Scottsdale Community College

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Scottsdale Community College
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Other name
Type Community College
Established1969 (1969)
Affiliation Maricopa County Community College District
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
President Jan Gehler
Location, ,
United States

33°30′44″N111°53′07″W / 33.5121878°N 111.8851779°W / 33.5121878; -111.8851779 Coordinates: 33°30′44″N111°53′07″W / 33.5121878°N 111.8851779°W / 33.5121878; -111.8851779
Campus Urban, 52 Acres
Colors Green and Gold
Nickname Fighting Artichokes
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
MascotArtie the Artichoke
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Scottsdale Community College is a public community college in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is on the eastern boundary of the city on 160 acres (650,000 m2) of land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The lease was taken out[ where? ] in 1970 and will expire in 2069. The college is part of the Maricopa County Community College District.

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Unique among colleges, SCC is the only public community college located on tribal land. The college also hosts NAU-Scottsdale, which offers several undergraduate programs, as well as the SCC2NAU program. SCC2NAU is a joint admission program between Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University.

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Scottsdale Community College offers associate degrees as well as Certificates of Completion.

Notable alumni

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