About Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered, with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning in a collaborative environment. The college is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves approximately 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. SCC is a leader in Developmental Education, Open Education Resources, Undergraduate Research, and Service Learning, all designed to improve and facilitate student success – the college’s highest priority. Students have the freedom to find balance between academics and extra curricular involvement. Through athletics, student organizations, Service Learning co-curricular programs or partnerships with the community, there are countless ways to get involved. As a comprehensive community college, SCC offers exceptional academic programs, state-of-the-art career preparation, engaging continuing education and more, including general education to a transfer pathway and specialized instruction toward a high-demand career with a Certificate of Completion or Associate’s degree. The college’s 2+2 agreements with Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona and others streamline progress to a four-year degree, currently in such fields as Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism, Nursing, and Education. Other noteworthy programs include Film, Equine Science, Biology, Mathematics, Dance, and Fine Arts. SCC’s reputation for excellence includes talented and dedicated faculty and staff, a beautiful campus, and a state-of-the-art library. The college offers a range of regionally and nationally recognized athletic programs and enjoys a unique and much loved mascot – Artie of the Fighting Artichokes.
Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American Land. The college has a robust Native American Indian support program and is establishing an Indigenous Scholars Institute to better serve its growing Native American student population, and to encourage all students to understand and appreciate the history, contributions and future of Indigenous peoples.
The Aspen Institute has named SCC a Top 150 Community College for a third consecutive season. SCC is a winner of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Sterling Award in the Big Business category, has been a Bellwether Finalist for Community College Innovation, and is a Veteran’s Supportive Campus. SmartAsset recently named SCC the 4th Best Community College in the U.S.