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Study at South Central College

South Central College, also known as SCC, is located in Southern Minnesota, United States. Previously, the college was known as South Central Technical College. It was established in the year 1946 and is under Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The college has other campuses located at North Mankato and Faribault. South Central College offers students more than 50 diplomas, associate degrees, and certificate programs in a wide range of study fields including business, health care, industrial technology, management, and construction technology. SCC also offers online courses to its students.

There are various clubs and organizations available to students on campus including the Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Chi, Business Professionals of America, and National Student Nurses Organization.

Profile of South Central College

The campus of South Central College is in North Mankato, MN, which is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Degrees at South Central College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. South Central College is known for its programs in agricultural science and management and family and social work.

South Central College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at South Central College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 639 students enrolled (2, 403 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at South Central College are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"South Central College provides comprehensive higher education for employment and continuous learning to promote individual growth and economic development. "

South Central College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine124licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management75marketing, accounting, accounting technology
Medical Support and Technology52medical coding, dental assistant, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Family and Social Work41child care management, human services
Mechanics and Repair39HVAC, small engine mechanics, automobile mechanics, marine mechanic, autobody repair
Agricultural Science and Management33agricultural production, agricultural machine tech, farm management, agricultural operations, agricultural technology
Production Trades24machinist
Engineering Technician22telecommunications tech, architectural drafting, electronics tech
office and Administration20executive secretary, office data entry, administrative assistant, receptionist
Computer Science and Engineering19computer networking, computer programming, web design
Construction Trades18carpentry
Liberal Arts15liberal arts and sciences
Media10printing equipment operation
Law9legal secretary
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts7culinary arts
Hospitality6restaurant and food services management
Medical administration1medical transcription

Contact: South Central College

South Central College

1920 Lee Blvd

North Mankato, MN 56003-1920

General Phone: (507) 389-7200


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