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That Time You Partied With an Artichoke! (Artichoke Pride Days)

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 9:13am

Dig out the green and gold! It’s time to live your best life celebrating 47 years of Artie the Artichoke’s fabulousness. From October 21 to 23, enjoy a marathon of solid birthday events called Artichoke Pride Days, and it’s worthy of selfie glory. So, take a break from your studies for fun, food and swag. This tradition is just begging for a hashtag!

“Artichoke Pride Days are three days of events celebrating our Artichoke uniqueness and amazing programs and clubs,” said Jen Sydow, Student Services Analyst with SCC’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement. “What other college can you walk a mile with Artie the Artichoke and then two days later sing your lungs out during our beloved tradition of Artie Idol!”

 

Oct. 21 – SCC ROCKS!

Where: SC East Patio

When: 10 a.m. to Noon

What: Create some intentional kindness by painting rocks that will later be left for others to find and take home as a token of kindness.

 

Oct. 21 – ARTIE WALK

Where: SC East Patio

When: 11:30 a.m.

What: Kick off the week by walking the Artie Mile with Artie! Get free fitness and health tips from the SCC Fitness & Nutrition Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, and the Student Nurses’ Association. End the day with meditation provided by SCC Counseling.

 

Oct. 22 – ARTICHOKE SPIRIT

What: Wear a shirt or jersey that represents your club, team or department to help celebrate Artie’s special day.

 

Oct. 22 – ARTIE’S BACKYARD BIRTHDAY BASH

Where: SC East Patio

When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What: It’s a happy birthday party! And what’s a birthday party without food, games and music? Join SCC’s clubs and Council of Student Leaders in celebrating Artie’s 47th birthday!

 

Oct. 23 – ARTIE IDOL

Where: SC Cafeteria

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

What: Wear a shirt or jersey of your favorite college or university! Then showcase your singing (and dancing) talent at the open mic!

 

Oct. 23 – VOLLEYBALL GAME (vs. Yavapai College)

Where: North Gym

When: 7:00 p.m.

What: Join Artie and support our Lady ‘Chokes who are currently ranked in the Top 20!

 

Artichoke Pride Days is sponsored by SCC’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement, which creates quality programs and services that provide students and employees with curricular and co-curricular opportunities that increase civic engagement and enhance global awareness.

For more information, including getting involved in student clubs, click here.

 

Explore Opportunities in Computer and Information Technology at SCC Open House Oct. 24

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:19am

It’s no secret that opportunities in tech jobs continue to explode, and businesses remain challenged in finding highly qualified workers.

To connect more students interested in computer and information technology careers with the degree and certificate programs supporting these growing fields, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is holding a Computer and Information Technology Open House from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24, in the Business School building (room ICC-221).

Prospective and currently enrolled students are invited to meet with SCC faculty from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering and support services. Attendees can build their 2020 Spring Semester schedule, learn about transfer opportunities to four-year universities, and dive deeper into different career options related to computer technologies. SCC is providing free food and prizes, too!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.**

So students can better understand the educational requirements to pursue these occupations, SCC is featuring the following programs at the Open House:

Data Analytics teaches students how to model, synthesize, analyze and present large data sets for business decision-making. The program focuses on the techniques and computer software used in the industry to extract data from various data sources, model and integrate that data, and then visualize this data.

Programming and System Analysis at SCC gives students an in-depth exploration of different computer languages and technical skills. The program includes aspects of different operating systems, local area networks (LANs), business communication, team roles and dynamics.

Web Design Technologies focuses on hands-on experience with web page navigation, web publishing, web graphics preparation, database design and development, and e-commerce solutions, including storefront setup. It’s perfect for those who want to work in web design, web marketing management, and web or e-commerce management.

Network Administration is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include LAN administrator, systems analyst and technical support. These classes also lead to industry certifications including CompTIA’s A+ and Network+, Red Hat System Admin and Cisco’s CCNA certification.

SCC’s student-designed and student-built Virtual Data Center illustrates how to take concept directly to practical application by using real-time, unscripted labs giving students the freedom to fix and experiment along the way. This training facility allows learners to obtain hands-on experience in the areas of virtualization, cloud computing and much more.

Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems. Areas of study in this program include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics and theory of computing.

“Today’s IT industry demands that professionals possess theoretical knowledge, but are also capable of putting practical applications to work,” says SCC Computer Information Systems Department Chair Dan Combellick. “SCC has created many academic opportunities for enhanced learning – such as its innovative Virtual Data Center – for students to develop the necessary skills through hands-on practical application so they can contribute to an employer on day one.”

While tuition at SCC is one of the lowest in Maricopa County at only $85 per credit hour, SCC awards the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarships each semester to help address financial concerns for select students. Learn more.

For additional information on SCC’s Computer Information Systems degree and certificate programs, click here.

No advanced registration is needed for the Open House. For more information, contact Sara Beakley-Mercill, Professor of Computer Information Systems at sara.beakley@scottsdalecc.edu or 480-425-6737.

 

**U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

 

 

Earn College Credit While in High School? Yes Please!

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 3:58pm

Here’s the scoop: Did you know there are a ton of different ways to get college credit while still in high school? That’s right. And it makes college go by a lot faster while spending less money. Cool, right?

How does it help you finish faster? Because you won’t have to take those classes again in college! So, when you enter college, some of your core classes are already done.

Let’s talk about Dual Enrollment first. Some of the classes you’re already taking in high school may actually be what’s called Duel Enrollment classes. That means while you’re sitting in history class, you could be earning college credits at the same time as completing high school requirements. (Parent Pro Tip: Dual Enrollment saves you money, too, on overall tuition!)

Here’s how it works: When you sign up for your classes in high school, ask your counselor or teacher if it’s eligible for dual enrollment credits. If so, they will give you a special course number. (Parent Pro Tip: You should get your child admitted on Scottsdale Community College’s website first so that when it’s time to register for a class, you’re already set up with an account.)

