Spartanburg Community College
The Spartanburg County Technical Education Center first opened in the Fall of 1963. During its first decade, the school was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges (SACS) and in 1969 a second classroom building was constructed. In 1974, in recognition of the school’s expanding academic curriculum, the name was changed to Spartanburg Technical College. As the college continued to grow, satellite locations were opened to accommodate students in the three-county service area. In 2006, the college changed its name to Spartanburg Community College, becoming the first community college in South Carolina. Today the college operates a 104-acre central campus that is a recognized arboretum with eleven academic and physical plant facilities, three campuses in the towns of Duncan, Gaffney and Union and a downtown campus with one academic facility. Vision: To change the lives and build the futures of our students and to be a catalyst for economic development through innovation, collaboration and excellence in educational programs and services. Mission: Spartanburg Community College provides exceptional, accessible, learning centered education and workforce development programs and services.
Description: Spartanburg Community College is a state-supported two-year technical and community college offering certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in the Arts & Sciences, business technology, health & human services, engineering and industrial technology fields. The College currently serves the counties of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union in South Carolina. Faculty: SCC has a team of skilled, dedicated faculty with the majority having completed postgraduate work from outstanding national, regional and local colleges and universities. Many have years of hands-on experience in real-world settings. What sets SCC’s faculty apart, however, is their dedication to teaching. They provide an unsurpassed educational experience, giving students the academic and technical skills necessary for success on the job and in future educational endeavors.
Current Demographics (Fall 2018 report) Enrollment: 4,534; Average Age: 25; Gender: 58% Female, 42% Male; Status 46.4% Full-time, 53.6% Part-time; Race: 61.0% White, 20.6% Black, 8.7% Hispanic, 3.9% Asian, 5.8% Mixed/Other
Spartanburg Community College currently maintains five locations:
– Central Campus in Spartanburg
– Downtown Campus in downtown Spartanburg
– Cherokee County Campus in Gaffney
– Tyger River Campus in Duncan
– Union County Advanced Technology Center in Union