When National Park Service officials increased Seasonal Law Enforcement Training from 400 hours to 650, they decided to use Southwestern Community College’s Public Safety Training Center as the pilot program for the new regimen.
Thirty middle and rising high school students from Cherokee Central Schools learned about the wide variety of health sciences career possibilities earlier this summer by exploring Southwestern Community College.
Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 15, Southwestern Community College will offer a professional office management course designed to help participants find employment in an office environment or enhance skills in their current jobs.
Due to the ongoing nature of multiple construction projects on and around the Jackson Campus, Southwestern Community College officials encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to check the college’s website and social media outlets for updates before fall semester classes start on Monday, Aug. 17.
Thanks to a significant contribution from presenting sponsor Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and the generosity of more than 180 attendees on July 25, the Southwestern Community College Foundation’s “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling” gala yielded more than $51,000 that will be used to create the $1 million endowed Student Success fund.
Amy Russ, a Developmental English Instructor at SCC, was recently certified as a Developmental Education Specialist from the Kellogg Institute - one of the most prestigious credentials in the field of developmental education.
Building on the success of last year’s fundraising gala, the Southwestern Community College Foundation will host a “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling” event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Dr. Don Tomas (left), president of SCC, and Brett Woods (right), director of the SCC Foundation, accept Pepsi-Cola of Whittier’s gift from Travis Ashe (Center), area manager.
Pepsi-Cola of Whittier recently gave $5,000 for student scholarships.
Whether competing in a national quiz bowl or engaging in conversation on a random school day, Noah Jones frequently amazed his Southwestern Community College instructors with his intellect while working toward his associate degree in respiratory therapy.
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a free seminar to assist existing and aspiring small craft business owners entitled “How to Sell on Etsy: Turn Your Passion Into A Business on Etsy!!” by Nick Hawks from 2-5 p.m. on June 23 in the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson campus.
Clayton Slade, a recent summa cum laude graduate of Southwestern Community College’s Outdoor Leadership program, won the grand prize for SCC’s annual career seminar series – an initiative to prepare students for job searches and professional success.
Students enrolled in Southwestern Community College's Cement Trade at the LBJ Job Corps recently completed a community enhancement project at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Complex (PSTC) in Franklin.
Name: Joshua Jenkins
Program:Associates in Arts Degree; I am considering double
majoring in History and Spanish.
Graduation: May 2016
Q1) What motivates you to continue and excel at SCC in spite of circumstances you may face?
There’s nothing unusual about neighboring mountain high schools competing for supremacy inside a local gymnasium, but the competition that took place last month at Cherokee High School’s auxiliary gym wasn’t your typical interscholastic contest.
For nine years, Gary Dunlap was content with working at the Liberty Bell historic site, in his native Philadelphia, as an armed security guard for a private contractor that had been hired by the National Park Service.
Throughout his life, Jeff Cloer was always inspired by his mother’s dedication to the young children in her care as a director of Macon County’s HeadStart program and also as a kindergarten and first grade teacher.
Tiffany Henry, director of Southwestern Community College’s Small Business center will be hosting three seminars in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties entitled “Put Veterans to Work for Your Business.”