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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Face coverings are mandatory inside all South Mountain Community College buildings, including the SMC Library. Read more about this decision here, and a message from the Maricopa County Community College District here

First Generation

First Generation

South Mountain Community College welcomes all first-generation students as part of the Cougar family!

A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) did not graduate from college. This means that you are the first person in your family to attend college to attain a degree. 

We celebrate your achievement and effort towards pursuing your higher education goals!