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7. Maricopa County Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www2.maricopa.edu
No. of Students : 260,000
Email : contact.us@domail.maricopa.edu
Main Contact No : (480)-731-8000

PROFILE:

They are the Maricopa Community Colleges. They are 10 colleges, 2 skill centers and numerous education centers, all dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County. Each college is individually accredited, yet part of a larger system – the Maricopa County Community College District, which is one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Maricopa Community College offer approximately 1,000 occupational programs (degrees and certificates), and 37 academic associate degrees, and a total of 10,254 courses. We’re the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona, making us a major resource for business and industry and the place to be if you’re seeking education and job training.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The ten Maricopa Community Colleges support the economic needs of Arizona and the Greater Phoenix area by providing degree and workforce training programs in response to the needs of the community. The following list provides the main campus location and contact information for each college.

1. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
2. Estrella Mountain Community College
3. GateWay Community College
4. Glendale Community College
5. Mesa Community College
6. Paradise Valley Community College
7. Phoenix College
8. Rio Salado Community College
9. Scottsdale Community College
10.South Mountain Community College

A) Chandler–Gilbert Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1992
Website : www.cgc.maricopa.edu
President : Dr. Linda Lujan
Contact No : (480)732-7000

PROFILE:

Chandler–Gilbert Community College is a community college in the Maricopa County Community College District. The college operates from three campuses.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice Studies
Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Airframe Maintenance
Airway Science Technology, Flight Emphasis
American Sign Language
Anthropology
Art History
Biology
Business
Ceramics
Children and Family Studies
Communication
Composition
Computer Applications: Office Specialist/Core Level
Computer Applications: Office Specialist/Expert Level
Computer Business Applications
Computer Hardware and Desktop Support
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Correctional Studies
Creative Writing
Dance
Design
Dietetic Technician
Drawing
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Electric Utility Technology
EMT/Fire Science
Engineering and Computer Science
English as a Second Language
Exercise Science & etc

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

ADMISSIONS:

Complete the Student Information Form and submit with one of the following Documentation: State Driver License or ID, US Passport, or Birth Certificate. Allow 48 hours for processing faxed documentation

FINANCIAL AID:

Students must be enrolled half time (in at least 6 credit hours) at CGCC to be eligible to submit a consortium agreement. Submit your 2013-14 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and complete your financial aid file to have your eligibility determined. Complete file means the Financial Aid Office has received your FAFSA as well as all other requested documentation. You can review any information that is needed by the Financial Aid Office in your “To Do” list on your online Maricopa Student Center at my.maricopa.edu. It is important that you regularly monitor your Maricopa Student Center for notifications and updates.

B) Estrella Mountain Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1992
Website : www.estrellamountain.edu
No. of Students : 15,000
Contact No : (623)935-8000

PROFILE:

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and is the newest in the district. MCCCD is one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States. Since opening in 1992, EMCC has worked to create a “sense of place” that expresses the historical and cultural values of the surrounding communities, while providing students with meaningful and engaging learning environments. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, Estrella Mountain enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and is master-planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students. EMCC is a Title V, Hispanic Serving Institution through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts, Communications & Languages,
Business, Finance & Marketing,
Education,
Food, Hospitality & Tourism,
Health care & wellness,
History & Humanities,
Human & Social Services,
Information Technology,
Justice & Public Safety,
Manufacturing, Distribution & Energy,
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics,
Career & Tranfer Center.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Located on the EMCC Avondale campus, the SouthWest Skill Center provides short-term training programs for immediate job entry into skilled professions, focusing on Industrial Skills and Healthcare professions. EMCC Buckeye campus is located in the heart of downtown Buckeye, next to Buckeye Union High School. The full-service campus brings college education to the expanding Southwest Valley, and provides convenient access to a variety of degree-tracked, job-training, and community education courses.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Registration Office is available for all your registration needs. Course registration is available in person, over the phone or online. Admissions and Registration staff can assist you with: Registering for classes, Adding or dropping classes, Adding to a waitlisted class (waitlist option must be available), Officially withdrawl from a course(s), Determine tuition and fee charges and due dates.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at EMCC is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students from federal, state, institutional, and private sources of funding. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this web site is accurate; however, due to frequent changes in Federal and State regulations, and revisions to the EMCC operating policies, the information on this page is subject to change without notice.

