Apr 16, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
    
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

Services for Students



Academic Advising 

Academic advising is a process in which the student and assigned Academic Advisor meet to establish pathways that are consistent with the student’s career, academic and personal goals.  Academic Advisors are available to provide students with guidance in the areas of course selection and registration; educational planning; campus support services; graduation requirements and much more!  Establishing a partnership between the advisor and student is crucial to each student’s success. Therefore, it is a requirement that each student contact their advisor each term before registering for classes. 

Academic Advisors maintain scheduled office hours each term.  Any student who needs to change a class schedule, drop or add a course, withdraw from the College, or ask any additional questions about courses should contact their assigned Academic Advisor. Contact can be made via Self Service (plan and request review), SCC email address or telephone number.  Advisor assignments can be found in Aviso.

Program Change Process 

SCC students who want to change their program of study must complete the process outlined below.  Take note, all program changes will be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

  • Obtain and complete an SCC Request for Program Change form from the Academic Advising Department.
  • Meet with assigned advisor to discuss the change and obtain their signature.
  • Submit the form to the Financial Aid Office (SSB 147).  The financial aid staff/counselor will review the proposed program change for possible impact on financial aid eligibility and discuss any issues with you.
  • Finally, submit the completed form to the Academic Advising Department.

AIM Center

SCC’s AIM Center is a valuable resource for qualified Career Technical Education (CTE) students who need financial assistance with books, childcare, city bus passes and educational supplies. Students receiving assistance from Student Disability Services, students from economically disadvantaged families (including low-income youth and adults), students preparing for non-traditional fields, single parents (including single pregnant women), English learners (homes in which English is the second language), homeless individuals, youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system, and youth with parents on active duty in the armed forces. Students enrolled in Associate of Arts or Associate of Science programs are not eligible. The AIM Center is funded through the Strengthening Career and Technical in the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). For more information, including contact email, phone number and hours, visit the AIM Center website at https://www.sccsc.edu/students/success-programs/AIM.php.

Alerts - Campus Closings and Emergency Notifications

SCC students, faculty and staff are alerted about campus closings and emergencies through a college-wide notification system using information in their SCC account allowing the college to send phone calls, emails and texts to text-capable mobile phones. Students manage their contact information by going to the MySCC Portal Self Service account. In addition to being shared directly with students, faculty and staff, SCC alerts are also shared via the college website. For more information, visit: https://www.sccsc.edu/students/safety/alert.php.

Bookstore (The Book Inn)

The Book Inn, the SCC bookstore, is located in the Dan L. Terhune Student Services Building. Normal operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Book Inn’s telephone number is (864) 592-4650. The purpose of the bookstore is to provide the required course materials and supplies to support the academic programs of the College. The bookstore offers textbooks, school supplies, electronics, and culinary uniforms, as well as college logo sportswear, book bags and gifts. For textbook prices and lists of term offerings, refund policies, registration operating hours, and to order on-line, visit the Book Inn’s website at https://bookstore.sccsc.edu.

During end-of-semester exam days and the beginning of each semester, an independent representative is available to purchase textbooks from the students providing up to fifty percent of new textbook value for qualified textbooks that are purchased for the bookstore.

Textbook Buy Back

The Book Inn offers in store buyback at the end of each semester.  A book company representative will be available to purchase textbooks from students.  You can sell back books anytime using our Online Buyback site at https://sccbookinn.valorebooks.com.

Book Inn Refund Policy

Standard Return Policy for all items (includes course materials after extended return period) - returns are accepted within 5 business days of purchase.

You must have your receipt.  All items must be in new condition and unopened.  This includes Electronics, eBooks/Codes, and shrink-wrapped textbooks.  Opened laptops are non-refundable.  Digital codes through Redshelf are non-refundable after 14 days of purchase. Refunds will be given back to the original purchase method.

For up-to-date information, please visit the website at https://bookstore.sccsc.edu.

