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.
Whether you are a full-time student or taking classes part-time, our affordable tuition makes it easier for you to achieve your goals. Simply stated, you receive the same high quality of education provided at larger schools but at less cost. You may even qualify for scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study jobs. Many students work full-time and still attend college.
At SCCC, you'll never get lost in the crowd. With a low student-teacher ratio, you will get the individual attention you need from experienced faculty. With a staff, who really care, and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of a small campus, student success is a high priority! Our Learning Resource Center is both high-tech and student friendly; the Academic Achievement Center can arrange for free tutoring, college success seminars, and guided computer use. Math, reading, and writing classes are available to help you brush up on your skills.
Located in Southwest Kansas, where traditional values remain important; Liberal is small enough for convenience, yet large enough to offer shopping, restaurants, entertainment, museums, recreation and parks. Liberal is only hours away from several metropolitan areas including Wichita, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, and Denver. A safe and secure campus environment allows students a "down-home" friendly atmosphere where life-long memories and friendships are established.
There's plenty of fun at SCCC, too! Get involved with other students through campus activities, work and play, and by serving the community through volunteer work. The key to a well-rounded college experience is to participate in student organizations which share your interests. As a Seward County Saint, you can expect more than just going to class - clubs represent various occupational interests from marketing to science. The Student Government Association and Student Life Club sponsor a multitude of activities from noontime entertainment, intramural activities, leadership seminars, festivals and networking experiences. The Student Union is a great place to unwind with a TV Lounge, conversation area, Internet Café, Cafeteria, game tables, swimming pool, Wellness Center, and Bookstore. Learn more about Student Activities at SCCC and check out upcoming events by visiting our Student Activities Event Page.
Awesome is the word used to describe the new Student Living Center at SCCC; you've got to see it to believe it! Opened in August, 2002, the state-of-the-art facility offers students a living environment that completes the "SCCC Experience." The facility includes spacious rooms that are individually climate- controlled; oak furniture in each room including a study desk that will accommodate a computer; internet access, cable TV and local phone service in each room; a computer lab; a game room; quiet study area; TV Lounge; coin-operated laundries; vending machines and ice machines; an elevator; outdoor basketball court; ample parking; close walking distance to Student Union, cafeteria, and classes; security cameras both inside and outside. Schedule a tour and we think that you too will say, "Awesome."
The best way to find out about SCCC is to visit our campus. Once you're here, you can talk with Admissions Staff and ask questions that relate to your interests, tour the campus and view the facilities, hang out in the Internet Café, and talk with faculty. SCCC is known for responding to the needs of its students; we can assist with a customized educational program through day, evening and weekend classes, internet and interactive television. Classes are self-paced open-entry/open-exit classes. Give us a chance! Call Admissions at 620-417-1100 and schedule a campus visit.
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