Registration to Begin, For SCC Semester Calendar

BEATRICE – Students can begin registering for Southeast Community College classes April 8th, under a new semester system that will begin in the fall.

After using the quarter-system calendar for several years, SCC will switch to semesters starting with the fall term, August 26th.  College Vice-President of Program Development and Beatrice Campus Director Bob Morgan says there are some key advantages for students.

:43                  “little bit better”

College President Dr. Paul Illich says more than 90-percent of the nation’s colleges and universities operate on a semester system, including most in Nebraska. 

Making the transition from the quarter, to semester system, isn’t done overnight.  Morgan said it is about a three-year process…..getting ready for August 26th.

:24                  “we’re almost there”

During the final weeks of the transition, there will not be a typical summer term at Southeast Community College.  The spring quarter ends June 12th….and classes won’t resume until the start of the semester system in late August.

:24                  “the semesters”

Morgan feels the conversion to semesters may help lead to enrollment growth in the long-term for Southeast Community College, partly because the calendar will match up better, both with other colleges and area high schools where students take dual-credit college courses.

:23                  “in enrollment”

Students arriving in the fall for the start of the semester system will see a new-look campus, in Beatrice.  College officials are working toward completing a new student residence hall and dining hall.  The residence hall is on target for completion before the start of the fall semester, while some additional finishing work may be needed for the dining hall, after the start of the fall semester.

Next up for the Beatrice Campus, will be construction of a multi-purpose classroom building.  A new residence hall and diesel technology facility are being built at the Milford Campus, while the Lincoln Campus of SCC is getting a new Health Sciences Addition.

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