85256 9000 E. Chaparral Road
The school provides university transfer programs, career programs in many fields, free one-on-one tutoring, affordable tuition, quality faculty and small class size. SCC is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission by meeting and upholding a set of nationally established criteria for quality, integrity, innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, service, collaboration, and learning.
The average ratio of faculty to students in the classroom is 1 to 20. The undergraduate experience at large universities can put the teacher to student classroom ratio as high as 1 to 500, and the instructor is often a graduate student. While 27% of SCC's faculty have earned doctoral degrees, 65% of faculty in academic areas have earned a master's degree, and all occupational faculty must meet strict educational and professional experience standards.
In addition to traditional programs of study, including university transfer and career programs, SCC offers continuing education for practicing professionals, developmental education, and English as a Second Language. SCC's Business Institute, located in North Scottsdale, serves as a resource to individuals seeking streamlined business courses as well as to local businesses seeking customized training.
English as a Second Language – prepares students for success in regular academic degree programs. There are five levels of classes, from beginning to advanced English. Free tutoring and English Conversation classes are also available. New students take a placement exam upon arrival to SCC to test into the appropriate English level. No TOEFL score is required for admission into the ESL program.