For 50 years, Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has prepared graduates for the workforce by providing the essential skills, resources and opportunities needed to achieve their career goals. The latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reports that more than half of SCC’s curriculum programs place 90 percent or more graduates in jobs or bachelor’s degree programs related to their field of study. Of these SCC programs, 34 have a 100 percent positive graduate placement rate for the most recent reporting year.
“Students who earn their degree or certificate in these SCC programs have a very good chance of landing a job when they graduate,” said Kathy McKinzie, SCC director of Career Planning & Placement. “Not only do we provide quality education to prepare students for the competitive job market, we also provide a variety of support services to assist them with achieving their career and educational goals.”
“Our top priority at SCC is to offer programs that meet employers’ needs and prepare students for high-demand and high-growth careers,” explains Henry Gilles, SCC president. “Our deans and department chairs work very closely with the leaders in their industries to develop curriculum that ensures graduates are employable and job ready. This is why local employers actively seek our graduates from certain programs, particularly in the areas of health and modern manufacturing.”
For those who wish to further their degree upon graduation versus entering the workforce, SCC’s University Transfer Program allows students to earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree then seamlessly transfer to any public college or university in South Carolina. Many other SCC programs have articulation agreements that allow students to transfer to specific four-year institutions to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Many SCC programs offer high graduate placement rates in a variety of career fields including Expanded Duty Dental Assisting, Radiation Protection, Radiologic Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Early Childhood Development, Automotive, Surgical Technology, Computer Technology, Nursing, Machine Tool, American Sign Language and many business-related fields. Some of these programs can be completed within one year.
For more information on all of SCC’s programs, visit http://dev.sccsc.edu/academics.
SCC is currently enrolling for spring classes that begin on January 9, 2013. Individuals interested in applying to the college can apply online at www.sccsc.edu or in person at any SCC locations. Campuses will be closed from December 20 until January 2, reopening on January 3.
• Central Campus, Spartanburg - (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700
• Cherokee County Campus, Gaffney - (864) 206-2700 of toll free (800) 922-3679
• Tyger River Campus, Duncan - (864) 592-6200
• Union County Advanced Technology Center, Union - (864) 466-1060
For a complete listing of spring class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx.