St. Charles Community College
St. Charles Community College (SCC) is a public St. Charles-area two-year college in suburban St. Charles County, Missouri. Established in 1986, SCC's first fall semester in 1987 had an enrollment of 1,547 students.
|President||Dr. Barbara Kavalier|
|Students||6,822 (Fall 2016)|
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive,
Cottleville, MO 63376
|Colors||Maroon and Grey|
|Mascot||Scooter McCougar (a Cougar)|
Two-year associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields are offered at SCC, as well as workforce training and community-based personal and professional development, in addition to cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. St. Charles Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
St. Charles Community College is often associated as being a part of St. Louis Community College, but St. Charles Community College is a separate entity.
SCC offers a college transfer program with over 24 areas of interest and more than 45 career programs in business, engineering, information technology, health, child care and social services, law enforcement, office professions; plus continuing education, developmental and business and industry training programs. SCC offers more than 60 online courses.
Degrees offered are Associate of Arts (college transfer), Associate of Arts in Teaching (college transfer), Associate of Science (college transfer), Associate of Applied Science (career), Certificate of Achievement (career) and Certificate of Specialization (career).
Club Sports offered are Roller Hockey (15-time national champions); Basketball and Cheerleading.
The school fields four intercollegiate sports teams. Soccer and baseball for men along with soccer and softball for women. St. Charles Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and competes at the division I level in all four sports. All four Cougar teams are members of the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) which includes: East Central College, Jefferson College, Lewis and Clark College, Mineral Area College, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Shawnee Community College and Three Rivers Community College.
In November 2010, the Lady Cougars won the Region XVI Women’s DI Soccer Championship in a 2-1 win versus Maple Woods Community College.
In November 2014, the Lady Cougars won the Region XVI Championship for the 2nd time by defeating Blue River Community College 4-1. Following a win over Southwest Illinois College for the District D championship, the Cougars qualified for the NJCAA National Championship for the 1st time. They ended up finishing 9th in the Country with a record of 15-5-1
The SCC Women's Soccer Team finished their 2015 season as Region XVI Champions for the 3rd time in 7 years by defeating St. Louis Community College 1-0. SCC finished their season at 14-5. The Cougars are coached by Josh Tyler
The campus has 12 buildings:
- Administration Building
- Student Center
- Learning Resource Center
- Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building
- John M. McGuire Humanities Building
- Technology Building
- Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building
- Visual Arts Building
- Campus Services
- Child Development Center
- College Center
A second location is located at One Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie. The location houses credit and non-credit programs in healthcare.
The 12 campus buildings are connected by a central pedestrian plaza and internal courtyards. The 228-acre (92.3 ha) campus serves degree seeking students as well as participants of all ages coming for noncredit classes and community events, everything from seeing a play, to learning to dance, to mastering the computer or any of the dozens of special programs for children and senior adults. The school does not provide certification to lenders providing secondary/alternative education loans.
St. Charles Community College earned Tree Campus USA recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship in 2010. SCC was one of the first three colleges to be Tree Campus USA–certified in the state of Missouri. SCC is home to more than 2,000 trees, 30 of which were planted Fall of 2011 in a tree planting ceremony hosted by the SCC Tree Advisory Committee.
A collaborative initiative with Lindenwood University helped launch the new LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences located at #1 Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie, former site of Barat Academy, a 69,000-square-foot building purchased by Lindenwood in September 2012. Lindenwood and SCC signed the collaborative initiative in March 2013 and SCC is leasing approximately 26,000 square feet of space, including space for the state-of-the-art virtual hospital. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in August 2013 and the new center now houses the SCC associate degree nursing program, as well as its Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Health Information Technology and Health Occupations programs.
On the main campus, construction of a .67-mile walking and biking trail was completed by Great Rivers Greenway in the fall of 2013 as part of the Dardenne Greenway, linking trails from Legacy Park in Cottleville to Woodlands Sports Park and Rabbit Run Park in St. Peters.
In February 2018, SCC announced the official name of its new Dardenne Prairie location; formerly known as 1 Academy Place, “The Center for Healthy Living” will host an array of STEM and vocational courses. It has sixteen welding stations
The Student Senate is the official student governing body of SCC and serves as an advocate for the interests of SCC students presenting concerns and issues to the college Board of Trustees. Senators are chosen by both general election and appointment procedures. Senate meetings are held twice monthly: first and third Tuesdays of every month. The Student Senate encourages all students to attend Senate meetings to voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions.
There are more than 30 student organized clubs offered through the Student Activities Office at SCC. The student activities office itself also provides a place for students to gather with air hockey, foosball and pool tables, recreational computers, a TV lounge and conference room available to students.
The St. Charles Community College Quiz Bowl team was the Top Community College at the Division II Intercollegiate Championship Tournament hosted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments on April 10, 2010. The team also won the Community College Championship Tournament also hosted by NAQT on February 27, 2010.
The Mascot for SCC is an anthropomorphic cougar named Scooter McCougar. Scooter makes regular appearances at campus celebrations and sporting events. Scooter even participates in social networking for the college.
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