Santa Cruz Center is a two-year public Community College District offering more than 100 classes every semester. Students can earn an Associates degree or acquire career certification, transfer to a university or earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree through University of Arizona’s UA South, which is co-located at the Santa Cruz Center.
Community Colleges: America’s Work Engine
The far-reaching mission, diverse agenda, coupled with open-access admission, is often why community colleges have been called “America’s Work Engine”, graduating more nurses, more chefs, and more truck drivers than any other institution (AACC, DataPoints, 6, 2016). This is your community college and the Governing Board is always interested in hearing from the students and residents of Santa Cruz County. Our meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM at our facility located at 2021 North Grand Avenue.
Accredited and Transferable
Class size at the Santa Cruz Center averages 15 students, and all classes are fully transferable. Transfer degrees are offered in the arts, business and sciences, along with four levels of English as a Second Language.
Students taking classes at the Santa Cruz Center learn with modern, up-to-date technology in a modern setting. There are three computer labs, as well as an interactive television classroom, which allows students to take classes along with peers and instructors.
We know that 68 percent of students work while attending College, which is why online classes are also available to fit your schedule. Classes are offered during the day, nights and weekends.
Full Service Center
The staff at the Santa Cruz Center offers Placement testing, advising, admissions, registration and financial aid. A wide array of scholarships are also available to students. The college bookstore visits the center at the beginning of each semester.