See, SCC has established agreements with local high schools to offer selected courses to students who have been identified as candidates for college-level work. Dual Enrollment courses are offered in both academic and occupational areas – meaning, if you plan to transfer to a university, or if you plan to graduate from SCC and head straight into your career, both areas offer dual enrollment. For example, you can take Spanish classes at your high school that also earn you college credits. So when it’s time to go to college, you will skip over the classes you already took in high school.

What do you have to do? Get admitted online, then establish placement and enroll/pay at your high school or at SCC. (Parent Pro Tip: Benefits of Dual Enrollment are:

  • Earn college and high school credit together
  • Transferable credits to all three state universities
  • Save money
  • Reduce course duplication
  • Develop early occupational skills)

Ever heard of Concurrent Enrollment? Basically, it’s taking college courses at SCC while attending high school. With SCC’s Concurrent Enrollment Program, you take in-person college courses on campus while you’re still in high school. It’s open to all high school students, as long as your high school is in agreement. Any 100 or above course taken at SCC counts toward an associate degree. (Parent Pro Tip: To determine if the courses taken at SCC will count toward high school credit, it is important to check with the high school counselor prior to taking the class).

Achieving a College Education (ACE) is a two-year mentoring program for high school students selected through an application process. It’s a huge, national program, but you would still attend classes at SCC. The best part? It’s a scholarship-based (read: free!) college preparation program just for high school students who may not consider going to college. Students are recruited in their sophomore year, take courses, and are mentored while attending high school. (Parent Pro Tip: Benefits of ACE are that students will be academically prepared for college. It helps increase graduation rates among first-generation college bound students. And it assists in a seamless transition from high school into community college and then transfer into a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree).

Hoop of Learning is what’s called a college-bridge program. It serves Native American students who would not have access to higher education any other way. The SCC program has provided more than 1,000 Native American students in the last decade with a pathway to higher education. You can’t beat that!

The best part of community college? You save time and money! There’s hundreds of university transfer programs and career programs in a ton of fields. You get free one-on-one tutoring. Oh yeah, affordable tuition, awesome faculty, small class sizes and free parking.

For additional information on these four programs, click here.

For more information contact:

SCC Outreach & Recruitment

Library Building: LIB-468

480-423-6450

outreach@scottsdalecc.edu

 

SCC Computer Information Systems Students Named Scholarship Winners

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 5:25pm

The winners of the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarship for Fall 2019 include (from left to right) Kevin Buffington, Tim Olson and Anthony Jordan.

It’s not every day that Scottsdale Community College (SCC) students receive thousands of dollars. But now, for the second time in 2019, a handful of students are receiving big financial assistance from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.

The partnership began in 2016, when the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at SCC was awarded a $700,000, multi-year grant from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation. This grant allowed SCC to build a new Virtual Data Center and renovate classroom space as well. With space for hands-on instruction, lab work and experimentation in computer networking, virtualization, and cloud computing – the CIS department attracts top student talent.

In addition to funding the renovations, monies were earmarked for CIS student scholarships and internships. Four students just received $2,500 each for the Fall 2019 semester from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarships. The students are Eli Hallman, Tim Olson, Kevin Buffington and Anthony Jordan.

Hallman is pursuing an AAS in Network Administration. “As a non-traditional student, it has often been difficult to balance work, school and home life,” he said. “The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarship will give me the flexibility I need to continue to strive towards my goal of becoming a penetration tester. The financial resources this scholarship provides will enable me to ensure that I have the strongest technical foundation possible in pursuit of this goal. I’m honored and proud that my instructors and the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation view me as someone with a chance to make a real, positive difference in the world.”

Olson, also pursuing an AAS degree in Network Administration, said, “Winning this scholarship has been one of the highlights of my life; I was born into a family

Eli Hallman is a winner of the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarship for Fall 2019.

with no savings, and I had no help getting an education after high school. I had been steadily saving to get into a community college, but in today’s economic climate, it was extremely difficult to save anything on a nearly-minimum wage job. So after almost 10 years, I only had enough for a single semester. This scholarship will allow me to pursue additional education in a shorter timeframe, helping me to become more financially stable quicker, and pay off some of my debts.”

“After graduating in a couple semesters, I will be the first ever in my family to have graduated from college; and it’s doing something I absolutely love! I have been building PCs and networks for about 20 years now, and to be given an opportunity to receive a lot of help from the Kemper Marley scholarship, they will be investing in my future, and my family’s future. I cannot thank them enough!”

Buffington, who is studying Network Administration and Computer Information Systems Technologies, was surprised at the gift, saying, “This is an award that I did not expect, and I am truly humbled to be recognized in such a way by the Marley Foundation. As I head into my final year at Scottsdale Community College, I feel that my path becomes clearer everyday thanks to this financial support and the help I have received from the SCC staff on a daily basis. Since applying for the Network Operations and Security Scholarship I have also accepted an Information Security internship with the Maricopa County Community College (District). I truly feel that my career path has become clearer in the last six months and the aid that this scholarship provides relieves a weight from me so my focus can stay on my education.”

Pursuing an AAS in Network Administration, Jordan said, “Winning the scholarship was inspirational. To be recognized by the Foundation and faculty in this way is very motivating and encouraging. The scholarship comes at a good time. Financing your own education can be challenging at times. The cost of tuition + fees + books can be overwhelming. No words can relay my appreciation for the generous gift from the Kemper Marley Foundation and faculty that made this all possible. I thank you and my family thanks you. This scholarship will help launch me into my career sooner than expected.”

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarships are awarded each semester.

To learn more about this scholarship, contact:

Professor Ron Monroig
Occupational Program Director
ron.monroig@scottsdalecc.edu

 

For more information on SCC’s CIS degree and certificate program offerings, please click here.

Visit the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to learn more about scholarships available to Maricopa Community College students.

