Schenectady County Community College was established in 1967 in Schenectady, New York. Initially located on the Van Curler hotel in downtown Schenectady, the school began to expand in 1978, adding more buildings, an auditorium, library and student center and more since. Currently there are plans to provide a student dormitory. The school is constantly reviewing and updating its curriculums and program offerings to reflect the needs of the community and its residents.
SCCC provides educational programs for transfer, career and personal growth. The school provides quality education with a focus on working closely with students, following their progress and assisting them in their choices. The school offers associate and certificate programs in a large number of fields. Career and technical programs provide students with the skills and experience necessary to perform duties and tasks in entry level positions related to their field of study professionally, and are capable of entering the workforce immediately after graduation. Academic programs prepare students for transfer to a four year institution by providing the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor's degree at low cost. Individuals may also take non credit courses to pursue personal interests.
Some programs offered:
Admissions and Financial Aid
SCCC is an open enrollment institution, offering enrollment to any resident of Schenectady County that meets the minimum requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent. Financial aid is available to students. Eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which should be completed and submitted. Additional information can be obtained on the SCCC website's financial aid or through the financial aid office.
SCCC participates in the NCJAA Region III and the Mountain Valley Conference. Intercollegiate athletic programs allow for a healthy atmosphere of competition between various schools and assist in educating participants in the value of teamwork and discipline, which may prove beneficial in a student's academic and professional career.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $3,500-$4,200
- Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,467
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $150-$180 per unit
- Out-of-State: $290-$350 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$6,061|
|Receiving Student Loans||42%||$4,727|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Schenectady County Community College may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Schenectady County Community College against community colleges in New York.
|Schenectady Community College||Schenectady County||New York|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1984)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Schenectady County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Schenectady County Community College.
- Fulton - Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY (21 miles away)
- Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY (40 miles away)
- Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA (41 miles away)
- Columbia - Greene Community College in Hudson, NY (42 miles away)
- Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, NY (56 miles away)