SCC, SECU Prepared to ‘Bridge’ Gap for Students

Sampson Community College and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) historically partner to enhance educational opportunities and remove financial barriers for students enrolled in Workforce Development Division Programs. Again, the Fall Semester is approaching and the SECU presented an initiative for students seeking state-regulated and/or industry-recognized credentials. The State Employees Credit Union has selected SCC…

New SCC Program on Fire

One of Sampson Community College’s newest programs has already found success as the Fire Academy at SCC held its first-ever graduation ceremony this week. The Fire Academy, offered through SCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Department, provides many levels of training for various positions in the firefighting realm. “These students learn everything from putting out…

SCC Wilderness First Aid a Success

You never know when you might need first aid but perhaps the worst time is in the middle of the woods with no one around. This is why Sampson Community College has added Wilderness First Aid training to its slew of continuing education options. This was the first time the class was offered and it…

SCC Producing STEAM This Summer

With summer, comes warmer temperatures on the campus of Sampson Community College. What better time to partner with local schools to generate a little STEAM to benefit students in the area? STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is back at SCC. It is an educational approach to learning that uses these disciplines…

Latest Trucking Grads Hit the Road

Sampson Community College’s top-ranked Truck Driver Training class has produced its latest graduating class. Top row, left to right is William Hall, Luis Gonzales-Vazques, Dawan McKenzie and Jose Vazquez. Bottom row, left to right is Yonics Vasquez-Bonilla, Adam Reyes, Olvin Acosta-Lopez, Seon Jack and Orlin Ramirez. Top graduate in the class is Luis Gonzales-Vazques, inset….

SCC, Library Partnership Benefits County

Sampson Community College and the Sampson-Clinton Public Library have teamed up to try to make the local workforce stronger and employees more knowledgeable. A state grant secured through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) will bring new technology to the county which can benefit job seekers in the area. “The main reason I wrote…

SCC’s Ammonia Program Gains Interstate Appeal

The buzz surrounding Sampson Community College continues this week as visitors from out-of-state visit campus in search of reliable training for employees across state lines. Sanderson Farms based in Laurel, Mississippi, sent representatives to SCC to scout the college’s Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration facilities and meet with instructors of the program in Clinton, NC. “While we…

Paramedic Program on Path to Accreditation

Sampson Community College shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to improving the campus and the programs which reside there. SCC’s Paramedic program has received a Letter of Review for national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). “This letter of review puts our program one step closer…

Duke Life Flight Lands at SCC’s New Hotspot

Sampson Community College welcomed a visitor from the skies as the Duke Life Flight Helicopter Transport landed at the college’s new walking trail on the east side of campus. The visit was a part of Sampson County Emergency Medical Service’s EMS Night Out. Nearly one hundred people attended the event. Duke Life Flight operates two…

SCC Program to be Featured in Hechinger Report

When someone does a good job, you want everyone to know about it. That is one reason a reporter for The Hechinger Report was on campus this week speaking with College and Career Readiness (CCR) students from Sampson Community College. Meredith Kolodner, a staff reporter for The Hechinger Report, was in town working on a…

SCC Paramedics State Certified

Saving lives is simply another day at the office for two graduates of Sampson Community College’s Advanced EMT to Paramedic Bridge Program. The program is a part of SCC’s Workforce and Development department. Devin McLamb and Justin Beasley graduated the program and have now gone on to pass the North Carolina paramedic exam. Passing the state…

SCC’s Spring Art Event Shows Off Local Talent

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. According to the consensus who attended the annual Spring Arts Open House this week, there was plenty of it to go around. Tuesday evening, the college hosted its 2019 version of the event to an enthusiastic crowd. “We love this event,” says Katie Brown, Director of Customized…