Dr. McKay's Welcome Message

Your Success Starts at Suffolk

Welcome to Suffolk County Community College! Here you will find affordable, quality higher education being delivered in small class settings, led by faculty with credentials from many of the country's most acclaimed colleges and universities.

We believe education is vital for building strong families, vibrant communities and skilled workers. As a premier learning-centered institution that is committed to excellence, my vision for SCCC is to be recognized for its dedication to academic success that fosters life-long learning, economic empowerment, entrepreneurial development and skills enhancement.

Each member of our distinguished faculty shares a very important trait - a commitment to excellence in teaching. While we are New York State's largest community college, our class sizes are small, and that means our exceptional faculty are able to focus attention on helping students succeed. We work to ensure a quality-filled, multi-cultural learning environment, with a broad range of comprehensive and innovative academic and student service programs that will enable our students to attain success in life.

Whether you are a first year student, seeking to advance in your current job, or have made the decision to transition into another career, SCCC is your life transforming and empowerment conduit. Our campus locations in Selden, Riverhead and Brentwood, along with our satellite centers in Sayville and downtown Riverhead, will allow you to attend when it's convenient for you - early mornings, days, evenings, or weekends.

We also have articulation and dual admissions agreements with many prestigious four-year schools located nearby and around the country. This means you can earn your associate's degree from Suffolk, then transfer with full credit to a highly rated four-year college or university to pursue your bachelor's degree.

You allow someone else to define your destiny if you do not educate yourself on the options for your future. By attending SCCC, you can invest your time in those areas that will strengthen your readiness to compete locally and globally. I encourage you to seize this opportunity to study, learn and advance. Through your Suffolk experience, you will become an informed citizen - committed to excellence, creative and responsive to changing times and requirements, with the ability to see the world and issues from a variety of perspectives, and to make informed decisions.

If you have any questions, please call us at 631-451-4000 or visit our web site at www.sunysuffolk.edu. I look forward to seeing your success start here.