Seward County Community College

Introduction

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. photo

OUR MISSION

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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.

STRATEGIC VISION

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.
Take a virtual tour of Seward County Community College

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Associate Degrees » View Health Associate Degrees »

Programs

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Associate Degree in Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Accounting is an information and measurement system that identifies, records, and communicates relevant, reliable, and comparable information about an organization’s business activities. It helps us make better decisions, including assessing opportunities, products, investments, and social and community responsibilities. Combining a degree in accounting with an additional area of study can set you up for a career in a specialized field such as environmental, forensic or nonprofit based business. The accounting field provides a number of opportunities for graduates in the fields of public, management, and government accountancy or as an auditor. An associates degree in accounting not only prepares individuals for employment after graduation, it can be a step toward national accreditation exams. The SCCC Accounting program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). [+]

Accounting is an information and measurement system that identifies, records, and communicates relevant, reliable, and comparable information about an organization's business activities. It helps us make better decisions, including assessing opportunities, products, investments, and social and community responsibilities. Completing accounting courses will help you apply information in a way you can use in your accounting career or in your everyday life.

Mission Statement

The mission of the accounting program at Seward County Community College is to prepare students in the accounting discipline for occupational careers, transfer programs, continuing education, personal needs and/or other related business careers.... [-]


Associate Degree in Agriculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Agriculture encompasses more than what happens in the field. At SCCC, students are able to prepare themselves for success in today’s diverse agriculture-related workforce with studies in animal science, agronomy, agri-business and specialty crops.

[+]

Agriculture encompasses more than what happens in the field. At SCCC, students can prepare themselves for success in today’s diverse agriculture-related workforce with studies in animal science, agronomy, agri-business and specialty crops. SCCC stresses the importance of acquiring the technical, business and communication skills required that contribute to student success through up-to-date courses, hands-on experience and participation in clubs and organizations available on campus.

[-]

Associate Degree in Automative Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Automotive technology encompasses the inspection, repair, and maintenance of a vehicle’s mechanical and electronic systems. Students in the SCCC automotive technology program train on how to accurately diagnose and skillfully repair late model cars and light trucks. As part of this National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation-certified program, students learn basic mechanical skills as well as complex diagnostic procedures while receiving hands-on training, working with up-to-date equipment such as electronic test equipment, computerized information systems, and professional quality tools. Students also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, provided by local customers. [+]

The automotive mechanic's technology program at Seward County Community College provides students with the challenge of accurately diagnosing and correctly repairing late model cars and light trucks. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Students train to become successful automotive technicians while learning basic mechanical skills as well as complex diagnostic procedures.

Automotive mechanics technology students at SCCC:

Receive hands-on and classroom training through the use of textbooks, videotapes, computer programs, manufacturers training materials, service manuals, training modules, and guest speakers. Use up-to-date equipment such as electronic test equipment, computerized information systems, and professional quality tools to correctly and safely perform tasks. Work on real problems provided through customer-owned vehicles. Curriculum ... [-]

Associate Degree in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Biology studies the science of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification and taxonomy. Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies. The SCCC biology program prepares students to pursue a variety of options within the bioscience profession by providing a broad knowledge base in science, math and communications. Students at SCCC have access to exclusive science and math computer labs, a biology lab that supports scientific investigations and computer-based simulations, a 12-acre outdoor classroom and prairie restoration lab, and access to greenhouse facilities for specific coursework. [+]

The SCCC biology program prepares students to pursue a variety of options within the bioscience profession by providing a broad knowledge base in science, math, and communications. Students at SCCC have access to exclusive science and math computer labs, a biology lab that supports scientific investigations and computer-based simulations, a 12-acre outdoor classroom and prairie restoration lab, and access to greenhouse facilities for specific coursework.

