Welcome! I hope you will enjoy reading this issue of CareerFocus from State Fair Community College. It’s exciting to learn about the exceptional value of a community college education and the many high-demand career programs we offer at SFCC. I’m especially excited for you to see and read about the future vision for our Sedalia campus, which includes a new technology center, student center, collaborative learning spaces, “maker spaces,” and much more. The new campus master plan charts our course for the next 15 years and will ensure SFCC continues to provide relevant and innovative learning experiences for students today and tomorrow.
Whether you are planning to complete courses for university transfer, seeking career-specific skills, or you’re a company or business needing workforce training, SFCC provides degrees, programs and personal support to get you there. In this issue you’ll learn more about our navigator program that connects each student with a professional advisor for career and course planning. It’s like having your own personal concierge. Keep reading to learn more about SFCC’s LearningForce, which helps business and industry train its workforce and provides personal development classes. You’ll also find great information about in-demand careers such as nursing, welding, industrial technology, criminal justice, or automotive technology.
SFCC is affordable, close to home, student focused, and our graduates get jobs! Follow up of a recent student cohort found that 90 percent of our career and technical graduates were competitively employed or continuing their education. Employers know SFCC graduates are well prepared for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.
Another advantage of attending State Fair Community College is our top-notch instructors. I have attended several colleges in Missouri during my educational career; by far my community college teachers were some of the best. I know that’s what you’ll find at SFCC—faculty and staff who care about your learning, your success and your future.
My goal as president of SFCC is to advance our excellent educational offerings to meet your needs, whether for short-term career skills, degrees that help you pass licensure exams, courses that transfer to the four-year school of your choice, or business and industry training. I want State Fair Community College to be your first choice for educational opportunities in our region.
Now turn the page and explore the great information inside this publication. Best wishes for a successful future! My door is open, and I invite you to stop in if I can help.
Dr. Joanna Anderson