On behalf of the Board of Governors, the administration, faculty and staff, welcome to Southeast Community College.
SCC is committed to its mission of empowering and transforming students and the diverse communities it serves through accessible, dynamic and responsive pathways to career and technical, academic transfer and continuing education programs.
If you are a prospective student, SCC has more than 60 career/tech and transfer program options to choose from, as well as degree, diploma and certificate options. We believe you will find a program or class that is perfect for you.
Southeast is a vibrant two-year public institution of higher education serving a primary area of 15 counties in southeast Nebraska. SCC offers multiple locations and continues to expand its online opportunities. With high-quality career/technical and academic programs and very affordable tuition and fees, SCC provides students with tremendous opportunities to create their futures through the obtainment of new knowledge, skills and awareness. Our unique blend of career/technical programs will provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce.
SCC's programs provide students with opportunities to work with the latest equipment and technologies. Students enrolled in career/technical programs also receive high-quality instruction in academic areas to ensure they have both the technical and academic skills necessary to succeed at different organizational levels and in a variety of dynamic work environments. The first two years of a four-year degree represent the essential academic foundation. SCC's Academic Transfer program provides students with an outstanding opportunity to obtain a high-quality academic foundation at very affordable rates. SCC offers small class sizes with instructors dedicated to instructional excellence, student success and the development of reflective and creative learners.
Over the past five years, SCC has implemented a number of transformative initiatives, including the construction of new facilities, conversion from a quarter to a semester calendar system, technology infrastructure upgrades, comprehensive renovation of existing facilities, climate and culture transformation, and other significant changes. These purposeful and strategic initiatives were based on the College's 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, which ended in June 2020.
SCC's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan reflects a college-wide and systematic review and assessment of internal and external trends, challenges and opportunities. The plan includes a revised mission statement, the College's first vision statement, core values, and nine goals with specific objectives. The mission statement reflects the College's commitment to the highest quality programs and services to meet student, employer and community demand throughout the College's entire 15-county service area. The new vision statement clearly articulates the College's commitment to investing in all aspects of its operations to become a national leader in high-contact technical and academic experiences through personal and sincere relationships with engaged and invested faculty, staff and administrators. SCC's vision also includes a focus on creating destinations and the highest quality learning climates through permanent, innovative, modern, virtually linked, sustainable, and collaborative facilities and green spaces.
SCC's core values emphasize excellence, transparency, integrity, innovation, inclusion, and accountability in all aspects of its operations. The new plan consists of the following primary goal areas: enrollment and program growth, student success, communication and public awareness, partnerships, financial strength, organizational environment, and faculty and staff excellence. Goal 9 of the new plan will continue to focus on promoting learning and organizational environments through positivity, reflective thinking, respect of diverse ideas and views, transparent communication, and compassion.
We welcome students of all races and nationalities, women and men, veterans, people with disabilities, and students of all ages in our programs and activities. SCC values diversity as an important part of the educational process and continues to seek students, faculty and staff who bring a variety of life experiences and viewpoints to the College.
If there is anything that you need from me or my team of professionals at the College, please contact us.
Dr. Paul Illich