SCC Board Holds Session in Falls City

BEATRICE – Southeast Community College is getting a jump on considering tuition and fees, preparing to convert from a quarter, to a semester system in the fall of 2019.

Tuesday, the SCC Board, meeting in Falls City, reviewed information and a plan that would place the college at about the midpoint of six community colleges in Nebraska, for tuition cost.  A proposal supported by college administration would put per-semester hour tuition at about $108, with a $3 facility fee to help support college building projects.

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SCC is making use of part of the school’s capital improvements levy to undertake several building improvement projects across its system.   An effort is also underway to generate private support to back the projects.

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SCC President Dr. Paul Illich says the college is also looking at naming rights for various facilities and will formulate policy for that.

New residence halls are being constructed at Beatrice and Milford Campuses, along with a new Diesel Tech program at Milford.  A dining hall and classroom building will be constructed at Beatrice, and a Health Sciences Addition on the Lincoln Campus.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the SCC Board saw figures that would set room and board rates for the new semester system.  At Beatrice, included would be a $350 meal program in conjunction with the new dining hall.  Room rates would be based on residence hall and occupancy.

Falls City is where the sixth and final learning center of the college will be constructed.

A learning center is currently located in temporary space near the downtown, but plans are in the works to build a new SCC Learning Center.  It will be located near the Falls City Community Medical Center, where the board held their meeting.

Plans for the center were shown outside the Max Rathman Conference Room, where the board met.

A member of the Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise, Charles Radatz thanked the board and college administration for their work to establish the center.

Southeast Community College Vice President of Program Development, Bob Morgan, said construction of the new building would likely start in the spring of next year.  There has been some delay in getting the pre-cast concrete structure that will be used.  Meanwhile, a learning center is operating out of leased space in Falls City.

SCC has learning centers in York, Plattsmouth, Hebron, Wahoo, Nebraska City and Falls City.

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