Welcome to South Mountain Community College

Achieve your goals by earning a degree or certificate in a diverse, caring learning environment. At South Mountain Community College (SMCC), we seek to educate minds, transform lives, touch hearts, and build community. Choose the natural beauty of the main South Mountain Park campus or the convenience of our Guadalupe or Laveen Village campuses.

Diversity and opportunity

Many of our students are first-generation college students, who excel with small class sizes and personalized support.

Academics and activities

Choose from more than 60 degrees and certificates, and participate in the performing or visual arts, athletics, or our campus clubs.

A sense of community

We serve our community by recognizing our interdependence, celebrating our history, honoring our diverse cultures, and building our future.

An innovative learning environment

An innovative learning environment

SMCC models exemplary teaching, learning, service, and leadership through continuous improvement, creativity, and innovation. Our goal is to help students discover their passions and hidden talents. We also provide innovative programs through strategic partnerships to help students master STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and entrepreneurial skills to succeed in a variety of in-demand jobs.

A supportive community

A supportive community

You’ll find small, personalized classes offered days, evenings, and online, that are led by engaged and accomplished faculty. We want you to succeed. That’s why we offer career planning, ESL support, and financial aid. Plus, as a Strengths-Based Institution, we help students first determine their own personal strengths, and then strategize with them to maximize those strengths in their academic and career choices.

Experience the arts

Experience the arts

Don’t miss your time to shine and experience performing and visual arts at SMCC. Our students express themselves with instrumental or vocal music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts, including drawing, sculpting, and painting. Plus, SMCC’s Storytelling Institute helps students tap their imagination, discover their voice, and find their own personal style.


Amount awarded in all types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study during 2015-’16.


Of 2015-16 SMCC students were first-generation college students.


Student-to-faculty ratio.

Join the team

Join the team

SMCC Cougar athletes compete at the national level, and many go on to participate at the four-year level — plus, they receive academic support so they can succeed on and off the field (or court).

• Baseball

• Basketball

• Golf

• Soccer

• Softball

• Volleyball

Helping you climb higher

SMCC reflects the diversity of our surrounding community – a rich mix of rural, urban, and suburban neighborhoods. We strive to provide a wide range of services, resources, and events, and to create an inclusive community where every student feels supported and inspired to climb higher. We know you’ll love SMCC as much as we do.
South Mountain campus

South Mountain campus

Enjoy the beauty of our 104-acre main campus, which is named for the beautiful South Mountain Park and Preserve bordering the southern edge of Phoenix.

Convenient campuses

Convenient campuses

SMCC’s Guadalupe Center on Priest Drive and Laveen Center at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen Village offer students a convenient and affordable way to achieve their educational goals.

Photo of SMCC campus

Academic achievement

SMCC has a successful record of helping students progress from developmental math and English to college-level math and English.

Focus on diversity

Focus on diversity

SMCC is a federally designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is also a Strengths-Based Institution, helping students determine their personal strengths to strategically achieve their goals.

Main Campus Location

Main Campus


Satellite Locations

Guadalupe Center

Laveen/Betty Fairfax High School


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Learn more about South Mountain Community College

Whether your goal is to complete a degree, earn a certificate, or get training for a new job, we can help you get started. Prepare for your future today at SMCC! Visit the South Mountain Community College website to learn more.

Call us at 602-243-8000

Our South Mountain student representatives are here for you. Ask us your questions and get started today.