Campus Safety and Security / Student Right-to-Know

The Campus Police Chief, who is a certified Class I S.C. Law Enforcement Officer, coordinates Campus Police and Security. The College’s Security force supplements the SCC Police Department with coverage. As per S.C. State Laws, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons of any kind are prohibited on all SCC Campuses. Any criminal or suspicious activities and any other emergency situations that occur on SCC Campuses should be immediately reported to SCC Police by dialing the following numbers:

  1. Giles Campus at extension 4911 or (864) 592-4911
  2. Cherokee County Campus at extension 2711 or (864) 206-2711
  3. Downtown Campus at extension 4054 or (864) 592-4054
  4. Tyger River Campus at extension 6208 or (864) 592-6208

Public Law 101-542, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, mandates that institutions post crime awareness materials for both present and potential students. The Campus Police Office has this information, which is also available at www.sccsc.edu/safety, the SCC website.

Career Services

The Career Services Office provides a comprehensive program to support the student’s vocational choice and success in transitioning into the world of work. Services include providing information about local workforce needs; linking the College’s academic and career programs to business and industry needs; disseminating information about full-time, part-time, temporary and summer employment opportunities via an electronic job board; and providing support for job-readiness skills and resume preparation. For more information, call (864) 592-4820 or access the website at www.sccsc.edu/services/career/index.php.

Counseling Services

There is no health without mental health! Just as Chasers would expect to receive medical attention when our body has sickness or disease, we should expect to receive services when our brain has a chemical imbalance or when we need additional support for mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Some mental illnesses are like when you get a cold or the flu-you need a brief time of care to handle it and get over it, and other issues are ongoing and need more attention. 

College is a time of adjustment and transition, and it is not uncommon to have a mental health challenge during this time. One in four people has a mental health challenge at some point in their lives-and in any given year, 20% of the population has experienced a mental illness. The most common time for those to surface is by the age of 24. If you experience a mental health challenge, you are not alone! It is common-and treatable. 

  1. Faculty, staff, or students can refer using the referral form. The student should be informed about the referral if at all possible. The student ID number is helpful. Those forms go directly to our counselors on-site from the Department of Mental Health. Please visit your private student account in the MySCC Portal to connect with SCC Counseling Services. All information is confidential.
  2. Students can receive up to three sessions with the costs waived. If a student has insurance, they need to provide that information after the initial intake appointment so insurance can be billed.
  3. If a student has no insurance or has insurance and does not want it to be billed due to privacy concerns, the student can identify as a self-pay and receive those first three sessions at no cost to them. (Those costs are covered by SCC and DMH.)
  4. After three sessions, students should expect to pay a copay if they have insurance or should apply for financial assistance with the Department of Mental Health and receive a possible fee reduction based on income. Costs tend to be very affordable. Investment in your well-being is important!
  5. If students cannot afford to pay the full amount of their services, they can continue with DMH services as long as they are making small payments on their accounts. DMH does not deny services based on financial reasons. 

Evening Services

The College offers a number of academic programs as well as a variety of occupational, professional and community interest courses during evening hours. Evening classes are generally scheduled between the hours of 4:30-10:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday (hours may vary during the summer term). Most of the support services provided by the College are available to evening students. Academic programs available in the evening are indicated in the program descriptions of this catalog. An evening services coordinator is available to assist SCC faculty, staff and students from approximately 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

  • The Giles Campus evening services coordinator is located in an office in the Jack A. Powers building, C-19, and can be reached via phone at (864) 592-4830. 
  • The evening services coordinator for the SCC Cherokee County Campus can be reached via phone at (864) 206-2700.
  • The evening services coordinator for the SCC Tyger River Campus can be reached via phone at (864) 592-6266 or in the Information Commons TRB 120 of the Tyger River Building.
  • The evening security personnel for the Union County Campus can be reached via phone at (864) 466-1060 for on-site assistance when the building is open. Administrative and informational services can be accessed by contacting the Giles Campus coordinator via phone at (864) 592-4830.
  • The evening security personnel for the Evans Campus can be reached at (864) 592-4054. Administrative and informational services can be accessed by contacting the Giles Campus evening coordinator via phone at (864) 592-4830. 

