Somerset Community College
Public University|Community College
About Our College
The 2002 consolidation of Laurel Technical College, Somerset Community College, and Somerset Technical College produced a comprehensive community and technical college whose beginning reaches back to 1940. Originally a part of the University of Kentucky's Community College System, Somerset Community College opened in 1965 with approximately 300 students on a single campus in Somerset, Kentucky. The college extended its campus east to London, Kentucky and south to Whitley City, Kentucky in 1992. The college operated an off-campus program in several surrounding counties before 1992, but the Laurel Center in London and the McCreary Center in Whitley City were the first two permanent centers outside Somerset Community College's original Pulaski County, Kentucky home. The Russell Center in Russell Springs, Kentucky opened in 2003 and the Clinton Center in Albany, Kentucky opened in 2004. In January 2007, SCC opened a branch campus in Casey County (Liberty, Kentucky).