SMCC Science Complex

SMCC Science Complex

Science Complex Exterior

Science Complex Interior

South Mountain Community College (SMCC) inaugurated the brand-new Science Complex on August 12, 2022. The state-of-the-art facility houses the SMCC Physical and Life Sciences program and will begin offering classes in the complex in the Spring of 2023.

The SMCC Science Complex is a $13.6 million, 34,000 sq. ft space featuring updated science laboratories, classrooms, lab support spaces, a new cadaver lab, faculty offices, and creative learning spaces.

The complex is a remarkable facility in the heart of South Phoenix, designed to provide the tools, resources, and education students need to pursue careers in STEM. The Science Complex also supports fostering student involvement by housing the botanical garden where students can collaborate, learn, and build community.

The Science Complex ensures students will receive the highest and latest quality of education on our campus by bringing the latest technology into the classroom.

“Our students deserve a space to pursue their dreams of becoming engineers, scientists, and medical professionals.” – Former SMCC President Dr. Shari Olson.

The construction project was spearheaded by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by Gensler Design with essential collaboration from the SMCC Math, Science and Engineering Division. 

 The Science and Engineering (MSE) Classroom

About the Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) Division at SMCC

Faculty and staff in the MSE Department at SMCC is dedicated to teaching and supporting students in pursuing their careers in STEM.

Professors will guide you in your education experience as you seek your transfer or Associate’s degree, and give you’re the tools to find the best path.

Learn about MSE

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Celebrating the Grand Opening!

SMCC celebrating the grand opening of the Science Complex in the Fall 2022! On August 12, Maricopa County Community Colleges Leadership, elected officials, SMCC administration, faculty, staff, and the community overall joined in the ceremony to get a first look at the brand-new facility. After a year-long construction project, SMCC finally opened the doors to the new Science Complex.  
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was livestreamed event for community members who could not attend and can be accessed if you missed the chance to attend!