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Students Graduate from Pharmacy Technician Degree Program

Pharmacy Tech Graduates(Click to Tweet) Four students will be graduating next week from the first Pharmacy Technician degree program at Stanly Community College (SCC). The program was initiated in January 2013 after North Carolina legislation allowed pharmacy technicians holding associate degrees to validate drugs prepared by registered technicians in a hospital setting. Graduates are now prepared to work as verifying technicians.

For details, contact Kim Lewis at 704-991-0156 or klewis1705@stanly.edu, or visit the program page for Pharmacy Technology.

Pharmacy Tech Graduates

Pharmacy Technology Degree graduates include: (L-R) Taylor Owen, Lavonia Presley, Kathy Blalock, and Katie Brown.

 

Female Gender Gears Up for IT Jobs

Lindsey & Megan(Click to Tweet) Cisco Systems thrives in a culture of empowerment, engagement, and innovation, making it one of the most admired IT companies to work for. They vigorously partake in activities to increase women's interests in IT careers. Nearly 25% of total new hires at Cisco are females.

Stanly Community College (SCC) students Lindsey McRae and Megan Chapman were both chosen to attend a special event that was held at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park campus in Raleigh, and it was by invitation only. Both students were escorted by SCC’s Business, Career, & Technology Director, Sylvia Lewis. Approximately 64 female students from top colleges and universities in North Carolina attended. The event was lavishly decorated in a pink theme, from balloons to goody bags, and each participant went home with something pink. Cisco executives, as well as marketing and IT personnel spoke on various topics, including women in IT, Cisco innovations, and resume and interviewing skills. The guests were given a tour of the campus including their brand new fitness facility.

“Wow, what great experience! No matter where my future takes me, today has had a great impact on my self-confidence,” said Lindsey MaRae, SCC Networking Technology and Information Systems Security degree candidate 2015. Lindsey is also studying for the CCNA Certification, which is an Associate level of Cisco Certifications that can be related to network installations, operations and troubleshooting. After graduation, she hopes to become an IT engineer for Cisco at their Charlotte branch.

Megan Chapman, who is also studying for the Networking Technology and Information Systems Security degree, and the CCNA Certification, is set to graduate in May 2015 too. “I seriously love the vision of this [Cisco] company. I'm so excited for my future.”

Megan is hoping that her future plans include traveling around the world as an IT engineer for Cisco.

Stanly Community College strongly encourages the female gender to branch out into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Nearly 71% of Stanly Community College’s degree seeking students are females, and only 1.2% are seeking IT degrees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud computing technology.”

For more information regarding the Networking Technology program, contact Brian Crump at (704) 991-0373, and for the Information Systems Security degree or the Cisco Academy, contact Kelly Caudle at (704) 991-0346.

Lindsey & Megan

Pictured: Lindsey McRae (left) and Megan Chapman (right) were both chosen to attend a special event that was recently held at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park campus in Raleigh. Only 1.2% of degree seeking women at SCC are studying for careers in the IT industry.

   

SCC Announces Golden LEAF Scholarship Opportunities

sccnewsicon(November 6, 2013) Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce scholarships are available for the fall, spring and summer terms through a grant made by the Golden LEAF Foundation to the North Carolina Community College System. Curriculum students may apply for up to $750 per semester and occupational education students are eligible for up to $250 per term.

Golden LEAF Scholarships can be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending classes during the 2013-14 academic year and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps, upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Eleven SCC students have received Golden LEAF scholarship funds for the fall 2013 term. The deadline for applications for the spring term will be in February. Please contact the Financial Aid office at (704) 991-0302 to receive information about the scholarship program and an application.

The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation is proud to have awarded over 6,400 Golden LEAF Scholarships to help North Carolinians attend our state’s community colleges,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Our hope is that these scholarships will help build the talent, knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce, which are in demand by industry, especially in the rural areas of our state.”

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation receives one-half of North Carolina’s funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers and places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities across the state. The Golden LEAF Foundation works in partnership with governmental entities, educational institutions, economic development organizations and nonprofits to achieve its mission. This foundation has awarded 1,216 grants totaling more than $538 million since its inception. For more information about the foundation, visit http://www.goldenleaf.org or call (888) 684-8404.

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
July 17 – 29 (online thru WebAdvisor)
August 6 – 12 (on campus & online)

Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
July 17 – 29 (online thru WebAdvisor)
August 6 – 12 (on campus & online)

Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

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