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President’s Welcome

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

A guide to SFCC’s technical programs

A guide to Get your hands on a great career … for less time and money!  The days when high school graduates could shed their caps and gowns one day and find stable, good paying jobs the

Navigator…your personal guide to success!

We all know having directions, a map, GPS, or even Siri can help us make better decisions and reach our destinations faster. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a personal assistant to help you navigate college?

The transfer track …brilliant!

Taking general education courses at State Fair Community College and then transferring to a four-year school is a smart plan for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees. More and more students choose the transfer option because it is cost-effective,

Financial aid myth busters …

Source: The U.S. Department of Education “My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.” REALITY: There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. Many factors besides income—from the size of

Make your nursing career happen!

Do you have a strong work ethic? Are you truly passionate about the care and well-being of others? If you answered yes, the Nursing program at State Fair Community College wants you! A career as a nurse

10 careers for the next 10 years Booming middle skill jobs

What are “middle skill” jobs? These are occupations that need workers who have more than a high-school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. While the educational training time involved is less than for many skilled fields,

SFCC’s LearningForce: Your training partner

At State Fair Community College, we believe everyone is a learner. We also believe everyone learns differently. Whether you’re an employer who needs customized training for your staff, an individual who wants additional career skills or someone who

Envisioning the future: SFCC completes campus master plan

“The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” This one-hit wonder by TIMBUK3 in 1986 could well be the refrain for State Fair Community College in 2015. SFCC recently completed a comprehensive master facilities plan for its

SFCC stories of success

State Fair Community College has been changing lives and boosting the vibrancy of communities in its service area for almost 47 years. We have thousands of alumni with compelling success stories to share. Here are just a

Behind the badge: Preparing students for careers in Criminal Justice

Imagine. You’re in your patrol car. The radio crackles: there’s a possible armed robbery in progress at a convenience store. You get out of your car,  your weapon drawn. It’s chaotic; people are screaming and running from

SFCC is where you are!

Reaching out to communities across the west central Missouri region, SFCC is helping map a course for success! State Fair Community College serves 14 counties in west central Missouri and has locations in seven cities. The college’s

What are you waiting for?

Life is too short to wait for what you want. Don’t put it off another day! Start your college education by calling State Fair Community College today at (660) 530-5800 or by visiting Choose a course

Success Doesn’t Break for Summer

You’ve worked hard all year long. Keep the momentum going by enrolling in summer courses at State Fair Community College. By taking summer courses, you can build on what you’ve learned and get yourself on the fast

Making a Difference: That’s what SFCC’s education programs are all about!

If you love working with children and want to make a difference, State Fair Community College offers three excellent programs from which to choose. Setting the foundation  SFCC’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Early Childhood