CLINTON—State Fair Community College-Clinton and members of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at noon Jan. 15 to celebrate the expansion of its site at the Truman Regional Education Center (TREC), 1701 N. Second St.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
The expansion adds an estimated 7,000 square feet of instructional and testing space including five classrooms, laboratory space, a testing center, a commons area, and four additional offices. Construction began in August 2014. The TREC site opened in January 2010 with 281 students enrolled.
Site Director Dara Bigler said she is excited to see the expansion bring additional opportunities to the communities served by the SFCC-Clinton location.
“Our mission has always been about serving students, meeting them wherever they are and helping them reach their educational goals,” she said. “SFCC-Clinton serves an average of 350 students.”
SFCC President Dr. Joanna Anderson echoed her excitement about the expansion.
“The remodeling of the remaining upper level of the TREC facility is beautiful and provides much-needed additional space for academic programs and services,” said Anderson. “We greatly appreciate the support and hard work of the many individuals involved in making this expansion a reality.
“The SFCC-Clinton campus offers an excellent learning environment for A+ students, nontraditional students and anyone looking to get a college education at a low cost. We’re proud to bring more opportunities to the wonderful people of Clinton and the surrounding areas.”
Spring semester classes will begin Jan. 12. Twelve-week classes also will begin Jan. 27, and second eight-week classes will begin March 23.
SFCC-Clinton offers the following:
• Associate of Arts for transfer to a four-year college
• Associate of Arts in Teaching
• Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with three specialties: Management, Marketing/Retail, Office Management
• Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
• Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development
• Associate of Applied Science in General Career Studies
• Associate of Applied Science in Paraprofessional Educator

Students attending college in Clinton can also earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science in accounting, applied science in management, business, child development, criminal justice, early childhood education, elementary education, general studies, middle school education, psychology, RN to BSN, sociology, and special education because of a partnership with Central Methodist University (CMU).
CMU's courses at SFCC are taught in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate working students and are designed for students who have already completed an Associate of Art or Associate of Applied Science degree. CMU's courses are also appropriate for students who are interested in personal or professional enrichment and who are not seeking a bachelor's degree.
Central Methodist University degree programs offered at SFCC are fully accredited. For more information visit CMU.

For more information about SFCC-Clinton call(660) 383-1600 or email clinton@sfccmo.edu

(Couretsy of State Fair Community College)