Food Pantry

Located in the Jack A. Powers building in room C3, the SCC Chaser’s Food Pantry Serves to fight hunger and food insecurities on our campuses by providing basic necessities for any student, faculty, or staff in need. They provide snacks, non-perishable items for meal preparation, toiletries, cleaning products, and diapers. Chaser’s Pantry is also aligned with additional resources on and off campus that promote the overall well-being of the students. Their hours are from 9 am until 4 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm on Fridays.  For additional information, please contact the pantry manager at sccpantry@sccsc.edu.

Health Services

The College does not provide comprehensive health services. In emergency situations, responding campus security may provide first aid until local emergency first responders arrive on site. Contact campus security at (864) 592-4911 or ext. 4911 if using a College campus phone for assistance as needed.

Housing Information

The College does not provide living accommodations for students.

Identification Cards

Students are required to have a current student identification card and are required to present the card to any campus official, including campus police officers, upon request. Identification cards are available to currently enrolled students and are available in the admissions center at no cost to the student. Students must present a course schedule for the current term to receive an identification card.

Insurance

The College carries an accident insurance policy that covers students while on campus, traveling directly and uninterruptedly between home and scheduled classes, and while participating in activities sponsored and supervised by the College. Coverage excludes accidents that occur as a result of participation in organized sports. Maximum benefit coverage includes $5,000-medical expenses; $5,000-accidental death; $5,000-dismemberment. Injuries should be reported to the campus police office within 48 hours of the accident. Insurance claim forms are available in the Business Office (Ledbetter Building). Students can contact Lindsay Finney at finneyl@sccsc.edu. The premium for student insurance coverage is included in tuition and fees for all registered students.

Library

The SCC Library helps students reach their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing access to high-quality, relevant information resources and through an information literacy program that teaches students how to find, evaluate, and use information appropriately.

The Library provides:

  • Access to books, eBooks, journals, magazines, research databases, videos, and select materials for student success such as calculators, anatomical models, and in-house textbooks (see our website for full details).
  • Assistance with research assignments, formatting, citations, and computers usage. Assistance is available in-person at any of our locations, by phone, or via our Ask-A-Librarian email/chat/text service.
  • A supportive learning environment, where students have space to study and work, as well as access to equipment such as computers, printers, etc.

Please note: Your SCC Student ID card serves as your library card, and it is required for some services.

The Library’s three locations are:

  • Giles Campus, first floor of the Library Learning Resource Center
  • Cherokee County Campus, first floor of the Peeler Academic Building
  • Downtown Campus, second floor of the Evans Academic Center

Also, see our website for library services provided at Tyger River and Union Campuses, as well as for Distance/Virtual Learners.

Each campus features reading/work space, study rooms, computers, scanners, AV equipment and print collection, as well as access to a large electronic collection of databases and eBooks (SCC log in required). Print materials at each campus are geared towards each campus’ needs; however, materials may be requested for next-day transfer between any SCC campus. Materials that the SCC library does not own may be borrowed from partner libraries across the state and the country, via our various consortium memberships.

For further information regarding the Library’s services or resources, including operating hours, please visit the Library’s website at https://libguides.sccsc.edu/home; email askalibrarian@sccsc.edu; or call (864) 592-4764 or 1-866-542-2779.

New Student Orientation

SCC’s New Student Orientation (NSO) is a valuable tool that introduces students to the variety of programs, support services, resources and campus locations available at the College.  NSO is required for all new and re-enrolling students. Students are able to fulfill this requirement by attending an in-person option prior to the start of classes.   

