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Scott Community College Bettendorf

 

Scott Community College (SCC) is a two-year institution located in Bettendorf, Iowa. It is part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District which also includes Muscatine Community College and Clinton Community College. While its main campus sits on Belmont Road, the school also encompasses the Blong Technology Center, Kahl Educational Center, West Davenport Center, and Career Assistance Center. SCC was founded in 1966, and the school enrolled 300 students its first year in operation. Today, about 5,000 students take classes at Scott Community College.

Educational Programs

No matter what your personal or professional goals are, chances are good that Scott Community College has an educational program that will help you achieve them. In addition to college transfer degrees, SCC has a number of vocational and technical training programs designed to get students into jobs as quickly as possible. Here are some of the academic programs you will find at the college:

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Information Technology
  • Horse Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management and Supervision
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Sterile Processing and Distribution  Technician
  • Truck Driving

Like the other colleges in the district, Scott Community College has a distance-learning program that students can use to take courses and even earn an Associate of Arts degree without stepping one foot onto the campus. Busy professionals can use the program to earn continuing education credits for their certifications or licenses. Motivated students can also earn college credit while still in high school through the ACCESS program.

Those interested in broadening their horizons can take part in the school’s study abroad program. The courses last anywhere from two weeks to a full semester and are held in a number of countries around the world including Poland, Jordan, Denmark, France, Italy, Costa Rica, and England. There are a number of eligibility requirements for the program. More information about the admissions criteria can be obtained from the school’s website.

Admissions

Scott Community College accepts all applicants that are 16 years of age or older. This open-door policy only applies to general admission. Some programs, such as nursing, have additional admission requirements that must be met before you will be accepted into the program.

Students are required to submit ACT scores and take the Compass test. The purpose of having these test scores is to assist students with selecting classes that align with their current level of education and skills.

Costs

Tuition at Scott Community College is based on residency and is as follows:

  • In State: $128 per credit
  • Out of State: $192 per credit
  • Online Classes: $150 per credit (includes $28 technology fee)

Coming up with the cash to pay for school can be challenging. Luckily there are financial resources students can turn to for cash. The state and federal government have several programs designed to help students pay for school including the Federal Pell Grant and low-interest educational loans. To apply for these funds, you must submit an FAFSA application. There are also numerous individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that give away money in the form of scholarships. You can find information about many of these programs online.

Campus Life

There is no on-campus housing at Scott Community College, but the school works with local apartment complexes to secure housing for students. The intercollegiate sports programs available at SCC are soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and golf. You will also find several student clubs on campus including the German-American club, Interior Design Club, Environmental Club, and Student Government Association.

 
 
 
 

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