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Study at South Mountain Community College

South Mountain Community College was established as a part of the Maricopa County Community College District on April 18, 1978. This community college is located in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 8, 000 students enroll in SMCC every year. Apart from its main campus, classes are also offered in:
  • Ahwatukee Foothills Center
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Laveen Center

South Mountain Community College offers associates degrees in arts, business, applied science and general studies, as well as certificate programs in various fields of study. Transfer programs to other colleges are also available. The athletics department of SMCC fields men's teams in baseball, basketball, golf and soccer, and women's teams in basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer and softball. The teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.

Profile of South Mountain Community CollegeSouth Mountain Community College can be found in Phoenix, AZ (a large city). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at South Mountain Community College.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in science, art studies, and liberal arts.

South Mountain Community College Selectivity

South Mountain Community College is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 4, 254 students were enrolled in South Mountain Community College. The school has a large minority student population. Older adults are in evidence at South Mountain Community College, often seeking career changing education. The school reports its educational mission is:

"South Mountain Community College provides quality higher education for our diverse community. We create a caring teaching and learning environment in an increasingly global and technological society. Our purpose is to meet these needs by offering: General Education Courses Transfer programs Occupational education and career development Continuing education Developmental studies and English as a Second Language Cultural, civic, and social events Academic support and student services"

South Mountain Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts263liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Art Studies242art studies
Science57natural sciences, physical sciences
Business and Management28business, business management
Therapy and Counselling20behavioral sciences
Education and Teaching18early childhood education, education courses, elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering14computer networking, computer security, web design, information technology, computer and info science
Family and Social Work5child development
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Contact: South Mountain Community CollegeSouth Mountain Community College

7050 S 24th St

Phoenix, AZ 85040

General Phone: (602) 243-8135


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