Higher Education

South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College, which serves both Anson and Union counties, has prepared thousands of men and women for great careers, right here at home – conveniently and affordably. South Piedmont, North Carolina’s newest community college, created in 1999, offers more than 90 credit programs as well as many short-term non-credit and continuing education opportunities offered year-round. South Piedmont is also a leader in Basic Skills instruction for adults who want to complete high school or improve their reading, writing, math, and communication skills.

South Piedmont serves 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually and provides an extensive hands-on experience as well as one-on-one instruction, which are hallmarks of South Piedmont’s approach to learning.

Classes are offered at campuses in Monroe (Old Charlotte Highway Campus), Polkton (L.L. Polk Campus) Wadesboro, Waxhaw, and online. The college’s Center for Technology and Health Education in Monroe features state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and welding labs.

South Piedmont’s status as an “up-and-comer” among the state’s 58 community colleges is good news for everyone who lives and works in the communities it serves, and it bodes well for the future of the counties it serves.

Business and industry across the region recognize South Piedmont as an important ally. The college’s on-site customized training programs equip men and women for the high-demand, high-paying careers of today and of the future. The availability of a skilled workforce is crucial to any industry looking to expand or locate in the area. By providing trained workers, the region ensures its companies maintain their competitive edge in the global marketplace, while ensuring the best employment opportunities for its citizens. South Piedmont’s Customized Training Program provides training assistance in support of full-time production and direct customer service positions created in the area, enhancing the growth potential of the companies while simultaneously preparing the workforce with the skills essential to successful employment in emerging industries.

Of course, South Piedmont offers dozens of credit programs, many of them two-year associate degree programs, in areas as diverse as health care, automotive, mechatronics, agribusiness, basic law enforcement and dozens more. For students with the goal of a bachelor’s degree, South Piedmont’s College Transfer Program parallels the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year college or university degree.

Hundreds of short-term courses, seminars, conferences and on-site customized training programs are offered year-round by the Division of Academic Affairs. The Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College offers free seminars and counseling for those looking to learn more about finances, marketing or the other day-to-day skills needed to start or run a business.

South Piedmont has been consistently ranked among the top community colleges in the nation because of its success in developing the potential of its students through high-quality instruction with personal attention.

To learn more about South Piedmont, visit spcc.edu.