Parking Rules

SCC has well-marked parking areas with ample space for everyone to park. Do not park against curbs, over yellow lines, on the grass or on triangles at the end of lanes. Do not use or block fire lanes, maintenance parking areas or loading zones. Students, faculty and staff are asked to observe the following rules:

  • Handicapped Accessibility Parking

All state DMV issued handicap placards are honored on campus. Designated spaces are located near each building.

  • Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle parking is located in the student parking lot. Four-wheel vehicles are prohibited from parking in areas designated for motorcycle parking.

  • Parking Appeals

Students may appeal a parking ticket by contacting the campus police office within 24 hours from the date of ticket. Parking appeal forms are available in the campus police office from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Student Parking

Students are required to park in the student parking areas. Students are not allowed to park in areas designated for faculty/staff or visitors. Students at the Downtown Campus may park in the Kennedy Street parking garage free of charge by showing their SCC ID to the lot attendant.

  • Vehicle Registration

Students wishing to bring a car or other vehicle on campus are required to have a current parking permit attached to the front, right window on their vehicle. Permits will be valid from August-August each year. (This applies to all curriculum, transitional studies and adult education students.) Any curriculum, transitional studies and adult education student who loses their permit may apply for a new permit.

Students who permanently change to a new or different vehicle must come by the Business Office (LED) and fill out a new vehicle registration card. There is no fee for this service.

  • Visitor Parking

All visitor parking spaces are clearly marked. Students are not allowed to park in visitor parking spaces.

Records and Transcripts

All inquiries about grades, transcripts and records should be directed to the Registrar’s Office located in room 156 of the Dan L. Terhune Student Services Building, via email at Records@sccsc.edu, or by calling 864-592-4681.

Registration

Registration dates are published on the SCC website (www.sccsc.edu) and in SCC publications. Students are required to communicate with their assigned academic advisors each semester to discuss academic progress and plan their class schedule for the term. Questions about registration dates should be directed to the Registrar’s Office located in the Student Services Building, via email at Records@sccsc.edu or by calling (864) 592-4681. Students may access their advisor information by accessing Aviso by logging into MySCC portal.

Release of Student Information

General

Spartanburg Community College maintains accurate and confidential student records and recognizes the right of students to gain access to their academic records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Buckley Amendment) and College policy. Amendments to FERPA under section 507 of the U.S. Patriot Act of 2001 also apply to the release of student records. Further information about access to student records available in the Student Planner & Handbook.

Release of Student Records

Transcripts are released only with written permission of the student. Students may request that copies of their transcripts be sent to individuals or institutions, or they may secure copies for their own use. SCC has authorized Parchment Exchange to provide students and alumni with transcript ordering services via the internet. It is a secure and convenient way for students and alumni to submit requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location. The College does not forward transcripts received from high schools and other colleges, or provide copies of transcripts from high schools and other colleges to the student.

A student has the right to review his or her own official record and may question any inaccurate or misleading information and request correction or deletion of that data from the files. If an error cannot be readily substantiated, the student may refer to the Student Grievance Procedure for due process procedures. If the grievance committee denies the student’s request, he or she will be permitted to append a statement to the permanent record in question, showing the basis for their disagreement with the denials.

Parents of a dependent student have right of access to the student records maintained in the Registrar’s Office, provided they can show proof of dependency (according to Internal Revenue Code of 1954) and sign the appropriate affidavit, available in the Registrar’s Office. Acceptable proof is the parents’ most recent federal tax return.

Directory Information

The following directory information may be made available to the public by the College unless students notify the Registrar’s Office in writing by the third week of the term that such information is not to be made available.

  1. Student’s name
  2. Major Field of study or program
  3. Dates of attendance (enrollment status - full-time, part-time)
  4. Awards earned
  5. Photographs

Transcripts and information not specified under “directory information” is released only with written permission of the student. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, protects the re-disclosure of personal information from a student’s education records.

SCCOnline

SCCOnline, the College’s online distance learning program, offers a variety of online courses (over 100 sections each semester) to students, as well as the Associate in Arts degree program and the Accounting Specialist certificate program completely online.

