Southwestern Community College is a two-year postsecondary educational institution operating in the North Carolina Community College System. With a vision to provide a gateway for enriching lives and broadening horizons, the Southwestern Community College acts as guiding force in growing and caring for the community.
Southwestern Community College was established in 1964, in Sylva as the Jackson County Industrial Education Center. It provides instruction in more than 60 programs and awards Certificates, Diplomas and Associate Degrees for its various programs. Every year over 2500 students enroll for credit courses and over 5500 students enroll for other courses, workshops or seminars offered through Continuing Education. The college has opened a new Macon campus and also operates in 4 other centers that are located in Bryson City, Franklin and Cashiers.
The College campus has resource-rich, state of the art facility with computer laboratories and interactive classrooms. Some of the curriculum programs they offer are - Business Administration, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Health Information Technology, Real Estate, Networking and Web Technology.
Continuing Education classes are available in the areas of Arts and Crafts, Business and Industry Training, Nursing and Small Business Center Courses.
The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s degrees.
So if you want to continue your educational journey, enhance your career skills or transfer to a four-year degree college, SCC is the right choice for you. SCC is committed to provide you with a curriculum that will challenge you and cultivate your skills to better your future.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,000-$2,400
- Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,870
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 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||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||78%||$4,918|
|Receiving Student Loans||19%||$5,199|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Southwestern Community College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1985)
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 Southwestern 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
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwestern Community College.
- Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC (20 miles away)
- Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC (40 miles away)
- Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC (44 miles away)
- Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC (54 miles away)
- Tri - County Technical College in Pendleton, SC (57 miles away)