Academic Planning

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Eagle's One Stop
Patterson Building, Room 105, Albemarle Campus

Navigate the Academic Planning process at Stanly Community College through the user-friendly Student Planning feature in Self-Service. Accessible with your SCC student username and password, log in and select Student Planning. Uncover a comprehensive suite of tools for course planning and registration.

Explore the videos and information below to get a better understanding of the Academic Planning experience at SCC.

Academic Planning Tutorial Videos 



Course Placement

Stanly Community College follows the NCCCS recommendations for placement into gateway English or Math courses either with or without a co-requisite. See our Resources for Course Placement page for more information.

College Catalog

The College Catalog offers information pertaining to the programs offered at Stanly Community College. It also includes student policies and procedures. 

Current Course Availability

The Curriculum Course List, located from the Academics tab indicates the college-credit courses (Curriculum courses) that are still available for registration. Students may also use their My Progress tab or the Course Catalog found within Student Planning


Career & College Readiness – The College & Career Readiness (CCR) Department offers programming for literacy education. Literacy education includes Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE). Adult Secondary Education includes the Adult High School Diploma program and the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program. For more information, please select the Career & College Promise link from the Future Students drop-down menu.

Credit Hour – Measurement of time spent academically for a course. 1 credit hour is awarded for each 16 hours of “class work;” or each 32 hours of “experiential lab work;” or each 48 hours of “faculty directed laboratory work” or “clinical practice.”

Curriculum Program – A curriculum program is an organized sequence of courses leading to an associate degree, a diploma, or a certificate.

Associate Degree – a planned program of study culminating an Associate in Applied Science (AAS, 64-76 total credit hours), Associate in Arts (AA, 64-65 total credit hours), or an Associate in Science (AS, 64-65 total credit hours). Typically takes 2 years to complete.

Diploma - Diploma programs are designed to provide entry-level employment training. These programs range from 36-48 total credit hours and can be usually completed by a full-time student within 1 to 1.5 year(s). Although these programs provide the same skills and hands-on training as our Associate in Applied Science programs, students are able to complete this credential much faster because it does not require many of the general education requirements found in the program's A.A.S. equivalent.

Certificate – The certificate programs are designed to lead to employment or to provide skills upgrading or retraining for individuals already in the workforce. Certificate programs consist of between 12 to 18 total credit hours. Typically takes 1 year to complete.

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Don't hesitate to reach out to your Success Coach or the Eagle's One Stop for assistance at 704-991-0123, Additionally, you can visit them in person in Patterson Building, Room 105 on the Albemarle campus.