Chartered on February 6, 1964, Southeastern Community College (SCC) is a public, comprehensive community college providing accessible educational, cultural, and social opportunities for area adults. Over 100 occupational and liberal arts curriculum certificates, diplomas and degrees are offered by the college.
Classes are small, quality is high, and student services, such as counseling and tutoring, help students realize their potential. More than 1,800 students enroll in SCC’s college-credit courses annually. SCC provides a wide range of continuing education courses throughout Columbus County, serving more than 7,000 students annually. Through the college, enriching cultural events are brought to the area, and community services are provided for citizens of all ages.
The 246-acre campus is on the Chadbourn Highway between Whiteville and Chadbourn in Southeastern North Carolina. SCC is a one-hour drive from historic cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as the beaches of both North and South Carolina.
February 6, 1964
SCC was chartered
February 17, 1964
College Board launched
Courses began and were held at community high schools
Construction began on SCC’s Campus, All temporary facilities were isolated to Chadbourn campus
First Degrees Awarded: 51 Associate Degrees & 43 Vocational Diplomas, First entering class on new campus
First Associate Degree Nurses Graduated, Cosmetology, Agri-Business, & Diesel Mechanics Programs were established
Summer Semester Established
Police Science Program Established, Began offering night classes at Brunswick Co. High Schools
Criminal Justice Degree offered which evolved into current Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), More buildings were added to campus to accommodate growth
Small Business Center & Library Opened
Partnership with Brunswick Electric began
Southeastern Community College has had 9 presidents since 1964.