News & Announcements

July 2017

Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry pictured at new Franklin location.
July 17, 2017
Beginning this fall, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering small business seminars and confidential one-on-one counseling at the new Chamber of Commerce building in Franklin.
Three men pose with a large check next to stacked rock.
July 17, 2017
Considering Southwestern Community College launched its Student Success Campaign with a challenge grant a few years ago, it seemed appropriate that another matching offer recently allowed SCC to close in on the campaign’s $1 million goal.
Photo of the Jackson County Early College building taken from a distance on SCC's Jackson Campus.
July 14, 2017
Jackson County Early College's Welcome Back and Family Orientation event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the Burrell Conference Center on Southwestern Community College's Jackson Campus.
SCC nurse aide program graduates at their pinning ceremony on May 4.
July 11, 2017
Sixty-four graduates of Southwestern Community College’s nurse aide program were honored during a pinning ceremony held on May 4 at the Jackson Campus.
Occupational Therapist graduates at their pinning ceremony.
July 10, 2017
Fourteen graduates of Southwestern Community College’s occupational therapy assistant program were honored during a May 12 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
July 10, 2017
Attention students: If you registered for fall classes PRIOR to July 1, 2017 you must pay your tuition bill by Monday, July 31, 2017 to keep your current schedule.

June 2017

Project SEARCH interns at their graduation ceremony on June 1.
June 27, 2017
Sitting at the graduation ceremony for Southwestern Community College’s Project SEARCH program, you couldn't help but catch the contagious smile that was across all four of the interns’ beaming faces as they walked down the aisle to the traditional graduation procession, and again as they all danced at the end of the ceremony to one of their favorite songs.
BLET Class #75 graduates with their instructors.
June 26, 2017
For BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) Class #75 graduate Conner Wilson of Sylva, the reason he chose the program at Southwestern Community College was not because he had heard it was easy.
Six students wearing blue medical scrubs stand with their professor inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
June 22, 2017
Starting July 11, Southwestern Community College will be offering a condensed, accelerated phlebotomy program through SCC’s Worforce Innovations.
4-H students and Swain Center staff stand with bee sculpture in 4-H learning garden at SCC Swain Center.
June 19, 2017
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That motto has been adopted by the Swain County 4-H students who have started a learning garden at Southwestern Community College’s Swain Center.
Picture of photographer Johnny Horne
June 12, 2017
With a little over two months to go before the solar eclipse, Southwestern Community College is gearing up for the once-in-a-lifetime event by hosting a presentation by photographer Johnny Horne at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Myers Auditorium on SCC's Jackson Campus.
A father, wearing SCC blue cap and gown, holds his daughter outside the college's auditorium.
June 9, 2017
More than 170 students made the president’s list, and 151 others made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Southwestern Community College.
A group of students, flanked by their instructors, are shown here in a photograph taken inside the Burrell Building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
June 8, 2017
Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology program were honored during a pinning ceremony on May 2 at the Jackson Campus in Sylva.
Two men stand beside a life-sized duck mascot. One man holds a duck-topped trophy.
June 5, 2017
In a photo finish, Jackson County narrowly edged out Macon County by raising the most money for this year’s virtual “Ducks on the Tuck” fundraising event for New Century Scholars.
College president, wearing academic regalia, addresses graduates inside Balsam Center
June 2, 2017
For more than 50 years, Southwestern Community College has worked with community residents and area leaders to meet the educational and economic development needs of Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary.
SCC nursing students take picture before pinning ceremony.
June 2, 2017
Twenty-two graduates of Southwestern Community College’s nursing program were honored during a May 12 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.  

May 2017

EMS students pictured before pinning ceremony at SCC
May 25, 2017
Four graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Emergency Medical Science program (EMS) were honored during a pinning ceremony held on May 10 at the Jackson Campus.
Jackson County students honored at honor society induction ceremony
May 25, 2017
More than 75 Southwestern Community College students were inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.
SCC physical therapist graduates pose for picture before their pinning ceremony
May 22, 2017
Twelve graduates of Southwestern Community College’s physical therapist assistant program were honored during a May 9 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Medical assisting students have picture taken before pinning ceremony.
May 15, 2017
Five graduates of Southwestern Community College’s medical assisting program were honored during a May 9 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Animated yellow rubber duck wearing sunglasses
May 15, 2017
Utilizing technology that didn’t exist when New Century Scholars was founded in 1995, Southwestern Community College is organizing two separate “Ducks on the Tuck” contests: A duck draw raffle and a “Where’s Tucker?” duck hunt.
Photo of Melissa Bowman
May 11, 2017
Click on this story for links to Livestream Video of Saturday's commencement ceremonies.
SCC respiratory therapy students pose for group picture before their pinning ceremony.
May 10, 2017
Eleven graduates of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy program were recognized during a May 5 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
SCC students stand with Tesla Coil they built.
May 8, 2017
Not long ago, Jesse Moore was working as an electrician in Macon County.
An instructor points out correct techniques for dealing a card game at a casino-like table.
May 5, 2017
Whether he’s supervising an employee at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino or breaking in a brand-new table-gaming student for Southwestern Community College, Jeff Maier has the same fundamental approach.

