It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall: “Late Start Classes” coming to SSC


Several program open houses also coming soon to Main Campus.

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–Registration for the 2014 Fall Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of Late Start Classes. Prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin September 15th and later.

The Late Start Classes are offered in a variety of subject areas including Art, Biology, Business, Community Health Worker, Computer Information Sciences, Emergency Medical Technician, English, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Medical Assistant, Pharm Tech, Philosophy, Psychology, Reading, Sociology, Speech and more. The dynamic class schedule can be accessed online at

SSC is also planning some upcoming program open houses including the credit Medical Assistant (MAS) Program, the new credit Manufacturing Basics Program, and the non-credit Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA).

Medical Assistant Open Houses
August 26-27, 2014, SSC Atrium
Meet new program coordinator Adrienne Reaves and learn more about this rewarding certificate program at open houses scheduled in the college’s Atrium on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. The SSC Medical Assistant Program provides training in patient-care management including both administrative and clinical duties. Medical Assistants can be employed in physician offices, clinics, prisons, the armed services, public health departments, medical agencies, and HMOs. The program is offered on a full-time basis during the day or in the evening. These 12-week classes will start on Monday, September 15th.

Manufacturing Basics Program Open House
September 3, 2014, SSC Atrium
Learn more and join the first class of the newly accredited Manufacturing Basics Certificate Program in the Atrium on Wednesday, September 3rd from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This 16 credit-hour certificate program is designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production to prepare students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. The certification coursework will prepare the student for an industry recognized certification assessment. Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). These 12-week classes will start on Wednesday, September 17th.

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program Open Houses
September 8th and September 10, 2014, SSC Cafeteria
SSC’s non-credit Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program will be running both daytime and evening cohort sessions later this fall. They are also hosting two information sessions where you can learn more about the program. The sessions are scheduled in the Cafeteria on Monday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 10th from 12 Noon – 3:00 pm. Students in this program will be prepared to work under the supervision of nurses and other licensed medical professionals as vital members of the healthcare team. Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic direct patient care to assist with daily living activities. They fulfill critical roles in various medical communities, including hospitals, residential care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and home health services. Successful completion of this course is required in order to become eligible to take the State of Illinois Nurse Assistant Certification Examination, and SSC provides more contact hours for training than traditional CNA programs along with an additional free refresher course prior to this critical certification exam. The college offers five 8-week sessions per year. The next class will start on Tuesday, October 14th. Please note: Financial Aid cannot cover the cost of this non-credit program, nor the physical and background check.

Payment is currently due at the time of registration for Late Start Classes but financial aid can still be applied for the 12-week credit classes (financial aid application must be completed by September 9, 2014). New students should visit the Admissions Office in Room 2348 to complete the Application Form, or complete the Online Application at New students will receive an SSC email account and a “My SSC” Username & Password via email which will allow access to the online schedule and class registration. The “MY SSC” portal allows students 24-hour access during college closed periods.

For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions and registration, please visit or contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.