Scott Community College
Scott Community College is a community college in Bettendorf, Scott County and is part of the Eastern Iowa Community College District which also includes Clinton Community College and Muscatine Community College.
Scott Community College (or SCC, as it is known by students and faculty) became an entity in July 1966, the same year legislation in the Iowa General Assembly created the state's 15 community college districts, one of those being the Eastern Iowa Community College District. Offices were in downtown Bettendorf.
SCC traces its ancestry to the former Davenport Area Technical School, a technical and vocational school administered by the Davenport School District; and Palmer Junior College, which offered two-year liberal arts programs.
SCC's first term was Fall 1966, with tuition $150 per semester, or $10 per class for part-time students. More courses of study were added to the old Davenport Area Trade School's list of offerings, including auto body and repair, secretarial and clerical, and drafting.
The current campus on Belmont Road in Riverdale opened in 1969. (The college has a Bettendorf mailing address but is, technically, located in the small town of Riverdale.) The campus was erected on land once owned by Alcoa. At first, the campus housed technology programs, but soon expanded to offer trades and liberal arts programs. The SCC campus was expanded in 1987 and again in the mid-1990s.
The college now includes a number of locations in addition to its main campus. The Blong Technology Center and just developing Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training are located near Interstate 80 in Davenport. The Kahl Educational Center and Career Assistance Center are both located in downtown Davenport. In addition the college offers a wide variety of online courses in cooperation with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium.
In 1967, SCC's enrollment was just over 300 students. By 1989, the number ballooned to nearly 3,300. SCC's Fall 2007 enrollment was 4,560.
The college offers intercollegiate sports in men's and women's soccer and golf. The teams are known as the Eagles.
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