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Mallorie and MariaSouth Central College Graphic Communications students brought home two awards from the national SkillsUSA competition, held June 23–27 in Kansas City. SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs.

Mallorie Malenke placed 5th in the nation for Pin Design and Maria Vargas placed 6th in the nation for T-shirt Design. Malenke and Vargas earned their way to the national competition by placing 2nd and 3rd in their respective categories at the Minnesota state competition in March. At the national competition they competed against approximately 50 other post-secondary students in their categories.

Malenke and Vargas both graduated from South Central College this past May with their Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Graphic Communications. Malenke is continuing on at South Central College to earn her Business Management AAS degree. Vargas recently began working at Lifetouch.
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of certificate and Associate degree options. The college alos offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

Adam Tyler Devin AMT Silver

The Automated Manufacturing Technology team from South Central College (SCC) brought home the Silver Medal from the national SkillsUSA competition, held June 23 – 27 in Kansas City. SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs.

SCC team members Adam Jutz, Tyler Schmidt and Devin Wetzel, earned their way to the national SkillsUSA competition after finishing in 1st Place in the Minnesota state competition. At the national competition, they competed against 12 other post-secondary teams from throughout the nation.

Jutz, Schmidt and Wetzel are all students in SCC’s Computer Integrated Machining (CIM) program. CIM is a high tech field that utilizes analytics and automation in the advanced manufacturing process, to take a production idea from design to development to finished product. South Central College offers CIM on both its North Mankato and Faribault campuses.

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CIM Team Competing Devin Tyler Adam and Dan Newby Judge who is the head of CNC Software Educational Division for Mastercam Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin, Tyler and Adam being judged during competition

 

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of certificate and Associate degree options. The college alos offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 





Get on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in High Tech Manufacturing or Healthcare.

FastTRAC is a free program that can prepare you for college success in just six weeks. Brush up on your reading, math or computer skills – while exploring exciting careers available in the region. At the end of your FastTRAC course, you’ll be ready to begin at South Central College knowing you have what it takes to succeed!

FastTRAC: “Pathways to MANUFACTURING Careers”
Prepares you to begin SCC Mechatronics and Computer Integrated Machining programs

July 2 – August 7, 2014
Session 1:  Mon/Wed/Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 am
Session 2:  Mon/Wed/Thurs 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Eligibility Criteria: You may qualify if you will be at least 18 years old by Aug. 25, 2014, are legally eligible to work in the U.S. are unemployed or underemployed, are not academically prepared for college (based on Test of Adult Basic Education), have a HS Diploma or GED complete by July 1, 2014.

Requirements: To participate, students must complete TABE testing and an intake interview, be physically able to perform manufacturing work (requires heavy lifting and standing for 8 – 12 hour shifts), and commit to attending every class and about 6 hours of homework per week.
           

FastTRAC: “Pathways to HEALTHCARE Careers”
Prepares you to begin SCC Basic Nursing program

July 2 – August 7, 2014

  • St. James/Fairmont Area: (Days/Times TBD)
  • LeSueur area: Mon/Wed/Thurs   9:00 am – Noon
  • Mankato area: Mon/Wed/Thurs   Noon – 3:00 pm      

Eligibility Criteria: You may qualify if you are 16 or older and not enrolled in high school, are legally eligible to work in the U.S., are unemployed or underemployed (part-time or low-wage incomes), are not academically prepared for college (base on Test of Adult Basic Education).

Requirements: To participate, students must call to register (application, basic skills test and interview required), complete a background study ($20), bye physically and emotionally prepared to perform healthcare work (most healthcare careers require lifting, standing for 8 hour shifts, night, weekend & holiday hours, and close contact with others), commit to attending class periods and at least 6 hours of homework per week.