C) GateWay Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1968
Website : www.gatewaycc.edu
No. of Students : 16,000
Contact No : (602)286-8000
Email : info@gatewaycc.edu

PROFILE:

GateWay Community College is one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges and offers more than 125 degree, certificate and workforce training options.GateWay Community College has built a legacy of innovation, pioneering vision and responsiveness to the needs of our community: the first technical college in Arizona; first to use community advisory committees; first to tailor courses to the needs of business and industry; first to offer classes at off-campus locations; even the first to install a computer. From a humble beginning in the former Korrick’s Department Store downtown, Maricopa Technical College has flourished over the past 40 years into today’s GateWay.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Automotive, Environment & Industrial Technology
Business & Information Technology
Healthcare & Nursing
University Transfer

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

GateWay Community College is an urban campus established in 1968 located in Phoenix, Arizona, near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. GateWay is the only Maricopa Community College with a Valley Metro Light Rail stop on campus, located on the south end of the campus.

ADMISSIONS:

GateWay is one of 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. To enroll to any of the colleges, you must first create a student account. You may download the Student Information Form here, complete the form and email it to enroll@gatewaycc.edu or go to my.maricopa.edu to complete the process online. Please fully complete the Student Information form because leaving missing data or blanks may impact your ability to find scholarships or other financial aid sources through AcademicWorks to help pay for college.

FINANCIAL AID:

Many students rely on financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help manage college costs, including tuition, fees and books. Financial aid and scholarship options include: Grants, Loans, Federal Work-Study Programs, Scholarships, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships, GateWay Scholarships, External Scholarships.

D) Glendale Community College (Arizona)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www2.gccaz.edu
No. of Students : 19,133
Contact No : (623) 845-3000
Email : info@gccaz.edu

PROFILE:

Education has the power to inspire growth and change lives. In nearly 50 years, 500,000 GCC students have graduated with two-year degrees, transferred to a university, completed new career training, or finished an occupational certificate. From enrollment through graduation, GCC advisors, tutors and counselors guide your academic experience. On campus or online, small classes are taught by world-class faculty who know you by name. Outside of the classroom, you will find a welcoming community of student clubs, athletics, arts and culture. Located in Glendale, AZ, Glendale Community College is one of ten, higher education institutions in the Maricopa Community College District. With two fully-accredited campuses and one affiliate, GCC serves a diverse student body in northwest Maricopa County with affordable, high-quality education in an engaging and personal academic environment. Choose your path from our 44 degrees, and 65 certificate programs. GCC maintains accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission / North Central Association.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Audio Production Technology
Automotive Technology
Behavioral Health Sciences
Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences
Business – General
Business – Retail Management
Business Office Assistant
Communications
Computer Aided Drafting Technology
Computer Applications
Computer Information Systems
Computers: Information Security
Computers: Linux Networking
Computers: Microsoft Certification Preparation
Computers: Web Design
Developmental Disabilities Specialist
Digital Cinema Arts
Digital Media Arts
Early Childhood Education
Emergency Medical Technology
Engineering
English
Family Life Education
Fire Science
Fitness and Wellness
Interior Design
Law Enforcement Operations
Music Business
Nursing
Nutrition
Photography
Public Relations / Journalism
Sustainability
University Transfer

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Glendale Community College is a community college in Glendale, Arizona, United States. GCC has grown with the communities it serves by expanding facilities and programs at its main campus and by offering classes in various sites throughout the area. GCC North, in Phoenix, at 57th Avenue and Happy Valley Road opened in fall 2000 with 839 students from the northern part of Maricopa County.

ADMISSIONS:

The office of Admissions & Records handles all the required documentation that new students must submit in order enroll at GCC. You’ll also see them when you’re ready to graduate and transfer to a university. Glendale Community College admits students who: Have graduated from a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency., Have a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)., Hare at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the college., Are transfer students in good standing from another college or university.

