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South Central College

South Central College
South Central Colleges offers the convenience of two campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, as well as numerous online course options. As a comprehensive community and technical college, South Central College provides a well-rounded education with programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Technical Career and Professional and Workforce Development.

School Highlights

Discover the Choices, Value and Opportunities at South Central College: 

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences programs enable you to earn your two-year Associate of Arts degree at South Central College and transfer your credits to a four-year university to pursue a Bachelor's degree.
  • 50+ Technical Career and Professional programs that prepare you to immediately start in a rewarding careeer after graduation.
  • Programs are added to meet student and employer demand.
  • Courses are available at two campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, as well as online.
  • Smaller class sizes and individualized attention provide the ideal environment for student success.
  • Abundant academic support services including tutoring and ADA assistance ensure all students thrive.
  • $350,000+ in scholarships are awarded annually by South Central College's Foundations.
  • Extensive relationships between the college and businesses throughout the region provide opportunities for student internships, apprenticeships and permanent employment.
  • International perspectives are integrated into the curriculum, with several international travel experiences available to students.
  • Partnerships with Minnesota State 4-year institutions provide a smooth transition to the next stage of higher education.
  • Customized training and continuing education options are available through South Central College's Center for Business and Industry.

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 4,792
  • Full-time students: 49%
  • Part-time students: 51%
  • Percent female: 47%
  • Percent male: 51%
  • Percent students of color: 17%

Largest Programs

South Central College's 3 primary offerings are: (1) Liberal Arts and Sciences programs that enable you to earn a 2-year Associate degree at SCC and transfer your credits to a 4-year university to pursue a Bachelor's degree, (2) 50+ Technical Career and Professional programs that prepare you to immediately begin in a rewarding career after graduating from SCC, and (3) Workforce Development programs for continuing education and customized training through SCC's Center for Business and Industry.

Unique Programs

Credit for prior learning opportunities, technical programs that provide industry certification and stackable credentials, transfer and pathway options with many 4 year institutions that enable you to take the first 2 years of your 4 year education at SCC, Future Maverick program with Minnesota State University, Mankato that provides a smooth transition from SCC to MSUM


• Off Campus
Off-campus housing is available in the area.


• Bus
Public bus transportation is available on SCC's North Mankato Campus.


• Off Street
Student parking is assessed on a per-credit basis, not to exceed $60 per academic year.


Admission requirements

General Admission requirements for all prospective students:

  • The applicant has a high school diploma, GED certificate, or 2-year degree or higher from a nationally accredited college OR
  • The applicant, who has neither a high school diploma nor a GED certificate demonstrates potential for being a successful college student, at teh discretion of the college. This may require that you take a placement exam. Finanical Aid may or may not be available for students without a high school diploma or GED.

Applying to South Central College is an easy 2-step process:  

  1. Visit to complete our Onine Application.
  2. Send your transcripts to South Central College:
    - Your official high school transcript or official GED transcript
    - An official transcript ofr any colleges you have attended (including as a PSEO or Concurrent Enrollment student)

Note: For specific inofrmation on applying as a post secondary enrollment options (PSEO) student, international student, transfer student, re-entry student or visiting student, please visit

Once you are admitted, your next 3 steps are:

  1. Placement Exam - You may possibly need to take one or more accuplacer exams to qualify for certain courses.
  2. Advising and Registratoin Session - This is your opportunity to register for classes, get details on your academic program and learn more about South Central College.
  3. Welcome Orientation - At this event you will prepare for your first semester by getting your student ID, books, parking permit, as well as meeting SCC staff, faculty, and other new students.




Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to South Central College and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Choices. Value. Opportunities!

South Central College offers Choices Choices with abundant programs to prepare you to start your career or transfer to a four year institution. South Central College is also a tremendous Value, with smaller class sizes and individualized attention, lower tuition, many financial aid options and $350,000 in scholarships awareded annually. And South Central College's business and education partnerships result in Opportunities for you now and in the future. 