For more information or to register for these FastTRAC courses, contact your area Workforce Center: 

  • Blue Earth or Brown County:  (507) 345.5222
  • Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca or LeSueur County:  (507) 665.4626
  • Faribault County:  (507) 526.3172
  • Watonwan County: (507) 375-4517
  • Martin County: (507) 235-3141
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South Central College is proud to be celebrating our 50th year in Faribault and looking forward to the completion of our campus expansion this Fall. Continue to check this page for all the latest activities, including details on our Expansion Grand Opening Celebration in October.

South Central College’s Practical Nursing program has moved from accepting applications just once a year to twice a year. For the first time, individuals may now apply in June, as well as the traditional January application period. Applications will be accepted through June 27. Students interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Program in June also need to take the HESI Admission Exam, which will be offered June 10, 17, and 19. The cost is $35.00. For more information, visit southcentral.edu/nursing/entrance-exam.html.

South Central College’s Practical Nursing program has diploma and AAS degree options. Graduates from the program are prepared to serve as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). South Central College has had a nursing program in Faribault since 1958 and North Mankato since 1968.


South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 



 

South Central College today released its President's List of students with exceptional performance during Spring Semester 2014, which ran January 13 - May 14, 2014. The recognition is given to students in good academic standing who maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better, while earning 12 credits or more during the semester period.

"I know our South Central College administrators, faculty and staff join me in recognizing and applauding the efforts of our students who achieved this honor for Spring Semester 2014," said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.

A total of 377 students from South Central College's Faribault and North Mankato campuses were named to the Spring 2014 President's List (listed by hometown):

