Answers to your Questions: the Value of a Degree

In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents, the education required, and the earnings you can expect-annually and over a lifetime. Resources at Spartanburg Community college’s career planning center can help you identify the occupations that are best suited to your personality and...

Flipping the College Decision-Making Paradigm

By Diane Hollems, Ph.D. Go ahead, try it. Ask any adult, regardless of their education level, to recount how they approached the three choices – major, college, career. Ask them to describe, in order, which they choose first, then second and finally last. They will probably tell you that the first thing they chose was the college they wanted to attend. They might have picked a...
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We’ve Got Your Back

By Naomi Sheehan Spartanburg Community College is an unparalleled resource for education, whether you are starting fresh or starting over. It’s your local, flexible, and affordable option to prepare for your career. It’s also your source of support. With family and job responsibilities, students have a lot on their plates. That’s why SCC offers a wide range of student...

Answering the Call: Spartanburg County, State Dealing with Looming EMS Shortage

By Daniel J. Gross, staff writer with Spartanburg Herald-Journal Campobello resident Jody Ledford climbed into an ambulance three years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Now a paramedic with Spartanburg EMS, he faces long days, high stress, a modest salary and little appreciation from some who call 911. He said he understands why Spartanburg County, and the rest of the state, are...

Transfer Advantages for Spartanburg Community College Graduates

Starting at Spartanburg Community College and then transferring to a four-year institution is a common strategy for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. SCC has many resources available to help students who are looking to transfer. Ease into the college experience With dedicated faculty and smaller class sizes, SCC is better at easing students into the college experience and provides...

Building a solid Career: Construction Industry Needs New, Skilled Workers

By Bob Montgomery, staff writer with Spartanburg Herald-Journal After more than five years in the U.S. Air Force, Donnovan Ledford in May decided to go to college “to learn something new.” He didn’t know exactly what he wanted, just that he wanted a career where he could work hard and earn a decent living. Then he saw that Spartanburg Community College had openings for HVAC classes,...