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South Suburban College


Established in 1927 as Thornton Junior College, South Suburban College is now serving some 17,000 students in its two campuses. The named of the college was changed in 1969 as Thornton Community College and in June 1988 it was renamed as South Suburban College. The college is also known as SSC. Other than the main campus in South Holland, Illinois, South Suburban College also maintains a second campus named as the University and College Center in Oak Forest, Illinois. South Suburban College has affiliation with a number of universities such as, Chicago State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Governors State University, DePaul University and University of Saint Francis as well. Apart from the regular courses, SSC also offers distance learning opportunities to its students.

SSC Courses Details:

South Suburban College offers varied range of programs to its students. Programs in science and nursing and emergency medicine offered by SSC are highly appreciated. Degree programs are also offered on the following majors at SSC,

  • Animal science and care
  • Business and management
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Construction trades
  • Education and teaching
  • Engineering
  • Engineering technician
  • Family and social work
  • Fine arts
  • Law
  • Liberal arts
  • Mechanics and repair
  • Medical administration
  • Medical support and technology
  • Music
  • Nursing and emergency medicine
  • Nutrition and exercise therapy
  • Office and administration
  • Real estate and construction management
  • Science
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Therapy and counseling

    SSC Admission Procedures:

    South Suburban College follows open admission policy and thus all the applicants get chance to study here. The institute presently does not offer online application facility but the applicants can get a print of Admissions Application from the website and mail or fax it to the Admissions Office. ACT scores are not important, but this will help the counselor to advise you in course selection.

    SSC Accommodation facilities

    Campus housing facilities are not available at South Suburban College, Illinois. But the students can find affordable accommodation facilities in the neighboring areas.

    SSC Contact Details:

    South Suburban College
    15800 South State Street
    South Holland, IL 60473-1200
    General Phone: (708) 596-2000