Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Areas of Study

Arts and CommunicationArts and Communication

If you are interested in Drama, English, Music, Visual Arts, Journalism, World Languages, or any of the other disciplines that strive to make sense of humanity’s place in the world, this is a good area of study for you to begin your educational career. If you choose this area of study, you are likely working toward a Direct Transfer Degree (DTA) to continue to a university or other four-year college. Many of the careers listed below will require an advanced degree after earning a bachelor’s degree.

Basic Education for Adults

Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs are designed for adults who may have experienced educational gaps or missed the opportunity to develop certain skills. BEdA provides the opportunity for adult learners to achieve:


In the Business area of study, students will develop broad knowledge of business operations as well as gain targeted skills in specific fields. Students can expect to gain valuable transferable skills that can be used in everyday life and a variety of career paths. Career paths in business can lead to employment in the fields of health care, insurance, construction, manufacturing, technology, and numerous others. Business students can work in small or large organizations, start-ups, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, or their own business.


Everyone recalls a favorite teacher who made a difference in their lives. If you are inspired to work with children and their families, you can be an instructor. Our Education programs will begin your way to a rewarding career.

Food & Beverage Managment

Food and Beverage Management focuses on growing, processing, and preparing artisan food and drinks. This industry works collaboratively between farms, restaurants and chefs, craft breweries, and wineries to create a local and sustainable food economy. Individuals in this industry work across a variety of areas such as harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, cooking, baking, brewing, consumption, and consumer education, business, hospitality, and sales.

Health Sciences

If you are interested in working in medical careers, you can choose the Health Sciences area of study. This area of study offers training in direct patient care such as nursing, medical assisting, dental hygiene, and veterinary work. It also offers career training in related fields such as, medical billing, pharmacy technician, health and fitness, and nutrition. If you are interested in becoming a doctor, dentist, or veterinarian, you should choose the STEM pathway.

Industrial Technology & Transportation

Do you enjoy figuring out how things work? Are you mechanically inclined and like to work with your hands? Do you like to diagnose and troubleshoot problems, work with electronic equipment, design, create, build or repair?

In the Industrial Technology and Transportation area of study, you will learn how to:
•  Design, build, and fabricate new products
•  Diagnose, repair, and maintain all types of on-road, off-road, and industrial equipment
•  Develop, maintain, streamline and manage processes

Training in this area of study provides you with high-tech, professional skills that will keep you in constant demand and will open doors to numerous career opportunities. Well-trained professionals with current skills in the Industrial Technology and Transportation field are in high demand and can expect excellent employment opportunities with rapid advancement. 

Public Service & Social Science

Social science careers are ideal for people who desire to use their skills and efforts to bring value to their communities. Firefighters, social workers, and police officers all work for change in their communities. With a career in social sciences, you will help those around you and improve your community.  If you are drawn to make a difference, SVC can help you find your path.

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Do you like Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)? Are you interested in exploring, understanding, engaging with and changing the world around you?  Then, the STEM area of study is for you. SVC offers certificates and two-year degrees in STEM areas as well as a BAS in Environmental Conservation. Many students transfer to a 4-year college or university.