SCC Cherokee County Campus

  • Reaching Beyond into Cherokee County

    SCC is proud to serve Cherokee County! We opened our Cherokee County Campus doors in April 2007. This 62-acre campus is conveniently located near Interstate 85 and downtown Gaffney, providing the citizens of Cherokee and surrounding counties the opportunity to pursue education and training close to home.

    One-of-a-Kind Education Opportunities

    The campus provides state-of-the-art facilities for learning including a 22,000 square foot academic classroom building, a 2,000 square foot manufacturing training area.

    Nuclear Energy - Unique Program of Study
    Radiation Protection Technician Program (a partnership with Duke Energy)

    Through a unique partnership with Duke Energy, SCC students can train for a career in the high-demand field of nuclear energy. The Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Radiation Protection Technology provides the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for a career as a radiation protection technician in a nuclear power facility. The two-year curriculum includes general education courses, nuclear power plant operation courses taught by Institute of Nuclear Power Operation certified Duke Energy instructors, and two paid, hands-on internships at area nuclear power facilities to prepare graduates for immediate employment as a radiation protection technician.

    General Education and Transitional Courses

    The Cherokee County Campus offers a full array of general education courses including mathematics, English, social sciences, humanities, fine arts and natural sciences. The Transitional Studies Department also allows students to take prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, and algebra that may be necessary for acceptance into SCC's curriculum programs. More information on Transitional Studies