SCC Viewbook 2010-11
Learn what St. Charles Community College has to offer from career-technical programs and transfer-based academic coursework to arts and entertainment programming designed to educate and inform.
VIEWBOOK Median Student Age: 20 Mascot: Cougar Mascot Name: Scooter McCougar Co cougar pride Embrace Each fall, St. Charles Community College is the choice of approximately one in four St. Charles County high school graduates. And it’s no wonder, with small class sizes and professors who want you to succeed. Discover why SCC is right for you. Numbers The reasons are clear SCC is the place to start mapping your future and to discover who you want to be. Whether your next step is finding a job or transferring to a four-year institution, you’ll find help around every corner, and an abundance of academic and personal support made available by a dedicated faculty and staff. A sense of pride can be felt throughout campus – there’s a quality in the people, the atmosphere and the opportunities that are available. Beginning your education at SCC is a smart decision. There are 24 pathways available to students who want to transfer and more than 41 degrees and certificates for students who want to jump start their career. SCC offers more than 60 online courses. 81 percent of full-time faculty members have master’s degrees in their subject area and 18 percent have doctoral degrees. The average class size is 24. Enrollment for the fall 2010 semester surpassed 8,000 students, a number that continues to grow. There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu ollege Colors: Maroon and Gray Male to Female Ratio: 2:3 Minority Student Population: 12.6% Our mission is student success At SCC, we are committed to providing you with the best instruction , resources and support services to help you grow, develop and succeed both in and out of the classroom. Free tutoring and computer use The ACE Center offers free tutoring in math, science, English, French, Spanish and study skills. Study courses are available in spelling, vocabulary and geometry. In the computer lab, youâ€™ll find more than 90 workstations for typing papers and Internet access, plus Mac computers for multimedia projects. Special learning assistance Services are available to qualified students with a disability. The Accessibility Services Office provides test accommodations, College Established: 1986 First Classes: 1987 registration assistance and alternate formats for learning. Be sure to request services at least eight weeks in advance to assure appropriate and reasonable accommodations. An abundance of resources In addition to the Learning Resource Center, which contains a collection of books, periodicals, audio-visual materials and electronic databases, youâ€™ll have access to an additional 14 million volumes through the MOBIUS shared library organization. Extended Service Area: Lincoln, Pike, Callaway and Career services Your journey to success after college starts with SCC’s Career Services, which offers career counseling, career assessment tools, more than 2,100 occupational briefs, job search assistance, job postings, job shadowing opportunities, workshops and classes. SCC-sponsored transfer, college majors and job fairs are a big help, too. Online and technical help The SCC Help Desk is available when you need technical assistance with any SCC online services, such as registering for classes, logging into your student e-mail and viewing grades. Academic advising and counseling SCC’s academic advisors and counselors can help guide you toward mature academic decision making, such as setting goals, choosing the right courses and developing an educational plan, all based on your interests and abilities. College-level class prep SCC offers developmental courses – nontransferable credit classes that prepare you for college-level work. You may also benefit from the Success Semester program, a college preparatory opportunity that gives you the skills you need to succeed in college classes. Discover more student services: stchas.edu/academics/student-resources d Montgomery Counties Bethany Cronin, home schooled “I think the greatest benefit of attending SCC are its resources,” Bethany said. “The ACE Center is great, and the tutors helped me out whenever I needed it.” And after SCC? It’s on to Missouri State University, thanks to a scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa. Expand your horizons SCC offers opportunities to explore new cultures first-hand and to enrich your academic experience through the fun and adventure of travel. Education abroad Cross “the pond” and earn 12 hours of credit in the spring at Canterbury Christ Church University. Students live with a British family in Canterbury and experience the history and politics of England through study field excursions and optional side trips. Experience of a lifetime Whether you take it for credit or just for fun, SCC’s Study Tours, led by SCC faculty, will help you develop a better understanding of the world through guided travel to places such as Puerto Rico, the Greek Isles and Spain. Countries Represented in Student Body: 40+ Students from St. Charles Count What are my options? SCC offers you several choices – transfer programs and career-technical programs – in a variety of formats, with online, night, weekend and late-start classes to accommodate your schedule. Career-Technical Earn a certificate or degree that leads directly into the job market upon completion. Business Administration: Database Management, A.A.S. Graphic Design: Accounting, C.S., C., A.A.S. Data Management, C. General, A.A.S. Finance, C.S., C., A.A.S. Management Information Art Print Media, C.S. Management, C.S., C., A.A.S. Marketing, C.S., C., A.A.S. Systems, A.A.S. Multimedia, C.S., C. Health Information Technology, A.S. Human Services: Multimedia Authoring, A.A.S. General, A.A.S. Clerical Assistant, C. Networking, C., A.A.S. Gerontology, A.A.S. Customer Service, C. Programming Languages, C. Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S. General, C., A.A.S. Telecommunications, C., A.A.S. Victimology, A.A.S. Desktop Publishing, C. Web Design, C.S., C. Youth Services, A.A.S. Business Administrative Systems: Child Care & Early Education, C., A.A.S. Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, C., A.A.S. Nursing: Nursing (RN), A.S. Computer-Aided Drafting, C., A.A.S. Educational Paraprofessional, A.A.S. Computer Science: English as a Second Language, C.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S. General Education, C. Skilled Trades, A.A.S. Advanced Networking (Cisco Networking Academy), C. Computer Programming, A.A.S. Practical Nursing (LPN), C. General Technology, A.A.S. Global Studies, C. Associate of Arts (A.A.) – Suggested Transfer Paths Choose one of the SCC schedule guides to help prepare you for transfer to many Missouri four-year institutions. Accounting Foreign Language Sociology Art Geography Theater Biology History Other Transfer Paths Business Liberal Arts/General Education Education (A.A.T.) Chemistry Mathematics Elementary Education Communication Music Computer Science Political Science Health Information Technology (A.S.) Criminal Justice Pre-Health Nursing (A.S.) Economics Psychology Pre-Engineering (A.S.) English Social Work ty: 89.5% There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/academics Secondary Education C.S. = Certificate of Specialization C. = Certificate A.A.S. = Associate of Applied Science A.S. = Associate of Science A.A.T. = Associate of Arts Teaching A.A. = Associate of Arts SCC enriches our community by providing life-changing educational and cultural opportunities focused on How do I afford it? Stressed out by the prospect of paying for college? Don’t be. For students who qualify, there are plenty of ways to help make your education more affordable: Grants do not have to be repaid and are Scholarships do not require repayment. awarded on the basis of financial need. They range from a specific amount given in a particular semester to a full scholarship of tuition and standard fees for up to four consecutive semesters. Low-interest loans can help finance your college education. The money you receive must be repaid at a future date. The Federal Work Study Program offers part-time campus employment in a variety of roles such as tutors and office and lab assistants. Do you qualify for the A+ Program at SCC? Ask your high school to forward a transcript indicating that you are an A+ eligible recipient. Then set up a meeting with an SCC counselor to build your schedule. To be considered for financial assistance, you should first apply for admission to SCC, and then fill out a FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.gov. Discover more about applying for financial aid: stchas.edu/finaid Learn about available scholarships: stchas.edu/scholarships Tuition Compared to the universities where most of our students transfer, SCC’s tuition is half the cost. In-District Students – $85 per credit hour* (includes any person whose residence is within the boundaries of St. Charles County, with the exception of the Washington School District) Out-of-District, In-State Students – $128 per credit hour* (includes anyone who resides in Missouri, but outside of St. Charles Community College District) Out-of-District, Out-of-State Students, and International Students – $191 per credit hour* (includes international students holding F, H [except H-1B], J, O-2, P, or Q visas): Classes can be paid for on the Web, by mail or in person. *Tuition is expected to change in summer 2011. Please visit www.stchas.edu for the latest information. n personal growth and student success in a global society. Tobacco-free inside and out since 2007 The arts are alive! Love theater? Art? Music? SCC offers plenty of chances for you to get involved â€“ or to just be a spectator. Center Stage Theatre Lunchtime concerts Several classic and contemporary productions are performed each year, giving students and the community a chance to command the stage. Enjoy your lunch and some free music by musicians from across the country, as well as local performers and SCC musicians. Art exhibitions International Film Series Each year at least six exhibitions rotate through the SCC gallery and include work by students, faculty and local professional artists. Art, culture and education come together at free, international film screenings. Popcorn is on the house! SCC Coffeehouse Music performances Share your creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Open-Mic Night at the SCC Coffeehouse is a venue for expression of original work in prose, poetry and song held four times a year on campus. The SCC Music Department puts