Southwestern Community College Sylva

Southwestern Community College Sylva

Southwestern Community College, also known as SCC, is a two-year college located in Sylva, North Carolina, United States. It is an educational institution offering post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education. It grants certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees to the students. SCC is an associate of the North Carolina Community College System. The student body of SCC includes an impressive number of international students as well.

Southwestern Community College boasts an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the important ones include Criminal Justice/ Cybercrime Technology Student Association, Epsilon Sigma Pi EMS Professional Society, Respiratory Therapy Technology Club, and Health Information Technology Club.

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Contacting Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College
447 College Dr
Sylva , NC 28779
General Phone: (828) 586-4091

Southwestern Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts84liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology40respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Therapy and Counseling30physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Beauty and Cosmetology22cosmetology, manicurist
Business and Management18business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement18criminal justice and safety, forensic science, corrections and criminal justice
Family and Social Work15child development
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Medical Administration12medical records tech, medical transcription
Computer Science and Engineering11information technology, computer networking, webmastering
Engineering Technician10electronics tech, surveying tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art
Law6legal assistant
Production Trades6welding
Medicine5health professions
Mechanics and Repair5HVAC, automobile mechanics
Hospitality4hotel management
Office and Administration4executive secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts4chef training
Construction Trades4carpentry, electrician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation studies
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year7026
Associate's degree25234
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years389

Southwestern Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Community College had a total enrollment of 2,040 students (1,832 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 11%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 19%
20-21 14%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Southwestern Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 34 %

Southwestern Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sylva, 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.

Southwestern Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,241
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,597
Books and supplies $ 936

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 846600)

Southwestern Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4632

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year46$45,96932$46,324
All faculty totalacademic year46$45,96932$46,324

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

Southwestern Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Southwestern Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 8%Southwestern Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
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Top 11%Southwestern Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 14%Southwestern Community College % of degrees in hospitality
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 14%Southwestern Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 16%Southwestern Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 18%Southwestern Community College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Southwestern Community College % of degrees in education and teaching

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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