SSCC hosting engineering open house


The Southern State Community College Engineering Department will hold an open house on Thursday, May 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the central campus in Hillsboro.

The event will serve as a preview to new students who might be interested in attending this fall semester, which begins in August. Registration is currently underway.

During the evening, attendees can engage with faculty, staff and current students who are enrolled in the programs, tour classrooms and lab space, meet with four-year transfer partners like Miami University, learn about scholarships and more.

”One of the best ways to ensure your job is recession-proof is to have a diversified skill set,” SSCC Associate Professor of Engineering Jim Barnett said. “An engineering degree from SSCC will help ensure your employer (or future employer) that you have the foundation necessary for success. Whether you are 16 or 60, it is never too late to change your future.” .

An engineering degree can provide access to almost any career. Engineering is a growing field in today’s technology-centered world, from designing and analyzing data to operating and maintaining different equipment. With an engineering background, graduates can stand out in the job market.

As new industries move to the area, now is the perfect time to think about a career in engineering. Southern State’s engineering program could start you on your way to a new profession.

Those interested in an engineering career have many pathways to choose from at Southern State. The programs are designed to provide students with hands-on experience and cover various topics, including engineering graphics, AutoCAD, DC circuits and devices, computer-aided manufacturing, physics, technical report writing, hydraulics, pneumatics and more.

“Come visit me on May 9 from 4-7 p.m. I would love the opportunity to show you what your future could look like with an SSCC engineering degree,” said Barnett.

If you are interested in learning more about the engineering programs at Southern State but are unable to attend the event, you can email Jim Barnett at [email protected].

Those interested may also visit or call 937-393-3431.

Submitted by Elizabeth Burkard, director of marketing, SSCC.

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