Southeast Community College is ranked in four categories
according to one publication's annual listing of the top associate
degree producers in the United States.
Community College Week, which publishes its annual Top 100
Associate Degree Producers list each June, ranked SCC third
nationally in the number of graduates in Precision Production, the
first time since 2004 the College did not rank No. 1 in the
category. The SCC programs Community College Week includes in the
Precision Production category are Computer
Aided Design Drafting, Machine Tool Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
The 2012 report is an analysis of data provided by the U.S.
Department of Education. Community College Week's list includes
many four-year colleges and universities who grant associate
Other categories and SCC rankings for 2012:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations & Related Sciences,
seventh among two-year schools, 12th overall.
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields,
15th among two-year institutions,
All Disciplines - Non-Minority, 35th among
two-year institutions, 58th overall.
Community College Week is published biweekly in Fairfax, Va.,
and claims to be "the independent voice covering community,
technical and junior colleges since 1988." Throughout the history
of the rankings, the publication has changed the names of
categories that SCC regularly found itself.
According to the most recent data, 98 percent of graduates from
SCC's Computer Aided Design Drafting, Machine Tool Technology and
Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs found work or
continued their education. SCC's overall 2010 job
placement/continuing education rate was 94 percent.
Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, said graduating students with the
skills employers seek is what the school's technical programs are
"Our placement rate is testament to the value employers place on
our graduates," Huck said. "Many of our program graduates entertain
multiple job offers, often even before they graduate. That speaks
to the quality of our instruction and the overall quality of our
Community College Week analyzes data from approximately 1,200
community colleges in the U.S. to compile its annual lists.