Adams - Benjamin Wolterman
Albert Lea - Zachary Schnaith
Alden - Blaine Bias
Amboy - Cory Schiefelbein
Arlington - Aaron Rose
Austin - Claudia Gutierrez Gonzalez
Belle Plaine - Zachery Juaire, Timothy Valentin
Blooming Prairie - Ryan Weber
Bloomington - Martina Akem
Blue Earth - Anna Haase, Anthony Harding, Kayla Ollila, Lindsey Rippentrop
Byron - Paul Daley
Cannon Falls - Justin Miest
Ceylon - Tyson Cooley
Cokato - Ariana Hasti
Courtland - Shari Johnson
Delavan - Pawel Buda
Dundas - Melanie Becker, Rebecca Schoephoerster
Eagan - Tyler Jackson
Eagle Lake - Tyler Bruender, John Haroldson, Kyle Heinze, Kimberly Neilsen, Michael Rykhus
Ellendale - Nicole Nelson
Elmore - Vivian Rosillo
Elysian - Brittany Connell, Justin Johnson, Jonathan Roemhildt
Fairfax - Trent Pfeffer
Fairmont - Jason Duffey
Faribault - Ayan Aden, Kimberly Barron, Miranda Boudreau, Cole Brody, Elizabeth Cap, Stephanie Cole, Brooke Graham, Laura Gruchow, Taylor Hanson, Abdifatah Ibrahim, Judith Isaacson, Theresa Kerrigan, Tiffany Kubinski, Jeremiah Kuehne, Zachary Liverseed, Amy Lohrmann-Stoeckel, Emily Luecke, Kasi Maki, Tonya Malz, Connor Marthaler, Alexander Miller,
Abdihakim Muhumed, Sara Needham, James O'Connor, Ashley Sagdalen, Beth Sutter, Brett Underdahl, Kelsey Wobschall, Shukri Yusuf
Farmington - Conrad Thompson, Jeremiah Vail
Fulda - Lexy Fenske, Anthony Holinka
Galesburg IL - Michelle Fretham
Gaylord - Jessica Wendland
Gibbon - Meghan Gleisner, Rachel Holmquist
Glencoe - Julie Rose
Good Thunder - Nicholas Guentzel, Estee Kopischke
Grand Rapids - Kaitlyn Kubat
Green Isle - Rosemary Dieball
Hanska - Brok Miller
Hastings - Steven Beissel, Cayla Tousignant
Henderson - Katelin Plekkenpol, Allyson Tousley
Janesville - Garrett Burgess, Matthew Engelby, Jacob Hall, Karissa Huxford, Sarah Manthey,
Cory Schroeder, Karalyn Southwick, Devin Wetzel, Mason Zellmer
Jeffers - Mariah Determan, Clay Peterson
Jordan - Christopher Pauly
Kasota - Tanner Biehn, Jessica Evelo
Kenyon - Julie Sellers
Lafayette - Bradly Hagberg
Lake Crystal - David Gilman, Alice Ploghoft, Kelsey Hood,
Le Center - Wilkister Omondi, Bryce Skistad
Le Sueur - Richard Blaha, Scott Lange, Benjamin Rohloff, Scott Schmieg, Kohen Stark, Cole Wersal, Nicholas Wolcott
Lonsdale - Brian Ceplecha, Ashley LeBrun, Kari Sartori, Terri White
Madelia - Tyler Ardolf, Courtney Curtis
Madison Lake - Lacey Hagen, Tyler Heinze, Lance Kimble, Katrina Voda
Mankato - Adnane Afoda, Jenna Aguillon, Ameera Al Hamidi, Trevor Baloun, Brandon Bergemann, Stephanie Berndt, Jeanna Birr, Nicole Blace, Luke Blakesley, Ruth Boettcher, Alex Bohman, Joshua Bohnen-Fischer, Cole Bohnert, Kassandra Bond, Jordan Bristol, Tiffany Brooks,
Randal Burger, Holly Carlson, Carissa Carpenter, Mariam Dahir, Michael Daly, Michael Date, Nicole Davis, Christine Dobosenski, Stephanie Douglas, Mathew Duck, Nichole Engesser,
Chris Evenson, Joneesha Fischer, Vicki Franco, Angela Gonzalez, Todd Goodrich, Nicole Hansen,
Kaitlyn Heminover, Laura Hermanson, Thomas Hills, Steven Horner, Jay Hupp, Tre'Nisha Jackson,
Kuresh Jama, Zachary Janssen, Benjamin Johnson, Colten Keimig, Danielle Kennedy, Logan Korte,
Brian Kottke, Katie Krautkremer, Elizabeth Kruger-Peterson, Vanessa Lange, Adam Larson, Alex LeDuc, Jaime Mathwig, Broderic Melby, Matthew Miller, Michelle Mooney, Rachel Nelson, Nellie Petersen, Lyndsey Peterson, Brian Phiri, Tatjana Radinkovic, Megan Redlin, Matthew Rockers, David Rodriquez, Thomas Rolph, Ryan Schock, Ryan Schulz, Jacob Seedenburg, Zuzan Selman,
