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SCCC Academics

SCCC does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, SCCC has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

SCCC offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at SCCC?

SCCC has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at SCCC

When choosing a major, SCCC students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at SCCC below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Does SCCC Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

SCCC offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does SCCC Have An Online Program?

SCCC has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SCCC Give AP Credit?

SCCC offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does SCCC Have An Honors Program?

SCCC offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does SCCC Require Internships?

SCCC does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SCCC does not have any ROTC programs.

Dual Degree Programs at SCCC

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

SCCC does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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SCCC Majors & Subject Areas

Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Culinary Science/Culinology
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Child Care and Support Services Management
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics, Other
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Human Services, General
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Air Traffic Controller
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Technology
Music, Other
Music Management
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Dietetic Technician
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Resort Management
Casino Management
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Tourism Promotion Operations
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

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