April 2017

Photo of a couple standing outside a bar in Bryson City.
April 19, 2017
Find a good roadside overlook anywhere in Western North Carolina, and you’ll see one breathtaking set of peaks behind the other. Very often, you can’t tell where the mountain layers end and the skyline begins.
Tiffany Henry is pictured at a scenic location on SCC's Jackson Campus.
April 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a business planning workshop for craft artists from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at SCC’s Swain Center in Bryson City.
Nick Hawks is pictured
April 17, 2017
Nick Hawks, “The eBay Guy,” will be the presenter during Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center’s online selling series on April 24-25 at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Tiffany Henry sits at a scenic spot on SCC's Jackson Campus
April 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will host a workshop for craft artists from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at SCC’s Swain Center in Bryson City.
Photo of Scott Sutton
April 16, 2017
Southwestern Community College will be offering a real estate pre-licensing class beginning June 6 at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Picture of Bethany James, SCC Student of the Week.
April 11, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.
Picture of Grey Jenkins who was named SCC Student of the Week
April 4, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.

March 2017

SCC's career services team, one man and one woman, pose for a photo inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
March 31, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s March 2 job fair was a huge success - so much so that SCC’s Career Services have decided to host two smaller job fairs from 9-11 a.m. on April 7 and April 28 in the Burrell Conference Center on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Massage instructor guides student in giving a massage to a lady lying on massage bed.
March 31, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s therapeutic massage program will offer a continuing education workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Picture of Sylva Rotary president Eddie Wells (left) shaking hands with SCC Foundation director Brett Woods.
March 30, 2017
Earlier this month, Sylva Rotary gave Southwestern Community College’s Student Success Campaign a gift of $500.
Occupational therapy assistant instructors Laurel Radley and Anna Walls pose with poster Radley will present at a conference
March 23, 2017
Southwestern Community College and the mountains of Western North Carolina will be represented in the big city of Philadelphia, Penn. in a few weeks.
Jim Falbo kneels and two students stand in front of the SWAT robot case
March 23, 2017
Students in Southwestern Community College’s mechatronics engineering program have created a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) robot for the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. The students’ creation is not only designed to resolve dangerous situations and reduce damage to property, but it could even save a life.
Picture of Amy Scherman who has been named SCC's student of the week
March 21, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.  
Picture of Tyler Cook holding his latest novel, Vigilante.
March 10, 2017
Author Tyler Cook of Franklin will be signing copies of his latest novel, “Vigilante,” from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in the Burrell Building Conference Center on Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Picture of abhealthcare education simulator that will be used in SCC's new simulation lab
March 10, 2017
After several months of renovation, Southwestern Community College’s new Health Sciences Simulation Lab will soon be open to students.
Picture of Katherine Lancaster speaking at SCC's Project SEARCH program's graduation in 2016
March 2, 2017
Where most of the world sees limitations, Project SEARCH® sees potential.
March 2, 2017
More than 160 students made the president’s list, and 134 others made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southwestern Community College.
Picture of Dr. Belinda Petricek, student services director for the SCC Macon Campus.
March 1, 2017
Faculty, staff and students at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus and Macon Early College teamed up recently on a variety of Valentine’s Day fundraisers that made $267.20 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

February 2017

Picture of Tiffany Henry, SCC's Small Business Center director outside with spring foliage in the background
February 27, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will host a free Master Your Marketing Summit from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
February 20, 2017
Woman holds a piece of pottery she made
February 17, 2017
If you stop at the NC Welcome Center along I-26 West, you may see some pottery from Southwestern Community College on display.
Picture of James Howe, SCC student who won an award for a paper he wrote
February 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College student James Howe recently co-authored a research paper that won Best Undergrad Student Paper from the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT).
Picture of Amanda Pearce who will be at SCC on March 8 for a seminar
February 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a free fundraising seminar from 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, March 8, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Picture of Mike Despeaux, SCC's Career Services director
February 14, 2017
Spring is just around the corner and so is the 2017 job & networking fair at Southwestern Community College.

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