For more than 20 years, the South Mountain Community College Guadalupe Center has been helping students from Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler, Ahwatukee and Guadalupe find a convenient and affordable way to attain their educational goals.
We will meet your scheduling needs, by offering day, evening, and weekend classes. Each semester, we offer the classes our students need to move ahead.
Our caring staff will help you get started, even if you’ve never taken a college course before, from academic advising to registration. We work with you to provide you with resources to assist you in reaching your goal, as well as transferring to any of Arizona’s four-year universities. Your success is our success!
Our continuous partnership with the community of Guadalupe provides students with exposure to a diverse environment through celebrations and events held throughout the year.
Through nonprofit organizations such as Friendly House, we offer daily GED classes to students and the community. The Friendly House/Aspire Adult Education Program is funded by the Arizona State Department of Education, and classes are FREE of charge. This program is open to all adult learners, age 16 and older. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..
The SMCC Guadalupe Center provides students with exposure to a college setting so that they may further their education once they have completed their classes.
One-Stop Student Services
- Disability Services
- Financial Aid/Scholarship
- College Safety
- Parking Permits
- Career Services
- Access to academic software
- Computer-assisted learning
- Disability services
- Individual and group tutoring
- Workshops, seminars and training
- Veterans assistance
- Pascua Yaqui higher education assistance
- Online book order designated pickup site
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In the fall of 1989, South Mountain Community College opened its first temporary site at the Guadalupe Mercado (Market).
That modest facility, consisting of three classrooms and office space, was nonetheless the first step toward a vision endorsed by the people of Guadalupe.
The facility continues to meet the diverse educational and workforce training needs of students from all walks of life. Response from the community first resulted in the construction of a permanent building in 2000, and later a physical expansion that doubled the size of the Guadalupe Center in 2008.
The Center provides one-stop enrollment for students, as well as advisement, registration, educational planning, financial aid, assessment, tutoring and cashiering services.
We also offer classes that fulfill general studies and AGEC requirements, such as Math, Reading, English, Sciences, Literacy, Computers, and Humanities. Other program classes are Accounting, General Business, CISCO, Yaqui, and Social Welfare.
Between 65 and 70 credit classes are offered every semester. The Center’s schedule consists of 16-week, short-term, and weekend classes. The average class size at the Center is 15 to 24 students.
Various workshops and seminars are also offered on such diverse topics as Health and Wellness, Retirement, Finances, Technology, Fiber Optics, and Beginning Guitar.
GED classes are offered at the Center through partnership with the Friendly House/Aspire program.
The Guadalupe Center maintains active partnerships with nearly three dozen community organizations, such as the Town of Guadalupe, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, Friendly House/Aspire, United Way, AWEE, and Tempe Adult Education.