FINANCIAL AID:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application used to determine financial aid awards, whether federal grants, student loans, or federal work-study. Your annual FAFSA application will require information from your Federal Tax Return , so file your annual Federal Tax Return forms as soon as possible, then complete your FAFSA online. If you earned no income in the previous year and are not a dependant, you may fill out a FAFSA as early as January 1. The online FAFSA application deadline is June 30.

E) Mesa Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.mesacc.edu
No. of Students : 40,000
Contact No :

PROFILE:

For nearly 50 years, area residents and online students have enjoyed the lifetime rewards and benefits of attending our nationally-recognized college. With two campuses, additional locations, and more than 200 programs, degrees, and certificates offered, MCC is host to well over 40,000 students annually. Our award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success and leads the way in introducing undergraduate research to community colleges.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
American Sign Language
Anatomy & Physiology
Anthropology
Arabic
Architecture
Astronomy
Audio Production Technologies
Automotive Performance
Biology
Biotechnology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese
Communication
Composition
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction
Creative Writing
Critical Reading
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Digital Arts
Drafting
Early Care Education
Economics
Educator Professional Development
Electronics Technology
Emergency Medical Technician
Engineering
English
English Humanities
Ethnic Studies
Exercise Science & etc

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college has two comprehensive campuses and additional locations to serve students. Southern and Dobson, in southwest Mesa, Arizona (full-service), Red Mountain, in northeast Mesa (full-service), Williams Gateway, at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa Downtown Center

F) Paradise Valley Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.paradisevalley.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (602) 787-7020
Email : pvccinfo@paradisevalley.edu

PROFILE:

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, a corporate college and multiple satellite centers of the Maricopa County Community College District, an organization dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the community of citizens in Maricopa County, Arizona. PVCC serves a predominately residential area in northeast Phoenix and northern Maricopa County. The college offers traditional programs in general education and transfer degrees as well as certificates and degrees in a number of occupational fields.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Behavioral Sciences
Business and Information Technology
Communication and Humanities
Counseling and Personal Development
English
Fine and Performing Arts
Health and Exercise Science
Library
Mathematics
Science
Social Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a 2-year community college in northeastern Phoenix, Arizona, in the North Phoenix district. PVCC is located in Paradise Valley Village, one of the fifteen Urban Villages of Phoenix, which is easily confused with the town of Paradise Valley, adjacent to the city of Phoenix, but independent from it.

ADMISSIONS:

Because of a high demand for class openings, a student who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from the course. If you are unable to attend this first class session, you MUST contact your instructor regarding your absence prior to the first scheduled class meeting. If you do not, the instructor may drop you from the class roster to provide openings for others.

FINANCIAL AID:

PVCC’s Office of Student Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families find the money they need for college. Financial aid helps students pay for educational expenses: tuition, fees, books, supplies, and even living expenses. Last year PVCC provided nearly $8 million in financial aid to students.

G) Phoenix College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1920
Website : www.phoenixcollege.edu
No. of Students : 28,000
Contact No : (602) 285-7800
Email : pc-info@phoenixcollege.edu

PROFILE:

Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, a district that ranks as one of the nation’s largest community college systems and the single largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Phoenix College is a learner-centered, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high quality and accessible education to the diverse community it serves.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Administrative Office Professional
American Indian Studies
American Sign Language
Architectural CAD & CAD-BIM Technology
Art – Studio
Astronomy
Audio Production Technologies

Banking and Finance
Biosciences

Center for Continuing Dental Education
Chemistry
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Child and Family Studies
Civil Engineering Technology
Comic and Sequential Art
Communication
Community Development
Computer Applications
Computer Art/Illustration (Media Arts)
Computer Graphic Design
Computer Information Systems
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Culinary Studies

Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Digital Animation (Media Arts)

Early Childhood Education and Administration
Economics
Education
Emergency Medical Technology
Engineering
English
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English Humanities
Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship & etc

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Phoenix College consists of the main campus in Midtown Phoenix, as well as a downtown campus located in the central business district of Phoenix.

ADMISSIONS:

PC’s open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who: Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency, Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED), Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college, as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students from federal, state, institutional, and private funding sources. The program also provides information to families about sources of funding, application procedures, and advice on financial and budgeting issues. Financial assistance can help you manage college costs and pay for college tuition, fees, and books.