 

 

 

Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre Presents: See How They Run, A Hilarious, Fast-paced British Farce

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 9:59am

To make people laugh when it feels like the world is falling down around you” – the premise for this classic comedy – creates an immediately relatable performance, no matter what the era. See How They Run, a London hit, long leaving audiences screaming with laughter, comes to Scottsdale Community College (SCC) October 18-26.

In the post World War II English countryside, the Toop residence is expecting houseguests, but gets much more than they bargained for with an escaped prisoner, old friends and the early arrival of their visitors. Toss in a half-naked pastor, an actor turned soldier, a shy priest, a Russian spy, the pastor’s American wife, her wickedly smart cockney maid, a not-so-sober spinster, and a flustered bishop, and See How They Run tells a fast-paced story laced with wit and mystery.

“One actor, during the original production in London, was upset that German bombs exploded on virtually all his funniest lines. If people can come and laugh at something that promises to be fast and funny, then we’ve been true to the play’s original intent, and we’re doing something good for today’s times,” said director Don K. Williams. “The actors are literally chasing each other on stage throughout the production, creating a visually-stunning performance – and challenging the student actors with very sophisticated choreography.”

Williams is a recent faculty hire at SCC’s Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre currently teaching Acting I, II and III courses. He served for four years as the Head of Acting for the Stella Alder Studio/NYU Tisch BFA program and for eight years as a senior acting instructor in the same program. Most recently, Williams led the Los Angeles branch of the Stella Adler Studio (Art of Acting Studio) as Artistic Director and master teacher, and also served as the Artistic Director for the award winning HCLAB Theatre Company.

Williams has been seen on stages such as the California Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Neighborhood Playhouse, and Marin Theatre Company, to name a few. As a director, he has helmed more than 100 Off-Broadway, regional and collegiate productions as well as numerous short films. As a playwright, his productions have appeared on stages in both New York and Los Angeles.

SCC’s nationally-recognized Film+Theatre program inspires a new community of theatre students through a combination of classroom study and production applications that emphasize the collaborative nature of this field. The College offers an Associate’s degree in Theatre along with a certificate program in Technical Theatre.

“When the opportunity arose to work at SCC, I jumped,” said Williams. “I was married in Scottsdale, my mother-in-law lives here, my wife is an ASU grad, and my daughter took her first flight at 3 months old to Scottsdale. So much happiness has followed me here that if felt like a no-brainer. I am a big fan of what the faculty and staff have done in the past and am looking forward to upholding the reputation that SCC’s Theatre wing so richly deserves.”

SCC’s Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre offers a two-year hands-on program that is the only one of its kind among the community colleges in Arizona. Students begin learning equipment and techniques from the first day of class, and they learn from professionals who currently work in the fields they teach. Enrichment opportunities, such as special workshops, speakers, new products demonstrations, and a library of screenplays are also offered, as is helpful one-on-one advice when it’s needed. As a culmination of their studies, student work is evaluated by outside working professionals and can also be entered into the  annual Student Film Showcase Festival.

The details: Tickets to See How They Run are free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Reserve your spot at https://seehowtheyrun-scc-ssft.eventbrite.com or call the Box Office at 480-423-6356.

Location: SCC’s Performing Arts Center main stage, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale

Oct. 18, 19 and 25 – 7:30 p.m. start time

Oct. 19 and 26 – 2:00 p.m. matinee

About Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

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Scottsdale Community College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. SCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.  For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator:  (480) 731-8499.  For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

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Climb Every Mountain: Taking a recreation management degree to new heights

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 3:59pm

Damian Noe has always had a passion for the outdoors. After obtaining an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Recreation Management Programming from Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in 2010, he channeled this passion and his extensive education into the launch of his own industrial rope access and rescue safety company. Today, that company has a strong global presence and is leapfrogging well-established competitors worldwide.

SCC grad Damian Noe leads a tower safety course for telecommunication safety professionals, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Noe’s pathway to success, however, wasn’t so clear-cut in the beginning.

When he first started taking classes at SCC, he didn’t know what career or degree program to pursue. “I tried construction, architecture and accounting and was horrible at all of them. I struggled through English and math.”

Frustrated, he wanted to find a class that truly interested him. He searched through the course book trying to discover a degree and program he liked. He found recreation management and immediately felt a sense of relief, excitement and motivation. He signed up for Backpacking, Canyoneering, Outdoor Rock Climbing and Caving courses at SCC. Noe had finally found his connection between a passion and education – and he excelled. During a river trip through the Grand Canyon, he made the decision to make recreation management his major.

Noe participated in a three-month course at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), in New Zealand, where he earned 16 credit hours to complete his degree at SCC and advanced his knowledge in adventure. Upon returning to the U.S., he pursued an Adventure Education experiential learning program at Prescott College.

While there, he was able to develop his own coursework. He added all of his professional certifications, such as technical rescue training and industrial rope access certifications, and OSHA safety, into the custom curriculum so that when he graduated from Prescott College, Noe had achieved the maximum level of qualifications as a rope safety professional.

Noe said he always knew that once he graduated he wanted to start his own business. “I could make money by working for someone, or I could be the someone that someone is working for,” he reasoned. “I could make $25 an hour and guide a hike, or I could go much bigger.”

He decided to go bigger. He launched Arizona Rope Services LLC, in 2010, as part of his degree program, and, in 2013, relocated to Saudi Arabia for an industrial maintenance contract. He applied the extensive safety training, standards and best practices he now possessed to the petrochemical industry there. He began using the latest OSHA safety standards with rope access methods for industrial maintenance and construction work, bringing the world’s largest oil companies, such as Saudi Aramco, new technology to increase safety and lower cost in a more timely manner. Noe spent six years developing his company and own niche industry, and is today writing the standards for the government of Bahrain Ministry of Health and Safety.

The companies he founded, Arizona Rope Services and American Rescue & Safety, deliver quality safety equipment, training and professional services for organizations worldwide. They offer certified OSHA safety professionals, rescue and rope access expertise, and qualified safety equipment inspectors.

