Oct 30, 2020  
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog

Scott Community College


 

Foundation

The Scott Community College Foundation is an important link in the life of the college. Through gifts from faculty, staff, alumni, organizations and friends, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships, emergency grants and classroom equipment to assist students with their studies. The Foundation also supports faculty and staff through the Distinguished Teacher and Outstanding Staff Awards.

The Scott Community College Foundation is committed to supporting the college with the development of its programs and services.

For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 563-441-4063.

The Community

Scott Community College has campuses in Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa. These two cities make up a major portion of a metropolitan area called the “Quad Cities.” The Quad Cities, comprised of cities located on the Iowa and Illinois banks of the Mississippi, is home to several major industries including Arconic and Deere & Company. Another major employer is the Rock Island Arsenal.

The area has many parks, and the Mississippi River offers ideal recreational opportunities. A rich cultural environment has been created through the Quad City Symphony, Visiting Artist Series, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum of Natural History and the Family Museum of Arts and Science. Each July, Davenport is host to thousands of runners and music enthusiasts who come from all over the United States and the world to participate in the annual Bix Beiderbeck Jazz Festival and the Bix 7 mile run. The area is home to the John Deere Golf Classic PGA Tournament, Class A Quad Cities River Bandits baseball team, the SPHL Quad City Storm hockey team, and the Arena Football League 2 Quad City Steamwheelers.

The College

Scott Community College has grown from 240 students in 1966 to more than 7,800 students. The campus was built in 1968 on 181 acres of land donated by Alcoa, Inc. The main campus is in Bettendorf. In downtown Davenport is the SCC Urban Campus, which houses the College’s Administrative Office Support, Business, and Information Technology programs. At the SCC/West Davenport Center, English Language Acquisition, Adult Basic Education and HiSET preparatory courses are taught. In August 2001, the John T. Blong Technology Center in northwest Davenport opened its doors, providing a state-of-the-art training facility for short-term, certificate, diploma and degree programs in manufacturing-related areas.

Scott Community College serves approximately 7,800 students in college transfer and Career Technical Education programs, and another 21,000 people in continuing education each year. The College also enrolls a number of international students who come to participate in credit English Language Acquisition courses or international exchange programs.

Student Programs

Student Government/Senate

All students are eligible to be elected or appointed to the Student Government. The group allocates student activities funds, assists with campus improvements and acts as a student voice on policies and issues.

Clubs and Organizations

Students are invited to join the many clubs and organizations at Scott Community College. There are more than 30 clubs and organizations available for student participation. More information is available in the Student Activities Center.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is a national honorary scholastic organization for community, junior and technical college students. Students invited to join must have accumulated 12 credit hours and have a 3.50 or better G.P.A.

Honors Program

Scott Community College has an Honors program for qualifying students. The program consists of meetings, activities and projects to be completed for credit. Students in Arts and Sciences or Career and Technical Education programs are invited to participate.

Intercollegiate and Intramural Athletics

Students can participate in the following intercollegiate sports at Scott Community College: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s cross county and men’s cross country. More information is available in the Student Activities Office. To participate, a student must be enrolled full-time at Scott Community College.

Student Services

Disability Accommodations

Scott Community College is committed to making its services, programs and activities accessible to students with disabilities. A Learning Skills Specialist provides assistance in the form of accommodations such as note-taking assistance, readers, test accommodations, computer-assistive technology, text taping resources, adaptive equipment and sign language interpreters. Appropriate accommodations are identified on an individual basis. It is the student’s responsibility to self-identify and to provide documentation of their disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to complete this first step as early as possible before the start of the semester by calling 563-441-4001.

Guidance

Student Services staff can help students with educational, personal and career-related concerns. Career guidance inventories are available by appointment; staff members are available to help students use these resources. The staff is committed to student success and can help set realistic academic and personal goals. For more information, call 563-441-4181 or visit Student Services in room 2204.

Advising

Professional staff advisors and faculty advise students on appropriate courses for their educational programs. Contact the Student Services Office, Room 2204, for more information, or call 563-441-4181.

Housing

Located one mile from the Scott Community College Belmont campus is the Villas at Devils Glen. Owned and managed by the Oxbow Development Student Focused Housing Division, the Villas is a living community consisting of a combination of four-bedroom/four bath suites and two bedroom/two bath suites. For leasing information, contact The Villas at Devils Glen, 563 499-5511.

Student Success

Scott Community College offers classes designed to help students learn time management and study skills and to achieve their maximum potential. We strongly encourage students to take either SDV 114 - Strategies for Academic Success  or SDV 108 - The College Experience , which address these issues in-depth. Check the class schedule or ask your adviser for more information.

Additionally, Scott Community College provides tutoring assistance for a variety of courses through a Writing Center, a Math Center and a Student Success Center at no cost to students.

TRIO Student Support Services, a federally funded program, offers intensive academic support services to students with the goals of earning an Associate Degree and transferring to a four-year school. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility requirements, such as being first generation college students, having limited income and/or having a disability. Services provided to students include academic advising, coaching in study and learning strategies, career exploration and decision-making, progress monitoring, one-on-one-tutoring with tutorial specialists, financial awards to supplement the Pell Grant and visits to four-year schools. For more information or to apply to participate in this program, students may call 563-441-4074.

Job Placement

The Career Planning/Transfer Center (Room 3110) maintains an occupational resources library including information on specific careers, resume development and job search techniques. The office periodically offers workshops in resume writing and interviewing skills, and also compiles on-campus and off-campus job listings. Students looking for employment should register for job placement services at the office.

Library Services

The SCC Library provides access to quality information sources in traditional and electronic formats that support the information needs of students, faculty and staff. A major component of the library staff’s responsibilities is to help patrons learn how to use these resources. Through SCC’s participation in RiverShare, library patrons have access to over one million books, DVDs and CDs from the region; EBSCO and Academic One File, ways to access over 10,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers online. The library website is www.eicc.edu/library and the phone number is 563-441-4150.

Events Publications

Calendars are published monthly by the Student Activities Office. Forms for activity approval and publication are available in the Student Activities Center.

Class Schedules

Summer, fall and spring semester schedules are available online soon after mid-term. Contact the Admissions Office or the Student Services Office.

College Bookstore

Textbooks and course materials are available in the college bookstore, along with a variety of Scott Community College items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, etc.

Internet

Internet access is available to students, staff and faculty at several campus computer lab locations. There is also wireless access in each of the College buildings. The College’s website includes an online credit class schedule database, general college information and links to other EICC sites. The address is: www.eicc.edu.