H) Rio Salado College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1978
Website : www.riosalado.edu
No. of Students : 60,000
Contact No : (480) 517-8000

PROFILE:

Community colleges nationally provide a gateway for millions of Americans to earn a degree, get a job, receive workforce training and improve their lives. For thousands of students, Rio Salado College is their gateway to a brighter future. As a recognized national leader in online learning, Rio Salado College is up to the challenge of preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow. They tailor education to meet the needs of all their students. They offer hundreds of online classes, and some hybrid classes, allowing students to take classes at their convenience. They offer affordable tuition so their students can realize their educational goals.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Advanced Computer Usage and Applications
Child and Family Organizations Management and Administration
Child and Family Professional Development (AC)
Computer Technology
Computer Usage and Applications
Creative Writing (AC)
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene (In-Person)
Dental Office Management
Digital Design
Early Childhood Administration and Management
Early Learning and Development
Energy Systems Technology
Entrepreneurial Studies
eLearning Design
eLearning Design for K-12
Family Child Care Management
Family Engagement Specialist
Family Life Education
General Business
Infant Toddler Development & etc

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The administrative headquarters of Rio Salado College are in Tempe, Arizona. Rio Salado relocated from its original location in Phoenix to Tempe in 1996. The Tempe location houses three main buildings: The Conference Center at Rio, the Tower at Rio, and the Rio at Hohokam administrative building.

ADMISSIONS:

At the heart of SEM, the college focuses on the full student life cycle from the first point of contact through the completion of their students’ educational goals — and every point in between. Their main objective is to improve the student experience and success of their students.

FINANCIAL AID:

College financial aid is available to help eligible students pay for college expenses. College financial aid comes in many forms such as grants, scholarships and student loans.

I) Scottsdale Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.scottsdalecc.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (480) 423-6000

PROFILE:

Scottsdale Community College is a great place to begin your college experience. Whether you are aiming to advance your career, train for a new one, or simply cultivate your individual interests, SCC has hundreds of courses designed to help you earn an associate’s degree, professional certification, or provide a strong foundation for university transfer. In addition to traditional programs of study, including university transfer and career programs, SCC offers continuing education for practicing professionals, developmental education, and English as a Second Language.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Arts (AA)
AA Elementary Education (AAEE)
AA Fine Arts (AAFA)
AA Fine Arts – Dance (AAFA-Dance)
AA Fine Arts – Theatre (AAFA-Theatre)
Associate in Business General Requirements (ABUS-GR)
Associate in Business Special Requirements (ABUS-SR)
Associate in Science (AS) & etc

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

SCC is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. 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.

ADMISSIONS:

Scottsdale Community College’re here for current high school students, recent high school graduates, or returning adults who want to transfer to a four-year college or university or start a career. Scottsdale introduces area high school students to exciting possibilities for earning college credit toward high demand career programs and transfer opportunities.

FINANCIAL AID:

Earning your degree or certificate at Scottsdale Community College means you are getting one of the best educational values in the nation. While tuition at SCC remains more affordable than tuition at state or private institutions, like many students, you may require some form of financial aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any requested information to the SCC Financial Aid Office by the priority deadline in order to have your application reviewed before the tuition due date. Financial aid applications received after this date will still be considered for aid, but students will not actually receive their award letter until after the start of the semester.

J) South Mountain Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1978
Website : www.southmountaincc.edu
No. of Students : 9,000
Contact No : (602) 243-8000

PROFILE:

One of the ten colleges within the Maricopa Community College District, SMCC is a federally-designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. SMCC is also a Strengths-Based Institution, helping you first determine your own personal strengths, and then strategies to maximize those strengths in your academic and career choices. More than half of all students attend SMCC with the intent to transfer to accredited colleges and universities, with a growing number graduating with a degree or certificate at SMCC prior to transfer.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Language Arts & Foreign Languages
Business / Management
Teacher Education
Healthcare and Wellness
History and Humanities
Communications & Social Sciences
Information Technology
Leisure Learning
Math, Science & Engineering
Performing, Fine Arts and Storytelling

