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Study at South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College, also known as South Piedmont, or SPCC, was formed in 1999 by the North Carolina General Assembly. It traces its roots to the Ansonville unit of the Charlotte Industrial Education Center which was established in 1962. After a number of changes in name and status, and a few mergers, it became the South Piedmont Community College on 3rd August, 1999. The college offers classes in the following centres in North Carolina:

  • L. L. Polk Campus in Polkton
  • Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro
  • Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe
Students at SPCC are awarded Associate in Arts, Associate in Nursing (LPN to RN transition program), Associate in Arts-Elementary Education, or Associate in Science degrees. Majors in subjects including accounting, advertising and graphic design, biotechnology, business administration, human services technology, computer information technology, criminal justice technology, early childhood education, nursing, and surgical technology are available.

The students of SPCC publish the Student Activities Newsletter every month. In addition, the college sponsors a large number of clubs and organizations including the Advertising and Graphic Design Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Criminal Justice Student Association, Health Technologies Clubs, Literary Arts Club, and Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Omega Psi Chapter).

Profile of South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College is located in a rural area, in Polkton, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at South Piedmont Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at South Piedmont Community College often study security and law enforcement and construction trades.

South Piedmont Community College Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy.


Students at South Piedmont Community College benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 250 students (1, 175 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at South Piedmont Community College.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission at South Piedmont Community College is to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality, student-centered education while supporting economic development in our communities. "

South Piedmont Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medical Support and Technology60medical assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, surgical tech, radiation therapist
Construction Trades50electrician, masonry, carpentry
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety
Medical administration31medical secretary
Business and Management28business management, accounting technology, MIS, management information systems
Therapy and Counselling26massage therapy
Education and Teaching21early childhood education, teacher aide
office and Administration18executive secretary
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17licensed practical nurse
Engineering Technician17mechanical engineering tech, electromechanical tech
Computer Science and Engineering12computer applications programming, computer networking
Liberal Arts10liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Family and Social Work4social work
Law3legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair2HVAC, autobody repair
Cooking and Culinary Arts1food prep and kitchen assistant
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art

Contact: South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College

680 Highway 74 West

Polkton, NC 28135

General Phone: (704) 272-5300


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