South Mountain Community Library
A joint project between the college and the City of Phoenix, the South Mountain Community Library is a jewel of South Phoenix, offering classes, trainings, community and study rooms and a variety of materials available for borrowing.
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center
The mission of the Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center provides high school curriculum and educational programs for high school students in grades 9 through 12. Students take college classes (when ready) on SMCC, which are taught by SMCC Professors, as part of their regular academic schedule. 30 percent of the students attending AAEC schools graduate from high school with both a diploma and an Associate’s degree.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is an on campus preschool Academy serving children ages 2-5, from preschool to Pre-K. The Tree of Life offers a 10 percent discount to tuition for SMCC staff, and reduced tuition childcare for SMCC students, including full scholarships covering the entire cost.
Award Winning College
Aspen Prize Top 150
For four consecutive terms (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021) the college has been named an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College. The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The Bellwether College Consortium annually recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future. The college has been named a top 10 finalist for the Bellwether award for the following initiatives: 2015 - Foundations Academy, 2016 - Entrepreneurship, 2017 - Foundations Academy: Developing Students, 2017 - Business Innovation, 2020 – SMCC Default Rate Success: 2012-2016 and Beyond, 2021 – Student Athlete Development Program, 2021 – Construction Trades Institute, 2022 – STARS Endowment, 2022 – South Phoenix Oral History Project.
In 2018, SMCC was named by College Choice as #11 in the top 50 community colleges in America for 2017.
American Association of Community Colleges
In April 2018, SMCC received the Award of Excellence for Community College Safety, Leadership and Planning from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).