SCC finishes 2013-2014 on strong note, looks forward to new academic

Salem Community College met its credit hour and financial goals for the budget year that ended on June 30, President Joan M. Baillie has announced. 

For the 2013-2014 academic year, SCC reached its credit-hour goal of 29,397, thanks in part to the fall semester enrollment (104.5 percent of the goal) and summer session (109 percent).  

“These numbers are indicative of the commitment and hard work of the College employees,” said Baillie. “Our focus on students is a team effort that is paying off. We look forward to another strong year in 2014-2015 as we continue to focus on retention and student success.”  

Baillie said that improving the College’s fiscal stability remains a strategic priority. “We maintain prudent spending, and seek to create and expand partnerships,” she said. 

In May, 230 students earned 267 degrees and certificates, the highest total in history. Of spring graduates, 82 percent were awarded degrees and certificates in STEM programs, including science, math, technology and business. These in-demand programs lead to employment in growing career fields. The College has introduced the Process Operator Technology program that will prepare students for immediate employment as process technicians in a variety of industries. It is the only degree program of its kind in southern New Jersey. 

To learn more about Salem Community College degree and certificate programs, visit www.salemcc.edu, call (856) 351-2716 or visit the Open House on Wednesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 2.