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

South Mountain Community College is a community college in Phoenix, Arizona. The main campus is at 7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Two additional locations are the Ahwatukee Foothills Center, 10429 South 51st Street, and the Guadalupe Center, 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Road, south of Guadalupe Road) in Guadalupe, Arizona.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission, Registration and Records oversees important parts of your student experience at SMCC, from enrollment to graduation. Complete the Student Information Form and submit with one of the following documents: State Driver’s License or ID; U.S. Passport; or Birth Certificate. Allow 48 hours for processing faxed documentation.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to eligible students from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. They also provide information to families about where to find funding, how to apply, and advice on budget and finances. But the first step is always the same—every student interested in any financial aid must apply electronically through the FAFSA process. It’s a lot of information, but don’t be intimidated—their office will be happy to help you through it.

8. Mohave Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1970
Website : www.mohave.edu
No. of Students : 13,000
Contact No : (866) 664-2832

PROFILE:

Mohave Communitycollege offers programs that provide students with the skills, training and education they need for rewarding careers, and the academic foundation to go on to a university for a bachelor’s degree and higher. Mohave Community College strives to meet the growing workforce needs of business and industry and to provide opportunities for small business development.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Automotive Collision Repair
Automotive Service Technology
Business
Certified Production Technician
Chemical Dependency Studies
Chemistry
Child Development Associate Pathway
Computer Information Systems
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Education – Secondary Teacher Education
Electrical Technology
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering
Fire Science
General Studies
Geology
HVAC
Health Care Information Technician
Liberal Arts
Life Science
Mathematics
Medical Assisting
Nursing
Paralegal
Physical Therapist Assistant
Practical Nurse & Certified Nursing Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Science
Surgical Technology
Visual Communications
Welding Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

MCC has campuses in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Colorado City, and an extensive distance education program. It serves the northwest portion of the State of Arizona and its neighboring communities in California, Nevada and Utah.

ADMISSIONS:

Welcome to Mohave Community College and congratulations on your desire to improve your quality of life through higher education. If you are a new student, or if you are returning after more than a one-year absence, you will need to complete the online admission form and provide evidence of U.S. citizenship/lawful immigration status, to be considered for in-state or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rates or any Arizona state-based financial aid. This includes students enrolled in state grant supported adult education classes.

FINANCIAL AID:

To help students and their families meet the costs of financing a college education, Mohave Community College offers students assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, work opportunities and student loans. Students and families are encouraged to work with MCC’s student services team to complete application materials, submit documentation and ask questions to successfully apply for and receive financial aid.

9. Northland Pioneer College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1974
Website : www.npc.edu
No. of Students : 8,000
Contact No : 1-800-266-7845

PROFILE:

While a 40-year history may seem short to some, here it can be viewed as an enduring tribute to the quest for learning and the power of education that Northland Pioneer College has nurtured in northeastern Arizona during this time. The growth and success of NPC reflect not only the need for its invaluable services, but also the continuing resolve and commitment of faculty and staff dedicated to the college mission of improving lives through opportunities for lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts & Sciences
Career & Technical Education
Nursing & Allied Health
Applied Science (AAS)
Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE)
Business (ABus)
GeneralStudies_AGS
AGS Early Childhood (4 degrees)
Science (AS)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Northland Pioneer College is located in the heart of the Southwest, where the Colorado Plateau meets the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. The lake-studded mountains provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, and the desert mesas feature wide-open, tranquil landscapes. Northland Pioneer College offers classes at four campuses and five centers across Navajo and Apache counties. Our service area includes the tribal homelands of the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache peoples. NPC is an NCA – HLC accredited public community college, serving about 8,000 students annually in a wide range of courses and programs.

ADMISSIONS:

NPC has an open admission policy available to anyone over the age of 14. You can even earn college credit while you’re still in high school through their Dual Enrollment program! Follow these six easy steps and you’re ready to go! : Fill out an Application Form, Fill out a financial aid form (FAFSA), Speak to an Academic Adviser, Verify your residency as required by state law, Register for classes, Pay your tuition.

FINANCIAL AID:

The purpose of financial aid is to assist students who have documented need with educational expenses, such as tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses when their resources are inadequate to cover such costs. However, the primary responsibility for financing a college education lies with the student and his/her family. The first step in determining financial aid assistance is for students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Renewal FAFSA (for continuing students).