The rigor and challenge of a science career are evident in the types of courses, course load, and time management skills required in the associate's degree program. If you enjoy science, mathematics, and discovering your world, the biology program at SCCC may be a good option for you to explore.... [-]


Associate Degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Business Administration provides students with courses to learn how to plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments. [+]

Business Administration provides students with courses to learn how to plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments.

The business administration program at SCCC prepares students for a variety of jobs and internships in the business sector and fully equips them to continue their education at a four-year institution in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Marketing, International Business, Hotel/Restaurant Management, and many more.

[-]

Associate Degree in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Chemistry studies the composition, structure, properties, and change of matter. Chemists are challenged with devising means to better utilize dwindling natural resources while improving and developing new methods to recycle both energy and materials. Chemists are also involved in making life better and safer for the public by developing everything from plastics to improved insulation, discovering lighter and stronger materials for travel on earth and in space, and providing for major advances in medical treatment. The SCCC chemistry department utilizes a variety of teaching strategies to help students develop and understand chemical concepts. The curricular studies are designed to provide a working knowledge of chemistry, examine the process of scientific investigation, and analyze current and breaking research in the chemical, medical, biochemical, physical, and agricultural fields. [+]

As technology and our demand for natural resources continue to increase, the demand for quality chemists in all fields also increases. Chemists must devise means to better utilize our dwindling natural resources while improving and developing new methods to recycle both energy and materials.

Chemists are involved in making life better and safer for the public by developing everything from plastics to improved insulation, discovering lighter and stronger materials for travel on earth and in space, and providing for major advances in medical treatment.

A chemical education is fundamental to many majors other than simply chemistry. Curriculum studies in biology, engineering, medicine, home economics, and science education are but a few which are heavily dependent upon knowledge of chemistry.... [-]


Associate Degree in Corrosion Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Corrosion technology is a far-reaching field including energy infrastructure, transportation systems, national defense, and more.

[+]

Corrosion technology is a far reaching field including energy infrastructure, transportation systems, national defense, and more. Corrosion technicians install, maintain, inspect, and troubleshoot facilities. Students in the SCCC corrosion technology program learn in both the classroom and a state-of-the-art outdoor pipeline and field laboratory setting. The laboratory includes an above ground storage tank, an underground storage tank, simulated well bore, intricate pipeline lab attached to a state-of-the-art control panel, and an anode bed. With courses in basic electricity and circuits, mechanisms of corrosion, basic metallurgy, surveying, sketching and drafting, federal code regulations, and more, SCCC corrosion technology students complete their studies with the solid foundation necessary to be successful in their field.... [-]


Associate Degree in Cosmetology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

The cosmetology program at SCCC gives students the opportunity to develop a wide variety of technical skills in hair design, nail technology, and skin care. Through classroom and clinical instruction, students learn the latest in cutting, style, color, and hair care techniques; pedicures, manicures, tips, and nail techniques; and facials, waxing, makeup, and skincare techniques. Following completion of the program, cosmetology students may sit for the state licensure exam, which is required to practice cosmetology in the state of Kansas. State laws for work as a cosmetologist vary; the cosmetology field offers a wide variety of career options including hairstylist, make-up artist, skin care consultant, nail technician, salon or spa manager/owner, hair colorist, photo stylist, product educator, distributor/sales consultant, and more. [+]

The cosmetology program at SCCC gives students the opportunity to develop a wide variety of technical skills in hair design, nail technology, and skin care. through classroom and clinical instruction, students learn the latest in cutting, style, color and hair care techniques; pedicures, manicures, tips, and nail techniques; and facials, waxing, makeup, and skincare techniques.

