Today’s College Students Break Stereotypes

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree, and living at a university, you’re wrong. In fact, 85 percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often, the typical college student is living off campus, working full- or part-time, and juggling college with real-life responsibilities. There are 21.6 million college students in the U.S....

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...

What do Drones, Spanish, and Web Development have in common?

By Pamela Sutphin Spartanburg Community College is a great choice for job training or education toward a degree, but it’s also a lot more. We believe in lifelong learning, from early adulthood through the golden years. Whether you need training for professional certification or want to learn a new hobby, our Corporate & Community Education division probably has what you’re looking...

Smart Start to Your Career

Transfer students from 2-year colleges get the same education and spend a lot less By Laura Lyjak Crawford Nationally about 45 percent of all students get their education at community colleges. While starting at SCC has always been a smart move, in today’s uncertain economy, it makes even more sense. Consider this: Tuition at SCC for two years is $8,400. Those same two years would cost...
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Quiz: Which Degree is Right for You?

These questions will help you decide By James Militzer 1. Did you have less than a 3.0 GPA in high school? If so, says Lynn O’Shaughnessy, you might have trouble tackling a bachelor’s program. “To evaluate whether you’re ready to handle a four-year school, the main criteria you should use is your GPA. And there’s just something about that 3.0 mark that’s important-studies suggest...

College, How Much is Enough? Two years? Four years? More?

By James Militzer For years, “going to college” typically meant pursuing a bachelor’s degree. But with today’s hyper-competitive job market and the variety of post-secondary programs available, choosing a degree may no longer be so simple. How can you decide how much education is right for you? The case for four years According to many experts, a bachelor’s degree is still the...

No Limit to Creativity

Artists aren’t the only ones using imagination and innovation at work By James Militzer It’s the classic career dilemma for creative people. You love creative work, but aren’t sure you have what it takes to make a career out of it–and the “starving artist” lifestyle doesn’t appeal to you. How can you find a career that nurtures your creative side, but also lets you make a...

Cutting-Edge Skills For High-Demand Jobs In Manufacturing

By Michael Nilsson with contributions from Naomi Sheehan When Henry Ford implemented assembly line techniques to automobile production in 1913, he revolutionized the skills needed in manufacturing. Factories became filled with low- or semi-skilled workers, who performed repetitive tasks for low pay, often in dirty, dark and noisy conditions. Yesterday’s factories have evolved into automated,...
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Is Mechatronics the Career for You?

WHAT IS MECHATRONICS? Mechatronics is the manufacturing of today. It synthesizes mechanical and electric engineering, robotics and computer programming to produce and maintain cutting edge systems and processes. After just 2 years of study, you can join this high-tech, high demand field. ...
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Passion for Helping Others?

Ever consider a career in Healthcare? Everyone knows that the medical field can be both financially and personally rewarding. What most people may not know is how many great medical careers require a two-year degree or less. ...

Choosing a Career That’s Right for You

How do you choose a career that will bring lifelong satisfaction and room for growth down the road? The answer is “patiently and thoughtfully.” Often, as students, we are rushed to choose a major or a career path because people around us want to hear that we have goals. As a career counselor, I meet with students who quickly come to find that the career choice they have chosen may not lead...

7 Easy Steps to Enroll at Spartanburg Community College

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