One of the biggest areas of success has been providing National Fire Protection Association-level rescue training and special safety equipment to oil industry contractors in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for confined space shutdown maintenance, construction in the oil and gas industry, and certification of personnel and safety equipment distribution. Noe and his colleagues have shown petrochemical companies in the region how to eliminate conventional methods of scaffolding by replacing them with innovative rope-works strategies. This has decreased job time from four months to as little as two days!

His passion for outdoor safety has helped him launch Rappel, which provides rappelling, rope course and zip-line strategies, and he also provides extensive consulting on high-profile projects.

Noe credits the SCC faculty for helping position him on the pathway to success early on. “I had two teachers in the Recreation Management Department – Dave Brown and Josh Parafinik – who offered the types of courses I needed, and they really created an environment in which I could take my passion and find ways to explore it further.”

Noe says he would recommend SCC to a future student, citing the quality faculty and fun, enjoyable programs. “Students have the flexibility to explore options they might not have thought of as a career option, but without the pressure of a four-year university and having to pay a lot of money.”

His connection to the Fighting Artichokes has come full circle as he recently returned to Arizona and became an adjunct faculty member at SCC. He has developed the Rope Safety Management course and plans to launch it in the Spring 2020 semester, pending approvals. The course ties all related rope safety skills – like fire department technical rescue, construction and rock climbing – that are universal, bringing a higher level of competency and understanding in his field.

Through the course, Noe plans to share his enthusiasm for the outdoors with a new generation of students.

 

Recreation Management at SCC

The Recreation Management degree and certificate programs at SCC help prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities in a wide variety of careers including: federal government, national parks, military entities, amusement parks, sporting stadiums, resorts, YMCA, hospital positions and many more. For more information click here

To learn about SCC’s full range of degree and certificate programs, phone 480-423-6700 or click here

 

 

 

The 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Season Debuts at SCC

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 2:01pm

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) kicked off its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Season with the opening of the Experimental Chinese Painting Exhibition in the Art Building, the first of many art, dance, film, music and theatre events planned throughout the upcoming year. The activities are open to the public and, in most cases, are free, though advanced registration may be required.

The College helped celebrate this rich artistic tradition on campus by releasing the annual SCC Fine & Performing Arts Guide which features all related events and performances happening throughout the year. Download Guide

Sample highlights for fall include: See How They Run theatrical performance (October), Day of the Dead art show (October), Duke Ellington jazz and choral concert (October), Koji XV Fall Iron Pour (November), First Date musical comedy (November), and the Images in Motion fall dance concert (December).

“The Scottsdale area is known for its enthusiastic support of the fine and performing arts, and Scottsdale Community College proudly presents many diverse and culturally engaging events this season for the community to enjoy,” says SCC Interim President Chris Haines. “Our students receive a richer educational experience when their creative talents are applied and shared through these public offerings.”

“Behind the scenes of SCC’s season of productions, exhibitions, and performances you will find exceptionally talented faculty and students,” said Dr. Lucas Messer, SCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Division Chair. “I’m proud to say our Fine Arts faculty are the most dedicated I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They are the primary reason for our students’ success and evolution as artists.”

For more information on any of SCC’s extensive degree and certificate programs in the fine and performing arts, please click the related area of interest: Art, Dance, Film, Music and Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:59am

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to recognize and pay tribute to the histories, cultures and contributions of individuals who came to the U.S. from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This annual event started as a weeklong celebration under President Lyndon Johnson and then was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period.

Scottsdale Community College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through a series of engaging activities for students, faculty, staff and the general public:

 

 

Salsa Dance Instruction

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 2 and 3, at Two Waters Circle, learn to salsa dance or just come out and cheer on those students who wish to learn.

Retro Muse with Latinx

The SCC Creative Writing program hosts its open mic event featuring Latinx community and cultural themes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 3, in the Language and Communications building courtyard. The event is open to all performers. The Student Retro Muse is a favorite place for SCC’s artists to share their writing, music, art, acting, singing and dancing.

Telling Our Stories:  Film Screening

SCC is hosting a screening of the documentary “389 Miles: Living the Border” starting at 3 p.m., Oct. 9, in the Language and Communications building (room LC-369). The film addresses the immigration debate on the Arizona-Mexico border by presenting the raw, daily life of the human journey from different backgrounds and ideologies. The use of an unobtrusive camera allows the characters to speak simply, honestly and with dignity about the complex issues of the border.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s director, Dr. Luis Carlos Romero-Davis, and moderated by SCC faculty member Roberto Gudino.

“At SCC, we value inclusiveness because we all benefit by embracing a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and experiences,” said Interim President Chris Haines. “Our College cultivates success when individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds are respected and empowered to contribute.”

All events are sponsored by the Center for Civic & Global Engagement and SCC Information Studies. For more information, phone 480-423-6590.

Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sept. 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 2:06pm

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14, 2019. According to the American Association of Suicidology, there were 47,173 suicides in 2017, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 34-year-olds.

A 2016 survey of more than 4,000 students attending 10 different community colleges across the nation found that half have a current or had a recent mental health condition, and conditions are untreated in students age 25 and younger (The Wisconsin Hope Lab March 2016 report).

If you are feeling hopeless, depressed and/or have thoughts of suicide, you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or a local number at 480-784-1500 for 24/7 assistance – or dial 911.

There is hope and help for you at Scottsdale Community College. SCC Counseling Services, located in the Student Center, can provide you with free education, assessment and referral services. Contact us at 480-423-6524 or counseling@scottsdalecc.edu to make an appointment. Also, attend our free workshops to learn about overall emotional well-being.

Are You a Frequent User? Start Now for Better Grades!

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:59pm

Here’s a fun program that rewards SCC students for something they are likely already doing. Visit the SCC Library and Writing Center at least eight times during this semester and be entered to win a prize. Oh, and taking advantage of these free, support services can positively impact one’s grades, too!

