SCC vice president hopes enrolling for college is a New Year’s resolution

December 19, 2013

For community members looking to pursue their educational dreams and goals, who have hopes of transferring to a four-year institution, finding a good career, moving up in a current job or cultivating a hobby or an interest, St. Charles Community College offers several options for degrees and classes.

SCC currently is enrolling for the spring 2014 semester, admission is open to all students, and students may begin taking classes in January. SCC has a number of offerings for first-time college students, transfer students, returning learners, high school juniors and seniors who want to dual-enroll and high school students graduating in December who want to get an early start on taking college classes.

“Many jobs require a college education and the New Year is a great time to get started on educational goals,” said Chris Breitmeyer, vice president for academic and student affairs.

Breitmeyer offered his top 10 reasons to attend SCC:

  1. Academic excellence: dedicated and experienced faculty and staff are focused on teaching and learning
  2. Quality programs: college transfer programs and career technical programs
  3. Access: open enrollment/admission
  4. Cost: tuition is one-third the cost of nearby universities, and financial aid and scholarship options are available
  5. Small class sizes: average class size is 22
  6. Supportive environment: counseling, advising, tutoring, career services, veterans services
  7. Developmental coursework: classes are available for students who are unprepared or underprepared for college-level work
  8. Graduates are well prepared for the workforce
  9. Student involvement: clubs, activities, athletic, cultural and educational events offer ways to connect with other students
  10. Close to home

Spring registration will continue through Jan. 17. New students should visit or call 636-922-8000. Current students should log on to

SCC offices will be open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, and closed for the winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 1. In-person registration will reopen on Jan. 2 and regular registration hours will resume from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. Important dates and deadlines are listed at SCC classes are $95 per credit hour for in-district students, $143 for out-of-district, in-state students and $215 for out-of-state and international students.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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