Discover the Choices, Value and Opportunities at South Central College:
South Central College has an open admissions policy. This means:
You can complete your studies in less time and for less total cost if you come well prepared for college-level work, especially by taking math, English, science and social studies classes every year in high school. Also, some programs of study require more math and science, so your high school preparation makes a difference.
Apply early in 12th grade. That increases your chances of being admitted to the specific program you want when you enter college. Some programs are more popular than others and fill early.
Choices. Value. Opportunities!
South Central College offers Choices with abundant programs to prepare you to start your career or transfer to a four year institution. South Central College is also a tremendous Value, with lower tuition, multiple funding sources and a quality education. And South Central College's business and education partnerships result in Opportunities for you now and in the future.
|Administration of Child Care||AAS|
|Administration of Child Care Programs||CERT|
|Administrative Office Management||AS|
|Administrative Office Specialist||AAS|
|Administrative Office Specialist - Business Software||CERT|
|Administrative Office Specialist - Client Relations Specialist||CERT|
|Administrative Office Specialist-Legal||AAS|
|Advanced Farm Business Management||ATC|
|Ag Chemical Applicator Technician||CERT|
|Agri-Business Office Specialist/Manager||AAS|
|Agribusiness Service Technician||AAS|
|Agribusiness Service Technician||DIP|
|Agribusiness Service and Management||AAS|
|Agribusiness Service and Management||DIP|
|Agribusiness Technician's Aide||DIP|
|Agricultural Commodities Marketing||CERT|
|Agriculture Education Technology Partnership||AS|
|Applications in Farm Business Management||CERT|
|Architectural Drafting and Design||AAS|
|Architectural Drafting and Design||DIP|
|Auto Body and Collision Technology||AAS|
|Auto Body and Collision Technology||DIP|
|Basic Construction Field Supervision||CERT|
|Child Development Careers||AS|
|Child Development Careers||AAS|
|Child Development Careers||DIP|
|Child Development Careers||CERT|
|Civil Engineering Technology||AAS|
|Community Social Service||AAS|
|Community Social Service||DIP|
|Community Social Service||CERT|
|Computer Integrated Machining||AAS|
|Computer Integrated Machining||DIP|
|Computer Integrated Machining||CERT|
|Computer Integrated Machining Foundations||DIP|
|Energy Technical Specialist||AAS|
|Essentials of Farm Business Management||CERT|
|Farm Business Management||DIP|
|Fundamentals of Mechatronics Technology||CERT|
|Geographic Information Systems||CERT|
|HVAC/R - Advanced||DIP|
|HVAC/R - Foundation||DIP|
|Health Sciences Broad Field||AS|
|Health Support Specialist||CERT|
|Health Unit Coordinator||CERT|
|Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)||AAS|
|Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)||CERT|
|Intensive Care Paramedic Technician||AAS|
|Intensive Care Paramedic Technician||DIP|
|Intermediate Mechatronics Engineering Technology||DIP|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||DIP|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences||AA|
|Mechatronics Engineering Technology||AAS|
|Mechatronics Industrial Maintenance||CERT|
|Medical Laboratory Technician||AAS|
|Office Systems Specialist||AAS|
|SBM Financial Management||CERT|
|SBM Human Resources||CERT|
|SBM Record Keeping||CERT|
|Small Business Management||DIP|
|Small Business Management||CERT|
How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.
Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:
Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are availableT for students with special interests and backgrounds. South Central College provides over $250,000 in scholarships annually including full-tuition Presidential Scholarships to high school seniors with demonstrated leadership skills while maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or greater.
You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.
Other ways to save
Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.
Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to www.mymilitaryeducation.org.
South Central College is committed to individual success inside and outside the classroom. SCC has a wide variety of student organizations and activities, as well as support services.