News & Announcements

March 2021

March 2, 2021
In 2018, The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and Southwestern Community College (SCC) partnered to increase the number of students transferring to and graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) is designed to guarantee admission to the university from community colleges around the state. 

February 2021

February 24, 2021
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Dr. Beth Lofquist, new SCC Trustee, stands beside Lambert Wilson, Dr. Don Tomas and Vance Davidson.
February 22, 2021
Dr. Beth Tyson Lofquist and Caroline Coffey were sworn in at a recent meeting.
Joyce Lantz is pictured with Dr. Don Tomas and Brett Woods
February 22, 2021
The Dillsboro-based artists' co-op recently made its largest donation yet to support the next wave of frontline healthcare workers.
Virtual Job Fairs
February 17, 2021
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Jeff Marley
February 11, 2021
The scholarship will be used to financially support visiting artists, equipment, travel and salaries.
Virtual Job Fairs
February 8, 2021
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Matt Cass demonstrates how a solar eclipse works
February 3, 2021
We're the only community college in the nation to have a scientific activation partnership with the renowned space agency.
Black History Month
February 3, 2021
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January 2021

January 28, 2021
Southwestern Community College is now accepting nominations for the SCC Foundation’s third-annual Distinguished Alumni Award. To be considered for the award, nominees must have graduated with either a certificate, diploma, or degree from the institution known today as Southwestern Community College and previously as
Male graduate celebrates his accomplishment
January 27, 2021
Uncertainty about university schedules, childcare and other variables prevented some prospective students from enrolling in college classes this spring. Anyone who since realized there’s ample time to take a handful – or full load – of college courses now has a second chance to get started. 
January 26, 2021
Even as the pandemic continues, employers continue to seek eager workers to fill important job roles. To help with the search, Southwestern Community College’s Career Services is offering two virtual job fairs through Google Meet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
hands on a computer keyboard
January 20, 2021
Four-week classes are free for most individuals; in-person and online meetings.
January 19, 2021
Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Western Carolina University, students enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree at Southwestern Community College can now transfer credits to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in graphic design at WCU. Additional courses beyond those included in the AFA
January 18, 2021
The funding covers tuition, fees, books, supplies and more for qualified individuals.
MLK Week of Service
January 11, 2021
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Surgeon and Surgical Tech work together in operating room.
January 4, 2021
The new programs are pending state and SACSCOC approval.

December 2020

Christmas tree on SCC campus.-
December 22, 2020
SCC reopens virtually on Jan. 4; students can start enrollment process
December 22, 2020
Virtual ceremony honors latest inductees.
Teacher speaks to elementary students in a classroom setting.
December 21, 2020
To help prepare the next generation of educators, we're introducing an Associate in Arts – Teacher Preparation pathway. Classes start Jan. 11.
Count On Me NC logo
December 16, 2020
The voluntary program provides guidance regarding best practices for the state's phased reopening.
Two men exchange a check while a third stands behind them. All three are social distancing and wearing masks.
December 16, 2020
Employees at Pepsi-Cola of Whittier annually forego their holiday party in order to support our students.
Firemen prepare their gear before a training exercise
December 15, 2020
Our Public Safety Training Center in Macon County trains area law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire department and rescue agencies.
Woman speaks in front of a classroom
December 11, 2020
The eight-week school starts Jan. 11 and supports area farmers and agriculture-centered businesses
Female student inserts an IV into arm of a simulation mannequin
December 8, 2020
The most-recent graduates  posted a 92-percent success rate on the national licensure exam.
Woman wearing blue cap and gown receives diploma cover from SCC president.
December 7, 2020
Click here for a link to video recording of the ceremony.
Happy Holidays
December 1, 2020
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November 2020

Student stands outdoors on SCC's Jackson Campus
November 10, 2020
Create your own customized virtual campus visit experience from our a la carte menu of options.

October 2020

Students fire their weapons.
October 28, 2020
All recent sampling has been safely within state standards.
Woman sitting at desk speaks with a student during an advising session.
October 27, 2020
It's the perfect time to start the enrollment and advising process for the upcoming semester.
Female student speaks into a microphone.
October 22, 2020
Click here to access recordings of all four debates from this campaign season.
A young woman with black hair smiles under a tree on a foggy morning
October 20, 2020
The Foundation was able to award 142 individual scholarships in 2020-21
A woman smiles outside in front of a brick wall
October 16, 2020
Don't let COVID-19 hold you back from earning your high school credential
Instructor works with two students at computer monitor
October 15, 2020
College officials have decided to start classes as scheduled on Jan. 11, and the semester will run through Thursday, May 13.
Two students practice massage on another student laying face down on a table
October 15, 2020
The final deadline to apply is January 7
Man stands in front of flat screen displaying world map
October 15, 2020
The high rating comes two decades after SCC launched the nation's first-of-its-kind associate degree program.
A woman wears a headset while typing on a computer
October 14, 2020
Register for the course through Workforce Continuing Education
Three ladies stand outside on SCC's Jackson Campus
October 12, 2020
Our program was honored with an "Employment Outcome Award"
A carved pumpkin with cutouts of people inside it
October 12, 2020
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Vote 2020.
October 9, 2020
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A woman in scary Halloween makeup holds a pumpkin
October 6, 2020
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Two females in brown scrubs demonstrate nursing skills on a mannequin
October 5, 2020
The grant will cover spring tuition for eligible students

September 2020

Two gentleman shake hands while wearing masks and standing apart
September 28, 2020
The money will be used to provide student scholarships at SCC
A young woman in purple scrubs smiles outside
September 28, 2020
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SlowCOVIDNC App
September 23, 2020
On Tuesday afternoon, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services launched “SlowCOVIDNC”
A large brick building is being constructed
September 18, 2020
The building is expected to open next fall with new health programs
A group of students smile as they stand around a large telescope with their instructor
September 17, 2020
The virtual NASA competition is set for Oct. 2-4
A man in a suit smiles in a crowd of people
September 16, 2020
The first job fair is set for Wednesday, Sept. 30.
A blonde woman in a striped shirt stands in front of a podium wearing a black mask
September 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020
Jackson County Board of Elections will be on the Jackson Campus, Balsam Building,  from 9A - Noon to assist you with voter registration on the following days:Tuesday, September 15 Thursday, October 8 The Board of Elections can provide you:  Sample ballots, absentee ballot requests & voter registration applications.

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