Maricopa Community Colleges In Time

  • Phoenix College

    Phoenix College
    PC became a part of the Maricopa County Community College District in 1960, and is now considered the flagship campus of one of the largest community college systems in the world. Phoenix College consists of the main campus in Midtown Phoenix, as well as a downtown campus located in the central business district of Phoenix. Phoenix College offers over 200 degree and certificate programs. PC also offers training geared towards professional community/business development and general interest.
  • Mesa Community College

    Mesa Community College
    MCC began in 1963 as a branch of Phoenix College and later granted independent status in 1965. MCC offers more than 200 degree, transfer, career and certificate programs. Areas of study include Agribusiness, Business, Bio Technology, Computer Science, Dental Hygiene, Electronics, Engineering, Fire Science, Mortuary Science, Nursing, Urban Horticulture and more. MCC is one of the largest transfer providers to ASU while many programs prepare students for immediate entry to the job market.
  • Glendale Community College

    Glendale Community College
    GCC opened its doors in 1965. Since then more than 350,000 students have taken credit classes. Programs include associate degrees, certificate programs, industry-specific training and university transfer. The school enrolls about 30,000 students per year. GCC is a part of the Maricopa County Community College District, the largest community college district in the United States. The main campus is a 147-acre (0.59 km2) site located at 59th and Olive Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.
  • GateWay Community College

    GateWay Community College
    GateWay was originally located in downtown Phoenix, named Maricopa Technical College, which became the first technical college to be established in Arizona.[4] On May 1, 1987 Maricopa Tech became GateWay Community College, [5] adopting the name commonly used to describe the surrounding area. The Automotive Center was added to the campus in 1989, followed by the Children's Learning Center and Central Plant in 1998, and Center for Health Careers Education in 1999.
  • Scottsdale Community College

    Scottsdale Community College
    Scottsdale Community College, is located in Salt River, Arizona, a suburb/rural area of Phoenix. Scottsdale Community College is a two-year college located on the eastern boundary of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 160 acres (650,000 m²) of land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The lease was taken out in 1970 and will expire in 2069.
  • Rio Salado Community College

    Rio Salado Community College
    Rio Salado College established by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Governing Board; one of seven “colleges without walls” in the nation. Walter Morrison appointed Provost.
  • South Mountain Community College

    South Mountain Community College
    Serving Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Guadalupe and Laveen for more than 30 years, South Mountain Community College offers associate degrees, certificates of completion, courses that transfer to universities and technology training to more than 10,000 students each year.
  • Chandler–Gilbert Community College

    Chandler–Gilbert Community College
    CGCC was founded in 1985 as an extension of Mesa Community College. It was later independently accredited in 1992 and presently operates three campuses.
  • Paradise Valley Community College

    Paradise Valley Community College
    PVCC was originally founded by the Maricopa County Community College District as the Northeast Valley Education Center in 1985 with classes temporarily held at Paradise Valley High School. The district gave the college its present name and began campus construction in 1986 and inaugurated the permanent site during 1987. The college had operated as an extension of Scottsdale Community College and gained independent accreditation in 1990. Since then,
  • Estrella Mountain Community College

    Estrella Mountain Community College
    Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is a community college in Avondale, Arizona, USA, serving the West Valley community since 1990, and at the Avondale campus since 1992. The college is located at 3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, Arizona 85392, on the northwest corner of Dysart and Thomas Roads.