Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, associate of science, general studies and applied sciences degrees. Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute, SCCC serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties and a five-state region. For more detailed demographic and academic information, visit our FAQ page at scoar.pbworks
Students are the heart of Seward County Community College. We view each person as a unique individual, with potential and dreams to achieve — and equally valuable at every point in the process. With a student body as diverse as our community, SCCC brings people from the region's small towns into contact with international students, and nontraditional learners of all ages together with recent high school graduates. The common factor is that we are all moving forward into growth, new challenges, and professional success.
We offer 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, science, general studies and applied sciences degrees. However, our learning options aren't limited to traditional classroom settings. As a community college, we endeavor to provide learning opportunities for people at all stages of life, through area Outreach classes, professional development and continued education, enrichment and recreational classes, and business and industry support. Explore the many paths to a more vibrant life through education.
Seward County Community College faculty bring more to the students than classroom instruction. Through our instructors, many of whom hold doctorate-level credentials, students gain access to rich and varied life and professional experiences. Learn journalism from a former international bureau chief who covered every major disaster on four continents over 20 years. Get Commercial Drivers License instruction from a man who started out delivering milk and eggs from rural Pennsylvania to New York City. Participate in university-level lab work with science and Allied Health researchers. Put all those resources together, and students can gain the skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields.
Students who use college computing resources are expected to adhere to the SCCC Network Computing Use Policy. Misuse can result in computer use privileges being revoked, suspension from college, and possible legal action. A summary of the general guidelines of the Policy are listed below. A copy of the complete Policy is available upon request from the Offices of the Dean of Student Services, the Dean of Instruction, the Dean of Administrative Services, and the Associate Dean of Educational Services.
Guidelines for use of SCCC Computing Resources:
All aspects of the SCCC Network Computer System are owned by the College and are provided for the use by SCCC students, faculty, and staff in support of the educational programs of the college. All use of computing resources should be related to the educational mission and goals of the College. Publishing, downloading, transmitting or receiving (with prior knowledge) any threatening or obscene material is prohibited.
Personal commercial uses of computing resources are prohibited.
It is the student's responsibility to use computing resources in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner consistent with the policies/procedures of SCCC and of the laws of the State of Kansas and of the Federal Government.
SCCC reserves the right to terminate computer services to any student without notice.
Students are responsible to maintain and protect individual user names and passwords; these should not be disclosed or shared with other students.
Students are expected to follow proper accepted computer etiquette when using email, the Internet, and local and outside networks.
Computer software protected by copyright shall not be copied from, into, or by SCCC computing resources except as permitted by law.
Harassment through the use of SCCC computing resources is prohibited. Harassment includes the persistent annoyance of other users, interference in another users work, sending of unwanted mail, etc. Harassment has the effect of creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment.
Vandalism through the use of SCCC computing resources is prohibited; vandalism is a malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user including creating and/or uploading computer viruses.
Changing settings i.e., unauthorized modification of computer resources is prohibited.
Enrollment in any SCCC course constitutes agreement, by the student, to abide by the terms of the SCCC Network Computing Use Policy. Violations are considered unethical and may result in disciplinary actions by the College including computer use privileges being revoked, possible suspension from classes and from college, and appropriate legal action by the College and law enforcement agencies.
Effective, September 25, 2003, students residing in SCCC Student Housing who violate the SCCC Computer Usage Policy will have computer use privileges suspended; file sharing, copyright violations resulting from illegally downloading music, movies, games, etc., campus network problems resulting student misuse, are all examples of activities that are occurring in SCCC Student Housing. These types of activities are creating serious problems for the Information Technology Staff, as well as the entire campus. Continued misuse of SCCC Computing Resources will result in loss of computer privileges.