Opened in July 2001, the 6,000 square foot building is located at the northwest corner of campus and is equipped with well-lit parking for students and customers, and offers designated handicapped parking. The cosmetology school's salon clinic has a comfortable reception area which includes a large display of professional retail products.... [-]


Associate Degree in Diesel Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Students in the SCCC diesel technology program learn mechanical skills to service and repair diesel-powered equipment. Featuring modern and late-model engines, the SCCC diesel technology program prepares students to graduate as qualified, trained technicians capable of working on over the road trucks, heavy-duty industrial equipment, farm machinery and diesel-powered pickups. In addition, students also learn leadership skills for management training, organization skills for record keeping and failure analysis, and computer skills to diagnose computer controlled engines, transmissions, and vehicle electrical systems. **Students are required to own a basic set of tools upon entering the program. Tool suppliers and a tool fair will be available to assist students in their selection process. [+]

The diesel technology program at Seward County Community College features modern late-model engines, such as a C-15 Caterpillar and 60 Series Detroit, to train students. Students are required to have a basic set of tools upon entering the program, tool suppliers and a tool fair will be available to assist students in their selection process.

Diesel technology students at SCCC learn:

Leadership skills for management training. Organizational skills for record keeping and failure analysis. Mechanical skills to service and repair diesel-powered equipment. Computer skills to diagnose computer controlled engines, transmissions, and vehicle electrical systems. Curriculum

Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.... [-]


Associate Degree in Drafting and Design Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

The drafting and design technology program at SCCC trains students in the art of converting concepts, sketches, and ideas of engineers and architects into detailed drawings for manufacturing, construction, and engineering. The program is designed to develop drafting skills and learn related fundamentals for manufacturing, engineering, building construction, surveying, and design. Students are prepared for employment as a drafter/technician as they develop skills such as neatness, accuracy, speed, teamwork, and problem-solving. With hands-on experience utilizing Autodesk products, SolidWorks and Chief Architect, students work on projects with local manufacturers, builders and surveyors to understand the needs of the industry. [+]

Our house, office, automobile, streets, event our golf clubs, tennis racquets, bicycles, and lawn mowers all began as an engineering or architectural drawing. The drafting and design technology program at Seward County Community College trains students in the art of converting concepts, sketches, and ideas of engineers and architects into detailed drawings for manufacturing, construction, and engineering.

This program is designed to develop drafting skills and learn related fundamentals for manufacturing, engineering, building, construction, surveying, and design. Technical drafters are considered the communication link between engineering professionals and industry. In this position, the drafter is both creative and knowledgeable.... [-]


Associate Degree in Engineering (Pre)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Engineering applies the theories and principals of science and mathematics to research and develops economical solutions to technical problems. Engineers design products, machinery to build those products, plants in which those products are made, and the systems that ensure the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workforce and manufacturing process. Engineering technology emphasizes the application of existing scientific and engineering techniques to a variety of real-world problems. Students who pursue their pre-engineering degree at Seward County Community College are prepared with the knowledge and experience necessary to continue their education at a four-year institution. [+]

When you complete the engineering course of study at Seward County Community College, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of options within the engineering profession. Our associate's degree or one-year transfer program will provide you with a broad knowledge base in science, mathematics, and communications. The rigor and challenge of an engineering career are evident in the types of courses, course load, and time-management skills required in the associate's degree program. If you enjoy science, mathematics, and solving problems, the engineering field may be a good option for you to explore.

Curriculum

Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.... [-]


Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians’ work with the various systems, machines, and technologies used in indoor settings such as homes, offices, and transportation systems that need environmental regulation to improve comfort. The SCCC HVACR program provides students with knowledge in residential and commercial refrigeration, basic and related electricity, the theory of cooling and heating, blueprint reading, safety procedures, installation and troubleshooting of equipment, and customer relations. In addition, students train using state-of-the-art equipment including a simulated air controlled environment and simulated refrigeration system to learn techniques to diagnose repair and install commercial and residential refrigeration and furnace systems. [+]

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration is considered one of the greater developments of the 20th century. The demand for skilled technicians is on the rise as the world continues to focus on energy efficiency. As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning, along with changing technology, qualified personnel are needed both at home and abroad. The HVAC-R program at Seward County Community College is designed to teach the appropriate skills needed for this field. Students train with state-of-the-art equipment and learn techniques to diagnose, repair, and install commercial and residential refrigeration and furnace systems.

