South Mountain Community College
|Type||Public community college|
|Maricopa County Community College District|
33°22′57″N 112°01′59″W / 33.38250°N 112.03306°WCoordinates: 33°22′57″N 112°01′59″W / 33.38250°N 112.03306°W
|Colors||orange and black |
|National Junior College Athletic Association |
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
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South Mountain Community College is a public community college in Phoenix, Arizona. It is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District.
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South Mountain Community College was established by the governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District on April 18, 1978. The campus was designed by local architect Bennie Gonzales, opening its doors in 1980. Serving Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Guadalupe and Laveen, South Mountain Community College offers associate degrees, certificates of completion, courses that transfer to universities and technology training to 7,500 students each year. The college takes its name from South Mountain, which is a few kilometers to the south of campus. The main campus is in Phoenix, Arizona, with additional locations in Guadalupe and Laveen. South Mountain Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a Hispanic Serving Institution.
A new Library was constructed and opened in the beginning of the fall semester of 2011. This library is not only for student use, but doubles as a branch of the Phoenix Public Library, and as such, open to the general public. Within the 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of the library there is a cyber cafe, a teen space, a collection with over 110,000 pieces, a dedicated children's area/story time, as well as quiet reading/study areas. This new library was designed by Richard Bauer.
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Northern Arizona University at South Mountain Community College
Northern Arizona University (NAU) and South Mountain Community College (SMCC) collaborate to allow students to complete their bachelor's degree on the SMCC campus after finishing their associate degree. NAU maintains a building on the SMCC campus and offers bachelor's degree programs.
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- ^ "6 Jul 1980, Page 10 - Arizona Republic at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2022-06-02.
- ^ "History". About SMCC. South Mountain Community College. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
- ^ "SMCC/NAU Partnership".
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