Online courses allow students to take classes at home or on the go over the Internet, while balancing work, family, or military obligations. Students do not meet together at a specific time, but do have deadlines for assignments, tests, and other activities. These classes are ideal for students who need a flexible schedule and are independent learners. Online courses have section numbers in the schedule of classes that end in “N.”

Hybrid courses combine fewer on-campus class meetings with online learning. This provides the best aspects of online and in-classroom instruction. Hybrid courses have section numbers in the schedule of classes that end in “H.” The on-campus meeting times are listed and attendance is required.

Synchronous courses meet live over the Internet at specific times using a student’s computer, webcam, and microphone (USB headset strongly recommended). Like a traditional classroom course, there will be activities and assignments outside of the class meeting times, which will be completed online. Synchronous courses have section numbers in the schedule of classes that end in “S.” The live meeting times are listed and attendance is required.

Flex courses meet at designated times, with some students in the classroom and others participating over live video with a webcam and headset. The instructor may rotate students between the two on a schedule or offer an option to attend only in-person or only remotely. Attendance is required at the time listed on the course schedule. Flex courses have section numbers in the schedule of classes that end in “F.”

Courses offered by SCCOnline cover the same material as traditional courses taught in the classroom. Most SCCOnline courses require some proctored exams taken through the SCC Testing Center, other approved testing sites, or an online proctoring service. Online students have access to all student services, including virtual tutoring through the Rita Allison TLC, online books and research services through the library, the Career Center, and Student Disability Services.

Some students choose to pursue an entire degree online, while others choose to take both online and on-campus courses to reach their educational goals. SCCOnline courses are included in the college course schedule, and the registration process is the same as the programs and courses offered on-campus. Required textbooks, supplies, and technology for online courses may be ordered online through the Book Inn.

For more information about online course offerings and support for online students, visit the SCCOnline web site at www.sccsc.edu/online or contact the SCCOnline office at (864)592-4961, toll free 1-888-364-9080, or send e-mail to scconline@sccsc.edu.

Student Ambassadors and Student Veteran Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors and Student Veteran Ambassadors are currently enrolled students selected to represent and promote the College on campus and in the community throughout the academic year. Students are selected based on their academic standing, service, commitment and desire to be actively involved in promoting SCC. Those interested in applying for either of these positions must complete an online application, have faculty or advisor referrals, maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at SCC and participate in an interview. For more information, contact the Outreach Office at (864) 592-4122 or visit the SCC website at https://www.sccsc.edu/students/student-life/index.php

Student Disability Services

This office serves as an advocate for students with disabilities who self-identify and provide supporting documentation when required, ensuring that they have equal access to all College programs and services. Students with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services (such as note-takers, testing accommodations and ASL interpreters) are encouraged to inform an admissions specialist or contact the coordinator of student disability services prior to the beginning of the term for which they are requesting accommodations or services. Students are encouraged to register early so any approved accommodation plan can be developed in a timely manner. For more information, contact Joshua Holmes, Coordinator of Student Disability Services at (864) 592-4818, email disabilityservices@sccsc.edu or visit the office located on the Giles Campus in the P. Dan Hull Building in office suite 4. For detailed information regarding registering with Student Disability Services, forms and student resources, visit the Student Disability Services page on the SCC website.

Student Due Process

Student grievance procedures, procedures related to student due process, and the student code of conduct are available in the SCC Student Handbook.

https://catalog.sccsc.edu/index.php?catoid=19.

Student Engagement

The Student Engagement Division at Spartanburg Community College provides program services to help students achieve personal and professional objectives. Services include the following:

  1. Ensuring that students have access to a vibrant campus store to meet every need from enrollment to commencement.
  2. Providing students opportunities to engage in campus life outside of the classroom through a broad array of programming and extracurricular initiatives.
  3. Providing pre-employment and career counseling services to assist students with their career choices and preparation for the world of work.
  4. Ensuring due process to all students regarding disciplinary matters and student grievances.
  5. Providing limited student intervention, counseling and referral services for students experiencing life challenges.

