UNION COUNTY — Student orientation, registration, and continuing education programs will be taking place at the Union County Advanced Technology Center in August.
In a statement released Thursday, UCATC Administrative Specialist Cathy Freeman announced that the center, located at 1401 Furman Fendley Highway, Union, will host a student orientation event for Spartanburg Community College.
SCC New Student Orientation
The SCC new student orientation will be held onsite at UCATC on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 10-11 a.m.
“New student orientation is a great opportunity for new students at Spartanburg Community College to become more acclimated with the college,” SCC Director of Recruiting Luke Black said. “We want to provide a smooth transition into college and provide valuable information to students such as tips for academic success and support services including advising, mentoring, tutoring and career development.”
The UCATC staff will be on hand to assist students in preparing for class at the center and other SCC campuses. Freeman said that the new students do not have to bring anything with them. She said that all information and documents that the new students will be made available to them by the center’s staff.
Freeman also announced that enrollment is now under way at the center for the classes it will offer during its fall 2014 semester.
“We are currently enrolling students for the fall 2014 term which begins Aug. 18,” Freeman said. “In demand welding classes are full for fall semester. However, UCATC is also offering courses in English, math, transitional studies, and pre-health science classes.”
While on-site registration is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Aug.11, Freeman said anyone who wants to register before then can do so by stopping by the center which is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Not only can students register for classes at the center, they can also register for classes at any other Spartanburg Community College campus.
“Any student deciding to attend an SCC campus regardless of location can come to the Union site and register for classes,” Freeman said. “They can also pay tuition and fees and purchase textbooks.”
Freeman also pointed out that the center provides continuing education for persons who need additional and advanced training connected to their jobs and for employers seeking such training for their employees.
“One of the things that we plan to improve is our continuing education course offerings for individuals and businesses,” Freeman said. “Industries are requiring training and retraining for new and current employees. Our continuing education courses include computer instruction, welding, forklift training, mechatronics, MSSC, and NCCER certification.
For more information about fall registration and the classes offered by the Union County Advanced Technology Center call 864-466-1060.