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Sherman, SCC launch Pre-Chiropractic Institute

GSA Daily Staff Report
Published June 18, 2010

Sherman College of Chiropractic and Spartanburg Community College formalized an agreement to create the Pre-Chiropractic Institute at Spartanburg Community College.

Through the institute, SCC students can earn an associate of science degree with pre-chiropractic electives and a pre-chiropractic certificate, and then seamlessly transfer to Sherman College of Chiropractic, where they can complete a doctor of chiropractic degree. Students can now go from an associate’s degree straight to a graduate degree.

“The Pre-Chiropractic Institute at SCC will provide students with a convenient, cost-effective and timely path to enrollment at Sherman College and to their futures as doctors of chiropractic,” said Sherman College President Jon Schwartzbauer. “The PCI is a highly attractive option for future Sherman students already at SCC, as well as out-of-state students who are looking to relocate to Spartanburg, take prerequisite courses such as organic chemistry, anatomy and physics at SCC, then begin at Sherman.”

Sherman College and SCC have had a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship. Students from Sherman College use SCC campus resources like the library, and SCC classes have visited Sherman College for anatomy lab tours. Many Sherman College graduates are also instructors at SCC.

Both colleges are a part of the College Town consortium, which integrates academic leadership and social opportunities for students from the six colleges in the Spartanburg area.

“This partnership exemplifies the true spirit of College Town by aligning complimentary programs to provide more opportunities for our students,” said SCC President Para Jones. “It is a privilege to have a relationship with Sherman College and to offer this unique educational opportunity to our students.”

The SCC curriculum not only fulfills Sherman College’s prerequisite requirements but it also includes courses in business, Spanish, marketing and entrepreneurship, which provide critical exposure and knowledge to students on operating a chiropractic business.

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