Megan Smith, Ashley Sprague, Thomas Stanton, Linda Steinback, Jacob Sukalski, Collin Tasler, Darren Tenold, Justin Treml, Nicholas Turbitt, Mitchell Vetter, Jonathan Walstrom, Gavin Wollschlager, Theresa Zuhlsdorf
Mapleton - Chad Haroldson, Sherry Hoffman, Lorenzo Kopari, Carl Nienow, Alex Schubbe, Kyle Ziegler
Medford - Christine Delaney, Alisha Litsheim
Mentor - Melissa Fallon
Minnesota Lake - Chantel Goebel, Jay Longeneker, Hannah Murphy
Montgomery - Justina David, David Simon, Chad Vlasak
Morgan - Nathan Mettler
Morristown - Amy Larson, Lori Niedosmialek, Anna Schwichtenberg
Nerstrand - Catherine Medin, Andrew Storlie
New Auburn - Justin Nissen
New Prague - Adam Bixler, Thomas Gleason, Sydney Kiihn, Michael Rossi, Steven Simon, Austin Weinandt
New Richland - Mallorie Malenke, Riley Schue
New Ulm - Stevenlee Anderson, Brett Beilke, Eric Beranek, Nicholas Braam, Joseph Bradley, Jonathon Burris, Brittany DeZeeuw, Nicole Emerson, Timothy Hoppe, Adam Jutz, Robert Krause,
Samantha Lodes, Jason Melzer, Christopher Prodoehl, Waylon Rose, Alex Turbes, Douglas Verschelde, Leah Wilfahrt
Nicollet - Stephanie Campbell, Allyson Dahl, Lucas Gens, Matthew Hohenstein, Joshua Koehler,
Timothy Sargeant,
North Mankato - Gina Abbas, Naimo Adan, Breanna Allore, Hunter Brinkman, Jordan Campbell, Christopher Delaney, Aaron Fischenich, Micah Flanagan, Sahar Fody, Brian Fortney, Travis Friedrichs, Macaulay Guhlke, Bradley Hanson, Tim Hill, Tyler Holmgren, Nyquaise Kameni, Jonathan Kells, Kristi Krautkremer, Jessica Laird, Nathan Malakowsky, Gregory McDonald, Carrie Meier, Tara Mejia, Hannah Miltimore, Jesse Moody, Julie Nibbe, Brianna Pooley-Haack, Scott Rathman, Kiel Rosenthal, Jacklyn Salazar, Timothy Schultz, Dakota Shepherd, Daniel Smith, Hannah Snyder, Rafael Snyder, Lounnee Soutthivong, Trenton VanderWert, Maria Vargas, Trevor Wynkoop
Northfield - Jennifer Halverson, Conner Jensen, Ashlynn Malecha, Lisa Ross
Oronoco - David Hanenberger
Owatonna - Michael Gerhartz, Dustin Miller, Karissa Mouser, Jeffrey Musolf, Kimberly Wilder
Redwood Falls - Katelyn Prouty
Renville - Bradley Ridl
Rochester - Toni Scofield, Adam Valen
Rock Rapids IA - Kendra Schleusne
Rollingstone - Tyler Schmit
Saint Bonifacius - Eric Stachovich
Saint Clair - Taylor Goettl, Shawn Guckeen
Saint James - Shae Cowell, Seth Firchau, Courtney Nelson, Justin Rayl, Greg Swanson
Saint Peter - Cassandra Efta, Brandon Haugdahl, Christopher Isaac, Christopher Johnson, Karin Kopischke, Christina Love, Julia Miller, Brittany Passon, Jonathon Pribyl, Katie Resch, Zachary Rewald, Ashley Robertson, Cassidy Sanford, Thomas Sykes, Ashley Weeres, Michael Winter,
Josiah Wood
Sanborn - Sadie Kelly
Savage - Susan Howard
Shakopee - Richard Breeggemann, Jennifer Chepkemboi
Sleepy Eye - Tyler Bode, John Hauser, Alexander Jarvis, Matthew Schroepfer, Cordell Windschitl
Springfield - Samantha Shoen
Truman - Monica Cassone, Cade Ekstrom
Vernon Center - Travis Roelofs
Walnut Grove - Jonathon Carter, Katie Xiong
Waseca - Nicole Conway, Kaitlyn Felsheim, Shane Goodlander, Beth Hoffman, Sarah Karsten,
Geralyn Kassel, Rachelle Ohnstad, Susan Pagel, Jonathan Rugger, Christopher Thissen, Brian Thomas, Darrell Ulman
Waterville - Logan Ayers, James Laing, Kevin Lamont, Jordan Lorenz, Kayleigh Qualley
Webster - Tyler Christian
Wells - Jeremy Groskreutz, Lacey Hassing
West Concord - Tracy Clammer
Windom - Rachel Herrig, Gerrica Manteufel
Winnebago - Matt Drown
Winthrop - Weston Anderson, Colton Janicke, Lucas Woods