10. Pima Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.pima.edu
No. of Students : 75,039
Contact No : (520) 206-4500
Email : infocenter@pima.edu

PROFILE:

Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Founded in 1966, Pima’s credit courses award certificates and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields. PCC also provides workforce development, career training programs, continuing education, and adult education. Pima is committed to providing convenient, affordable, and accessible high quality education with the power to transform the lives of our students, and improve our community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts, Humanities, & Communication
Business Careers
Computer Information Technology
Education Careers
Health-Related Professions
Public Safety Careers
Science & Engineering
Social Sciences
Trade Professions
General Studies

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Pima Community College (PCC) is an American two-year institution of higher education in Pima County, Arizona serving the Tucson metropolitan area. The community college district consists of six campuses, four education centers, and several adult education learning centers.

ADMISSIONS:

Students who meet one or more of the eligibility indicators below, and select a program of study leading to a degree or certificate, will be classified as degree-seeking students: You graduated high school or earned your High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma (HSE preparation and testing are available through Pima’s Adult Education Program), You have completed an Arizona General Education Certificate, or higher, at an accredited post-secondary institution.

FINANCIAL AID:

There are several types of financial aid, including scholarships & grants that don’t have to be paid back, and federal, state, and private loans that do require you to pay back what you borrow over time. Learn more about what financial aid is to understand which options are best for you.

11. Tohono O’odham Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1998
Website : www.tocc.edu
No. of Students : 216
Contact No : (520) 383-8401

PROFILE:

Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) is a two-year college for individuals from all walks of life who want to further their education. TOCC primarily serves the residents of the Tohono O’odham Nation, but anyone pursuing a higher education is welcome to attend. TOCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

AGEC-A Certificate
AGEC-B Certificate
AGEC-S Certificate
Tohono O’odham Studies Program (TOSP) AGEC-A Certificate
Associate of Arts in the Liberal Arts (AA)
Associate of Business Administration (ABUS)
Associate of Science (AS)
Social Services—Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-SSE)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Tohono O’odham Community College is a regionally accredited, publicly supported tribal college in Sells, Arizona. TOCC’s student body is 88 percent American Indian/Alaskan Native.

ADMISSIONS:

Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) has an open-door policy that encourages all students to further their education. TOCC makes every attempt to assist people from all walks of life in the pursuit of higher education. You can apply for admission anytime during the year, and there is no application fee. Any applicant who wishes to be considered for admissions must submit the following documents: TOCC Application for Admission; Official High School Transcript or GED; Certificate or Ability to Benefit Document; Certificate of Indian Blood; and Social Security Card.

FINANCIAL AID:

Tohono O’odham Community College is committed to providing as much financial assistance as possible to students who need help to pay for their education. The TOCC Financial Aid Office offers various student financial aid programs. The money for this assistance comes from federal and state programs, from the Tohono O’odham Nation, and from private donors. Funds are awarded to students based on financial need, academic achievement, and program of study (major).

12. Yavapai College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.yc.edu
No. of Students : 1801 FTE, 6036 PTE
Contact No : (928) 445-7300

PROFILE:

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Yavapai College’s diverse and comprehensive offerings allow students to create a bright future. Browse YC programs below for descriptions, major requirements, career opportunities and interest areas. Degree & Certificate Archives

Degrees

Associate Degrees

Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts in Elementary Education Updated
Associate of Arts in Fine Arts Updated
Associate of Business
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
Associate of Applied Science & so on

Certificates

AGEC Certificates

AGEC-A
AGEC-B
AGEC-S
Certificates

Accounting Assistant
Administrative Office Specialist
Animal Care and Management
Athletic Coaching New! & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Yavapai College is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The main campus is in Prescott, with locations in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona.

ADMISSIONS:

Yavapai College invites qualified individuals who demonstrate evidence of potential success as adult learners in an institution of post-secondary higher education to seek admission. A person who is under 18 years of age and has not satisfied the requirements above may apply for Admission by selecting the High School application option. Yavapai College may admit students according to intergovernmental agreement, contract, program participation, or College-approved instruction.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid office offers many opportunities from a variety of sources to help students with their educational expenses.