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Study at Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College, also known as SCC, is a two-year college located in Sylva, North Carolina, United States. It is an educational institution offering post-secondary education and lower-level tertiary education. It grants certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees to the students. SCC is an associate of the North Carolina Community College System. The Student Enrolment of SCC includes an impressive number of international students as well.

Southwestern Community College boasts an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. Some of the important ones include Criminal Justice/ Cybercrime Technology Student Association, Epsilon Sigma Pi EMS Professional Society, Respiratory Therapy Technology Club, and Health Information Technology Club.

Profile of Southwestern Community College

The main campus of Southwestern Community College is in Sylva, NC (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a public school. Southwestern Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. Southwestern Community College students most commonly major in a field related to hospitality.

Southwestern Community College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy. Students attending Southwestern Community College come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Southwestern Community College had 2, 040 enrolled students.

Southwestern Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts58liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine37registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology36radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, respiratory care tech, mental health services tech, clinical and medical lab science, medical lab tech
Therapy and Counselling28physical therapist assistant, massage therapy, substance abuse Counselling
Beauty and Cosmetology25cosmetology, manicurist
Education and Teaching23early childhood education, teacher aide, education courses
Business and Management20business management, accounting technology, management information systems
Engineering Technician19surveying tech, electronics tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Hospitality17hotel management
Computer Science and Engineering16network management, information technology, information science
Security and Law Enforcement15corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Medical administration10medical records tech, medical transcription
office and Administration6executive secretary, office data entry
Mechanics and Repair6HVAC, automobile mechanics
Production Trades5welding
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Law2legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts2chef training
Construction Trades2electrician, carpentry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2parks and recreation studies
Family and Social Work1child development
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Contact: Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College

447 College Dr

Sylva, NC 28779

General Phone: (828) 586-4091


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