Why SCC?

Why Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Has What You’re Looking For

SCC is an extraordinary place to begin your college experience. Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or you come from a college-going tradition, SCC has hundreds of courses and programs designed to help you earn an associate’s degree, professional certification, transfer to a university and enrich your life through lifelong learning.

Your Choices Define Your Destiny

At Scottsdale Community College, we believe education transforms lives. We believe you can achieve a college education and we’re here to help you accomplish your goals, whether it is to earn an associate’s degree, prepare to transfer to a university, advance your career or cultivate your individual interests.

High Academic Standards

SCC is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission, which means we’ve met nationally established standards for quality, integrity, innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, service, collaboration, and learning. We take academic excellence seriously. In addition to traditional programs of study, SCC offers hybrid and online courses that fit your schedule. Programs include continuing education for practicing professionals, developmental education to help you get up to speed, and English as a second language courses delivered on campus and at worksites.

Student Centered Programs Tied to Real World Needs

Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program is based on labor force needs and leads to fulfilling, well paying careers. Our instructional facilities use technology to deliver effective, efficient learning to our students. In fact, SCC is a national leader in using virtualization to transform our students’ experiences. Through mySCC, we provide access to over 250 different software applications at no additional cost. Anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Quality Faculty. Small Class Size.

The average ratio of faculty to students in the classroom is 1 to 20. This matters because the quality of your interactions with instructors will impact your success in college. Faculty at SCC are focused on teaching and learning. Seventy-one percent of academic faculty have earned a masters degree, 31 percent have doctoral degrees, and all occupational faculty must meet strict educational and professional experience standards. Our faculty and staff ensure teaching and learning take place everywhere by reaching out through mentoring and student services to provide guidance and support to students.

We Value Students

Our students are the center of everything we do. We are here to help you find ways to grow personally and professionally and become a productive citizen in a changing, multicultural world. Our innovative and affordable learning environment emphasizes student success. For students seeking to enhance their understanding of the high tech world we live in, SCC can help. At SCC, there is every imaginable way to experience learning.

Close to Nature. Part of a Dynamic City.

Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is the only public community college in the nation to reside on Native American land. The campus offers a striking natural setting with expansive mountain views and native plant and wildlife. If you're seeking boundless opportunities for cultural enrichment and entertainment, SCC is adjacent to one of the world's most celebrated communities, Scottsdale, Arizona, where the quality of life, culture, shopping, and cuisine can be found in abundance.

Expand Your Mind. Excite Your Soul. Experience Life.

At SCC you have the freedom to find balance between academics and leadership activities. Our students become leaders in a variety of ways, from internships, service learning, athletics, student organizations, performing arts, mentoring or partnerships with the community. Both faculty and staff are eager to help you create your own path to an enriching educational experience at Scottsdale Community College.

Learn. Grow. Achieve.

Reach for more. Be extraordinary. Amaze yourself at SCC.