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 




 

 

South Central College (SCC) is again holding Summer Camps on its North Mankato Campus this June for 8th – 12th graders. The Summer Camps run by SCC instructors are first and foremost fun, but could also be called “Career Camps,” because they expose participants to fields that could someday become careers.

ROBOTICS CHALLENGE CAMP will be held June 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The camp is open to 8th – 12th graders. Participants will work in small groups to design, build and program a robot in one day. This is a great introduction for those who are or want to be on competitive robotics teams. With robotics playing essential role in today’s high-tech manufacturing, the career possibilities in this field are ever increasing. This camp is run by South Central College’s Mechatronics program.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CAMP will be held June 19 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. This camp is open to 10th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will create a real building model from the sketching and design phase, through planning and then building. As a result of this experience, attendees may develop a life-long love of architecture. This camp is run by South Central College Architectural Drafting and Design program.

BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC GUITAR CAMP will be held June 23 - 27 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The camp is open to 9th – 12th graders. Participants in this camp will construct their own solid body electric guitar utilizing electronics, soldering, intonation, woodworking, sanding and finishing techniques. At the end, participants will have their own custom guitar to take home and play. This camp is run by South Central College’s Engineering program.      

South Central College has hosted summer camps since 2008, with subjects updated annually. For more details on this year’s camps, visit southcentral.edu/events/summer-camps-at-south-central-college.html. Registration is through Mankato Community Education and Recreation via their website at mankatocer.com or by calling (507) 387-5501.

The camps are co-sponsored by the South Central Perkins Consortium and Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence and are funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

SCC President and Dean to speak at International Conference and visit German Education Institutions

Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College (SCC) and Marsha Danielson, SCC Dean of Global Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, will present at the International Congress on Vocational Education and Training, which will be held in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spainfrom May 28 – 30. The Spanish government is covering Parker and Danielson’s round trip airfare, as well as all expenses while the two are in Spain.

At the International Congress, Parker and Danielson, along with other industry and education leaders from the U.S., will speak about the Workforce goals and initiatives of the national Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). Parker is co-chair of AMP’s Workforce Workgroup and Danielson serves on the AMP Operations Committee. “We are honored to have been asked to present on the important work of AMP,” said Parker. “During our three days at the International Congress, we also look forward to learning more about other global workforce education practices and exploring international partnerships,” said Parker.

Parker and Danielson are making the most of their European visit by also traveling to Germany from May 21 - 26 to further educational partnerships there, as guests of two German higher education institutions.

They will first visit the Carl-Severing Vocational College for Metal and Electrical Engineering in Bielefeld, Germany to meet with college leadership and sign a Renewed Memorandum of Understanding for the colleges' existing Exchange Program. The Exchange Program enables students, faculty and staff from SCC and Carl-Severing to travel to one another's institutions to build educational, cultural and global awareness.

Parker and Danielson will also visit DEKRA University in Berlin, Germany to meet with officials about a potential partnership between South Central College and the university. SCC’s programs in graphic communications and multimedia technology align particularly well with DEKRA’s programs. Faculty at both SCC and DEKRA have previously reviewed each other’s curriculum, so the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss next steps.

“We are excited by the opportunities these international educational and industry partnerships can bring to our students by broadening their understanding in their field of study, as well as their appreciation for different cultural perspectives and interest in global issues,” said Danielson.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

U.S. Department of Education Official Delivering Commencement Address

South Central College (SCC) will hold its commencement on Thursday, May 15 at the Taylor Center on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus at 1651 Warren Street, Mankato. The commencement includes graduates from South Central College’s campuses in both Faribault and North Mankato, with a celebratory reception from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. in the Lobby near Myers Field House and the Graduation Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in Bresnan Arena.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, Office of Vocational and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. “We are honored to have someone of Mr. Mitsui caliber presenting at our commencement, and our outstanding graduates deserve no less,” said South Central College President, Dr. Annette Parker.

Also present to congratulate the graduates will be Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Trustee David Paskach.

Having the commencement on the campus of SCC’s neighboring MnSCU institution, Minnesota State University, Mankato, will make it possible for an unlimited number of family members, friends and community members to enjoy the event. “We want everyone who wants to congratulate our graduates to be able to do so,” said Parker.    

