Spartanburg Community College Guide to Careers

Choosing a career path is an important decision and Spartanburg Community College is dedicated to providing an education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from diplomas, certificates, associate degrees and transfer studies to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions. For more information on career opportunities, contact the SCC Career Services office at...
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Professional Training and Career Development

Growth as a professional never ends – lifelong learning is continual – career development is ongoing Not everyone has the luxury of being able to spend four, five or sometimes six years attending classes, studying, volunteering, participating in internships, enjoying campus activities and following a career training path that can take several years. Some people may not have the financial...
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Spartanburg Community College’s Veterans Services

SCC welcomes U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families! For the past five years, SCC has been listed as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, ranking SCC in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide committed to the needs of military students. SCC’s Veterans Services consists of several resources for students who are veterans,...
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Not Your Grandfather’s Factory

Next generation industrial careers need high-tech skills What do you think of when you imagine a shift change at a factory? Unless you work inside one, chances are you think of a whistle, punch-cards and time-clocks, and thousands of workers pouring out of the gates. The assembly line of Henry Ford’s day still shapes public perception of manufacturing. But within the industry, vast changes in...
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Be Smart: Choose Transfer

Big dreams don’t have to start with a big budget Why should you attend a two-year college like SCC if your goal is a four-year degree? Because low cost and high quality add up to one smart choice. As the price of an education climbs and the value of a college degree increases, more students are realizing that completing the first two years of their degree at a community college is a wise...
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The Case for Community College

The best bang for your buck The cost of college is rising College costs have increased sharply in the last decade. Since 2005, tuition and fees have risen by more than a quarter. Factor in room and board at four-year schools, and the price tag of a degree is dizzying. Financial aid eases the pain For many students, the actual cost of college is significantly reduced by financial aid and tax...

Make Friends With FAFSA – You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to fill out a FAFSA application as part of applying to college. “One of the largest barriers to a higher education is funding,” says Jeff Boyle, a director of financial aid and veterans affairs at Spartanburg...
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7 Easy Steps to Enroll at Spartanburg Community College

Step 1: APPLY TO SCC • Complete an SCC application: ApplyNow.sccsc.edu Step 2: REQUEST FINANCIAL AID • Complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after you file your IRS tax return: www.fafsa.ed.gov • For assistance, call (864) 592-4810 or visit any SCC campus near you. Step 3: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS • Submit your official high school, GED or college...
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Who Says You Can’t Be in Two Places at Once?

Early College at Spartanburg Community College Early College, also known as dual enrollment, at Spartanburg Community College (SCC) gives a high school student a jump-start on a college education by providing the opportunity to earn college credit while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. How does Early College/dual enrollment work? High school students, age 16 or older, who meet the...
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Think You Don’t Qualify for Financial Aid? Experts say, “Don’t Assume, Apply!”

It’s no secret that getting a degree from SCC is one of the best educational values around, but many students begin their college careers with the added burden of trying to figure out how they’re going to pay for an education. SCC Financial Aid Counselor Beverly Booker, says it doesn’t have to be that way. “A lot of the financial stress students find themselves under could be avoided if...
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Quick Quiz: Are Online Classes a Good Fit?

Take this quick quiz to determine if you are a good candidate for online classes: 1. Feeling that I am physically part of a class is a.  not necessary. b.  somewhat important. c.  very important. 2. I generally a.  get things done ahead of time. b.  need reminders, but get things done on time. c.  put things off until the last minute. 3. I prefer to communicate a.  in writing. b.  in...

Are Online Classes Right For You?

If you’ve ever looked into taking online classes, you probably know that opinions about online learning swing from the wildly negative to the rose-tinted positive. The truth is somewhere in the middle: online classes are a good fit for some students, but not all. Are they a good choice for you? Let’s start with a warning about the possible downsides: Students who need face-to-face...
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Plan for Success: Take Advantage of Career Services

Beginning a career isn’t always as simple as graduating from college and landing a job. Planning for a career requires that you take a look within yourself, explore career options, and conduct a strategic job search. Like most things worth having in life, it requires hard work and planning. The Career Services office at Spartanburg Community College invites students and graduates to explore the...
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Nine of The Fastest-Growing Jobs in South Carolina for 2022

And the SCC programs that can prepare you to enter these fields The South Carolina Department of Education and Workforce (SC DEW) has identified the fastest-growing jobs in the state economy. Those in the “middle skill” category – occupations that need workers who have more than a high-school diploma but less than a four-year degree – are growing especially fast. Spartanburg Community...

[Infographic] Maximize the Middle

Take a shorter path to a good job (Click to enlarge image.) Source: Career and Technical Education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A., September 2012, Georgetown Public Policy Institute *These avenues can overlap. For example, industry certifications and employer training are pursued by workers at many levels of education, and apprentices are sometimes awarded a postsecondary...
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Tips for Adult Students Returning to College

Changing careers in today’s economy can often mean returning to college to gain new skills to prepare for the evolving marketplace. Community colleges are often the first place adult career changers turn for assistance. Increasingly, Spartanburg Community College (SCC) administrators, faculty and staff members are reaching out to returning adult students with reassuring advice for them to...

7 Easy Steps to Enroll

1. APPLY TO SCC • Complete an SCC application: ApplyNow.sccsc.edu 2. REQUEST FINANCIAL AID • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after you file your IRS tax return: www.fafsa.ed.gov • For assistance, call (864) 592-4810 or visit any SCC campus near you. 3. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS • Submit your official high school, GED or college...

What’s Your Excuse?

Four crazy reasons adults avoid college You wake up every day to return to the same job you have been dragging yourself to for years. Another day of performing work that, let’s face it, was fine 10 years ago, but is starting to wear you down. You’ve always been interested in helping people, or computers, or nursing but you’re not sure if you can handle going to college at this point. You...
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Spartanburg Community College Guide to Careers

Choosing a career path is an important decision and Spartanburg Community College is dedicated to providing an education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from diplomas, certificates, associate degrees and transfer studies to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions. For more information on career opportunities, contact the SCC Career Services office at...
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Incredible Credible Career Opportunities

Corporate & Community Education (CCE) can point your career in a new direction. Learning Boosts Your Professional Credibility If your career needs a professional boost, consider gaining new credentials or advanced training that can help you move up the ladder or improve your resume, giving you an advantage over co-workers or other potential job candidates. You can find a variety of...
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