Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

The college will be open to serving students online and by phone starting Thursday, March 19, however in-person college services, including on-campus events and activities, will not be available.

All current online classes will continue to be held as scheduled.

In-person and hybrid courses will resume in an online format starting April 6.

COVID-19 webpage • MCCCD COVID-19 Reporting

Vision, Mission, Values

Our Vision

South Mountain Community College educates minds, transforms lives, touches hearts, and builds community.

Our Mission

South Mountain Community College provides quality higher education for our diverse community. We create a caring teaching and learning environment that fosters student development and supports productive citizenship in an increasingly global and technological society.

Our purpose is to meet these needs by offering:

  • General education courses
  • Transfer programs
  • Occupational education and career development
  • Continuing education
  • Developmental studies and English as a second language
  • Cultural, civic, and social events
  • Academic support and student services

Our Values

We are inspired and guided by our core values:

  • COLLABORATION: We are inclusive in our relationships with colleagues, departments and community, and respectful of their ideas.
  • COMMUNITY: We serve our community by recognizing our inter-dependence, celebrating our history, honoring our diverse cultures, and building our future.
  • EXCELLENCE: We model exemplary teaching, learning, service and leadership through continuous improvement, creativity and innovation.
  • INTEGRITY: We are accountable to the communities we serve and are truthful, sincere, transparent and responsible for our actions.
  • WELLBEING: We are a college community that encourages and develops social, physical, career, community and financial wellbeing.