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

TRiO Programs – STEP and Upward Bound

South Mountain’s TRiO Program is one of many established by Congress to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and participate more fully in America’s economic and social life.

While financial aid programs can provide funding to help students enter college, TRIO programs are designed to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

However, two-thirds of the students served by TRIO must come from families with certain income levels, as determined by these income guidelines.

SMCC’s TRIO Office oversees:

  • STEP (Students Transfer with Educational Preparation), a program designed for current college students preparing to transfer to four-year universities
  • Upward Bound, a program for high school students preparing for college

Check out all the services we have to offer and instructions on how to become a TRIO Student by clicking the links to the left.