“The purpose of the Frequent User Program is to encourage students to visit the Library, make them aware of the resources available for their studies, engage with a Library faculty member, and have their visits become an ongoing part of their academic experience here at SCC,” said Serene Rock, Information Studies faculty at the Library. “We’re excited to partner with the Writing Center this year on the Frequent User program because we want students to become frequent users of other academic support services on campus as well.

To participate, Artichokes need to pick up a frequent user pass at either the Library or the Writing Center. They then must visit each location a minimum of three times during the semester. Each visit earns a stamp on the frequent user pass. Once a student has their pass stamped eight times, they will be entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift card to the campus bookstore.

When students come to the library for a stamp they can meet one of the Librarians and learn about some of the services available like study rooms, 24-7 Ask a Librarian chat, and more.

“The research and writing process is closely intertwined, so we’ll be referring students to the Writing Center and vice versa to get their stamps throughout the semester,” added Rock. “We want students to be motivated to get their stamps all while they are receiving the academic support they need to be successful in their classes.”

Prizes for the Frequent User Program will be drawn on Oct. 11 and Dec. 6, 2019, and winners will be contacted by email. Click here for complete details.

SCC’s Remodeled Artichoke Grill Reopens Sept. 11 with Fresh New Look and Menu

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:48pm

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) has remodeled its on-campus Artichoke Grill, offering a new, refreshing ambience and drool-worthy cuisine for foodies. The student-run restaurant reopens Sept. 11, 2019 and carries both traditional fare and food for the more adventurous. Diners can enjoy unique cuisine like Korean duck barbeque, sea bass fillet and braised shoulder of lamb. Or, they can pick up good food to go at the grab-n-go counter. A periodic student-inspired buffet offers up a little bit of everything.

The Artichoke Grill is far from the ordinary – catering to a wide variety of customers across the campus as well as the general public – feeding student chefs’ passions and the skill sets they’ll need in the industry. The entrees, soups, salads, desserts and even mocktails all draw a crowd.

The Artichoke Grill is open for lunch Wednesdays through Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and serves soups, salads, sandwiches, grill items and desserts. Dinner at SCC, featuring stunning four-course meals, is available Wednesdays through Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check out the menu in advance at www.artichokegrill.com. Reservations are strongly recommended for lunch and required for dinner. To book a table, visit www.artichokegrill.com or phone 480-423-6084.

“The new menus provide our patrons with an added dining value for a multi-course meal, while enabling our students to hone their interpersonal communication skills as they interact with their guests,” said Mark Dow, SCC’s Culinary Arts Program Director. “The guests become active participants as students develop self-confidence in the execution of menu items and in their delivery, providing an exceptional dress rehearsal experience for future careers.”

The restaurant’s refresh helped transform the front of house space so students can experience yet another aspect of food service life. A permanent bar places students in a focal area to drive the salesmanship of the grill’s “mocktail” program where students develop their mixology skills.

The revised menu gives students a sampling of what they can expect to be producing in a professional environment – be it in a resort hotel or free-standing restaurant. Patrons can feel good about tipping, too, because all gratuities go toward student scholarships. The Artichoke Grill is one of the rare working classroom environments in the Valley for culinary students.

SCC’s Culinary Arts Program helps train students who wish to become culinary industry professionals for diverse food service operations. Coursework focuses on preparing casual and upscale cuisine for a variety of services, including full-service, buffet, banquet and a la carte, and students rotate through all areas of food preparation. Multiple degree and certificate programs are available in culinary arts, culinary fundamentals, and commercial bakery and pastry arts. Learn more here.

For additional information about the Artichoke Grill, including menu, reservations and hours of operation, click here. www.artichokegrill.com.

Location and parking: The Artichoke Grill is located in the Applied Sciences (AP) Building on the east side of campus. Use Entrance 4 and park in Lot H. Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale.

 

 

 

 

 

SCC Faculty Roberto Gudino Awarded Smart Board for Innovative EdTech Presentation

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 1:40pm

Roberto Gudino, Faculty and Head of Film Production of the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at Scottsdale Community College (SCC), was awarded a new $6,600 Promethean 75″ 4K Smart Board for his presentation on technology in education design at the mindSpark Learning EdTech Institute, in August.

“I am honored and humbled to have been awarded this state-of-the-art Smart Board for use in the classroom,” said Gudino. “I am pleased to donate my award to the college and district to help prepare our students for success in the 21st Century.”

Professor Gudino is a first-generation college student who earned his MFA in Film Production at UCLA. He also earned his Master of Science in Mass Communication from Florida International University, a BFA in Film and Television from the University of Arizona, and is a proud graduate of Cochise Community College in Douglas, Arizona, his hometown.

His goal is to help students acquire the skills necessary to succeed, especially in an ever-changing world of technology. “My research centers on applying new, accessible media production technologies to the empowerment of underrepresented communities, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Gudino. “I hope to help give diverse filmmakers a voice through digital media and video production.”

“We are all very proud of Roberto and the work he is doing here at SCC,” said Interim President Chris Haines. “His students are receiving innovative and relevant, real world instruction and experience. We congratulate him on this award and thank him for making a difference in the lives of his students every day.”

Professor Gudino was one of the participants at the mindSpark Learning EdTech Institute, which is designed to equip teachers with technology tools to best prepare their students to enhance their skills for the modern workforce. The two-day workshop required presentations of how tech would be implemented into their classroom, giving teachers tangible materials that they had built in a day to have for future lessons (Gatewood).

SCC students in Gudino’s Lighting for Film and Television (TCM118) and Advanced Cinematography (TCM217) courses will be able to use the Smart Board for viewing live lighting demonstrations, as well as creating scene breakdowns for lighting analysis, composition and movement. They will also have the ability to add annotations to their presentations and use the Smart Board as a high-resolution 4K monitor during filming.