For complete commencement information including maps, visit http://southcentral.edu/career-a-counseling-center/graduation-2011.html

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 

South Central College (SCC) held its Spring Pinning Ceremony on May 9 for new graduates of the college’s two nursing programs. The formal “Nursing Pinning” ceremony is a welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. As part of this ceremony, the nursing students each hold a lighted lamp as they recite the Nursing (Nightingale) Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles held high in the nursing profession. South Central College has had a Practical Nursing program since 1958 in Faribault and since 1968 in North Mankato. The two year RN program started in 2002. These nursing graduates also have the option to participate in SCC’s college-wide graduation which will be held this year on May 15 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

SCC’s Practical Nursing graduates, whose education has prepared them to serve as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), include:  
Hinda Alin, St. Paul
Jenna Aguillon, Mankato
Jenna Cliff, Waseca
Jessica Eastman, Winnebago
Martha Gesongori, Rochester
Fardos Hassan, Apple Valley
Jessica Heinz, Shakopee
Alyssa Larson, Mankato
Deqa Mohamed, Burnsville
Fadumo Mohamed, Bloomington
Stacy Nelson, Faribault
Beatrice Njiju, Crystal
Naom Okweba, Richfield
Fowzia Omar, Minneapolis
Rael Onkundi, Bloomington
Maureen Onyango, New Hope
Sara Peterson, North Mankato
Katie Piehl, Sleepy Eye
Nicole Raabe, Montgomery
Arron Reuvers, Northfield
Safiya Saida, Saint Paul
Maisie Sarles, Mankato
Sara Swinford, New Ulm
Hanna Yussuf, Bloomington

SCC’s Professional Nursing graduates, whose education has prepared them to serve a Registered Nurse (RN), include:
Katie Adams, Faribault
Benjamin Bachtle, Owatonna
Katherine Bauernfeind, Faribault
Emily Braun, Sleepy Eye
Miranda Carlsten, Mankato
Lucy Esenabhalu, Faribault
Bethany Gangelhoff, North Mankato
Mary Gruber, Owatonna
Amy Hillesheim, Hanska
William Hoekstra, Northfield
Terra Hyytinen, Saint Peter
Sarah Kerich, North Mankato
Amy Leonard, Saint Peter
Traci Little, Dundas
Candus Lunderberg, Saint Peter
Derik Peterson, Saint Louis Park
Candis Rangel, Mankato
Cy Reding, Fairfax
Samantha Riser, New Ulm
David Savord, Northfield
Makayla Schmitz, Mankato
Melissa Shoge, New Ulm
Joe Weller, North Mankato
Holly Wilke, Le Sueur
Nathan Winterhalter, North Mankato
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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

On April 29, South Central College students, faculty and staff will continue their annual tradition of going barefoot as part of the national One Day Without Shoes. The initiative was established by TOMS “One for One” to raise global awareness for children’s health and education.

The South Central College bookstores on both the Faribault and North Mankato campuses have organized the effort since 2011. Participants will gather at the bookstore on the Faribault campus and the student lounge on the North Mankato campus at Noon on April 29 for the hour-long Barefoot Walk.

More than just a one-day initiative, the bookstores have encouraged the donation of shoes throughout the month of April. Shoe donations will continue to be accepted at both bookstores through May 2. In appreciation for the donation, the bookstores are offering 30% off an apparel item for each pair of shoes donated.  Shoes collected in Faribault will go to Ruth’s House, and those donated in North Mankato will go to The Reach and Connecting Kids.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

4/29/14

Kickin' off their Shoes at SCC | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com  
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Barefoot for a Good Cause | KEYC-TV

4/28/14

South Central College Going Barefoot for a Good Cause | St. Peter Herald/southernminn.com

4/25/14

SCC President Installed | The Free Press

New Vision for Faribault SCC includes Collaboration | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Parker Shares her Vision for South Central College at Presidential Installation | St. Peter Herald/southernminn.com

SCC to Offer Office and Technology Programs | The Free Press

4/24/14

SCC President Outlines Vision | KEYC-TV

Annette Parker to be Installed as SCC President | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Fast-growing local company Cleans Up (SCC Alum) | The Free Press