together a rich mix of entertainment, including a concert band, orchestra, jazz combos, chorale ensembles and more. Join in â€“ these concerts feature SCC students and community residents. Enjoy an upcoming event: stchas.edu/calendars Beyond the classroom Ross Kimpling, Francis Howell North alum “SCC gave me a fresh start in life and helped me prepare for my career,” Ross said. He plans on transferring to ITT Tech after graduating from SCC. “SCC has helped me realize my potential and gave me the tools that I needed to help me figure out what I want to do.” SCC is more than an education. It’s an experience. With more than 30 student organizations, events with free food and prizes and a variety of sports, there is always something to do when you’re not studying or in class. Cougar athletics Athletic opportunities at SCC include four intercollegiate sports teams: soccer and baseball for men, along with soccer and softball for women. All four teams compete at the NJCAA Division 1 level. Club sports include basketball, cheerleading and SCC’s eight-time national championship-winning roller hockey team. Cheer us on: stchas.edu/athletics Stay connected with friends at SCC events The Cougar Activities Crew sponsors an array of events for you and your friends to enjoy on campus. With concerts, comedy acts, movies and games, you’ll never get bored hanging out at SCC! Getting involved at SCC is easy Whether you’re interested in the environment, sports, religion, video games or politics, more than 30 student-run clubs and organizations will help you learn, grow and gain experience that will benefit you now and in the future. If you can’t find a club that’s right for you – start your own! Cultural and educational opportunities abound Experience education from a multicultural perspective through lectures, international film screenings, and celebrations of nationally recognized heritage months, like Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Pride Month, Asian-Pacific Islander Month and Women’s History Month. Learn more about student life at SCC: stchas.edu/studentlife Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/sccstudentactivities Daniele McGuire, St. Charles West alum Get social Did you know SCC’s mascot is on Facebook? Search for “Scooter McCougar” and friend him! Then become a fan of SCC’s Facebook page for daily updates on class cancellations, upcoming events and registration deadlines. SCC is also on Twitter, so you can know what’s happening both on campus and in the community. When Daniele started at SCC, she was interested in journalism, so she joined SCC’s student newspaper. “Working for The SCCougar was a lot of fun,” Daniele said. “It was my best experience at SCC.” Daniele’s advice to you? “Take advantage of what SCC has to offer,” she said. Find us on Twitter: @ SCC_StCharlesCC Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/stchas Get an inside look at SCC Look for SCC! Do you want to know more about what SCC is really like? Get an insider’s perspective through SCC bloggers, which include faculty, staff and students just like you. Our bloggers share their opinions on school, life and current events that are meaningful to them. Read student success stories: stchas.edu/MyStory 1010 Check out SCC’s blogs: stchas.edu/sccblogs Dates and deadlines Some deadlines are critical when it comes to college. Tracking the info below will help you out. February April Begin your financial aid application process once your taxes are complete. You can start by filling out a FAFSA file at www.fafsa.gov. Registration for summer and fall classes begins. Don’t forget: the early bird gets the worm, so register early for best class availability. Trustee and Foundation scholarship applications are due April 1, so February is the time to start filling them out. Download applications at www.stchas. edu/scholarships, or visit Room 1113 of the Administration Building for help. Other important dates March It’s testing time! Your English, math and reading scores indicate academic areas where you are strong and where you may need help. Testing is done on a walk-in basis; contact the Assessment Center or visit Student Center Room 133 to get started. Attend Smart Start, an orientation and registration session for new students, in mid-April. Call 636-922-8241 to register (it’s free). Be sure to bring your transcripts from dual-credit classes. Classes start in August, January and June, and tuition payments are due to the Cashier’s Office before the start of each semester. Textbooks for each new semester are available during finals week of the previous term. See other important deadlines: stchas.edu/finaiddates Contact us ... Advising and Counseling Enrollment Services Bookstore Call 636-922-8241, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 636-922-8299, or e-mail email@example.com. Call 636-922-8448, or visit the Café-Bookstore. Accessibility Services Assessment Center Financial Assistance Call 636-922-8629, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 636-922-8629, or e-mail email@example.com. Call 636-922-8270, or visit ADM 1113. For general inquiries and new student info, call 636-922-8000 or visit www.stchas.edu. 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive • Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. 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