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PR I D E 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

want you to succeed. Discover why SCC is right for you. and professors who


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. Beginning your education at SCC is a smart decision.

There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu

Median Student Age: 20

Mascot: Cougar

Mascot Name: Scooter McCougar


JOSHUA KAESTNER “SCC has allowed me to explore different paths. I am more confident and feel like I have a new direction.”

Learn more: stchas.edu/Joshua

College Colors: Maroon and Gray

Male to Female Ratio: 2:3

Minority Student Population: 15%


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

ACADEMIC ADVISING AND COUNSELING

The ACE Tutoring 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, you’ll find more than 90 workstations for typing papers and Internet access, plus Mac computers for multimedia projects.

SCC’s academic advisors can help guide you toward productive academic decision making, such as setting goals, choosing the right courses and developing an educational plan, all based on your interests and abilities.

KAYLA MOELLMAN

“They’re really nice. They really want you to succeed.” Learn more: stchas.edu/Kayla

College Established: 1986

SPECIAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE Services are available to qualified students with a disability or in need of learning accommodations. The Accessibility Services Office provides test accommodations, registration assistance and alternate formats for learning. Be sure to request services at least eight weeks in advance to assure appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/academics

Extended Service Area: Lincoln, Pike, Callaway and Montgomery Counties


81 percent of full-time faculty have master’s degrees in their subject area and 18 percent have doctoral degrees.

AN ABUNDANCE OF RESOURCES In addition to the Learning Resource Center, which contains a collection of materials and electronic databases, you’ll have access to an additional 14 million volumes through the MOBIUS shared library organization.

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.

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.

EDUCATION ABROAD

The SCC Help Desk is available when you need technical assistance with any SCC

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.

Countries Represented in Student Body: 25

Students From St. Charles County: 80.9%

ONLINE AND TECHNICAL HELP

online services, such as registering for classes, logging into your student e-mail and viewing grades.


W H AT A R E M Y

options?

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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 you several choices – transfer programs and career-technical programs – in a variety of formats, with online, night, Saturday and late-start classes to accommodate your schedule.


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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (A.A.)

– COLLEGE TRANSFER PROGRAM

SCC makes your transfer to a four-year institution easier by providing guides to chart your course. But stay for the degree – people who earn an associate’s degree earn 25% more in their lifetime than those who have only a high school diploma. Accounting

Economics

Music

Art

Education, A.A.T.

Nursing

Biology

Engineering

Physics

Business Administration

English

Political Science

Chemistry

Foreign Language

Pre-Law

Chiropractic

Geography

Psychology

Communication

History

Social Work

Computer Science

Liberal Arts/General Education

Sociology

Criminal Justice

Mathematics

Theater

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:

Networking, C., A.A.S.

General, A.A.S.

Clerical Assistant, C.

Network Security, A.A.S

Gerontology, A.A.S.

Customer Service, C.

Programming Languages, C.

Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.

General, C., A.A.S.

Web Design, C.S., C.

Victimology, A.A.S.

Business Administrative Systems:

Desktop Publishing, C. Child Care & Early Education, C., A.A.S. Computer-Aided Drafting, C., A.A.S. Computer Science: Advanced Networking (Cisco Networking Academy), C. Computer Programming, A.A.S.

Youth Services, A.A.S.

Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement, C., A.A.S.

Nursing:

Educational Paraprofessional, A.A.S.

Nursing (RN), A.S.

Emergency Medical Science, A.A.S

Practical Nursing (LPN), C.

English as a Second Language, C.S.

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

Fire Technology, A.A.S

Paramedic, A.A.S

General Technology, A.A.S.

Pre-Respiratory Therapy, A.S.

Global Studies, C.

Pre-Engineering, A.S. Skilled Trades, A.A.S.

A.A. = Associate of Arts A.A.S. = Associate of Applied Science A.A.T. = Associate of Arts Teaching A.S. = Associate of Science C. = Certificate C.S. = Certificate of Specialization

There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/academics


HOW DO I BECOME A

student?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 … COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

COMPLETE A SMART START REGISTRATION SESSION

C omplete an online application for admission at stchas.edu/apply. For additional assistance, call 636-922-8234.

First-time freshmen can learn about the registration process, how to set up a schedule and register for courses through Smart Start. Visit stchas.edu/smartstart to view the presentation and complete the quiz.

APPLY EARLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SCHOLARSHIPS A wide variety of financial assistance and scholarships are available for students who qualify. Be sure to apply early at fafsa.gov.

