Dec 03, 2023  
2023-24 Catalog 
    
2023-24 Catalog

College Programs of Study and Requirements for Graduation



College Programs of Study

St. Clair County Community College provides a solid educational foundation to help students pursue career goals in any field.

Students may choose to obtain transfer credit toward a four-year degree, earn an associate degree in a career-related area, or obtain a certificate that can be applied toward a degree program while preparing for employment.

Whatever students choose to study, they are urged to plan their program with an SC4 advisor.

Transfer Programs

Transfer programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities after completing their coursework at SC4.

  • Associate in Arts: intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a program in a non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field.
  • Associate in Science: intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a program in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field.
  • Associate in Business (transfer): intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year university and pursue a program in a business-related field, such as finance, accounting, marketing or management.

Career Programs

These programs prepare students for direct entrance into business or industry without having to continue on to other institutions of higher education. The sequence of classes listed under each program is a suggestion only and is subject to change without prior written notice.

Many career courses and programs will transfer to other colleges and universities. See an SC4 advisor for additional information on articulation and transfer agreements.

  • Associate in Applied Arts and Science − occupational two-year degrees
  • Certificates − occupational one-year programs
  • Skill Sets - occupational concentrations

Undecided Program

Many students come to college undecided about their future career. These students often begin by pursuing a program of study designed to earn basic credits, allowing them to make progress while they explore their options with career guidance experts at the College. A general education degree may be an option for students who have accumulated credits from multiple colleges and universities; see an SC4 advisor for information.

  • Associate in General Education

General Education Competencies

A college education implies, in part, the attainment of knowledge and skills in broad areas such as quantitative reasoning, communication, civic responsibility and information literacy. This general education is included in every program, empowering our students to be productive citizens, successful employees and lifelong learners.

  • Civic Responsibility (CR) is the ability to understand political processes, economic and social issues, and the responsibility of educated citizens.
  • Communication (CM) is the ability to exchange information and ideas using various methods of delivery, such as writing and speaking. 
  • Information Literacy (IL) is the ability to find and use information and evaluate its reliability. 
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is the ability to understand and manipulate numerical representations of data. 

Requirements for Graduation

Skill Sets

Students must satisfy the following criteria to be granted a skill set from SC4:

  1. Complete the specific skill set program requirements as listed in this catalog.
  2. Complete skill set with a minimum GPA of 2.000 or above.
  3. Complete a minimum of 5 credits at SC4. 

Certificate Programs

Students must satisfy the following criteria to be granted a certificate from SC4:

  1. Complete the specific certificate program requirements as listed in this catalog.
  2. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours 100-level or higher (credit hour requirements vary by program) with a GPA of 2.000 or above.

Associate Degrees

Students must satisfy the following criteria to be granted an associate degree from SC4:

  1. Complete the specific associate degree program requirements as listed in this catalog.
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours 100-level or higher (credit hour requirements vary by program) with a GPA of 2.000 or above.