History of Arizona Community Colleges

  • Panic of 1893

    Economic downturn led to the first formal thinking about 2 year colleges
  • Joliet Junior College

    Joliet Junior College estbalished as what is recognized as the first community college
  • California 13th and 14th years

    Legislation passed allowing California school districts to offer a 13th and 14th year of education which incorporated a junior college program into local school districts
  • Phoenix Junior College established

  • Maricopa County Junior College District established

  • Maricopa Skill Center established

  • Scottsdale Community College

  • Rio Salado Community College

  • South Mountain Community College

  • Estrella Mountain Community College