The American Indian Program was created in the 1970s at Scottsdale Community College to address the constantly changing and highly diverse educational needs of American Indian students and communities. The mission of the American Indian Program is to provide comprehensive academic and personal support that promotes opportunities for a successful and enhanced college experience for the American Indian student.
Scottsdale Community College is a public community college located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The mission of SCC is to create accessible, effective, and affordable environments for teaching and learning for the people of our communities in order that they may grow personally and become productive citizens in a changing and multicultural world.
The American Indian Program provides a wide variety of programs and services that are designed to assist students in their educational and personal development at Scottsdale Community College:
Student Support Services:
- Administrative Services
- Assistance with Enrollment & Registration
- Cultural Awareness Activities
- Financial Aid Advisement: Tribal Scholarships, Federal Grants and Student Loans
- Indigenous Scholars Institute: Tutoring Services (Math and Research Skills)
- Personal/Academic Counseling
- Peer Support & Networking
- Student Clubs & Engagement: Sun Earth Alliance Indian Club
- Student Retention Programs
Community and Student Outreach:
- On-site recruitment at Phoenix Metropolitan area high schools and SRPMIC school district
- School and community education/career fairs
- Hoop of Learning college bridge program for students 9th - 12th grade
- Salt River Jr. ACE summer program for SRPMIC students 5th - 8th grade
American Indian Focused Academic and Occupational Programs:
- Tribal Development Program (CCL & AAS)
- American Indian Studies
- Tribal Court Advocacy
- Strategies for College Success class for American Indian students
ATTENTION: As of July 1, 2015, the American Indian Program no longer offers Academic Advising. All advisement inquiries should be directed to the Academic and Career Advisement Center located in the Student Center. They offer walk-ins and appointments for all continuing and new students who have attended SOAR (Scottsdale Orientation, Advising and Registration), completed the new student registration steps, are admitted to SCC and have a student ID number. For steps to getting started, visit SCC Enrollment Steps. Walk-in appointments are available until September and then are available to book online at SCCadvisor.youcanbook.me or by phone (480) 423-6539.