Office of the President

Message from the President

Welcome to Scottsdale Community College!

At SCC your success is our highest priority. Excellent instruction, affordable tuition, and a variety of student support services await you as you become an SCC Fighting Artichoke.

Whether you are the first in your family to seek a college education, or you come to SCC from a strong college-going tradition, we believe that your time at our wonderful college will make a difference in your life!

Unique among colleges, SCC is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. For all who come here, our glorious desert vistas are both a backdrop to a quiet, contemplative place to learn and an exciting artistic and cultural environment.

SCC hosts a community of diverse learners from around the world, across Arizona, and throughout the larger Scottsdale community – all who have distinct and important goals. If you too are seeking an enriching academic experience that will help you achieve your dreams, you’ll know from your first step on campus that SCC is your bridge to college success.

Whether you seek the general education of a transfer pathway, or specialized instruction toward a high-demand career, an SCC Certificate of Completion or Associate’s degree is well respected and accepted by universities and employers throughout Arizona and beyond. For example, SCC's 2+2 agreements with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and others streamline your progress to a four-year degree, currently in such fields as Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism, Nursing, and Education.

Make SCC your college of choice for exceptional academic programs, state-of-the-art career preparation, engaging continuing education, and more. In addition to our faculty, staff, curriculum, and facilities, hallmarks of the SCC reputation for excellence include: 93% of our faculty with advanced degrees—27% with doctorates, workforce preparation by industry professionals, an average class size of 22 students, and continuing education that is responsive to the community’s needs.

We believe that education leads to opportunity, and that opportunity changes lives. An SCC education is truly life-changing.

Contact us on-line or come visit us on campus to learn more about how you can Learn, Grow, and Achieve at Scottsdale Community College.

Best wishes,
Dr. Eric Leshinskie,