Student Recruiting Information

The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act 1997, which includes the Solomon Amendment, requires institutions receiving Title IV Campus-Based Funds to report the following directory information on students 17 years of age or older, upon request, to the military:

- Name
- Address
- Telephone listing
- Date and place of birth
- Level of education
- Academic major
- Degrees received
- The educational institution in which the student most recently was enrolled

If a student desires that the above information not be released, he or she should request a non-disclosure form in the Registrar’s Office within the first five days of the term.

Success Coaches

Success Coaches serve as mentors and work with students throughout their time at SCC. Coaches work directly with students to identify obstacles that may be barriers to their academic success, and help strategize solutions and next-steps. Some of the topics discussed may include:

  • Study Strategies: how to effectively study, take notes, and keep organized
  • Time Management: how to balance work, school, and other responsibilities
  • Self-Awareness: helping students identify their strengths, purpose and goals
  • Campus Engagement and Resources: identifying opportunities and resources on campus and helping students make those connections

Testing Center

The SCC Testing Center provides faculty and students a convenient, secure, and low distraction environment conducive to a positive testing experience. Located in the P. Dan Hull Building (room PDH-3) on the Giles campus, the Testing Center offers a range of assessment services including make-up testing and proctored testing for online students at SCC as well as those from other colleges nationally. Hours of operation for the Giles Campus are posted in the Testing Center each semester and on the website. Appointments are not required at the Giles Campus. Comparable testing services are also available for SCC students at the SCC Cherokee County Campus (call 864-206-2713), SCC Downtown Campus (call 864- 592- 4076), SCC Tyger River Campus (call 864-592-6190) and SCC Union County Campus (call 864-466-1060), all by appointment. For more information, visit the Testing Center website at https://www.sccsc.edu/services/ testing-center/index.php.

The Rita Allison Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC, which provides tutoring services for students, is located in the P. Dan Hull Building in rooms PDH-2, 5 and 6 on the Giles Campus, The Rita Allison Learning Center (TLC) at SCC combines several student support functions in a convenient, centralized location. TLC offers students free academic support via one- on-one and group tutorials in many academic subjects. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are assisted on a first-come basis.TLC provides academic tutoring in mathematics, English, accounting, American Sign Language, Spanish, computer applications and the sciences.TLC also provides 74 computers for academic use, equipped with Microsoft Office software, course-specific software, and high-speed Internet connections with access to library databases. “Ask-A-Tutor” allows online students to submit papers or questions to tutors through email at askatutor@sccsc.edu. Tutoring services are also available at the other SCC campuses. Information about free virtual tutoring is also listed on the TLC portal page. For more information and operating hours, visit the TLC page under the support services tab in the SCC Portal or contact the TLC at (864) 592-4715 or (864) 592-4968​.

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is a federally funded program that is designed to help students stay in school, graduate with college degrees and continue their education by transferring to four-year colleges and universities. This program falls under the SCC’s Student Affairs Division.

To help students succeed academically, TRIO SSS and activities focus on students’ individual learning needs. TRIO SSS not only help students succeed at the associate degree level, but also offers a variety of transfer-related services to encourage students to further their education by transferring to four-year colleges and universities.

The goals of TRIO SSS are to help students stay in school, graduate with college degrees, and continue their education by transferring to four-year colleges and universities. TRIO SSS offers many academic-related services such as tutoring, assistance with study skills, college transfer planning, advising, campus visits to four-year colleges and universities, personal counseling, peer mentoring, assistance with career development needs, financial/economic literacy information, cultural enrichment activities and leadership development.

TRIO SSS has limited enrollment and students must meet certain eligibility criteria to become participants.

