Spartanburg Community College will host a Discover SCC Open House event on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at the SCC Central Campus in Spartanburg. The event is free and open to students, parents and career seekers interested in SCC academic programs.
"Anyone trying to decide where to attend college, considering a career change, starting a new career or gaining professional development skills is invited to attend Discover SCC to learn about our academic programs and why SCC is a great place to attend college," explains Quiana Reed, SCC's director of recruiting and admissions. "Guests can tour the campus where they can see first-hand our amazing facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, and speak to faculty members about specific programs and career opportunities. We're also offering free applications to those attending as well enrollment assistance, on-site assessment services and financial aid workshops.
"Faculty members from all six of our Schools of Learning will be available to speak with prospective students and show them first-hand what a typical day is like at SCC," adds Reed. "They will see equipment used in classes and tour the labs where they'll study - all which replicate what is used in business, industry and hospitals. Current SCC students will also share their experiences and answer questions about the college experience at SCC."
Reed adds that guests can also visit the college's new student center, the SCC Student Hub, which opened this fall. "Guests will spend time in the Student Hub, a great space for students to study, relax and hang out with friends between classes. In addition to quiet, dedicated spaces for studying, there are causal spaces where students can play pool, video games, watch TV and just talk. The Hub is a great addition to our Central Campus."
Schools of Learning and programs of study represented include the following:
Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies -
Mechanically inclined individuals may be interested in an industrial career, programs in the Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies (CAMIT). SCC's manufacturing, industrial and engineering technology programs prepare students to be machinists, technicians, fabricators and much more, and jobs are readily available.
The SCC School of Business, located at the college's Downtown Campus in the heart of Spartanburg's business district, prepares students to become a chef, an administrative professional, work in accounting or start their management studies at SCC and then transfer to a four-year college. A variety of programs prepare students for work immediately after gradation or to transfer to another college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Computer and Engineering Technologies -
Those interested in an IT career or they need to expand credentials through short-term training, SCC offers a variety of programs to help students achieve their college and career goals. Computer Technologies - From having no previous computer knowledge to having basic skills, SCC's computer technologies offerings for have something for everyone. Become a software developer, web developer, PC application specialist, programmer analyst, support technician and more. Digital Design Technologies -Those who are creative person and have a knack for design may be interested in pursuing a career in the printing, publishing and technology industry. Digital design students use computers and software to create graphics and page layouts for traditional printing and online publishing. Engineering Technologies - Students interested in industrial drawings, electronics technology or engineering may be interested in SCC's Engineering Technologies programs.
Health Sciences -
A career in health care is exciting and rewarding, with many options for career paths. 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. SCC offers a variety of health programs, training students to work in dental assisting, health unit coordinating, massage therapy, paramedic and EMT, pharmacy technical, surgical technology and more.
SCC offers several pathways and programs for those interested in working with children in a daycare setting or as a certified teacher. The Early Care (daycare) programs is for students interested in entering the field of early childhood education as daycare teachers, teachers' assistants, and directors of daycare programs. The program is 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. Individuals who want to become elementary, middle and high school teachers should pursue SCC's Teacher Education (K-12 system) programs through the University Transfer Program, where after graduating from SCC students transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree. In partnership with Clemson University, SCC also offers the "Call Me MISTER" that mentors minority students to becoming not only teachers, but effective leaders who can then mentor their students.
SCC's School of Horticulture offers programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the horticulture industry. Thanks to a widely respected campus arboretum with many gardens and greenhouse production facilities on our campus, SCC students gain hands-on experience with plant production, landscaping, nursery operations, greenhouse management and more. The newest horticulture program, Sustainable Agriculture, is designed for individuals already employed or interested in the production of agronomic crops in a sustainable environment.
University Transfer -
SCC's University Transfer Program provides students with their freshman and sophomore years of a typical bachelor's degree through an Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degree earned at SCC. Upon completion, students can seamlessly transfer to any public four-year college in South Carolina (if student is accepted by that institution). Many credits also transfer to other in-state and out-of-state institutions. Several specialized transfer tracks are available.
Guests can also speak to SCC staff about 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. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes, including a $500 SCC scholarship, Apple AirPods, Fitbit Alta and SCC t-shirts.
For more information about the event and to register online, visit www.sccsc.edu/discover/ or call (864) 592-4122. Registration is open through March 20. The event will be held in the Dan Lee Terhune Student Services Building, located at the college's Central Campus off of Business I-85 and New Cut Road, at 107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg, SC.