Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Office (864) 592-4931 or Cell (864) 494-6679
Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College’s (SCC) Cherokee County Campus will host a free open house drop-in and financial aid workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 10 am – 2 pm in the Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. Academic Building. The event is open to anyone in the community interested in attending SCC.
Attendees will learn about the admissions and financial aid processes and receive an overview of SCC’s more than 80 certificates, diplomas and associate degree programs that lead to rewarding employment in high-growth, high demand careers in business, engineering technology and industrial technology, computer technology, health and education. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on SCC support services that help students make the most of their educational experience.
“This is a great opportunity for recent high school graduates, parents and those seeking a new career to explore all the possibilities that SCC’s Cherokee County Campus provides,” says Daryl Smith, executive director of the SCC Cherokee County Campus. “It’s a chance for our local community to see what we offer first-hand. We know that once people get to know us and visit our campus, they are better equipped to make the decision on whether SCC is the right place for them. We believe that we are the right place. The programs we offer combined with personalized services available to all students, change lives and build futures – right here in our own backyard.”
Smith adds that because more than 80 percent of new careers today and in the future will require at least an associate’s degree, receiving an education is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. “Our affordable tuition, variety of class offerings (day, evening, weekend, traditional and online), small class size, outstanding professors and our convenient locations, make attending college easier than ever before.
“And, when you consider that each year more than 90 percent of SCC graduates find jobs and/or transfer to universities to complete baccalaureate and higher degrees, attending and graduating from college is the pathway to career success and financial stability.”
Guests attending the open house can also enjoy a unique display of antique tractors thanks to the generosity of the Broad River Antique Power Association. “Mr. Ed Patterson, board chair of the Association, graciously volunteered to share their tractor collection at our event,” explains Mr. Smith. “Not only can families can come to the event to explore their educational future, but they can also experience our community’s rich agricultural heritage by seeing the antique tractors.”
For kids and/or kids-at-heart, the Association will also treat children attending the event to rides on a kid’s train.
For more information about the event, visit www.sccsc.edu/ccc or call (864) 206-2700. The SCC Cherokee County Campus is located at 523 Chesnee Highway (Hwy.11) in Gaffney.
Summer semester classes at SCC’s Cherokee County Campus begin on May 16, and registration begins April 4. Individuals interested in applying to the College for the summer semester can apply online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the SCC Admissions Center in Spartanburg at (864) 592-4800, toll free (866) 591-3700 or contact the SCC Cherokee County Campus student services department at (864) 206-2703.
About Spartanburg Community College.
Recently named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 80 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend and FlexStart classes in addition to more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu .
Read Full Post »