TAKE THE ACADEMIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT S ubmit your online application two business days prior to arriving on campus to take the Academic Skills Assessment. If you have taken the ACT®, send or bring a copy with you. Your ACT® scores are utilized as the first step of course placement. Visit stchas.edu/assessment for hours and more information. There is no appointment necessary for the Academic Skills Assessment. For additional assistance, visit the Assessment Center in Room 133 of the Student Center, or call 636-922-8629.

MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR AND REGISTER FOR CLASSES Y our assessment will be reviewed with you by an academic counselor who will help you select the courses you need to get started and plan for success. Prior to the advising session, students are requested to preview the college catalog and credit class schedule for course requirements and to determine the best schedule at stchas.edu/academics. Call 636-922-8241 to schedule an appointment.

PAY TUITION AND FEES IN FULL Y ou will be dropped from all of your courses if you fail to pay your tuition. F or additional assistance, visit the Cashier’s Office in Room 1117 of the Administration Building or call 636-922-8231.

TUITION Compared to the universities where most of our students transfer, SCC’s tuition is typically one-third the cost.

Visit stchas.edu/tuition for the latest tuition rates.

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How do I afford it?

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. They

awarded on the basis of financial need.

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 fafsa.gov.

Discover more about applying for financial aid: stchas.edu/finaid Learn about available scholarships: stchas.edu/scholarships


Outside THE CLASSROOM

SCC is more than an education. It’s an experience. With more than 40 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.

Learn more about student life at SCC: stchas.edu/insidelook Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/sccstudentactivities


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 10-time national championshipwinning 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 40 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.

BASEBALL SOCCER SOFTBALL ART CLUB BASKETBALL CLUB CERAMIC ARTS CLUB CHESS CLUB COMMUNICATION CLUB COUGARS CARE - LEARNING THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE (FORMERLY HSSO) CREATIVE WRITIN SOCIETY CRU (FORMERLY CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST) ELITE CHEERLEADING COUGARS FELLOWSHIP O CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA) FENCING CLUB FILM CLUB GAMES GLOBAL STUDENT NETWORK GREEN CLU HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY CLUB (HIMT) HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES INTERNATIONA CLUB MATH CLUB NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE CLUB (NACC) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CLUB (OT CLUB) PHI BETA LAMBDA PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK) PING PONG CLUB QUIZ BOWL RETURNING LEARNERS CLU ROLLER HOCKEY CLUB (SCCRHC) RUNNING CLUB S.A.G.E. (STRAIGHTS AND GAYS FOR EQUALITY) SCC DRAM CLUB SCC SSA (STUDENT SECULAR ALLIANCE) SCC SSDP (STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY) SCC YOUN DEMOCRATS SCIENCE CLUB SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIETY STUDENT AMBASSADORS STUDENT ENGINEERING CLU (SEC) STUDENT NURSE ORGANIZATION STUDENT SENATE STUDENT VETERANS ORGANIZATION (SVO) TA UPSILON ALPHA NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES HONOR SOCIETY ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLU a number that continues to grow


THE ARTS ARE

alive! 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 – these concerts feature SCC students and community residents.

an upcoming event: stchas.edu/calendars EnjoyEnjoy an upcoming event: stchas.edu/calendars


LOOK FOR SCC!

Stay connected GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT 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.

Check out SCC’s blogs: stchas.edu/sccblogs Read student success stories: stchas.edu/MyStory 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.

Find us on Twitter: @ SCC_StCharlesCC Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/stchas


Dates

ODeadlines

Some deadlines are critical when it comes to college. Make a note of the dates below to stay on track.

FEBRUARY

APRIL

Begin your financial aid application process once your taxes are complete. You can start by completing a FAFSA application at 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 March 1, so February is the time to start filling them out. Download applications at stchas.edu/scholarships, or visit Room 1113 of the Administration Building for help.

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.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES First-time freshmen can learn about the registration process, how to set up a schedule and register for courses through Smart Start. Visit stchas.edu/smartstart to view the presentation and complete the quiz. You need to have completed your assessment and/or submitted your ACT scores before attempting your Smart Start session. 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

Admission and Registration

Bookstore

Call 636-922-8241, or e-mail advising@stchas.edu.

Call 636-922-8299, or e-mail adm-reg@stchas.edu.

Call 636-922-8448, or visit the Café-Bookstore.

Accessibility Services

Assessment Center

Financial Assistance

Call 636-922-8629, or e-mail pbova@stchas.edu.

Call 636-922-8629, or e-mail ac@stchas.edu.

Call 636-922-8270, or visit ADM 1113.

For general inquiries and new student info, call 636-922-8400 or visit stchas.edu/future_students. 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive • Cottleville, MO 63376-2865

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The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncacihe.org.


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