Southwest Skill Center, a branch of Estrella Mountain Community College, is located in Avondale, Arizona. As a career and skill center, SSC offers many opportunities to those who want to jumpstart their career in a short amount of time, or would like to brush up their skills for their current career.
Southwest Skill Center has a wide array of career certificate programs for their adult and high school students to choose from. These programs include: dental assisting, logistics, EMT, medical billing, nursing assistant, patient care technician, practical nursing, phlebotomy, and many, many more.
The cost of attendance at Southwest Skill Center varies by program. The price of tuition ranges from $900 to $7,000, depending on the student’s choice.
Southwest Skill Center also offers many services to assist students in achieving their goals. These student services include: counseling, disability resources, peer mentoring, and tutoring. Also offered at SSC is veteran assistance that aims to help veterans succeed in their career endeavors.
SSC also offers a job placement program though their career services center, located on campus. There, students are able to search though available job listings and get assistance with filling out online and paper job applications. Staff will also help with interview preparation and techniques.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying at Southwest Skill Center, or if you would like more information about the programs of study and career certificates offered there, click here to access the SSC webpage on the Estrella Mountain Community College website.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Southwest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||60%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||46%||$2,732|
|Receiving Student Loans||40%||$3,419|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Southwest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College may offer services to students like:
- Weekend and night classes available
- Career path counseling
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southwest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College.
- Maricopa Skill Center in Phoenix, AZ (17 miles away)
- East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, AZ (28 miles away)
- Dixie Applied Technology College in Saint George, UT (260 miles away)
- Southwest Technical College in Cedar City, UT (292 miles away)