Program Title Award
Accountant AAS
Accounting Assistant DIP
Accounting Technician AAS
Accounting Technician DIP
Administration of Child Care AAS
Administration of Child Care Programs CERT
Administrative Office Management AS
Administrative Office Specialist AAS
Administrative Office Specialist - Client Relations Specialist CERT
Administrative Office Specialist-Business Software CERT
Advanced Farm Business Management ATC
Ag Chemical Applicator Technician CERT
Agri-Business Office Specialist/Manager AAS
Agribusiness AgSpark Agronomy CERT
Agribusiness Production AAS
Agribusiness Production DIP
Agribusiness Service Technician AAS
Agribusiness Service Technician DIP
Agribusiness Service and Management AAS
Agribusiness Service and Management DIP
Agribusiness Technician DIP
Agribusiness Technician's Aide DIP
Agriculture Education Technology Partnership AS
Applications in Farm Business Management CERT
Architectural Drafting and Design AAS
Architectural Drafting and Design DIP
Auto Body and Collision Technology AAS
Auto Body and Collision Technology DIP
Automotive Service AAS
Automotive Service DIP
Basic Nursing CERT
Biology AS
Business Management AAS
Business Transfer Pathway AS
Carpentry DIP
Carpentry CERT
Child Development Careers AAS
Child Development Careers AS
Child Development Careers DIP
Child Development Careers CERT
Civil Engineering Technology AAS
Cloud Computing & Virtualization Administration CERT
Communication Studies Transfer Pathway AA
Community Paramedic CERT
Computer Assistant CERT
Culinary Arts AAS
Culinary Arts DIP
Dental Assisting AAS
Dental Assisting DIP
Energy Technical Specialist AAS
Engineering Foundations AS
Enterprise Computing CERT
Essentials of Farm Business Management CERT
Family Services Specialist AAS
Farm Business Management DIP
Farm Business Management AgSpark CERT
Geographic Information Systems CERT
Graphic Communications AAS
Graphic Communications DIP
HVAC/R - Advanced DIP
HVAC/R - Foundation DIP
Health Sciences Broad Field AS
Health Unit Coordinator CERT
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) AAS
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) CERT
Information Systems AAS
Information Systems DIP
Intensive Care Paramedic Technician AAS
Intensive Care Paramedic Technician DIP
Intermediate Mechatronics Engineering Technology DIP
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
Machine Tool Technology AAS
Machine Tool Technology DIP
Machine Tool Technology Foundations DIP
Machine Tool Technology Right Skills Now CERT
Manufacturing Production Technology CERT
Marketing Management AAS
Marketing Management DIP
Marketing Management CERT
Mechatronics Engineering Technology AAS
Mechatronics Industrial Maintenance CERT
Medical Assistant AAS
Medical Laboratory Technician AAS
Multimedia Technology AS
Network Administration CERT
Networking Services AAS
Networking Services DIP
Nursing AS
Payroll Clerk CERT
Phlebotomy CERT
Practical Nursing DIP
Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway AS
Professional Swine Manager CERT
Refrigeration Technology CERT
SBM Financial Management CERT
SBM Human Resources CERT
SBM Marketing CERT
SBM Record Keeping CERT
Small Business Management DIP
Small Business Management CERT
Viticulture CERT
Web Programmer CERT
Welding DIP
Welding CERT

The following degrees are available from South Central College

  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Certificate
  • Diploma

Program emphases

South Central College offers a multitude of programs in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Allied Health and Nursing, Arts and Communications, Building and Design, Business, Human Services, Transportation and Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, South Central College is focused on workforce development and offers continuing education and customized training to businesses and professionals through the college's Center for Business and Industry.

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $5,416.00
FAFSA Code:005537

Paying for College with Financial Aid

Financial aid is money to help students pay for the educational expenses at a postsecondary school. Financial aid is a supplement after your and your families resources are used. Some types of financial aid need to be repaid and others do not:

  • Grants are financial aid funds that Do Not have to be repaid. Grant eligibility is generally based on your financial need.
  • Loans are financial aid funds that you Do have to repay with a low interest rate. There are limits on teh maximum amount you are eligible to receive each academic year. Students must be enrolled at least part-time (6 credits or more) to qualify each semester.
  • Work-Study is an hourly wage earned thorugh a job on campus while attending school that Does Not have to be repaid. The hours you may work depends upon your financial need, class schedule and your particular job. Students must be enrolled at least part-time (6 credits or more) to qualify each semester.

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for every academic year you will attend, following these steps:

  • Acces the FAFSA at
  • Enter 005537 for SCC's school code.
  • Check your eServices account for informatoin regarding your financial aid file.
  • Submit additional documents to teh college, if requested.
  • Review our financial aid award information through your eServices account.
  • Accept your loan eligibility if you determine you need a college loan. Since loan money is paid back, with interest, you get ot decide if and how much you would like to borrow each semester.

Other Financial Assistance Available

Scholarships are a type of gift aid that Does Not need to be repaid. Thanks to teh generosity of area businesses, organizations, community members and SCC employees, our Foundations are able to award more than $350,000 in scholarships to qualifying students each year. For details and an application, visit The deadline is in March each year to be considered for the following academic year.

There are also other scholarship opportunities you may wish to pursue from other organizations, including professional associations, your employer or your parents' employers, your church or community group, local businesses, civic groups or your high school.

Campus Life

South Central College is committed to individual success inside and outside the classroom. SCC has a wide variety of student organizations and activities, as well as support services. 


  • Academic Center
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Emergency Contact System
  • Financial Aid
  • Fitness Center
  • Food Service/Dining Services
  • International Student Services
  • Library
  • Scholarship Foundation
  • Security
  • Student Advising
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Success Office
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Technology Center
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Services
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Psychology Club
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Nurses Association
Arts and literature
  • Film Club
  • Japanese Visual Culture/Anime
Broadcasting and journalism
  • Spotlight Student Newspaper
Farming and agricultural
  • Postsecondary Agriculture
Gender and sexuality
Honorary societies
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Society of Leadership and Success
Nature and environment
  • Environmental Action Group
Religious and spiritual
  • CRU
Social organizations
  • Campus Activities Board
Student government
  • Student Senate
South Central College
South Central College
1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
Toll-Free: (800) 722-9359
Local: (507) 389-7200
TTY: (507) 389-7200