South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College, also known as South Piedmont, or SPCC, was formed in 1999 by the North Carolina General Assembly. It traces its roots to the Ansonville unit of the Charlotte Industrial Education Center which was established in 1962. After a number of changes in name and status, and a few mergers, it became the South Piedmont Community College on 3rd August, 1999. The college offers classes in the following centers in North Carolina:

  • L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton
  • Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro
  • Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe

Students at SPCC are awarded Associate in Arts, Associate in Nursing (LPN to RN transition program), Associate in Arts-Elementary Education, or Associate in Science degrees. Majors in subjects including accounting , advertising and graphic design, biotechnology, business administration, human services technology, computer information technology, criminal justice technology, early childhood education, nursing, and surgical technology are available.

The students of SPCC publish the Student Activities Newsletter every month. In addition, the college sponsors a large number of clubs and organizations including the Advertising and Graphic Design Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Criminal Justice Student Association, Health Technologies Clubs, Literary Arts Club, and Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Omega Psi Chapter).

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South Piedmont Community College
680 Highway 74 West
Polkton , NC 28135
General Phone: (704) 272-5300

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South Piedmont Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology68medical assistant, radiation therapist, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Business and Management47business management, accounting technology, MIS, management information systems
Medical Administration42medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Photography and Commercial Art31commercial art
Education and Teaching24early childhood education, teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling20massage therapy
Liberal Arts15liberal arts and sciences
Engineering Technician15electromechanical tech, mechanical engineering tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts12food prep and kitchen assistant
Family and Social Work10child development, social work
Office and Administration7executive secretary
Construction Trades7electrician
Mechanics and Repair6HVAC, autobody repair
Law5legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering2computer applications programming

Number of programs and degrees for South Piedmont Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year16521
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7617
Associate's degree14324

South Piedmont Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Piedmont Community College had a total enrollment of 2,250 students (1,571 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 30%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 17%
20-21 11%
22-24 9%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina99%
South Carolina1%

South Piedmont Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 40 %

South Piedmont Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Polkton, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

South Piedmont Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,462
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,584
Books and supplies $ 770

Financial Aid:
South Piedmont Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 798500)

South Piedmont Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year32$46,26252$46,743
All faculty totalacademic year32$46,26252$46,743

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

South Piedmont Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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