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Health Fair returns to SCC on Friday!

SYLVA – For the first time in three years, Southwestern Community College will hold a Health Fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Don Tomas Health Sciences Center.

The event will feature more than 20 community healthcare vendors throughout the area. Walgreens will be offering free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, and the Red Cross will be holding a blood drive. 

At the same time, all 16 of SCC Health Sciences programs will be offering displays and presentations to help visitors gain a better understanding of the fulfilling careers available throughout Western North Carolina.  

Among the healthcare careers for which Southwestern offers training are Emergency Medical Sciences, Radiography, Opticianry, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology and Nurse Aide. A full list is available at

For more information, contact Melissa Hyatt at 828.339.4331 or


For more than 55 years, Southwestern Community College has served Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties, and the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina by providing a wide range of educational options for residents in all stages of life.

SCC has been ranked among the nation’s Top 10 community colleges six times in the last 15 years – including a No. 1 ranking in’s listing of the “Best Community Colleges & Trade Schools of 2020.”

Through a supportive learning environment, Southwestern offers more than 40 degree programs (including more than 90 credentialing options, 28 of which are offered online) in Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences/College Transfer and Career Technologies.

A variety of community resources – including the Small Business Center, Workforce Continuing Education and Career Services – are also available.

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