Gudino’s concern for how best to equip his students with the skills they will need for a competitive workforce drives his desire to learn more about technology use in the classroom. “I’m a lifelong learner and hope to continue honing my skills in EdTech and film production technologies to help give our students the most authentic real-life experiences in the classroom,” said Gudino. “My goal is to help bridge the digital divide.”

“This honor allows Professor Gudino to continue in his commitment to providing access and opportunities to SCC film students,” said Dr. Stephanie J. Fujii, Vice President of Academic Affairs at SCC. “His work as an educator advocating equity will only be enhanced. We are pleased and proud to have him as a member of the SCC faculty.”

Find additional information about SCC’s Motion Picture/Television Production degree and certificate programs here.

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Scottsdale Community College Hosts International Exchange Participants as Part of State Department Program

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 6:54am

Scottsdale Community College is pleased to be one of ten campuses across eight states to welcome international exchange participants to its campus during the 2019-2020 academic year as part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program.

The U.S. Department of State’s CCI Program is administered by Northern Virginia Community College on behalf of the Community College Consortium. The program provides participants with a one-year, non-degree academic program in workforce development fields at a U.S. community college.

The CCI Program is designed to build participants’ technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities to build relations between U.S. citizens and other countries.

While at Scottsdale Community College, participants will focus on study in the fields of Film, Journalism, Business, Computer Information Systems, Culinary, and Hospitality and Tourism. After completing the CCI Program, participants return home with a deeper understanding of U.S. culture and with improved technical and vocational skills to contribute to the economic development of their home communities.

SCC has hosted 10 cohorts of CCI participants, with more than 130 participants during that time. The program has generated more than $1 million in tuition for Maricopa Community Colleges.

In 2016-2017, independentsector.org reported that CCI participants contributed nearly $1.3 million in service to local U.S. communities. CCI participants also contribute to their U.S. host communities by helping to internationalize U.S. community colleges.

This year marks the CCI Program’s 12th anniversary. Since 2007, the CCI Program has hosted more than 2,800 participants from 21 countries. This year, CCI participants are from Bangladesh, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Turkey. The CCI Program recruits participants from underserved and unrepresented communities, particularly women.

For further information, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at eca-press@state.gov.

About Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

Scottsdale Community College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. SCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training.

 The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

 The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

Artie’s Fall Welcome Connects with New SCC Students

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 5:53pm

With a desire to refresh the new student orientation process and begin rolling out Fields of Interest (FOI), Scottsdale Community College held its inaugural Artie’s Fall Welcome event August 14-15, 2019. More than 650 new students participated in activities that introduced them to college academics, campus life and support services.

Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, all degree programs within the Maricopa County Community College District are organized within standardized FOIs. The new Fighting Artichokes connected with the dedicated community of SCC faculty, counselors, advisors, librarians, financial aid personnel, and other student support services – all associated within their respective FOI. The FOIs help students clarify the career path they are pursuing while providing the information, assistance, and encouragement needed to find success.

Tawni Rachel, student services supervisor in SCC’s Student Success & Retention Department, helped orchestrate the new event.

“We wanted attendees to walk away with a sense of belonging here at SCC, and that someone knows their name and can address their needs as they may arise,” says Rachel.Students were excited about meeting their faculty and getting more information about what it’s like to be a college student.”

Sitting in a mock classroom setting, the new learners experienced a collegiate-level lecture and hands-on demonstration. They met with Math faculty to ensure they were enrolled in the correct Math course for their area of study. Research has shown that the initial math class taken may not be the correct one, requiring the student to take an additional class.

Breakout sessions covered university transfer partnerships, scholarships, financial literacy, and how to use one’s money wisely.

Information and resources on basic needs like housing, transportation and food services were readily shared. Key academic areas such as the Honors Program, Library, and Learning and Tutoring Centers were represented.

Students also took part in exploration sessions within their FOI. They had the opportunity to change their major and/or move into the correct FOI, and receive all related information about their FOI at that time.

On the lighter side, students could take their picture with SCC mascot Artie the Artichoke along with receiving Artichoke swag and promotional materials related to their FOI.

OdySea Aquarium Foundation Offers Scholarship and Internship Opportunities to Scottsdale Community College Students

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 5:45pm

Scottsdale Community College is pleased to announce the inaugural OdySea Aquarium Foundation Scholarship Program that will provide two $1,500 scholarships, as well as internship opportunities for qualified students in the college’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.

SCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program offers associate degrees and certificates in the areas of hotel and restaurant management, golf management, spa and wellness center management, tourism development, and meeting and event management.

Students who wish to apply for the scholarships must be dedicated to completing an associate degree or certificate in hospitality, maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, and complete the formal application which includes an essay. Internship opportunities require the student to also be dedicated to the completion of a degree or certificate, having completed 12 credit hours in the hospitality curriculum.

OdySea Aquarium Foundation’s Interim Executive Director, and General Manager of OdySea Aquarium, Greg Charbeneau, has participated on SCC’s Hospitality Advisory Board for the last two years and addressed students at their spring conference in 2017. This new partnership will remove the financial stress for two qualified students and provide valuable on-the-job learning experiences for many others.

“The OdySea Aquarium Foundation is privileged to support the educational dreams of students enrolled in Scottsdale Community College’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program,” said Charbeneau.  “Providing educational and real-work experiences to the students right in OdySea Aquarium’s backyard is not only an honor, but a real investment in the future of tourism in Scottsdale. We are eager to see the bold paths paved by these deserving college students.”

“We are thankful for our partnership with the OdySea Aquarium and appreciate the support of our students completing their educational goals in the field of hospitality and tourism venue management,” says Janelle Hoffman, SCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Director. “Many SCC students work while attending classes and the financial investment can be a challenge as many support themselves and their families while pursuing their educational and career goals.”

Scholarship applications will be accepted this coming fall and applied for the following spring semester.  Students can also apply this fall for OdySea Aquarium internship opportunities that will take place in spring or summer 2020 in the areas of tourism venue management, and meeting and event management.

