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South Mountain Community College

Phoenix, AZ
University Website: www.southmountaincc.edu
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South Mountain Community College is a community college in Phoenix, Arizona. It is part of the Maricopa County Community College District and was established by the governing board of the District on April 18, 1978. Serving Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Guadalupe and Laveen, South Mountain Community College offers associate degrees, certificates of completion, courses that transfer to universities and technology training to more than 10,000 students each year. The college takes its name from South Mountain, which is a few kilometers to the south of campus. Approximately 8,500 students attend the college; the main campus is at 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Two additional locations are the Ahwatukee Foothills Center, 10429 South 51st Street, and the Guadalupe Center, 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Road, south of Guadalupe Road) in Guadalupe, Arizona.

South Mountain Community College is a federally designated Minority and Hispanic-serving institution.

2008 Shooting

A shooting took place at the college on July 24, 2008. Three people—age 17, 22, and 25—were wounded, two of them critically. Police reported that the shooter had been arrested.

A new Library was constructed and opened in the beginning of the Fall Semester of 2011. This library is not only for student use, but doubles as a public library. Within the 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of the library there is a cyber cafe', a teen space, a collection with over 110,000 pieces, a dedicated children's area/story time, as well as quiet reading/study areas. This new library was designed by Richard Bauer.

Shari L. Olson brings twenty-seven years of experience as an educator, coach, consultant, and administrator in higher education.[citation needed] Throughout her career she has remained committed to strengths-based leadership principles and developing the best in her students and colleagues.[citation needed] On June 16, 2010 the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities named her Interim President at Anoka Technical College. Prior to this assignment, she worked as system director of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at the Office of the Chancellor. She also served as the President of Eastern Wyoming College, where she implemented a strategic planning model which utilized appreciative inquiry to create a new vision statement, strategic directions, value statements, vital initiatives, and annual action plans.

South Mountain Community College carries the maximum 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. A member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, SMCC is also a federally-designated Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.

As one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges and the nation's largest district in terms of number of students served, SMCC maintains a long history of quality in education. Each year, more than 10,000 students take advantage of the associate degrees and certificates of completion from South Mountain Community College. Our courses transfer to universities and colleges nationwide, and provide students the tools needed for a lifetime of success.

Northern Arizona University at South Mountain Community College

Northern Arizona University (NAU) and South Mountain Community College (SMCC) have teamed up to create a program that allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree on the SMCC campus after finishing their associate’s degree. NAU maintains a building on the SMCC campus, offering Bachelor’s degree programs in Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Studies. More bachelor’s degrees will be offered at the SMCC campus in the future, based on local interest and enrollment.

Breathe Easy

South Mountain Community College, along with the entire Maricopa County Community College District, has made the commitment toward a healthier environment for employees, students and guests. On July 1, 2012, all district colleges and district-owned facilities became tobacco-free.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • students
  • $7,608.00 avg tuition

7050 S 24th St
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 243-8135

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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South Mountain Community College

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Standards:
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SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 54%
4-year graduation rate
6-year graduation rate
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
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Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy Yes
Secondary School GPA Not applicable
Secondary School Rank Not applicable
Secondary School Record Not applicable
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable
Admission Test Scores Not applicable
TOEFL Not applicable
Other Tests Not applicable
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

South Mountain Community College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $1,824.00 $1,824.00 $7,608.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $76.00 $76.00 $317.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $7,272.00 $5,148.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $5,148.00 $5,148.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 90%
Percent receiving grant aid 79%
Avg amount of grant aid $4,693.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 12%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,881.00

South Mountain Community College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biotechnology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business/Commerce, General X
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance X
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other X
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst X
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications X
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager X
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design X
EDUCATION
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
Montessori Teacher Education X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Behavioral Sciences X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Physical Sciences X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music Management X

Scholarships for Students in Arizona

Name Amount Deadline
John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship $3,500 February 15, 2017
SWE Phoenix Section Scholarship $3,000 February 15, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017

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