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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is your facility located? What is the cost of the classes?
What type of courses and services do you offer? How do we contact one of your consultants?
When are the classes offered? Is financial aid available?
Where are your classes offered? Do I need to apply to SCC in order to take your classes?
How do I register for a class? What is the difference between a credit and a non-credit course?
Who do we contact if we are interested in corporate training or a private, contracted program for our employees?  

 

 Where is your facility located?                                                      Return to top of this page

South Central College’s North Mankato campus is located at 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN 56003. From US-169 or MN-22, exit to US-14, follow 14 west into North Mankato, exit onto Lookout Drive and go south (left) and turn left onto Lee Boulevard.

South Central College’s Faribault campus is located at 1225 3rd Street, SW, Faribault, MN 55021. From US-14 E, turn left on MN-60, turn slight left on MN-60 E, turn right onto CR-48 S, turn left onto Division St. W, turn right onto Prairie Ave. and turn left onto 3rd St. SW.

What type of courses and services do you offer?                 Return to top of this page

The Center for Business & Industry at South Central College provides customized, flexible, cost effective, and convenient training for you and your employees. Whether you are in need of business development; computer/information technology; healthcare certification training; manufacturing/trade & technical skills; workplace health and safety training or consulting; or in need of public safety programs, the CBI is your resource for knowledge, skills & strategies.

When are the classes offered?                                                    Return to top of this page

We offer daytime, evening and weekend classes. Please see our Current Course Schedule for more information.

Where are your classes offered?                                                Return to top of this page

We offer classes at both our North Mankato and Faribault Campus. If you are interested in putting together an onsite program for a group of employees, please contact one of our consultants at 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290.

How do I register for a class?                                                       Return to top of this page

You may register online and pay by credit card or request company billing here: http://southcentral.augusoft.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=1010&.
To pay with cash or check, you can register by mail, fax, email, or in person by downloading and completing the registration form listed under Option #2 at cbi.southcentral.edu/index.php/register/how-to-register.html. For more information or questions call 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290.

Who do we contact if we are interested in corporate training or a private, contracted program for our employees?  Return to top of this page

If you are interested in developing a program for a group or for your employees, please contact one of our training consultants at 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290.

What is the cost of the classes?                                                  Return to top of this page

Please see our Current Course Schedule for program fees. To find out about industry or contracted rates, please contact one of our consultants at 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290.

How do we contact one of your consultants?                         Return to top of this page

For further information, please call 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290 or visit either our North Mankato or Faribault campus.

Is financial aid available?                                                             Return to top of this page

To be eligible for financial aid, students must be admitted to a program of study leading to a degree or certificate, be attending at least half time (six credit hours per term) and be taking courses for credit.

The financial aid process takes an average of one-three months from application to aid disbursement.

  • Apply for admission to South Central College
  • Submit a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form

    If you have questions, or want to learn more about the Financial Aid process and eligibility requirements, please contact the financial aid office at 507-389-7338 or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Find more information about financial aid, loan options and how to apply at the CentralNet Student Portal.

    Find information regarding other available assistance on SCC's scholarships page.

 Do I need to apply to SCC in order to take your classes?                Return to top of this page

For the Center for Business & Industry programs, admission to SCC is not a prerequisite to enroll in classes. Where undergraduate credit is optional (usually for an additional fee), admission is not necessary if enrolling for less than eight credits per term.

What is the difference between a credit and a non-credit course?     Return to top of this page

When you sign up for a Center for Business & Industry course, you may be asked to choose between a "credit" and a "non-credit" registration option. Here are some important distinctions to help you decide which option is best for you.

If a course is taken on a credit basis, it may be applicable as elective credit towards a degree or certificate program at SCC or at other institutions. In order to determine eligibility, you’ll need to confirm this with the administrators of the degree program that interests you.

Non-credit courses are short-term classes offered through the Center for Business & Industry. They are intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests. Upon completion, students receive a certificate of completion from the College.

Another important difference between the credit and non-credit options is Federal Financial Aid eligibility. ALL non-credit classes are not applicable toward a degree. An important difference is that Federal Financial Aid is not available for non-credit classes.

Some employers require students to take a course for credit in order to qualify for tuition reimbursement. Check your employer's reimbursement policy if you think this might affect you.

For additional questions regarding the programs and services offered by the Center for Business & Industry, contact us at 507-389-7203 or 507-331-4290.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017 11:09