For more information, contact Hoffman at janelle.hoffman@scottsdalecc.edu or 480-226-4340. Additional information can be found online at https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/academics/degrees-certificates/business-entrepreneurialism-and-management.

About OdySea Aquarium

OdySea Aquarium, located in Scottsdale, was recently voted Best Kids Indoor Attraction.  This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in Arizona. OdySea Aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life. OdySea Aquarium features more than 65 exhibits, 370 species, the world’s only Russian Sturgeon touch exhibit as well as two stingray touch exhibits and a tide touch pool! OdySea is also home to Voyager, a stadium-seating style theatre with 46 ft. viewing windows for the “world’s only revolving aquarium experience.”  Additional interactive activities include SeaTREK® underwater walking adventure, a charismatic “Penguin Encounter,” “Shark Behind the Scenes” tours, walk-about “Animal Ambassadors,” and Question & Answer sessions with OdySea Aquarium’s Animal Care Specialists. OdySea Aquarium is located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale, AZ 85256, in the OdySea in the Desert entertainment destination. OdySea Aquarium is open 365 days a year beginning at 9 a.m. Closing time varies. Check the website for up-to-date information. Admission tickets are available online and at the onsite box office. For more information about OdySea Aquarium, call 480-291-8000 or visit www.odyseaaquarium.com.

About Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

Scottsdale Community College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. SCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

5 Ways to Reduce First-Day Jitters in K-12 Students

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:47pm

By Mary Ellertson

 

You and your child are shopping for new clothes, picking out backpacks, filling them with crayons, paper and other school supplies, finding the perfect lunchbox – this can only mean it’s the start of a new school year! Dealing with a new classroom, new teacher, new school, and making new friends can create mixed feelings for both parents and children alike.

Here are 5 ways to help reduce potential first-day jitters, and ensure you’re all on track for a successful school year:

1. Return to School Year Routines

Summer break is a wonderful time for renewal and laid back schedules. However, think about returning to school year routines a couple weeks before the first day of class. This may include going to bed a little earlier, setting the alarm clock to wake up a little earlier, and establishing good eating habits.

2. Visit the School, Classroom, and Meet The Teacher before the First Day of School

Most schools hold an open house before the year begins. This is the perfect time to familiarize your child with the school. Locate the bathrooms, playground, cafeteria and the library. Knowing the school campus and environment will help them feel more comfortable on their first day. Visit the classroom and meet the teacher. This helps set the stage for a strong communication partnership between you and the teacher. Finally, find your child’s desk and check out different parts of the classroom. Take a picture of your child at their new desk and talk about it later at home. All of these activities will help dispel fears of the unknown.

3. Share Your Excitement about Learning

Share your excitement about learning new things. Remember together this past summer’s learning. Enthusiasm and curiosity create motivation. Motivation creates passion. And passion promotes excitement about the learning to come.

4. Set Goals for the School Year

Encourage your child to set learning goals for the academic year. Establishing goals provides a sense of purpose. Knowing how to set goals develops a lifelong mindset which results in building self esteem and confidence. Dream big and with hard work it will happen!

5. Organization is Key

Think out your morning routines the night before. You might lay out clothes, prepare lunches, have backpacks ready to go and set by the door so the morning is as stress free as possible.

Finally, don’t forget to keep reading together every night. This is one of the most important habits we can instill as parents. Children who read are children who succeed! If you have a younger student at home, check out the newest Pigeon book, The Pigeon has to Go to School by Mo Willems.

The Education Department at Scottsdale Community College wishes everyone a successful and fun filled year of learning!

Mary Ellertson served 15 years in the classroom as a teacher, and today she is an Education Professor and Program Director for Teacher Certification as part of the Scottsdale Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Scottsdale Community College. STEP is a one-year teacher certification immersion program. For more information, visit https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/programs/education-scc

 

 

 

SCC Introduces New Programs for Fall 2019 Semester Addressing Local Workforce Development Needs

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:12pm

Responding to local employers’ desired job skills for a range of occupational requirements, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is launching new certificate of completion programs for event management, entrepreneurial studies, real estate and administration of justice studies in corrections and victimology in its Fall 2019 semester. In addition, SCC is expanding its partnership with Northern Arizona University to offer a four-year bachelor degree in biology on its Scottsdale campus.

“At SCC, training students to be as successful as possible in their chosen career path is our number one priority,” said Chris Haines, Interim President of SCC. “Our diverse program offerings, affordable tuition, expert faculty, small class sizes and easy credit transfers make SCC the ideal choice for learners of all ages to excel in career and technical education.”

The new certificate programs at SCC are:

Meeting and Event Management – This 18-credit-hour program prepares students to work in the role of a meeting planner for the hospitality, corporate and non-profit industries. Students learn the coordination of transportation, event logging, exhibit and meeting space, audio-visual services, web-based materials, food and beverage, and a wide range of educational resources, public speakers and entertainment options.

Entrepreneurial Studies – The 10-credit-hour program teaches students how to launch a successful company and develop, pitch and execute new products or business ideas. Areas of study include an overview of entrepreneurship, raising capital, business start-up opportunities, building financial security, and writing a basic business plan.

Real Estate: Prelicense – At six credit hours, this program specifically prepares students to qualify to take the Arizona Real Estate Licensing exam and for a career in real estate. Beginning in 2019, the Arizona Department of Real Estate has approved online prelicensing education classes.

Corrections – This 15-credit-hour program is designed for students intending to pursue careers in various correctional components of the justice system, including parole, probation, jail and prisons. The focus is on broader learning about the correction function in the context of overall administration of justice system.

Victimology – At 15 credit hours, the program is suited for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on crisis intervention, community services, and victim rights, as part of the administration of justice studies.

