About Spartanburg Community College

  • SCC Vision, Mission and Beyond

    Thank you for visiting our website. At SCC, we are committed to student access and success. We provide access through affordable tuition and our five locations throughout Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. We offer online learning and conveniently scheduled day and evening classes in more than 70 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!

    Spartanburg Community College Administration & Information

    Spartanburg County Commission for Technical & Community Education  
    Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors  
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    SCC Institutional Profile (demographics, statistics from Institutional Research department) (PDF)
    Vision 2020: SCC Strategic Plan - Request most recent version from Assistant Vice President of Evaluation, Accreditation and Planning Jay Jackson at jacksonj@sccsc.edu

    Vision

    Spartanburg Community College is a catalyst in changing lives, building the future of our students and citizens, and developing the economy of the Upstate.

    College Mission

    Spartanburg Community College provides exceptional, accessible, learning centered education and workforce development programs and services.

    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 serves approximately 5,000 students annually through classroom, hybrid and online learning courses. The college provides professional and career development programs for business and industry, manufacturing, health care, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. The college provides customized training and development courses to business and industry. Personal enrichment courses are also offered.

    Student Development Programs and Services
    SCC provides opportunities that promote college readiness for students who are unprepared for college-level courses. These opportunities are provided through a wide variety of academic and student support services with an emphasis on preparing the student to enter and be successful in a program of study that builds academic and employability skills as well as 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.

    Values

    Learning: 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.

    Excellence: 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.

    Diversity: 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, respect and fairness.

    Partnerships: 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.

    Accountability: 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.

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    Approved by the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education on March 21, 2017. Approved by the SC Commission on Higher Education on April 21, 201

    Dr. Michael Mikota, SCC presidentSCC welcomes new president:G. Michael Mikota, PhD

    Dr. Michael Mikota is happy to be back in the Upstate and is ready to lead Spartanburg Community College into becoming a major player in the growth and development of the region.

    The Gaffney native said he has been back home several times over the years to visit and is excited about coming home.

    ″SCC is in a great position to continue to grow and expand,” he said. “Much like the rest of the region, Spartanburg city, Spartanburg County, Cherokee County, I’d say it’s all prime to take the next step. I want to have the opportunity for the highest success rate for our students, for their return on investment, and to be a much broader and bigger economic engine for the Upstate region."

    Mikota said both his local connections and his diverse professional background will be assets to him at Spartanburg Community College.

    “The meeting place between what the economy needs and what higher education is producing, it’s not quite there yet. So I’m excited about trying to see what I can do to bridge that gap,” Mikota said.

    His return to the Upstate is also personally significant because he said he can’t wait to share the place where he grew up with his family. Mikota and his wife Camila, have 7- and 5-year old daughters Cecilia and Penelope and a 1-year-old son, Henry.

    “I’m really excited about showing off different places,” Mikota said. “Taking my family on the Mary Black Rail Trail with their bicycles. And this fall, driving through the Upstate into the Campobello area going to the mountains to look at the beautiful trees.”

    Excerpts from article by: Samantha Swann | Spartanburg Herald Journal  View full article
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