Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, an associate of science, general studies and applied sciences degrees. Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute, SCCC serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties and a five-state region.
Seward County Community College provides opportunities to enrich and improve each person's life through a range of academic programs, including technical education, certificate and degree programs, and transferable degree programs, for the advancement of the individual and the community.
Seward County Community College is a quality learning-centered institution that believes: A well-educated citizenry is a responsible citizenry. Knowledge is dynamic and evolutionary; Education and learning are lifelong activities; Higher education is an investment in future societies, and the college plays a major role in this endeavor. Every human being is valuable regardless of gender, age, race, creed, cultural background, socioeconomic status, knowledge, or physical and emotional adjustment. Individuals are unique and deserve the opportunity to develop their optimum potential for learning and living. and The college, as an integral community component, responds to the interests and needs of the community.
The College will address its mission through a commitment to employee development and effective methods of creating awareness, addressing diversity, advancing technology, assessing student learning, and advocating workforce development.
OUR INSTITUTIONAL CORE VALUES
Using input from more than 250 employees, gathered through surveys and discussion groups in 2015, the College has identified five Core Values: Trust, Integrity, Valuing Others, Student Success, and Quality. These core values underpin all College endeavors and serve as the driving force behind the "Five Directions" initiatives selected as priorities by the Executive Team.
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