Southwestern Community College, Sylva & Franklin, NC ranked 4th in the Nation!
447 College DriveSylva, NC 28779
Institutional Profile: Southwestern Community College was established in Sylva, NC on Dec. 1, 1964as the Jackson County Industrial Education Center, a satellite unit of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute. Since achieving independent status in the fall of 1967, the College (then known as Southwestern Technical Institute) has greatly expanded its educational and training services to the residents of Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. Â Â Â
Located on a 57-acre tract of land on North Carolina Highway 116 between Webster and Sylva, the Southwestern Community College Jackson Campus consists of seven
buildings, totaling 194,728 square feet, including a Library. Centrally located to serve southwestern North Carolina, the college is 50 miles southwest of Asheville, NC, and 90 miles southeast of Knoxville, TN. Â
Franklin, NC Campus 44 Siler Farm Rd Â
Franklin, NC 28734
Did you know that in these little towns: Sylva & Franklin, NC is a Community College that is ranked 4th in the Nation?Â Yes, you heard right!
New in 2007 the Macon County, NC Campusis on a 20-acre site on Siler Farm Road just south of Franklin. This high-tech, state of the art campus is the beginning of a resource-rich campus, offering technology enhanced learning with computer laboratories, virtual and interactive classrooms, and a wireless environment. Students have borrower privileges at SCC Library on Jackson Campus and the adjacent New in 2007, Macon County Public Library, and access to major research institutions.
Currently, including all diploma, certificate and associate's degree curricula as well as concentrations, instruction is provided in more than 60 programs. In addition to the Jackson Campus, the College opened a new Macon Campusin 2007 and also operates four centers located in Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin and Cashiers. More than 2,600 students enroll annually in credit courses, and more than 5,500 (unduplicated) participate in a wide variety of courses, workshops and seminars offered through Continuing Education.
I can tell you that the Franklin, NC Campus is one Beautiful Timber Frame School.Â Nothing was spared here, it is contemporary inside, Big timbers holding the building up cable wires for balconies, Big stack rock gas log fire place in the open study area situated in the middle of the building, lots of high glass, light and bright.Â We are so blessed to have people in our area that believe in education. I was one of the many first students at the Franklin, NC Campus in 2007.Â The first two buildings are the Groves Center and the Ledford Center, headquarters for Franklin, NC Early College High School that is being built now.