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Jeanette White’s telephone never stops ringing.

Coordinator of Southwestern Community College’s Civil Engineering Technology program, White keeps getting calls from employers looking for graduates who are ready to work.

There’s just one issue: all of White’s graduates already have jobs or are continuing their education at a four-year school.

So she’s looking for a new crop of students to enroll this fall and start preparing to fill the job vacancies that aren’t going away.

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Joe Jessup of Franklin was among seven Emergency Medical Science (EMS) graduates honored during a recent ceremony at Southwestern Community College.

All seven completed two years of coursework, earned their associate degrees and are eligible to take state and/or national certification exams.

For more information about SCC and its programs, visit www.southwesternc edu or call 828.339.4000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Western Carolina University’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been listed among the nation’s best options for veterans in a set of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine ranked WCU at No. 12 on a list of 69 schools offering the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.” Now in their second year, the rankings are designed to help veterans identify high-quality online degree programs that suit their educational needs.

“Veterans and active-duty service members face unique challenges as students, from transitioning between bases and grappling with deployment to balancing work and family life upon return,” said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News. The ranked programs “are high-quality programs that also offer educational benefits and flexibility for veterans pursuing a degree,” he said.

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After nearly two years of intense coursework and clinical rotations, nine graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program received their pins in a ceremony on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.

The graduates, who received their associate degrees on May 8, can work in diagnostic x-ray departments or continue to specialty areas like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), nuclear medicine, sonography, mammography, CT (Computed Tomography), radiation therapy.

Graduates, who will sit for the national registry administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, can also work toward a bachelor’s degree in the field.

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