Programs & Careers

Southern State Community College wants YOU to be successful at achieving your academic goals. We want to CONNECT you to the resources you need to be successful as a student and in life following graduation. Explore SSCC's program and career options below!

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SSCC's Career Explorer can guide you to potential career opportunities within your program, or browse through a list of programs offered at Southern State.

Career Explorer

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Associate of Arts & Associate of Science

The AA and AS degrees both provide the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree, and will transfer to any public college or university in Ohio.

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Agriculture

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as a Field Research Technician, Greenhouse Technician, Feed/Seed Salesperson, or Landscaper.

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Business

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as an Accountant, Business Manager, Real Estate Agent, or Small Business Owner.

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Computer Science

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as a Data Technician, Help Desk Tech, Junior Analyst, Network Administrator, Virtual Assistant, or Web Developer.

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Education

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as an Associate Teacher, Caregiver, Preschool Teacher, or Teacher's Aide.

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Engineering

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as a Business Owner, Drafting/Design, Field Representative, Quality Control, Research & Development, or Technician.

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Health Science

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, or Registered Nurse.

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Human & Social Services

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Social Worker Assistant, Case Manager, Intake Specialist, Job Coach, or Outreach Worker.

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Law Enforcement

Programs in this pathway lead to potential career opportunities as a Bailiff, Corrections Officer, Criminal Investigator, Detective, Parole Officer, Patrol Officer, Probation Officer, or Sheriff/Deputy.

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Truck Driving Academy

We offer a comprehensive program that exceeds maximum state requirements for obtaining your CDL. The Class A program can be completed in 4 weeks or 8 weekends, and the Class B program can be completed in 2 weeks.

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Basic Peace Officer Training Academy

The Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is now a seven-month long program. The Academy can be taken alone or as part of the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement program that provides students with the fundamentals of entry-level peace officer training for employment as a law enforcement officer.

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