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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog Archived

About the College

Spartanburg Community College Administration

Mr. Henry C. Giles, Jr. President
Dr. Cheryl A. Cox Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mr. L. Ray Switzer Vice President of Business Affairs
Mr. Ronald Jackson Vice President of Student Affairs
Mr. P. Michael Forrester Executive Assistant to the President & Director of Economic Development
Vacant Executive Director of Advancement and SCC Foundation

Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education

Mrs. Tracey G. Hill School District No. 1
Mr. Eugene S. (Sonny) Anderson School District No. 2
Mr. Tracy W. Keller, Secretary School District No. 3
Mr. F. Gary Towery School District No. 4
Mr. William Bruce Johnson School District No. 5
Mr. William G. Sarratt, Vice Chairman School District No. 6
Mr. Anthony D. Bell School District No. 7
Mr. Gregory M. Tate, Chairman Cherokee County
Mr. Stanley O. Vanderford Union County
Mr. James M. Folk Member at Large
Ms. Kimberly A. Fowler Member at Large
Ex Officio  
Dr. C. Scott Turner Superintendent, School District No. 5
Mr. J. Whitner (Whit) Kennedy, Jr Chairman, Spartanburg County Planning Commission

S.C. State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education

Mr. Warren L. Helm 1st Congressional District
Mr. Robert E. Barnett 2nd Congressional District
Mr. Charles G. Wilson 3rd Congressional District
Mr. Stephen J. Burry 4th Congressional District
Mr. Ralph A. Odom, Jr., Chairman 5th Congressional District
Mr. Gregory B. Askins 6th Congressional District
Mr. Phillip G. Homan 7th Congressional District
Mr. Montez C. Martin Member at Large
Mr. Matthew L. Yaun Member at Large
Mr. Roger Schrum Member at Large
Dr. Gwendolyn A. Bright Member at Large
Ex Officio  
Ms. Molly M. Spearman State Superintendent of Education, State Department of Education
Dr. Tim Hardee System President, South Carolina Technical College System
Mr. Robert M. Hitt, III Secretary of Commerce, S.C. Department of Commerce


Spartanburg Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org, for questions about the accreditation of Spartanburg Community College.

The College offers programs accredited by the following:

  • Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACF)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 7601, www.coarc.com
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org. (Note: Includes the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Technology and the American Association of Medical Assistants)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (CODA)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3812, (312) 704-5300, e-mail: mail @jrcert.org
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, www.naeyc.org
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) - 101 Blue Seal Drive SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650, www.natef.org
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 352-4971
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org
  • Technology Accreditation Committee of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (TAC of ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, (410) 347-7700

College Vision

Spartanburg Community College is a catalyst in changing lives, building the future of our students and citizens, and developing the economy of the Upstate.

College Mission

Spartanburg Community College provides exceptional, accessible, learning centered education and workforce development programs and services.

College Role and Scope

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) is a public, two-year, multi-site, suburban college serving the citizens and communities of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union Counties of South Carolina. SCC implements its mission through programs, services and partnerships that include:

College Credit Programs

SCC serves 7,000 to 10,000 credit students annually through classroom, hybrid and e-learning courses leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates designed for direct job placement, as well as associate degrees designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Corporate and Community Education Programs (Non-Credit Programs)

SCC serves approximately 5,000 students annually through classroom, hybrid and online learning courses. The college provides professional and career development programs for business and industry, manufacturing, health care, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. The college provides customized training and development courses to business and industry. Personal enrichment courses are also offered.

Student Development Programs and Services

SCC provides opportunities that promote college readiness for students who are unprepared for college-level courses. These opportunities are provided through a wide variety of academic and student support services with an emphasis on preparing the student to enter and be successful in a program of study that builds academic and employability skills as well as personal and professional growth.

Economic Development Services

SCC proactively seeks to promote business growth in the service area through its Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Development.

College Values

Learning: We believe in the worth of individuals and their potential for growth and development. We encourage students to reach their highest potential by helping them acquire a strong work ethic and by promoting a desire for lifelong learning. We build a community of learners who are prepared for employment and/or further education.

Excellence: We believe in the quality of our teaching and learning. We are innovative and continuously search for ways to improve our programs, services, and operations. We develop the professional potential of faculty and staff so that we uphold high academic and customer service standards. We recognize merit in both students and employees.

Diversity: We believe in the necessity of access to programs and services for the diverse populations we serve. We appreciate their perspectives and experiences. We encourage each person to learn at the highest levels of achievement through a variety of programs in a variety of formats. We practice teamwork and effective communication while maintaining a climate of mutual trust, respect, and fairness.

Partnerships: We believe in the strength of community. We instill a sense of college pride in students. We build strong alliances with other educational institutions, employers, organizations and communities to enhance opportunities for our students and to improve their quality of life. We participate in the community’s growth and development, and encourage faculty and staff to serve as leaders and role models.

Accountability: We believe in the power of responsibility. We stress students’ active role in their own learning, growth and development. We give employees responsibility for job performance. We strive to be cost effective and efficient in providing quality education and services to our students and communities. We actively seek additional resources to help meet student and community needs.

Approved by the Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education on March 21, 2016. Approved by the SC Commission on Higher Education on April 21, 2016.

The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division

The Corporate & Community Education Division provides training to adult citizens of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties to advance and support the economic and workforce development of the area. Training is available to citizens seventeen years of age and older. Nationally recognized Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are granted to students who successfully complete occupational development courses. Training is provided to meet various student needs:

  • Occupational Development
  • Customized Training for Business and Industry
  • New Employment and Dislocated Worker Training
  • Certification Preparation
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Individual Assessment and High Stakes Certification Testing
  • Summer Camps

Student learning is the focus of the Corporate & Community Education Division. Multiple instructional modes are provided for students to maximize learning. Student goal achievement is measured through student evaluation or competency assessment.

The Spartanburg Community College Foundation

The Spartanburg Community College Foundation’s purpose is to obtain and manage private and public resources to meet the needs of Spartanburg Community College. The SCC Foundation provides funds for student scholarships, faculty and staff development, curriculum upgrades and capital improvements. The Foundation also provides real property in support of campus growth.

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, the SCC Foundation seeks and accepts gifts and contributions to support the College’s mission. The Foundation is home to the SCC Alumni Association which actively connects SCC graduates to their alma mater.

Spartanburg Community College Campus Maps

SCC Central Campus
SCC Cherokee County Campus
SCC Downtown Campus
SCC Tyger River Campus
SCC Union County Campus