About Us

Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community District!

In May 2010, the citizens of Santa Cruz County founded its first institution of higher education, authorized by the state of Arizona as the Provisional Community College District (SCCPCCD). Through their collective vision, voters brought affordable and accessible higher education to all in our border community. Today, more than 700 students are changing their lives through learning at our Santa Cruz Center in Nogales.

Through partnerships with, University of Arizona South and the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office, we offer courses leading to a variety of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree, and certificate programs. We also strive to meet local business and industry needs, and the Santa Cruz Center provides workforce training, adult basic education, continuing education, and professional development courses.

Feel free to visit us in person at 2021 N. Grand Ave. Nogales AZ 85621 or at (520)364-7181. SCCPCCD is proud to be part of your learning journey as we strive to keep the ‘Community’ in Community College!


Dr. Stella Perez, Executive Director/CEO, SCCPCCD