Salem Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year public, community college located in Salem County, New Jersey. Salem Community College's main 11-acre (45,000 m2) campus is in Carneys Point Township. SCC is authorized to grant associate degrees — Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science — and certificates in over 40 liberal arts, business, practical nursing, scientific glass technology, and technology programs of study.
Salem Community College was founded as Salem County Technical Institute in 1958. Recognizing the college-level caliber of the institute’s programs, the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders requested approval to grant degree-awarding authority to the institute. The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education evaluated the institute’s programs and granted the requested approval. On September 3, 1972, Salem Community College was established.
Salem Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which was first granted in 1979, and reaffirmed in 1984, 1990,1995 & 2005.
Joan M. Baillie was appointed Salem Community College’s seventh president on March 22, 2012, after serving as interim president since January 1. Baillie's leadership succeeds the College's longest-serving president, Dr. Peter B. Contini.
Baillie, who has been affiliated with SCC for 20 years, served as Provost-Chief Academic Officer under former President Peter B. Contini. Previously, she was Dean of Academic Affairs, a faculty member and executive director of the SCC Foundation.