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Archive for December, 2011

Happy Holidays
from SCC Corporate & Community Education

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.  

All the best to you and yours,

Spartanburg Community College
Corporate & Community Education Division 

 

 

 

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Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has reached a record enrollment of 6,008 students for fall, 2011, with an increase of more than 41 percent in online enrollment.
 
“We are pleased that more and more students of all ages in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties are seeking quality, affordable higher education at SCC,” said SCC President Para M. Jones, Ph.D. “We offer certificate, diploma and associate degree programs that lead to immediate, rewarding employment, as well as university transfer options. With highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, the most affordable tuition in the region and high job placement rates, SCC provides incomparable value to students and families.”
 
According to Dr. Jones, a higher number of returning students contributed to the fall enrollment increase. “Our faculty and staff developed and implemented effective strategies to attract and retain students. Faculty, department chairs and deans developed several new programs in high-growth, high-demand fields such as medical coding, emergency medical technician/paramedic and production associate technology, which also contributed to the enrollment growth.
 
“Our partnerships with K-12 and business and industry have attracted high school students seeking dual-credit programs and adults seeking 21st century technology and professional skills to our multiple campuses,” Dr. Jones pointed out. “However, our greatest growth has been in online courses, which provide convenient college access to busy adult students, including those serving in the military. We are proud to be designated as a ‘Military-Friendly Institution’ and committed to serving active-duty military, veterans and reservists.” 
 
Registration for spring 2012 classes that begin on January 9 is going on now. For a complete listing of all class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx. For the best selection of classes, prospective students should enroll now. Individuals interested in applying to the College can contact the SCC Admissions Center at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700 or apply online at www.sccsc.edu.

About Spartanburg Community College.
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 day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and 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.

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Spartanburg, S.C. – Spartanburg Community College offers a second chance to high school dropouts and students at risk of dropping out through Gateway to College – a national dropout recovery program designed for young adults ages 16 to 20.

“Research has shown that adults with a high school diploma or GED have far greater earning capabilities than those who did not complete high school,” said Eugenia A. Hooker, program director, SCC Gateway to College.  “This program allows SCC to provide a critical service to young adults that will better prepare them for continuing their education beyond high school and for successful careers in the workplace.”
 
Eligible students will be dually enrolled with their sponsoring high school and SCC, allowing them to earn college credits while completing their high school diploma. Each student receives a detailed and individualized academic plan and ongoing support from a resource specialist who serves as coach, mentor and advisor.  During the students’ first term, they take classes exclusively with other Gateway to College students, including a “college survival and success” course that focuses on study habits, time management, test-taking strategies and other techniques critical to succeeding in college.  After the first semester, students are mainstreamed into courses with other SCC students. Students who graduate from the program have the opportunity and the necessary skills to continue on to earn a college degree. 

Nationally, Gateway to College graduates earn an average of 46 college semester credit hours (73 quarter credit hours) as well as their high school diploma – which means the students, on average, are more than two-thirds of the way to a college degree after completing the Gateway program.

SCC began the Gateway to College program in fall of 2009 with a $300,000 start-up grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation and funding from the seven Spartanburg County School Districts. The Gateway to College National Network is part of the Early College High School Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The SCC Gateway to College program is now accepting applicants for the spring 2012 semester, beginning January 9. An information session will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at 4 p.m. on SCC’s central campus in the East Building, Room 25. Reservations are required to attend – call 864-592-4267 or 864-592-4263.

Registration for spring 2012 classes is ongoing now for classes that begin on January 9. For a complete listing of all class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx. Individuals interested in applying to the College can contact the SCC Admissions Center at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700 or apply online at www.sccsc.edu.
 
About Spartanburg Community College.
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 day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and 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.

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Are you searching for the perfect gift for someone special?  

Give them an SCC Corporate & Community Education gift card. Your gift will make a positive difference in your loved one’s life.

Check out SCC’s class offerings for the upcoming new year.

 SCC Gift Card: a magnificent gift idea!

Online: www.sccsc.edu/cce

Phone: (864) 592-4402 or toll free (877) 592-4402

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