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SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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SCC open house Saturday to educate students, career seekers
Spartanburg Community College will host Discover SCC Open House event on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the SCC Central Campus in Spartanburg. The event is free and open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC's academic programs.

“Anyone interested in attending college, starting a new career or gaining professional development skills is invited to attend our Discover SCC Open House event to learn about our academic programs and why SCC is a great place to attend college,” stated Guiana Reed, coordinator of SCC recruiting.

Guests can tour the campus to see the facilities and equipment. Faculty members and students from all seven schools of learning will be available to speak to faculty members about specific programs and career opportunities.

Application fees to SSC are free Saturday for those attending the event.

Schools of learning and programs of study represented include the following:

Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies

Programs in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies are for the mechanically inclined and students interested in an industrial career. Manufacturing, industrial and engineering technology programs prepare students to be machinists, technicians and fabricators.

Business

The School of Business offers programs - from accounting, management studies to culinary arts - and others designed for students to transfer to another college or university for a bachelor's degree.

Computer and Engineering Technologies

Whether you want to enter a career in the IT field or you're seeking to expand your credentials through short-term training, SCC offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your college or career goals. 

Computer Technologies

No previous computer knowledge or just basic skills needed. Become a software developer, web developer, PC application specialist, programmer analyst, support technician.

Digital Design Technologies

Digital Design students use computers and software to create graphics and page layouts for traditional printing and online publishing. 

Engineering Technologies

Teachers careers in industrial drawing, electronics, technology or engineering.

Health Sciences

The demand for well-trained nurses exceeds the supply. SCC Health Sciences programs prepare accountable, competent, and technologically prepared individuals who are able to provide quality care and administration in diversified healthcare settings.

Education

SCC offers several pathways/programs for those interested in working with children or in a career of certified education. The Early Care and Education, Early Childhood and Development and Infant and Toddler programs are paths for students entering the field of early childhood education as daycare teachers, teachers' assistants, and directors of daycare programs. The programs are also designed to upgrade job skills of individuals already employed in the field. Early Care offers transfer to select universities to pursue a bachelor's degree. Those wanting to become elementary, middle and high school teachers can pursue SCC's Teacher Education path through the University Transfer Program.

Horticulture

The School of Horticulture offers programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the horticulture industry. Students gain hands-on experience with plant production, landscaping, nursery operations, greenhouse management and sustainable agriculture. 

University Transfer

SCC's University Transfer Program is designed to provide students with their freshman and sophomore years of a typical bachelor's degree through an Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degree earned. Several specialized transfer tracks are available.

Online Learning

Whether you're abroad or at home, you can begin or continue your college education with SCC's online associate degrees, certificates and classes. Choose from over 100 online classes. Save thousands of dollars on college tuition – 60-100 percent off other online institutions. Many students qualify for Lottery Tuition Assistance, a Federal Pell Grant and/or a Life Scholarship, which may cover tuition costs.

Attendees can also speak to SCC staff about the admissions and financial aid processes, as well as support services that help students make the most of their educational experience, such as career planning, counseling, student disability services, student activities, advising and tutoring. 

The Technical Scholars Program is an opportunity that allows students to work part-time while attending classes full-time at SCC.

For more information about the event and to register online, visit www.sccsc.edu/discover/ or call (864) 592-4122.

The event will be held at the SCC Central Campus at 107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg at the intersection of Business I-85 and New Cut Road.

• Registration for summer classes is ongoing for classes that begin on May 14, May 29 and June 18.

• Registration for fall classes begins April 16 for classes that begin on Aug. 20, Sept. 25, Oct. 15 and Nov. 1.

Apply online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the admissions center at any SCC location for more assistance.

 

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