SCC ranked in four categories by Community College Week

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 degrees.

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, 31st overall.

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 all about.

"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 programs."

Community College Week analyzes data from approximately 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. to compile its annual lists.


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