Located in Somerset, Kentucky, Somerset Community College is part of the Kentucky Community and Technological College System. Somerset Community College is a public, two-year college that maintains an open-admissions policy. Matriculates at the college may choose from among numerous courses and may pursue a diploma, an Associate’s degree, or one of various certificates. Somerset Community College offers academic, technical, and general education curricula.
The college’s history dates back to 1965, when it was opened as part of the University of Kentucky’s Community College System. Although it was originally established on one campus, today Somerset Community College has two campuses and four centers in south-central Kentucky. Somerset Community College services numerous counties in the regional Kentucky area, including Casey County, Clay County, Russell County, Wayne County, and Whitley County.
Somerset Community College offers numerous Associate degree programs: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science. Beyond these degrees, it also offers diplomas and certificates in various disciplines. Diplomas require 36-68 credit hours, while certificates generally require 12-36 credit hours. For those pursuing an Associate degree, there are 60 to 70 credit hours required at a minimum. The school has program agreements with most of Kentucky’s major colleges and universities, so that those who receive an Associate degree are able to transfer credit towards a four-year Bachelor’s degree. Matriculates may choose from courses available in numerous fields of study, including Business administration, information technology, and health fields such as practical nursing. Somerset Community College seeks to ensure that its students learn both through comprehensive classroom instruction, as well as through hands-on practical experience. Associate degrees will prepare students for work in their desired field or for continuing their education at a four-year institution.
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Among the unique curricula and programs offered at Somerset Community College, is the SCC Theatre Program. For those seeking an Associate of Arts degree, this program allows for furthering stage and live theatre experience. The Somerset Community College theatre puts on numerous live productions annually, many of which involve both students and members of the community from outside the college as well.
Other examples of unique SCC programs, are those provided by The Office of Community, Workforce & Economic Development of Somerset Community College. This office maintains a vast array of training programs for those involved in local business and industry. Continuing education and lifelong learning courses are among those provided for the community by The Office of Community, Workforce & Economic Development of Somerset Community College. Somerset Community College also participates in the Ready to Work Program, which is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the Cabinet for Health and Family services. Through this program, Somerset Community College endeavors to aid those matriculates who are enrolled in the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program. Through the Ready to Work Program, SCC helps students seeking short-term training opportunities.
Somerset Community College maintains a unique admissions policy. Potential matriculates may fill out an application for admission through one of three avenues: accessing a PDF application online, picking up an application at the Admissions Office, or filling out a KCTCS online application. Regardless of which type of application potential students choose to submit, the college also requires an official high school transcript or GED scores. Additionally applicants must also submit either their ACT scores or COMPASS test results. After submitting one’s application and supplemental materials, it is time to determine your desired program of study as well as the date at which you plan to begin your courses. Students will then be given a personal advisor or counselor to guide them through the enrollment process.
Somerset Community College seeks to ensure that as many local students as possible have access to a higher education, regardless of their personal financial situation or history. All financial aid forms are accessible via the school’s official website. The college also maintains numerous resources to help simplify the sometimes complicated process of applying for government aid. On the website students will find a helpful financial aid calculator, which aids in giving estimates of loans to be expected. Somerset Community College also has friendly, knowledgeable staff to help both students and potential students to determine the best avenues through which they may seek the financial means necessary to pursue their education. Financial Aid Coordinators and Assistants are available at both the Somerset and London Campuses; their email addresses can also be found on the school’s web page. Also located on the school’s website is the Financial Aid Recipient Code of Conduct.
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The following sports can be found here:
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Basketball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Racquetball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Softball
- Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Volleyball