“St. Clair County Community College has significantly impacted Southeast Michigan for nearly 100 years. We are proud of the high-quality degree and certificate programs we offer, as well as the innovative pathways we provide for our students. Thanks to forward-thinking initiatives, strong community partnerships and an unwavering commitment to maximizing student success, our college plays an integral role in the educational, cultural and economic success of our communities. SC4 alumni are in every corner of our region — living, serving and leading in health care, education, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality, government, public safety, design, retail and more.” – Dr. Deborah Snyder, Ph.D.
Name: St. Clair County Community College
City: Port Huron
President: Dr. Deborah Snyder, Ph.D.
Board Chair: Dr. Nicholas J. DeGrazia
Board of Trustees website: https://sc4.edu/board-of-trustees/
Type of college: Public
Campus setting: Large City/Small City/Urban/Suburb/Rural
Year established: 1923
Student Characteristics Fall 2017
Total Enrollment: 3,601
African American: 2%
- St. Clair County Community College (SC4) – home to Michigan’s oldest community college’s nursing program – has a long history of leading the way in health sciences education in southeast Michigan. These programs are getting an additional boost thanks to a Capital Outlay project approved by State Legislature to support higher education job training and fund $4.9 million of the $9.8 million Health Sciences A.J. Theisen Building renovation. The renovation accelerates the expansion of programs, allows for a more interdisciplinary approach to patient care, and will serve more students via advanced teaching systems.
- In fall 2018, SC4 opened its Experience Center, a 16,000-square-foot facility that offers learners of all ages interactive exhibits on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programming. In collaboration with Unity in Learning (including the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum), the center is the only one of its kind in the region and is a popular field trip destination for K-12 students.
- SC4 is home to a growing number of prestigious high school and collegiate athletics tournaments and activities. The college was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as the host site for the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship in March 2020, 2021 and 2022. Additionally, the college recently hosted two Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) basketball state quarterfinals.
- SC4’s partnership with the Blue Water Middle College (BWMCA) and St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) is a model for others in the state and nation to follow. The BWMCA, which started in fall 2011, allows high school students to spend one extra year in school and earn a two-year college degree for free.