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Students in Spartanburg Community College’s Associate in Arts with Business Electives Program can now continue their education and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel. This articulation agreement, the first SCC has formed with The Citadel, provides students another opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree through SCC’s University Transfer Program.

“The Citadel is very excited to partner with SCC. This transfer program, called a 2 Plus 2 program, allows students from SCC to complete a degree from The Citadel, without necessarily having to move to Charleston,” said Dr. Bob McNamara, associate dean of Evening Undergraduate Studies at The Citadel. “We are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and these types of partnerships serve to fulfill that objective. While not every student will select The Citadel as their educational provider, we think this new relationship with SCC and other similar schools give students greater flexibility and choice in deciding which institution best suits their needs.”
 
Students who enroll in SCC’s University Transfer Program are partnered with an advisor who ensures the student takes the required coursework for acceptance into The Citadel’s Evening Undergraduate Studies Program. Students also have to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. After earning the associate of arts degree, which takes approximately two years, students seamlessly transfer to The Citadel where they can complete a bachelor’s degree by taking online, distance learning, weekend or traditional evening classes in a professional, civilian environment in Charleston.
 
“SCC is very proud to add one of the top public colleges in the south to our repertoire of transfer options,” said Henry Giles, SCC’s interim president. “This articulation agreement offers SCC students access to the nationally recognized education that The Citadel provides.”
 
For more information about SCC’s University Transfer program, visit www.sccsc.edu/transfer or contact SCC Admissions at (864) 592-4600.
 
Registration for SCC fall semester classes is going on now. Individuals interested in registering for fall semester classes that begin September 20 or October 8 can apply online at www.sccsc.edu, or contact any of the following SCC locations for assistance:

  • Central Campus, Spartanburg – (864) 592-4600 or toll free (866) 591-3700
  • Cherokee County Campus, Gaffney – (864) 206-2700 of toll free (800) 922-3679
  • Tyger River Campus, Duncan – (864) 592-6200
  • Union County Advanced Technology Center, Union – (864) 466-1060 

For a complete listing of fall class schedule offerings, visit –http://www.sccsc.edu/academics.
 
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.

 About The Citadel
The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the south for institutions granting up to a master’s degree. While the internationally renowned South Carolina Corps of Cadets is the traditional centerpiece for the college, we also operate non-military degree and certification programs in The Citadel Graduate College and the Evening Undergraduate Studies program, which appeal to people interested in furthering their education or careers.

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The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with Spartanburg Community College will sponsor a six-week Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public program.

This program will cover a variety of general legal subjects, which includes a helpful textbook on South Carolina law. Overview of State Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Family Law, Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Hearings Wills, Estates and Probate; Health Care and Elder Law Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Law and Debt Collection, Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant Law, Employment Law and S.C. Workers’ Compensation Law, Criminal Prosecution and Defense. View Full Details

Tuition: $45
Class Schedule:  Oct 4 – Nov 15, Thursdays 6 pm – 9 pm
SCC Central Campus, East Building Room 25

Please register by September 28th to reserve your seat!

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The Spartanburg Community College (SCC) Cherokee County Campus (CCC) is hosting an information session about scholarship opportunities for veterans who have lived in Cherokee County for at least one year and plan to enroll in one of SCC’s industrial and engineering technology programs. These veterans may be eligible for Cherokee County K-14 Initiative scholarship funds that will help cover the full cost of tuition at SCC.
 
“This is an excellent opportunity for veterans of any age to train for a career in modern manufacturing,” said Daryl Smith, SCC CCC campus director. “This industry is booming in our area and great jobs are available for those with technical skills. Several of our programs have a 100 percent job placement rate, which means our graduates are work-force ready and in high demand by local employers.”
 
The K-14 Initiative was established by Cherokee 2020 to encourage Cherokee County residents to continue their education for at least two more years beyond high school. As a part of this initiative the Cherokee County Council has budgeted $60,000 in scholarship funds this year to encourage residents to enroll in industrial trade programs at colleges located within Cherokee County. The ultimate goal is to meet local employers’ demands for trained employees and decrease the unemployment rate in Cherokee County. Cherokee 2020, Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office and Cherokee County Adult Education have partnered with SCC to promote and carry out the K-14 Initiative.
 
In addition to veterans, individuals who have received a high school diploma or G.E.D within the past 12 months and have lived in Cherokee County for at least one year are also eligible for funds that cover any tuition amount remaining after all other funding and financial aid options have been exhausted.
 
Veterans interested in learning more about the K-14 Initiative scholarship funds should attend an information session at SCC’s Cherokee County Campus on Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7:30pm, in the L. Hoke Parris Business Training Center. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 864.206.2700.

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Welcome to Earl Penn, Customer Contact Specialist! Earl is the person to get in touch with if your company or organization needs training of any type. Earl has experience in the manufacturing and business environment as well as training and education and can help with custom training to fit your needs. He can be reached at penne@sccsc.edu or 864-592-4912.

