Spartanburg Community College
About Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg Community College is a public, two-year institution located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It serves the residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties in Upstate South Carolina. Spartanburg has a high per capita college student population. Because of this and the six institutions in Spartanburg, the city has become known as "College Town." Spartanburg also has a large arts and culture community. The Chapman Cultural Center is a three-building complex on the north side of downtown. It houses several institutions including the Spartanburg Art Museum, the Ballet, the Music Foundation, and the Little Theater. The Showroom is a progressive arts center and is home to the Hub City Writers' Project, a gallery, theater, and concert venue and hosts an artist residency program.
Spartanburg Community College was established in 1963 as Spartanburg Technical College. In 2006, the Technical was dropped from the name and Community took its place. SCC has always emphasized preparing students for careers.
Students can earn a certificate in architectural computer aided drafting, which aims to prepare them for entry-level careers in architectural drafting. Coursework for this program includes algebra, architectural computer graphics I and II, and introductory and intermediate CAD.
The computer technology department offers a certificate program in commercial graphics with a total of 39 credits. Coursework includes introductory graphics, offset press operations, commercial graphics operations, electronic publishing, image assembly, technical communications, typography, and a senior project.
The computer technology department also has an 18-credit certificate program in web development. Students can learn programming and to design web sites.
To be considered for financial aid, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This determines what type of aid students may be eligible for. Types of aid can include federal and state grants, federal loans, private loans, and scholarships. South Carolina residents may also be eligible for the state's Lottery Tuition Assistance.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Spartanburg Community College to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Individual programs at Spartanburg are accredited by the appropriate institution.