Throughout the years, Southern State Community College has gone through many changes, but one thing will never change — our commitment to our students.
Keep your eye on us, as we continually strive to offer you an accessible, affordable, high quality education. Learn more about your community college at www.sscc.edu, and check out our newest changes:
Architect Selected for Adams County Campus
Plans for a new Southern State campus are well under way. BHDP Architects has been selected for Southern State Community College’s prospective campus in Adams County near West Union.
Primarily because of supportive state funding, the college can construct the facility without incurring additional debt. In all, the state’s capital fund provided $4.25 million to the project, in addition to approximately $750,000 in proceeds from the sale of the former South Campus.
Moving forward on the project, college officials will use the same process to select a construction management firm. Once a construction management firm is in place, the college can begin plans for the design of the new space.
“The construction phase could take about 12 months,” said Dr. Kevin Boys, SSCC President, “which could position us to open the Adams County Campus to students for Fall Semester 2019.”
SSCC Opens New Agriculture Facility in Wilmington
Southern State opened its new Agriculture Facility on the college’s North Campus, 1850 Davids Drive, Wilmington. The new 3,648-square-foot state-of-the-art building includes a learning lab and greenhouse, allowing for an experiential learning environment.
The facility opened for classes Spring Semester.
Biotech Partnership Lets Students Start at SSCC, Live at WC
Southern State Community College and Wilmington College have partnered to increase access and affordability to a four-year college education by establishing a 2+2 pathway option for students interested in biotechnology.
Students can spend two years taking courses at Southern State’s North Campus in Wilmington that can seamlessly transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Wilmington College — with an opportunity to reside on WC’s campus all fours years.
The residency option makes Southern State’s biotechnology program especially appealing for students from outside the institution’s normal radius for commuters.
SSCC President Kevin Boys said that its relatively new, “but strong,” program in biotechnology would merge well with WC’s biology concentration in the growing biotech field, which offers excellent employment opportunities.
New Partnership Expands Aviation Education
Southern State Community College (SSCC) and Antioch University Midwest (AUM) announced a new partnership to expand aviation education in the region. This exclusive transfer agreement complements an existing partnership between SSCC and Great Oaks Career Campuses. What does this mean for students interested in aviation? It means a direct route from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree to an aviation career.
Students can start by earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Engineering: Aviation Maintenance through the partnership between Great Oaks and Southern State. Then they can enroll to complete the 33 credits needed for the pathway between degree programs, through the partnership between Southern State and AUM. This final step leads to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Technology & Leadership through AUM’s hybrid program of on-campus and online courses.
SSCC & AUM Offer New 3+1 Degree Pathway
Southern State Community College (SSCC) and Antioch University Midwest (AUM) partnered to increase access and affordability to a four-year college education by establishing 3+1 pathway options for students. This agreement allows students to take a total of three years of college courses at Southern State and one year at Antioch University Midwest to obtain both an associate and bachelor degree.
The 3+1 pathway guides between the two institutions are available allowing students to complete 90 credit hours at Southern State and 30 credit hours at Antioch University Midwest. Southern State and Antioch University Midwest faculty and advisors work jointly with students to advise appropriate courses to meet the pathway course requirements.
Pathways are available from Southern State’s Agriculture Production, Biotechnology & Laboratory Science, Business Management, Information Technology, Computer Support Specialist, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security & Forensics, Early Childhood Education, Human & Social Services, Logistics Management, and Paraprofessional Education programs.