HVAC-R students at SCCC learn:... [-]


Associate Degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Mathematicians make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in diverse fields. Students who choose to study mathematics will earn a degree that allows them to use mathematical theories and techniques to formulate and solve practical problems across multiple disciplines such as business, government, engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences. [+]

Mathematicians make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in diverse fields. Students who choose to study mathematics will earn a degree that allows them to use mathematical theories and techniques to formulate and solve practical problems across multiple disciplines such as business, government, engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences.

The mathematics program at SCCC provides students with a broad knowledge base through general education requirements, as well as important concepts and applications of mathematics through math and science courses. With a Math Resource Center providing free assistance with course studies and access to exclusive mathematics and science computer labs, SCCC mathematics students will graduate prepared to either continue their education at a four-year institution or enter their desired career path.... [-]


Associate Degree in Natural Gas Compression

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Students in the natural gas compression technology (NGCT) program at SCCC learn precision measurement, workplace skills, engine theory, basic electricity and circuits, metal fabrication, basic welding, repairing compressors and engines, compressor theory, mounting and aligning compressors, and preventative maintenance of engines and compressors. Students participate in an internship at the end of their studies that prepares them for the workforce and gives them experience working within the industry. The natural gas compression technology program was developed in cooperation with regional gas production, transport, and service companies. This assures students receive the best possible training as determined by potential employers. [+]

The natural gas compression technology program offered by Seward County Community College prepares students for entrance into the natural gas industry as entry-level maintenance technicians. Through cooperation with regional natural gas industry leaders, SCCC is able to provide students with the most up-to-date training required by this dynamic industry. The natural gas industry has long been a major employer within the Liberal, Kansas area and the larger region as a whole.

Students in the natural gas compression technology program learn precision measurement, workplace skills, engine theory, basic electricity and circuits, metal fabrication, basic welding, repairing compressors and engines, compressor theory, mounting and aligning compressors, and preventative maintenance of engines and compressors. Our students participate in an internship at the end of their program of study to prepare them for the workforce and give them experience working with a company in the industry.... [-]


Associate Degree in Process Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

Individuals seeking a degree in Process Technology, work as part of a team to plan, analyze, repair, and control the quality of products and reliability of equipment industrial plant operations. [+]

Individuals seeking a degree in Process Technology, work as part of a team to plan, analyze, repair, and control the quality of products and reliability of equipment industrial plant operations. Students can obtain industry-recognized certifications for: the National Center for Construction Education and Research for Electrical and Instrumentation, Industrial Maintenance Technician, OSHA, International Society of Automation with the CST Associate Program, and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.

[-]

Associate Degree in Welding

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Liberal

The welding technology program at SCCC trains students to become skilled artisans combining both art and science in their profession. Welders hold an important place in the modern industry, working in manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and repair. Students use up-to-date welding equipment as they obtain hands-on experience and assemble projects from the public or blueprints in the campus welding shop. Needed in any industry where metal is used, students in the SCCC welding program learn entry-level and advanced welding involving the fusion of metals using an electric arc or gas torch to create the desired project. [+]

The welding technology program at Seward County Community College trains students to become skilled artisans combining both art and science in their profession. Welders hold an important place in the modern industry, working in manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and repair. Welders are needed in any industry where metal is used.

Entry level and advanced welding involve the fusion of metals using an electric arc or gas torch to create useful metal objects from blueprints or original designs. Welding technology students obtain valuable hands-on experience using up-to-date welding equipment and technology to assemble projects provided by the public or from blueprints in the campus welding shop.... [-]


Contact

Seward County Community College

Address 1801 North Kansas Avenue
67901 Liberal, Kansas, USA
Website http://www.sccc.edu
Phone (620) 624-1951