Academic Planning

Academic Planning at Stanly Community College is completed through the Student Planning feature in Self-Service. Students can log into Self-Service using their SCC student username and password, and then select Student Planning. From there, students gain access to course planning and registration. Please use the information below to learn more about Academic Planning at Stanly Community College.

Student Planning Tutorial Videos for Students



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 on the college website 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. Please select the College Catalog from the Current Students tab above.

Current Course Availability

The Curriculum Course List, located from the Current Students 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. For a list of our curriculum programs, select the Educational Offerings link from the Future Students drop-down menu.

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. For a list of our associate degrees, select the associate degree checkbox on the Educational Offerings page.

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. For a list of the certificates we offer, select the certificate checkbox on the Educational Offerings page.

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If you have more questions, please contact your Success Coach or the Eagle’s One Stop. The Eagle’s One Stop can be reached at (704)991-0123,, or on-campus on the 1st floor of the Patterson Building, Room 116.