Seattle Central Community College
Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) is a community college located in Seattle, Washington, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is one of the three colleges which make up the Seattle Community College District. Its programs include Information Technologies, Business Administration, Apparel Design, ASL Interpreter Training, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Film and Video, Wood Construction, Maritime, and health-related occupations. The community college has been called one of the nation's most diverse colleges. There is a substantial international student population served by the International Education Programs division, as well as numerous immigrants taking ESL courses through the Basic and Transitional Studies division. SCCC's administration incorporates the Wood Construction Center and seattle maritime academy, which are on separate campuses in order to house the very specific tools and workspaces needed.
Central's origins can be traced to 1902, with the opening of Broadway High School. It operated as a traditional high school until the end of World War II, when it was converted to a vocational and adult education institution for the benefit of veterans who wanted to finish high school but no longer fit in at regular schools. As a result, in 1946, its high school students were all transferred to Lincoln High School, and the Edison Technical School (which already shared a campus with Broadway High) was expanded to fill the entire facility.
Edison started offering college-level courses when it was reconstituted as Seattle Community College in September 1966. North Seattle Community College and South Seattle Community College opened their doors in 1970, whereupon Seattle Community College was renamed Seattle Central Community College.
The City Collegian was Seattle Central Community College's award-winning biweekly student newspaper, published continuously from 1966 until 2008. In that year, the college administration shut it down after the paper's faculty adviser Jeb Wyman resigned in protest of the hostile environment that administrators had created for student journalists. The City Collegian returned to print as New City Collegian on June 5, 2012. Written by Seattle Central students, the publication receives no funding from the institution, but it has been sponsored by a local business, Cupcake Royale. A monthly magazine, The Central Circuit, is the only student publication funded by the college.
Seattle Maritime Academy
The Maritime Academy provides students with STCW training, and is endorsed by the United States Coast Guard. The academy also conducts professional programs such as Marine Deck Technology and marine Engineering Technology for the aspiring maritime students.
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