Science Technology Entry Program (STEP), Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) and Drivers Education

The Office for Continuing Education offers several programs for young people.

  • The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) are special programs funded by the New York State Education Department.
  • Drivers Education provides the required classroom and in-car instruction to prepare 16 and 17 year-olds for their license exam. The Fall and Spring programs are 17 weeks in length in which the student will come to campus once a week.  The Summer program is 7-8 weeks in length in which the student will come to campus 3 times a week.
  • Summer courses are one to two weeks in length and are designed for junior high and high school students. Learn to design a web page or experience the role of a doctor/nurse or a "top chef".

 

Science and Technology Entry Program Program (STEP)

STEP Logo

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at Suffolk County Community College is offered to students in 7th through 12th grades in selected school districts. STEP is designed to motivate and prepare financially disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students for careers in science, technology and mathematics-related disciplines, along with licensed professions such as nursing and accountancy. Academic activities that encourage critical thinking, along with intensive instruction in mathematics, science and computer science, are teamed with support services such as counseling and tutoring. This provides a nurturing environment which builds self-esteem as it prepares minority and disadvantaged students for entry into STEM and licensed professions.

Services

16 Saturday enrichment sessions at SCCC

  • Science and science research (biology, Genomics/microbiology, physics, earth science, engineering, robotics, nursing/allied health)
  • Math
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Computer applications
  • Career awareness
  • Research program
  • School-based "club" meetings
  • Parents' Advocacy Group

Program Eligibility

Students accepted into the program must meet the guidelines of NYSED, and will include those who have been identified as underrepresented minorities (African-American, Latino, Hispanic-American and Native-American) and/or financially disadvantaged students in grades 7-12.

Participating School Districts

Brentwood, Central Islip, Patchogue-Medford, Longwood, Riverhead and South Country

STEP Fall 2019 class dates

TBA

For further information, please call the STEP office at (631) 451-4402.

Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP)

LLP

The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) at Suffolk County Community College represents a cooperative effort between the College, the Longwood Central School District, governmental agencies and business and industry to provide a unique, comprehensive and supportive environment for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school. Its purpose is to serve those students who may not be reaching their academic potential by providing academic services that will improve their ability to complete high school and successfully enter postsecondary education or the workforce. LPP is funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department.

Target Audience

The Liberty Partnerships Program serves those students in grades 7-12 who may not be reaching their academic potential by providing academic services that will improve their ability to complete high school and successfully enter postsecondary education or the workforce.

LPP students who are juniors and seniors are also eligible to enroll in a two-semester program that leads successful students to one college credit upon completion. This offering contains a one-semester non-credit course that focuses on reading, writing, study skills, critical thinking and computer skills. The second semester course exposes students to topics of interest to college students and enhances their basic research skills. Additional credit-bearing courses are offered to students who successfully complete this sequence.

Liberty Partnerships Program Services

  • College preparatory coursework
  • Suffolk County Community College - College Seminar (leads to 1.0 college credit)
  • LPP club and newsletter
  • Team building experiences
  • Cultural enrichment activities and field trips
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring and college placement test
  • ACT/SAT preparation classes
  • Regents review sessions
  • Student and parent leadership sessions
  • Workforce preparation which includes visits to and internships with business, industry and local colleges

 

LPP Program Application

For further information, contact Elizabeth Altman at (631) 451-4109 or Hagar Ali at (631) 451-4042

Fall 2019 Driver and Traffic Safety Education Course

 

Ammerman Campus
Suffolk County Community College
Registrar's Office
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784 
Michael J. Grant Campus
Suffolk County Community College
Registrar's Office
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, New York 11717
Riverhead Campus
Suffolk County Community College
Registrar's Office
121 Speonk Riverhead Road
Riverhead, New York 11901

Suffolk County Community College will offer high school students its highly regarded New York State-Certified Driver and Traffic Safety Education course during the Fall 2019 semester.

If you have any questions, contact the Office for Continuing Education by email at santiaju@sunysuffolk.edu or by phone at (631) 451-4399

 
Fall 2019 Application: Ammerman Campus, Selden
Fall 2019 Application: Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood
Fall 2019 Application: Eastern Campus, Riverhead

Spring 2020 Driver and Traffic Safety Education Course 

Spring 2020 Drivers Education Application