About Spartanburg Community College

  • Thank you for visiting our website. At SCC, we are committed to student access and success. We provide access through affordable tuition and we have locations in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. We offer online learning and conveniently scheduled day, evening and weekend classes in more than 100 certificate and associate degree programs that lead to rewarding employment opportunities and/or university transfer. Please browse our site and see what SCC has to offer you!

    SCC President Henry C. Giles, Jr.

    Spartanburg Community College Administration 

    Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education
    Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors
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    Vision 2020: SCC Strategic Plan (updated 2013)

    Henry C. Giles is the president of SCC, shown in photo.


    To change the lives and build the futures of our students and to be a catalyst for economic development through innovation, collaboration and excellence in educational programs and services.


    Mission Statement

    Spartanburg Community College (SCC) provides affordable access to high-quality technical, transfer and lifelong professional and personal development programs in a teaching and learning environment that prepares students for success. The College is a key community partner in advancing the Upstate’s economy.

    Role and Scope
    Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is a public, two-year, multi-site, suburban college serving the citizens and communities of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties of South Carolina. SCC implements its mission through programs, services and partnerships that include:

    College Credit Programs
    SCC serves 7,000 to 10,000 credit students annually through classroom, hybrid and e-learning courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates designed for direct job placement, as well as associate degrees designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

    Corporate and Community Education Programs
    SCC delivers catalog and customized short-term courses to 4,000 to 7,000 students annually. The college also provides professional and career advancement programs and courses to business, industry, health care and government agencies. Non-credit courses for personal enrichment are also offered. 

    Student Development Programs and Services
    SCC readies students unprepared for college courses to enter a program of study that builds academic skills and self-confidence. The college also offers a wide variety of student support services to nurture students’ academic, personal and professional growth

    Economic Development Services
    SCC proactively seeks to promote business growth in the service area through its Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development.



    We believe in the worth of individuals and their potential for growth and development. We encourage students to reach their highest potential by helping them acquire a strong work ethic and by promoting a desire for lifelong learning. We build a community of learners who are prepared for employment and/or further education.


    We believe in the quality of our teaching and learning. We are innovative and continuously search for ways to improve our programs, services, and operations. We develop the professional potential of faculty and staff so that we uphold high academic and customer service standards. We recognize merit in both students and employees.


    We believe in the necessity of access to programs and services for the diverse populations we serve. We appreciate their perspectives and experiences. We encourage each person to learn at the highest levels of achievement through a variety of programs in a variety of formats. We practice teamwork and effective communication while maintaining a climate of mutual trust, and respect and fairness.


    We believe in the strength of community. We instill a sense of college pride in students. We build strong alliances with other educational institutions, employers, organizations and communities to enhance opportunities for our students and to improve the quality of life. We participate in the community’s growth and development, and encourage faculty and staff to serve as leaders and role models.


    We believe in the power of responsibility. We stress students’ active role in their own learning, growth and development. We give employees responsibility for job performance. We strive to be cost effective and efficient in providing quality education and services to our students and communities. We actively seek additional resources to meet student and community needs.



    Approved by the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education on March 15, 2010. 


    Approved by the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education on May 12, 2010.





  • Office of the President

    AddressSCC Central Campus
    Student Services Building

    Phone: (864) 592-4619



    Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5pm

    Friday 8am-1:30pm

    The president of Spartanburg Community College is Mr. Henry C. Giles, Jr.