4/23/14

South Central President to be Installed | KDHL

SCC Expanding Programs | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

South Central College Competing Internationally | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com

Cambria to Implement Manufacturing Programs | St. Peter Herald/southernminn.com

4/20/14

SCC Leads the Way on Work Ed | The Free Press

4/18/14

Cambria to Implement Manufacturing Programs | Le Sueur News-Herald/southernminn.com

4/17/14

SCC Chosen for National Pilot | The Free Press

South Central College Pilots Manufacturing | Radio Mankato/KTOE

Manufacturing is Back - SCC Workforce Summit | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com  
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4/16/14

South Central College to Launch Workforce Pilot | StarTribune

Making an Economic Impact at SCC | Faribault Daily News

SCC Part of White House Effort to Develop Apprenticeship Program | KEYC-TV

Le Sueur City Councilor running for Open State Reresemtatove Seat | Le Sueur News-Herald/southernminn.com

4/15/14

SCC Farm Business Management presents 2013 Analysis Summary Report | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com    
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4/14/14

Center for Business & Industry at SCC Sponsoring GMG Event | The Free Press

Proposed House Bonding Bill | St. Peter Herald/southernminn.com

4/12/14

Owatonna Teen Takes Steps toward becoming a Vikings Cheerleader | The Leader/southernminn.com

4/11/14

Nicollet County Arts Group | St. Peter Herald/southernminn.com    
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4/9/14

SCC Focuses on Immigration as Part of Campus Diversity | KEYC-TV

South Central College President on AM Minnesota | KDHL

4/7/14

Southern Minnesota Business Showcase | southernminn.com

4/5/14

New Americans Look to Higher Ed in Minnesota | Star Tribune

4/4/14

For Immigratns with College Dreams, Higher Ed Often Begins Close to Home | MINNPOST

Lookout Art Gallery Exhibit | The Free Press

4/2/14

SCC Performs well in SkillsUSA competition | The Free Press

SCC Students Compete at SkillsUSA competition | Faribault Daily News/southernminn.com   
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Dr. Annette Parker’s Presidential Installation Address tonight provided an opportunity for the new leader to share her vision for South Central College.  An installation is a traditional celebration typically held within a college president’s first year in office. Tonight’s event was attended by more than 340 friends, family and colleagues. 

Dr. Parker said she is honored and privileged to serve as president of South Central College as it is today. She also spoke about college’s future opportunities that will lead to success. This vision includes:

  • Spirit of Educational Cooperation:
    South Central College faculty and staff will work with one another and other Minnesota State Colleges (MnSCU) system institutions to align program offerings and support services to student demands, as well as regional and state workforce needs.
  •  Innovative Approaches to Enhance Learner and Community Success:
    South Central College will increase the success of all learners, including diverse and underserved populations, which is critical to the economic success of Minnesota. Specifically, South Central College is positioned to provide statewide leadership by increasing engagement with students’ families, implementing research-based best practices to increase student success, encouraging partnerships with community organizations, and strengthening global instructional competencies.
  • Comprehensive Workforce Education Options:
    South Central College will work with the MnSCU system, K-12 partners and industry to expand and enhance the value of the educational pathways available to learners and employers state-wide. These educational pathways will include an organized integration of modularized instruction, competency-based credits and degrees, credit for prior experience and learning, industry-recognized credentials and applied learning opportunities such as apprenticeships or on-the-job training. Because these elements build upon one another, learners have the flexibility to step into and out of an educational pathway and carry the credentials they earn along the way with them. This approach can benefit everyone from high school and college students to current workers and military veteran. Given South Central College’s activity in this arena at the national level, what starts in Minnesota could expand across the country.

  • Online Program Optimization:
    South Central College will build upon its outstanding history of offering quality online programs. In the future, the college will further expand its online program to provide increasingly individualized learning and advising.

