We are intentional about your success.

The benefit of starting at SMC.

Save time and money by taking your first two years of general college courses here at SMC (you’ll earn an Associate degree), then complete your final two years and earn a Bachelor’s degree at ANY other college or university. Improve grades, get used to college life and excel in our supportive environment.

A Strong Foundation that will take you anywhere you want to go.

SMC courses prepare you for ANY college major.

At most colleges across the country, your first two years of classes are general education in a variety of subject areas. Check out our Course Catalog to see a complete list of classes that will prepare you for majors in any field and that will transfer easily to let you finish your degree at hundreds of colleges nationwide.



Classes in these and other disciplines will prepare you to complete a major in any field. You’ll earn an associate degree in a general subject that will transfer easily to a bachelor’s degree program.

Three paths to a bright future.

2-Year Degree

versatile and valuable

Save time and money by taking your general education requirements here. You’ll be prepared to major in almost any field after leaving SMC. With an Associate Degree, you may even qualify for better part-time jobs/internships while completing a Bachelor’s degree here or at another college.

4-Year Degree Path


Save even more time and money on the cost of a four-year degree by completing your bachelor’s degree via any accredited online program while continuing to live at SMC. You’ll get the flexibility to work and take classes at your own pace while remaining in a supportive campus environment.

4-Year Degree Path

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Graduate from USC or MUSC (healthcare)! In partnership with SMC, complete two years here and then transfer into several in-demand degree programs offered by the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. We’ll help you transfer seamlessly into any of these programs.

Our students achieve great heights and we help them get there.

At SMC, you’ll never go it alone. Truly successful people know how to ask for help when they need it, and we make it easy to get the help you need to reach your academic goals. From our FREE tutoring program, to transfer assistance to a writing lab staffed by English professors, our goal is your success.


Liberal Arts


SMC is a liberal arts college. This means that, like most American colleges, you’ll spend your first two years taking a wide variety of courses to expose you to many different subjects. This approach benefits students who already know what they plan to major in as well as students who haven’t made a decision about a college major or career path.