CCE offers custom training solutions in many areas:

  • Amatrol Mechanical and Electrical Training
  • MSSC Certified Production Technician
  • MSSC Certified Logistics Technician
  • Computer Training
  • Leadership and Supervisory
  • Mechatronics
  • Quality Standards Training

Visit our custom training web page.

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Spartanburg Community College Corporate & Community Education Division (SCC CCE) is offering two free Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certification programs: Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) and Certified Production Technician (CPT). Funding for these programs is made possible through grants provided by AdvanceSC and covers all tuition, books, materials and testing fees.

“In an effort to provide local manufacturers the needed skilled employees to fill positions, the nationwide MSSC System, based on industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century,” said Ty Wright, SCC CCE operations administrator for industrial training.  

The MSSC Certified Logistics Technician Program is accepting 35 students into the 78-hour course. These students will gain foundational knowledge to be competent entry-level, front-line material handlers in facilities such as factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters.  Upon completion of this course and successful passing of course assessments, students will earn the CLT credential plus a forklift certification.

The MSSC Certified Production Technician program is designed to certify that an individual has both the technical and academic skills needed to work in manufacturing. The 26 individuals accepted into the program will receive training in quality practices and measurement; safety awareness; maintenance awareness; and manufacturing processes and production. They will also gain the credentials, foundational skills and core competencies needed to be a trainable worker who can keep pace with technological changes. 

Both MSSC programs provide individuals with increased potential for hiring, career advancement opportunities and earnings, and improved job security through documented certification of proven skills. The Timken Company, Hamrick Mills, SEW-Eurodrive Inc., Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., Benteler Automotive, and Rochling Automotive are all seeking to recruit candidates who are MSSC certified.

“Earning these MSSC credentials document one’s skills with a national certificate recognized by industry,” said Rebecca Clusserath, SCC CCE program manager. “We have gained support for this training from area manufacturers, and logistics and distribution companies, and look forward to offering this training opportunity.”

Individuals interested in these programs should attend an orientation session:

MSSC Certified Production Technician Orientation – A high school diploma or GED is required for participation. Attending orientation does not guarantee acceptance into the program and qualification will be determined after orientation. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012
10am – 12pm
BMW Center Room 311
SCC Tyger River Campus -1875 East Main Street (HWY 290), Duncan, SC 
Register online at www.gonetoclass.com/mssc.

MSSC Certified Logistics Technician OrientationA high school diploma or GED is required for participation. Attending orientation does not guarantee acceptance into the program and qualification will be determined after orientation. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
2:00pm – 3 pm
Room 354 A & B
SCC Tyger River Campus 1875 East Main Street (HWY 290), Duncan, SC
Register online at www.gonetoclass.com/mssc.

 

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Spartanburg Community College along with statewide private consulting groups will host a Business Growth Workshop in Spartanburg on Wednesday, September 19th.  The workshop is designed to help businesses increase profitability by expanding into new markets.  Market development opportunities presented will include new industries (such as aerospace, medical devices, nuclear energy, and transportation, etc.) as well as new geographic markets both domestic and abroad. Executives and upper level managers from manufacturing and distribution companies are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will include training sessions and an expert panel, and one-on-one breakout sessions will focus on more concentrated market development opportunities. 

The workshop facilitators are representatives from the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), who will help participants with product marketing messages, design modifications, and international distribution channel development.  ECI Find New Markets will help participants with target customer identification and market research in both domestic and foreign markets.  The South Carolina Department of Commerce will update on the State’s international market opportunities.  The United States Department of Commerce will explain how it can help businesses connect with customers abroad through its global network of embassies and consulates in over 80 countries.  Strategic Marketing International (SMI) will present promotional strategies that include online marketing, direct marketing, and sales pitches to penetrate new markets and acquire new customers in new industries such as Aerospace and/or international markets.  The Southeast ern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) will present virtual simulations and 3-D modeling technology to help new potential customers understand how the participants’ products work and the associated benefits. 

The September 19th event will take place at Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus, 1875 East Main Street (Highway 290) in Duncan, SC  29334. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch.  The workshop begins sharply at 9:00 am.  To register for the event, call Teresa Kirby at 803-252-6976 Ext. 4 or visit the SCMEP website.

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Mobile Mammography

Spartanburg Regional’s mobile mammography unit performs screening mammograms across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Call 560-7999 to register. Bring your insurance card and identification. The unit will be at the following sites on the dates listed below:

  • Aug. 2: Family Physicians at 290, 1575 E. Main St., Duncan
  • Aug. 10: Wal-Mart, 513 N. Duncan Bypass, Union (call 216-5912 for appointment)
  • Aug. 24: Food Lion, 1130 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg (call 216-5912 for appointment)
  • Aug. 27: Wal-Mart, 165 Walton Dr., Gaffney (call 216-5912 for appointment)
  • Aug. 29: Inman Family Practice, 12230 Asheville Highway, Inman

Visit spartanburgregional.com for more details.

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