  • Presidential Advocacy:
    Dr. Parker will continue to leverage the new role of today’s Community College Presidents, which now includes external development for the college at the local, state, national and even international level. This entails creating and nurturing partnerships with members of the public and private sectors.
  • New Financial and Administrative Models:
    South Central College will work with MnSCU in redesigning financial and administrative models that reward collaboration, drive efficiencies and strengthen each institution’s ability to provide access to extraordinary education for all Minnesotans.

“Collaboration is the theme common in all of these initiatives,” said Dr. Parker. “This intentionally aligns with ‘Charting the Future,’ the MnSCU Board of Trustees’ strategic plan, which calls for forging deeper collaborations among Minnesota’s 31 colleges and universities to maximize their collective strengths, resources and the talents of faculty and staff. Instead of working harder independently, we can work smarter together, collaborating to develop new revenue streams by supporting and encouraging administrative coordination, which in the end benefits our students and communities.”

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

South Central College (SCC) has been offering Office Administration and Technology programs for more than 50 years. In that time, the field has evolved significantly, incorporating advanced technology, industry-specific skills and increased opportunities.

“Today’s Administrative Professional looks much different than in years past,” said Instructor Lynda Ernst. “Employers are looking for more out of this position and see the value of advanced education.”

To meet the needs of employers and administrative professionals, this fall the South Central College Office Administration and Technology department is adding several new options, including:

  • Six new Administrative Office Specialist Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees with emphasis in: Administrative, Agribusiness, Financial, Legal, Medical and Technology. These degree options provide students with the core skills they need, additional instruction in their emphasis areas, as well as liberal arts and sciences curriculum.
  • A new Administrative Office Management Associate of Science (AS) degree, which enables students to seamlessly transfer to Winona State University to pursue their Business Education Teaching Bachelor of Science degree after graduating from SCC.
  • Two new certificates in Business Software and Client Relations.

The courses are offered online, as well as at the Faribault and North Mankato campuses of South Central College. “We’ve had students who started on one of our campuses, then moved and continued with our online classes. It’s all about providing options that make sense for our learners and our employers,” said Instructor Jean Guerber. The department’s four instructors are in a unique position to judge the needs of the marketplace, with a combined total of 90 years of experience among them.

Because of their experience, SCC’s faculty are often called on to present at conferences throughout the state and have helped position the college as a leader in Office Administration and Technology education.  Instructors Jean Guerber and Becky Miller serve as advisors for SCC’s award-winning Business Professionals of America student chapter. Lynda Ernst has authored a textbook used in legal courses across the country. Diane Wergeland was named the Minnesota Business Educators, Inc. Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2011.

And through their longevity, the Office Administration and Technology instructors are extremely adept when it comes to adopting the latest technology utilized by businesses today. They utilize Surface Pro Tablets and beginning in the fall will emphasis Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8.1 in all courses.

The payoff for graduates is increasing opportunity in high-growth field. According to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, the number of Office Administration and Technology jobs in Minnesota is expected to increase 7% between 2013 and 2018.

For more information about South Central College’s Office Administration and Technology program, visit southcentral.edu/office-technology.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

 

 

South Central College (SCC) is sending 16 students to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington, DC on April 23 to 26.  Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.

The following SCC students competing in DC come from the college’s  Business Management, Marketing Management and Culinary programs.  They placed at the State Development Conference in February to be eligible to compete at the International Conference.

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Business Ethics Teams:
Ashley Ahlers and Joshua Dittrich
Nate Kinowski and Ashley Kruger

Culinary Institute Participants:
Joy Boertje, Peter Dumas, Crystal Foss, Donna Hegwood,
Mary Peters, Ashley Schreiner, Ashley Weeres

Marketing Management Individual Event:
Clay Peterson

Restaurant Management Individual Event:
Lacey Hassing, Scott Reasor

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team:
Landon Brown and Jacob Ward

South Central College marketing instructor Roberta Moorhouse and culinary instructor Michael Broughten will be traveling with the students.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.