Southwestern Community College

The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains

Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College is a learning and teaching institution offering high-quality, innovative instruction and support, which promotes student achievement, academic excellence and economic development.

Southwestern Community College accomplishes its mission through customer focus, continuous improvement and teamwork:

  • to awaken the potential of each student, offering multiple pathways for learning what is important to know and to do — giving coherence and meaning to the total educational experience
  • to aggressively pursue the most current technologies while maintaining a nurturing atmosphere which appreciates the value of every individual
  • to be a catalyst for community service — removing barriers, creating linkages, building relationships and integrating resources to enhance the quality of life
  • to be a leader in economic development and a mindful steward of the natural and cultural resources of the area
  • to prepare citizens to live, learn and work in a diverse global village

As defined in our institutional goals Southwestern Community College will:

  • Provide excellence in learning and teaching for transfer, career education and literacy development in an accessible format.
  • Provide comprehensive and effective services to enroll students and support their success.
  • Strengthen student understanding of career pathways leading to success in career and academic planning.
  • Generate support for students, faculty, staff and programs from internal and external sources.
  • Enhance SCC's positive image throughout - and beyond - our service area.
  • Provide engaged leadership in workforce and economic development.
  • Identify, acquire and maintain college resources to support the vision, mission and goals of the college.
  • Attract and retain quality employees and provide for their professional development.
  • Provide the services, programs and infrastructure to ensure a safe and secure learning environment.

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About the SCC Foundation

Southwestern Community College Foundation was established in 1973. It exists solely to support the mission of SCC and is governed by a Board of Directors.

The foundation receives unrestricted gifts through the Southwestern Community College Annual Fund, a yearly campaign to support the work of the foundation and the mission of College.

In addition, the foundation solicits contributions from individuals, foundations and companies to establish endowed Named Scholarships, as well as provide Annual Scholarships.

Financial gifts to the Foundation allow SCC to maintain a level of excellence beyond that provided by state and local financial support. These gifts help fund many of the “essentials” of education, and allow SCC to keep pace with the ever expanding needs of our community.

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