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The resources SCC receives enhance the SCC experience for students and teachers alike. With the help of our community and supporters, we are committed to providing an extraordinary learning environment.


Academic and program enhancements are made possible by proceeds raised at events and by individuals and corporations who are passionate about education.

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2020 Foundation-funded grants

Technology for distance learning during COVID-19 response
The SCC Foundation Board approved $25,000 of unrestricted funds to help meet the technology needs for students and faculty using distance learning as college classes moved online for the remainder of the semester.
Anti-choking trainer for Health Occupations
Students studying to become Medical Assistants and other health providers will use this training device as a realistic way to learn how to administer abdominal thrusts to a choking victim. Learning Basic Life Support is a technique students need to become certified.
Color printer for Guided Pathways
As SCC Career Services helps to implement the “pathways model” to guide students toward academic and career goals, a color printer will provide clear and organized information. The new model will help students to match their skills to interest areas and to take courses directly relevant to their chosen majors.
Creative Writing Symposium
SCC English faculty will create a large-scale two-day conference similar to that of national writing conferences. This will give SCC students working toward careers as professional writers an opportunity to give public readings of their creative work and learn from professional published writers.
EchoMasks for manikins in Nursing
Adding masks to the high-fidelity simulators create a more realistic practice experience for students studying to become nurses. The masks portray different races, genders and ages, which help students to practice communication, critical thinking and patient care.
Endocrine gland models for Biology
New models will help students in human biology and anatomy and physiology courses because they visibly show all major endocrine glands. With models students learn not only the names of the glands, but also their location in the body in a way that cannot be met by looking at images in textbooks.
Equipment for course-based undergraduate research in Biology
Students in biology classes will benefit from lab-based educational experiences that are incorporated into a semester-long course, where students tackle a research question or project much like a scientist. Implementation of the course-based undergraduate research experiences prepares students for upper-level courses and for the workforce.
Headwalls for Nursing skills lab
The nursing skills lab, which is set up to simulate a real-life environment of multiple hospital rooms, will get additional Headwalls. These allow students to get the hands-on skills practice they need to adjust and connect tubing commonly used in acute medical environments.
IV practice arm for Health Occupations
Students in health occupation programs will be able to practice IV skills with a simulated arm that has the give and feel effect of entering a vein of a real person. This will allow students to practice and demonstrate competency before performing the procedure on real patients.
Online grading software for Chemistry
Chemistry instructors will pilot new Crowdmark software, an online grading platform. This will allow for consistent collection and analysis of grades in multiple classes and to achieve compliance with accreditation standards.
SCC Day of Service
Covering the cost of t-shirts and refreshments for volunteers helps make the SCC Day of Service possible. The event brings students, faculty, staff and community partners together to give back to the community, accomplishing service projects both on and off campus.
Seating for Admissions and Recruitment presentation room
New seating for prospective students who visit SCC will help Admissions staff to create a positive first impression of the college. Providing enough comfortable seating will help students and family members to feel welcome and valued.
Sensory regulation supplies for Occupational Therapy fieldwork
Students in SCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program will have supplies they need for a pediatric fieldwork project helping children to regulate their energy levels and emotions. By creating zones of regulations in the classrooms for 3-5 year-olds at SCC’s Child Development Center, both the OTA students and the CDC children benefit from the program.

2020 Campus Enhancements funded by Employee Sponsored Program

Carts for choral risers
New move-and-store carts will allow movement of choral risers safely and securely from the Fine Arts Building where they are stored to the College Center Gym for commencement, the Social Sciences Building Auditorium for performances and to other locations on campus where SCC choirs perform. The industry-standard carts will prevent damage to equipment and allow employees to use space more efficiently.
Equipment for fitness classes
New equipment like weights of various sizes will be used in fitness classes for cardio and strength training. Providing enough equipment for students to use in a number of different classes supports recruitment and retention.
Garden plot for front of Student Center
A new community garden will beautify the front of the Student Center, where many students go to enjoy the Plaza Bistro cafeteria. Along with flowers, employees in Food Services and students will be able to grow fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables.
iPads for children’s STEAM camps
With access to the latest technology for learning music, coding, movie-making, art and design, children ages 6-14 will get STEAM education in SCC’s College for All Kids summer camps. Additional technology will help SCC to serve more of the students on the waiting list for these popular summer camps.

2019 grants funded by Giving Tuesday campaign

Audiobooks for Library
Students often ask for audiobook versions of books they need to read for class. Funds raised during the Giving Tuesday campaign supplemented the use audiobooks for students who struggle with reading.
Soft seating for Nursing & Allied Health
Soft seating was added to the student activity space at the Center for Healthy Living. The seating provides a welcoming student atmosphere and a sense of community for students in Nursing and Allied Health programs.
Textbooks for Patient Care Tech
Additional textbooks were purchased for underserved students so they will be able to achieve success in the classroom without financial burden.
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