San Carlos Apache College (SCAC)—the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education—is a visionary concept rooted in “Go’zhoo” (Spiritual) values and traditional culture of the “N’nee” (Apache word for The People) of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. SCAC operates as an accredited site of Tohono O’odham Community College, which provides students quality in the education received, access to federal financial aid programs, and transferability of credits earned.
The SCAC vision is Building Stronger Families and Communities Through Education. One of the College’s primary objectives is to ensure the preservation of the Apache language, culture, and history through courses, seminars, and other educational opportunities. SCAC’s other objectives include workforce development, small business workshops, and healthcare initiatives. SCAC will offer courses in the Arizona general education curriculum.