To be eligible for TRIO SSS students must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in an associate degree program at SCC
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible for federal student financial aid
  • Be working on his or her first college degree AND
  • Meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
    • Be a first generation college student (neither parent has a four-year college degree or the custodial parent in a single-parent family does not have a four-year college degree) OR
    • Currently reside in an economically disadvantaged household (TRIO SSS will help you determine if you meet this criteria) OR
    • Have a documented disability verified by a licensed or certified professional (physician, LPC, LCSW, etc.).
    • Additional eligibility criteria may also apply. TRIO SSS staff is available to answer any questions an individual may have regarding his or her eligibility for the program.

Students must complete an application to be considered for participation in the TRIO Student Support Services Program. Applications may be obtained from the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) office (P. Dan Hull Building - E-44 on the Giles Campus) or download from our website, at www.sccsc.edu/services/TRIO/index.php. Also completed applications can be mailed to Spartanburg Community College TRIO Student Support Services, P.O. Box 4386, Spartanburg, SC 29305. Once an application is submitted, TRIO Student Support Services staff will contact you to discuss your eligibility and the remaining steps in the application process.

For more information, contact the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program by phone at (864) 592-4780, by email at trio-sss@sccsc.edu or visit the TRIO web page at https://www.sccsc.edu/students/success-programs/TRIO/index.php.

TRIO Talent Search

The TRIO Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.  The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the postsecondary application process.  Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed educational programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school to enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Spartanburg Community College operates the Talent Search program at its Cherokee Campus.  The target area is Cherokee County, SC and the target schools are Gaffney High School, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg Middle School, Ewing Middle School, Gaffney Middle School, and the Adult Education and Alternative Schools within the Ola Copeland Learning Center. The goal of the program is to increase postsecondary school persistence and graduation (regular and rigorous) rates as well postsecondary enrollment and completion rates.

The Talent Search program will provide services such as high quality tutoring services, advice and assistance in course selection, assistance in college entrance examinations and applications, information on financial aid, guidance and assistance in secondary school reentry, financial literacy counseling, technology training for parents and mentors, personal advising, career counseling, college visits, opportunities to attend SC TRIO Leadership Conferences, virtual “role model” presentations, cultural events, connections to mentors, summer camps, and etiquette dinners.

For more information, contact Sigourney Davidson, Talent Search Coordinator, Cherokee County Campus, Camit building, room 203, by phone at (864) 206-2645 or by email at davidsons@sccsc.edu.

U.S. Patriot Act of 2001

The U.S. Patriot Act of 2001 permits educational institutions/agencies to disclose “personally identifiable” information without the student or parent consent. It is not necessary to keep a record of the disclosure or to notify the student or parent of the disclosure.

This recent amendment to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits educational agencies and institutions to disclose - without the consent or knowledge of the student or parent- personally identifiable information from the student’s educational records to the Attorney General of the United States or his or her designee.

Vending

  • Vending machines are located in each student canteen area.  They provide a selection of drinks, chips, candy, and pastries.  Vending refunds are available on the Giles Campus in the Book Inn (the campus bookstore) in Dan L. Terhune Building and in the Student Hub in the Powers Building, and in the evenings in the office of Evening Services in Powers Building Room C-19.  Refunds are available on the SCC Cherokee County Campus in room 125 of the Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. Academic Building. Refunds on the SCC Tyger River Campus are available during the day in room 206 in the Tyger River Building and room 114 in the BMW Center; and during the evening in the Information Commons area of the Tyger River Building.  Refunds on the Downtown Campus are available in room 114E in the Evans Academic Center. Refunds on the SCC Union County Campus are available in room 113.
  • Lunch service, provided by Chick-Fil-a, is available in the Jack A. Powers Building Student Life Center (Student Hub), on the Giles Campus, Monday - Thursday, from 9:15am - 1:15pm, during the fall and spring semesters only.  A selection of hot sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, and cookies are available for purchase.
  • A variety of different local food trucks also frequent the SCC Giles Campus to provide different lunch options for students, faculty and staff.