Services to the Community


CHILD CARE SERVICES

The college operates a childcare center in conjunction with its Early Childhood curriculum program. Students with children between the ages of three to five may apply to enroll their child/children at the center. The center is located in H-Building.

COLLEGE MAJOR AND CAREER PLANNING

Student Services, located in A-Building, assists students with academic and career planning by helping them identify career options that match their particular skills, interests, and personalities. Students may visit Student Services to request assistance with career counseling and planning.

COUNSELING

SCC’s professional counselor, located in Student Services in A-Building, can help students discover educational goals and interests, find suitable programs of study, and help with academic, occupational, or transfer concerns. Counselors are also available to provide referral assistance and guidance for students experiencing personal concerns.

STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – FREE COUNSELING SERVICES

As an SCC student, you may use the Student Assistance Program which provides students free, confidential access to a professional counselor anytime, any day, anywhere via phone or internet. Services include:

COUNSELING – Professional counselors are available by phone any time, any day to assist you with matters you need to discuss confidentially including relationships, depression, crisis, and substance abuse.

LEGAL SUPPORT Attorneys in your area are available to provide a free 30-minute consultation by phone, as well as referrals to discounted legal representation, should it be required.

FINANCIAL CONSULTATION Certified financial consultants can assist you with matters related to credit, debt, money management, and more.

ONLINE RESOURCES You can also visit the website for articles, tips, links, self-assessments, and many other resources.

Counseling sessions are completely confidential.

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LEARNING LABS

TUTORING

IDENTIFICATION CARDS

All on-campus curriculum students, continuing education nurse aide students, full-time/part-time curriculum faculty and regular full-time/part-time staff must obtain SCC photo identification (ID) cards. Cards are issued in the Student Activities Office, located in the Nesmith Student Center.

Williamson Library 

Southeastern’s Williamson Library houses a large microform collection (4,319) which includes The New York Times from its beginning in 1851 to a collection of local census and county records and North Carolina historical newspapers.        

The Williamson Library collection also includes over 61,500 books, more than 6500 audio-visual materials, and 40 print periodical subscriptions. The library provides access to the online catalog, local and NC LIVE databases, Research Guides, SCC Archives, and Veterans’ Oral History Project.  

Students, faculty, staff, and community members have access to not only local resources but in-state and out-of-state resources through an Interlibrary Loan Service. 

The Williamson Library provides 14 computer workstations for students and community members. Individual and group study rooms are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. The open computer (16 computers) and tutoring lab, testing center, and Distance Learning Department are now housed in the library.  

The library maintains daytime and evening hours Monday through Thursday and daytime hours on Friday when classes are in session.  

A COMPLETE LIST OF ON- AND OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES IS AVAILABLE IN AVISO.

Cultural Events

The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine & Performing Arts Series brings the finest in performing artists to the community at affordable prices. Offerings have included The Platters, actresses Shirley Jones and Anna Maria Alberghetti, The Count Basie Orchestra, the Broadway musical “Brigadoon,” Emmy Award winner Gary Burghoff in “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” and classical musicians. 

Actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller and feminist leader Gloria Steinem have presented programs at SCC. The college’s free T. Elbert Clemmons Series has brought to Columbus County such notable speakers as authors Maya Angelou, Pat Conroy, and Scott Peck and oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau. 

An African-American dance troupe, storyteller Lloyd Wilson, and a Jamaican-style Jonkonnu festival have been featured in Black history celebrations at SCC. 

SCC also hosts a weekly show on the county’s cable television local access channels. The program, “SCC Presents,” showcases groups, events, and services of interest to the community. 

Guest Speakers

College faculty and staff visit area schools upon request to provide special talks and programs in their areas of expertise.  As a community service, Southeastern also shares its talented faculty and staff with the community and civic organizations at no cost. The group of speakers is versed in a variety of topics. Persons desiring information on guest speakers should call the college at (910) 642-7141. 

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)  

Region 4 Childcare Resource and Referral (CCR&R) serves as a lead Child Care Resource and Referral agency in southeastern North Carolina serving seven counties.  As a lead CCR&R, we ensure statewide project goals and outcomes are accomplished by collaboration with childcare facilities and agencies serving children and families with young children in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and Sampson counties in North Carolina. 

CCR&R Core services include consumer education and referral, professional development, technical assistance, data collection, analysis and dissemination, and public awareness. Services support families and the childcare system by: 

  • gathering supply and demand data to show a need and help improve the local early education/school-age system. 
  • equipping families with consumer education and public awareness materials that educate and inform on early care and education and assiswith choosing childcare for their children. 
  • Providing referrals to childcare facilities when parents are searching for childcare arrangements. 

 Services also include the facilitation and development of pathways to higher education for the early childhood workforce by: 

  • providing professional development and technical assistance opportunities to childcare providers. 
  • maintaining and using a childcare/early care and education database, to document childcare needs and gaps and to generate reports. 
  • playing a key role in informing the public and those affected by childcare policies. 
  • acting as a partner in community planning for early care and education. 

AmeriCorps Seniors – RSVP

The Columbus County AmeriCorps Seniors – RSVP Program provides any person 55 years of age and older, employed or retired, an opportunity to volunteer in Columbus County. There are no restrictions based on education, income, or experience. AmeriCorps Seniors – RSVP provides volunteers with a variety of service opportunities in various public or non-profit agencies. Volunteers work in a variety of focus areas such as financial literacy, tutoring, companionship, disaster services, and improving waterways. They provide food to those in need, build ramps and rails for the disabled and elderly, as well as teach children to read. For more information, please contact (910) 788-6294. 

Programs for High School Students

Columbus Career & College Academy 

The Board of Trustees of Southeastern Community College and the Board of Education for Columbus County Schools have established an early college high school on the campus of Southeastern Community College to provide the opportunity for students to be concurrently enrolled in high school and college courses. Students in this five-year program will work toward completing an associate degree while completing their high school diploma. Students must apply for entry into this program during their eighthgrade year. Application is made to Columbus Career & College Academy. Individuals interested in Columbus Career & College Academy should contact the principal at 910-788-6281. 

Career and College Promise 

Career and College Promise provides structured opportunities for qualified high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide seamless pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree, as well as provide entry-level job skills. 

The program is tuition-free for all eligible North Carolina high school students. Books and fees do apply. 

Career and College Promise consists of: 

  1. College Transfer Pathways (CTP) which requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses. 
  2. Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) which lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster. 
  3. Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) Pathways (CTE) which lead to industry-recognized certifications and curriculum credit (where applicable). 

Educational Talent Search 

Educational Talent Search is funded by the United States Department of Education to serve sixth through twelfth-grade students in Columbus County. Two-thirds of the students enrolled must be from low-income families where they would be the first potential college graduate. The project’s primary goal is to promote educational advancement by assisting students in obtaining a high school diploma, enrolling in a post-secondary institution, and obtaining a college degree.  Free supportive services include career, academic, and financial literacy counseling; exposure to college campuses and cultural enrichment activities; connections to tutoring; assistance with college entrance exam preparation; and financial aid and college admissions application completion.  For more information, interested persons should call (910) 788-6394.