Archive for May, 2011

Constable In-Service Review

This is a required 9-hour annual course for currently licensed State Constables. Class includes 3 hours of legal review discussing changes in laws and new legislation plus 6 hours of firing range activity focusing on firearm safety and requalification with weapons. Successful completion of this course allows commissioned state constables to retain their commissions.

Location: SCC central campus for lecture and Spartanburg Emergency Service Academy for range activities

Dates/Times: June 13 (legal review), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and June 18 (range activity), 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Tuition: $109          Learn more or Register Now!

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Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will host a Job Fair to recruit qualified part-time faculty members and provide an opportunity for interested individuals to meet with SCC’s hiring managers. The part-time faculty job fair will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 4 – 7p.m. at SCC’s central campus in Spartanburg.
SCC is seeking part-time faculty members with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience in all academic areas of the college. “Many people aren’t aware that you do not have to have teaching experience to become an adjunct (part-time) faculty member at the College,” said Mary Whitener, employment and training manager for SCC human resources. ”Because SCC offers a variety of courses that require different levels of educational and professional experience, faculty members can teach these courses with a combination of degrees and professional work experience.”
Specific teaching credentials and educational requirements for the different types of courses offered at SCC are as follows:

Transfer Courses
Faculty members teaching transfer courses must have a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in one of the following disciplines

  • Humanities/fine arts
  • Social/behavioral sciences
  • Natural sciences/mathematics

Non-Transfer Courses
The minimum academic degree for faculty teaching in professional, occupational and technical areas must be at the same level at which the faculty member is teaching. A typical combination is a bachelor’s degree with appropriate work experience.

Diploma/Certificate Programs
Faculty members teaching courses in diploma and certificate program areas are required to have some college or specialized training in the discipline area with emphasis on competence through work experience.

Developmental Education
Faculty members teaching developmental education courses must have a bachelor’s degree in the discipline area being taught and work experience or graduate training.

SCC’s part-time teaching positions offer new or seasoned faculty members college-level teaching experience, as well as an opportunity for additional income. Other benefits include flexible class schedules during the day, evening, weekend and online as well as convenient campus locations in Spartanburg, Gaffney, Duncan and Union. “Spartanburg Community College is a great place to teach, work and learn,” explains Whitener. “I encourage anyone interested in teaching to attend our job fair and find out how they can become an SCC faculty member and make a difference in the lives of our students.”
Individuals who meet the above requirements should complete an SCC online application at www.jobs.sc.gov and attend the job fair to learn more about the part-time faculty positions. 
The part-time faculty Job Fair will be held in the Commissioners Dining Room in the Dan Lee Terhune Student Services Building on SCC’s central campus off Business I-85 and New Cut Road. For more information about the job fair, please call (864) 592-4615, toll-free (800) 922-3679 or visit the SCC website at www.sccsc.edu .
Registration for SCC summer FlexStart classes and fall classes is ongoing. Individuals interested in applying to the College for summer FlexStart courses starting on June 6 and 20 and fall semester courses starting on August 17 can apply now online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the SCC Admissions Center in Spartanburg at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700. For a complete listing of summer and fall class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx.
About Spartanburg Community College.
Recently named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 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 more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline, FlexStart classes, evening classes and more. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, multiple convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The College also offers non-credit classes through the SCC Corporate & Community Education Division. For more information visit www.sccsc.edu.

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Alex Hicks, photojournalist

Join us for the Digital Photography Basic class starting Monday, June 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The class is a “hands-on” experience. You will learn color blance, exposure control and determine what settings to use to take good pictures.  You may take your cameras, laptops and other equipment to class.

The class is taught by one of our “top-notch” instructors, Alex Hicks. Having enjoyed taking pictures from an early age, Alex pursued his passion and graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Journalism in upstate New York. For over twenty years Alex served as a photojournalist for the Navy traveling to the Far East and Middle East covering stories and recording events of history. Alex has also worked for newspapers in Florida and Illinois and currently is a staff photographer for the Spartanburg Herald Journal.

Learn more or Register online.

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Have you ever wondered . . .

How can I help those in my community? Become a Hospice volunteer!

Interim Hospice is about life and living every moment in the best possible place – at home, surrounded by loved ones. Learn more about the Volunteer Hospice Training.

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. Motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway.

All motorists are reminded to watch for motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe, while motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists.

A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads and often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Very often drivers of cars and trucks don’t see motorcycles until the last second or not at all. Motorcycle operators have to anticipate the moves of other drivers and be extra cautious of road conditions and debris.

Drivers Tips to help keep motorcyclists safe:

  • Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width — never try to share a lane.
  • Always make a visual check for motorcycles in mirror and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic or intersections.
  • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • Allow more following distance when behind a motorcycle, three or four seconds, allows the cyclists more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency.
  • Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle — motorcycle signals may not be self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure they are actually turning before you proceed.
  • Never drive while distracted.

Motorcyclists have responsibilities also. They should follow the rules of the road, be alert to all other drivers, never ride while impaired or distracted and always wear a Department of Transportation approved helmet.

Tips for motorcyclists:

  • Wear a DOT compliant helmet and wear brightly colored protective gear. How to choose a helmet.
  • Use turn signals for every turn or lane change, even if you don’t think anyone will see it.
  • Combine hand signals and turn signals to draw more attention to yourself.
  •  Position yourself in the lane where you will be most visible to other drivers.
  • Never drive while impaired.
  • Avoid riding in poor weather conditions.

Motorcycle experts recommend motorcyclists also complete some type of training before getting out on the road. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider, there is a class for you at SCC Corporate & Community Education.

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