County Community College awards Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees, Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees, and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. 

The college also offers a number of skilled trade certificates, such as welding, machining, and HVAC technology, among others. 

3. What courses and programs are offered at Suffolk Community College?

Students who are enrolled at Suffolk County Community College can choose from more than 70 academic degree programs, as well as roughly 30 certificate programs. Here are just a few available majors at SCCC: 

  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Service
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Business Marketing 
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Art
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Drafting (CAD)
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Electronics
  • EMT (Paramedic)
  • Engineering Science
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Fitness
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • HVAC
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Education, English, History, Humanities, Math, Physics, Psychology)
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Photographic Imaging
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radio & TV Production
  • Theater Arts
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Visual Arts

The SCCC Life Sciences Building

4. Who should attend Suffolk Community College?

SCCC is especially good for nursing students, as this college has one of the largest two year RN programs in the country. 

The college is also a good option for anyone of any age who lives on Long Island and wants to study any of the subjects mentioned above. 

Suffolk County Community College even features an early college program for local high school students. 

5. Why attend Suffolk Community College?

Suffolk County Community College features the lowest college tuition on Long Island. 

For transfer students, SCCC is partnered with top universities such as Cornell and Stoney Brook, so transfer to these schools is relatively easy. 

The college also has a number of study abroad programs, which allow students to personally experience countries such as Denmark, Italy, Peru, and Spain. 

6. How much does it cost to enroll at Suffolk Community College?

According to the Suffolk County Community College website, the cost of tuition and fees to attend is:

  • $2,435 per semester for full time students (12 credits or more each semester) who are residents of Long Island. 
  • $4,870 per semester for full time students (12 credits or more each semester) who are NOT residents of Long Island. 
  • $203 per credit for part time students (fewer than 12 credits per semester) who are residents of Long Island. 
  • $406 per credit for part time students (fewer than 12 credits per semester) who are NOT residents of Long Island. 

Additional fees may also apply. Among the common fees applicable to both full time and part time students are technology fees, application fees, insurance fees, student activity fees, lab fees, web access fees, and others. 

Financial aid may be available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs, to help students pay for their educations at Suffolk County Community College. To apply for financial aid, students must fill out the FAFSA form. 

Suffolk Community College campus

7. How long does it take to earn a degree from Suffolk Community College?

Full time students at this college can earn an Associate's degree in about two years, and a certificate in possibly less than two years. For part time students, how long it takes to earn a degree depends mainly on the student's personal needs. 

8. What is the Suffolk Community College campus like?

The Ammerman (main) campus is located in a rural suburban setting on 156 wooded acres. This campus features a state of the art automotive training facility, and a radio / TV production studio, as well as first rate health career programs, among other things. 

There are many dozen campus clubs and organizations at SCCC. These include an African American Student Union, an American Sign Language club, a chemistry club, an a capella group, a fishing club, an astronomy club, a ballroom dance club, and a chess club, to name just a few.

The athletic teams at Suffolk County Community College are called the Sharks. The school colors are blue and white. SCCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Intercollegiate sports for men and women include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Equestrian 
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Intramural campus sports include badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, yoga, and zumba, among others. 

There is no on-campus housing available at Suffolk County Community College. 


Suffolk County Community College cheerleaders

9. What are the distance learning options at Suffolk Community College?

Online courses are fully available in all forms at SCCC. The college offers three types of online courses:

  1. Fully online
  2. Hybrid courses (blended online and classroom learning)
  3. Computer instruction on campus

SCCC also uses a Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard Learn, by which instructors can teach remotely, and students can do their homework online. 

The registration process for online courses is the same as it is for traditional courses. An additional fee of $65 per course will apply.

Use the contact info shown below to inquire about online courses at SCCC. 

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10. What is the contact information for Suffolk Community College?

You can reach the Ammerman (main) campus office by calling 631-451-4110.

To contact the Eastern campus, call 631-548-2500.

To reach the Grant campus, call 631-851-6700. 

To reach the Sayville Center, call 631-851-6970. 

To speak with someone in the admissions office, call 631-451-4000. 

To inquire about online courses, call 631-451-4073. 

You can also reach the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center at 631-548-3700. 

SCCC Grads

President Donald Trump speaks at Suffolk County Community College

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