General Information

Introduction to Catalog and Handbook Resources

Students are responsible for keeping themselves informed on the policies that govern educational studies at St. Charles Community College.  In this handbook you will find answers to your questions about earning credits, course loads, graduation, academic progress and other concerns. Feel free to seek advice and assistance from counselors, administrators and other staff as you familiarize yourself with SCC policies. You can find out where to direct any further questions by checking the information directory on the website at

The SCC Catalog is online at

Students are responsible for all information contained in the SCC Catalog and Student Handbook.

Welcome Letter

Dear Student:

Congratulations upon your decision to further your education by attending St. Charles Community College. All of us who work at the college wish you every success in your studies.

You have made a good choice. The college has a talented and caring faculty and staff, dedicated to your success and to excellence in teaching and learning. Our career-technical graduates are well prepared for employment and our transfer graduates are ready for a successful transition into a baccalaureate program.

This handbook provides important information you should know while you are a student here. Please use this handbook as a supplement to our general catalog and credit class schedules.

Enjoy your learning experiences while at SCC, and we hope you will find your studies to be an opportunity for personal growth, discovery and achievement.


Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D. 

Accreditation Information

St. Charles Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
800-621-7440; Fax: 312-263-7462

The Student Handbook is published by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs of:

St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 

Questions regarding its content should be directed to the vice-president for academic and student affairs.

Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The College maintains a complaint procedure for the purpose of investigating and providing prompt and equitable remedy.

Student inquiries concerning the complaint procedure or discrimination concerns may be made to the Title IX coordinator, 636-922-8654, ADM 1242.

Students/faculty should contact Paige George (636-922-8247, or Missouri Relay 1-800-735-2966), disability support services manager, regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; or Sylvia Edgar (636-922-8654), Title IX coordinator, regarding Title IX. Contact them by mail at:

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376-2865

Procedure for resolving complaints of discrimination:

Directions to SCC

Located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive.

From Interstate 70

  • Drive south on Mid Rivers Mall Drive for approximately 3 miles. The campus is located on the right side of the street.
  • Turn right onto Cottleville Parkway.
  • Turn right at the first or second light to enter the campus.

From Highway 94 South

  • Turn left onto Mid Rivers Mall Drive and drive approximately 2 miles. The college is located on the left side of the street.
  • Turn left onto Cottleville Parkway.
  • Turn right at the first or second light to enter the campus.

From Interstate 270/Page Avenue Extension

  • Turn onto MO-364 West (Page Avenue). Continue on MO-364 West, which becomes MO-94 West.
  • Turn right onto Mid Rivers Mall Drive and drive approximately 2 miles. The college is located on the left side of the street.
  • Turn left onto Cottleville Parkway.
  • Turn right at the first or second light to enter the campus.

SCC District and Service Area

The St. Charles Community College District is one of 12 public community college districts in Missouri serving a total of more than 86,000 transfer and career students statewide.

The St. Charles Community College District covers all of St. Charles County except for a portion in the southwest corner that is in the Washington School District. The SCC district comprises five county high school districts: Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, Orchard Farm, St. Charles and Wentzville.

The college district covers approximately 525 square miles and includes the following urban and rural municipalities: Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Defiance, Flint Hill, Foristell, Harvester, Kampville, Lake St. Louis, New Melle, O’Fallon, Orchard Farm, Portage Des Sioux, St. Charles, St. Paul, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, Wentzville and West Alton.

Residents of other Missouri counties can attend the college at the “out-of-district” tuition rate.

In addition to serving the local college district, St. Charles Community College has a broader service area that includes four other counties: Callaway, Lincoln, Montgomery and Pike. Although residents of these areas pay “out-of-district” tuition rates, they benefit from many services offered by the college.

SCC Campus Map and Buildings

Administration Building (ADM) Student Center (SC) Learning Resource Center (LRC) Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building (FAB) John M. McGuire Humanities Building (HUM) Technology Building (TECH) Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building (SSB) College Center (CC) Campus Services Building (CS) Café/Bookstore (CB) Visual Arts Building (VAB) Child Development Center (CDC)