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2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Overview


St. Clair County Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. ((800) 621-7440 or www.hlcommission.org)

The college is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The college has been approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the training of non-quota, alien students admitted under Section 4(e) of the Immigration Act of 1924. Contact the Office of the College President if you wish to review the Statement of Affiliation Status.

For approved or accredited programs, please see our website.


Assessment of Student Learning

St. Clair County Community College is committed to excellence in education. To ensure this excellence, the college has instituted a plan to assess student learning and to analyze the college’s impact on its students to improve teaching and learning. The various procedures used in the assessment plan are designed to gather information and will not affect an individual student’s progress in his/her program, grades and/or graduation.


St. Clair County Community College began as Port Huron Junior College, which was the Junior College Department of the Port Huron School District. The college was established by act of the Board of Education of the Port Huron School District under Michigan State Law in 1923 and began operation in the same year. It has continued without interruption since that time.

The St. Clair County Community College District was established by a vote of the people June 12, 1967, which transformed the former Port Huron Junior College into a county-wide community college. Final approval of the transfer was given by the Michigan State Board of Education, which authorized an effective day of January 1, 1968.

The parent institution, Port Huron Junior College, had developed a tradition of academic excellence beginning with its establishment in 1923. The college first received its accreditation from the North Central Association in 1931, and at the same time, from universities throughout the United States and foreign countries. A transfer of this accreditation was made by the North Central Association during the 1968-69 school year to the community college.

During its early years, the college program was largely academic. Since 1954, a variety of programs of a vocational-technical nature have been established.

College Campus and Buildings

St. Clair County Community College’s 25-acre main campus is in downtown Port Huron.

The historic Main Building (MB) is home to most of the college’s administrative offices. The four-story Main Building also includes classrooms and faculty offices.

The North Building (NB) includes classrooms and faculty offices.

The Clara E. Mackenzie Building (CEM) houses science labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a lecture hall; as well as the Nasr Natural Science Museum and the Fifth Third Innovation Center.

The A.J. Theisen Building (AJT) includes classrooms and computer labs for computer information systems, as well as faculty offices and a Health Sciences Simulation Center.

The College Center (CC) houses the Library, Achievement Center, disability services, cafe and multipurpose areas for meetings and events.

The Fine Arts Building (FAB) includes the Fine Arts Theatre, Fine Arts Galleries, music practice rooms, a band and choir rehearsal hall, and separate areas devoted to art and communications media programs.

The Dr. Edward G. Acheson Technology Center (ATC) houses labs, classrooms, faculty offices, the Bookstore and the Blue Water Middle College Academy.

The Dr. James C. Acheson SC4 Welcome Center houses the Testing Center and One-stop Student Services Center to assist students with all functions related to the enrollment process, including admissions, registration, financial aid, veterans services, advising, payments and Skippers OneCard. It has computer labs, multi-media classrooms, corporate meeting rooms and event space. The Welcome Center is also home to the SC4 University Center and SC4 Workforce Development.

The SC4 Fieldhouse is used for inter-collegiate athletics and house SC4 Athletic Department offices and the Fitness Center. 

Off-Campus Centers

The college offers students the opportunity to complete degree requirements in a variety of programs at off-campus centers throughout the region.

Algonac High School
5200 Taft Road (Clay Township)
Algonac, MI 48001

Croswell-Lexington College Center
15 S. Howard Ave.
Croswell, MI 48422

Sanilac Career Center
175 E. Aitken Road (Elk Township)
Peck, MI 48466

Yale High School
247 School Drive
Yale, MI 48097


University Center

The SC4 University Center is located in the SC4 Welcome Center on the downtown Port Huron campus. Hundreds of local students enjoy the opportunity to work on bachelor’s degrees locally through the center.

Coordinator: Gerry Scherlinck 
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Coordinator: Stephanie Martiny
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Coordinators: Karen Mahaffy/Lisa Raymo
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Processes
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

With a combination of classes at SC4 University Center and Macomb University Center:
Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

With a combination of classes at SC4 University Center and online:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, General Business, Management and Marketing


Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • League for Innovation in the Community College
  • Michigan Community College Association
  • Michigan Community College Athletic Association
  • Michigan Colleges Online
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • State of Michigan Board of Nursing

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize student success.

Vision Statement

Create an academic and cultural environment that empowers students to succeed.