“The SCC leadership team constantly engages with local enterprise to determine the evolving job skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce,” says Dr. Stephanie J. Fujii, Vice President of Academic Affairs for SCC. “These deep relationships within our community, along with the broad hands-on work experience of our faculty, help ensure that SCC continues to develop curriculum-rich educational programs that benefit both students and employers.”

Separately, SCC is offering students the ability to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northern Arizona University through the 2NAU Pathway Program, a partnership between NAU and Arizona community colleges, starting with the Fall 2019 semester. Students can earn their associate degree at SCC and then a bachelor of science degree in biology from NAU, while taking all coursework for the four-year program on the SCC campus. SCC and NAU offer similar four-year programs in elementary education, hotel and restaurant management, and interior design.

Registration for the Fall 2019 semester runs through August 16, and classes begin August 17. For additional information on the new programs, phone 480-423-6700 or visit the respective program pages on the SCC website:

 

Meeting and Event Management Certificate:

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/programs/meeting-and-event-management

 

Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate:

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/programs/entrepreneurial-studies

 

Real Estate: Prelicense Certificate:

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/programs/real-estate

 

Corrections Certificate:

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/academics/degrees-certificates/behavioral-science-and-human-services/corrections-5776-ccl

 

Victimology Certificate:

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/academics/degrees-certificates/behavioral-science-and-human-services/victimology-5392-ccl

 

Biology Degree (Bachelor of Science Degree from NAU):

https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/programs/biology

 

About Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

 

Scottsdale Community College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. SCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

 

 

The Advantages of Taking a Summer Class

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 6:52am

Enrolling in a summer class or two can be a solid choice for working professionals and high school and college students alike, while other individuals simply enjoy the pleasure of learning a new hobby or area of interest. Working professionals can stay current in their field while investing in their career growth. High school and college students can take a class during summertime, even if they are enrolled in a different program, saving them time and money along their educational journey.

Attending a local community college, like Scottsdale Community College, can be a solid choice since tuition is affordable at only $85 per credit hour and many scholarships, grants and financial aid resources are available.

Today many high school students attend SCC as part of a dual enrollment program so they can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. SCC has agreements with many local high schools, and coursework is offered in occupational and academic areas. Enrolling in a class over the summer, and beyond if so desired, helps reduce course duplication and can be instrumental in developing early occupational skills.

College students currently attending or looking to attend other educational institutions can take courses at a much lower cost and then transfer to a wide variety of public and private universities seamlessly. SCC offers degrees designed specifically to transfer and participates in many transfer agreements with colleges and universities.

Learners can choose specialized instruction working toward a high-demand career opportunity or general education and graduate with a certificate or associate’s degree or transfer into a four-year university, if desired. For students who are undecided about their major, taking introductory coursework enables them to begin their educational journey while they work with skilled academic and career advisors to determine their future academic pathway.

For working professionals, continuous learning is critical to staying competitive in many industries. Enrolling in summer school can provide the additional training and skills needed for career growth and advancement. For certain certificate programs, simply completing one or two courses can provide the technical competency needed to help master a new skillset – and that can potentially lead to higher pay and increased job responsibilities.

In addition to serving up traditional academic programs in business, science, communications, English and many more, SCC offers career and technical degree programs in film/theater, fine arts, criminal justice, interior design, nutrition, hospitality/tourism, and computer information systems, just to name a few. Coursework is available on campus, online or a combination of both, depending upon what best suits the student’s needs. Learn more about SCC’s 100+ degrees and certificate programs.

Students can expect the same robust curriculum and educational opportunities on par with other accredited academic institutions. Almost 70% of SCC faculty members have a master’s degree and 26% have a doctoral degree. The average class size is only 16, helping ensure personal interaction and a strong learning experience with the instructor.

So why not learn something new this summer and use summer to your advantage? Scottsdale Community College is here to help.

Summer Semester begins May 28. To get started, phone 480-423-6100 or visit here.

Go to the main SCC website.

 

 

 

SCC Business School Hosts Accounting Game Night

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:20pm

“Who knew accounting could be fun?”  

This comment was overheard from many Scottsdale Community College Business School students ​following the first Accounting Final Review Game Night on April 25.

Eighty-six students checked in and were provided a passport to stamp when activities were completed. Students who filled their passport got to spin the wheel for prizes, which included gift certificates to the campus bookstore. Accounting instructors and tutors facilitated the tables while other Business School faculty and staff helped run the event.

The room was set up casino-style with each five interactive tables featuring a specific review topic or class. Interactive tables included flashcards, journal entries, trial balance, financial statement and posting to T-accounts.   

Three additional tables specific for ACC 111, 112, and 212 had 30 to 40 multiple choice questions on a PowerPoint presentation. Students held up paddles (a, b, c, d) to display their answer and received a stamp when correct.

Pizza, water, cookies, and candy were provided during breaks and the evening ended with an accounting Bingo exercise. 

“Accounting Game Night was a vision we had for years,” said Business School Chair and Accounting Professor Sue Sandblom. “Our new building provided the ideal opportunity and the students appreciated the evening.  They provided valuable feedback (mainly wanting Accounting Game Night to be longer and happen more often). Plans are already in place for next semester.”

Learn more about SCC’s Accounting degree and certificate programs here.

 

Cyber Security Camp for High School Students

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:22pm

Know of a student grade 9 through 12 interested in cyber security? Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is hosting a 4-day Cyber Security Camp for those wishing to learn the fundamentals and basic ethical hacking techniques. The camp provides hands-on training at SCC’s state-of-the-art Computer Information Systems (CIS) Networking Lab. On the final day of camp, students will compete in teams to see if they can “crack the rack” by hacking into the cloud network.

The Cyber Security Camp runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 10 through June 13 at SCC’s campus.

For more information and to register, contact Professor Ron Monroig at ron.monroig@scottsdalecc.edu or 480-423-6696.

View the Cyber Security Summer Camp flyer.

To view SCC’s extensive Computer Information Systems degree programs and courses, click here.