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Glendale Community College (Arizona)

Glendale Community College (GCC)
Established 1965
Type Community College
President Dr. Irene Kovala
Students 19,133
Location Glendale, Arizona
Campus

GCC Main (Glendale)

GCC North (Glendale)
Colors Scarlet, Black & White
Nickname GCC
Mascot Gaucho
Affiliations Maricopa Community College District
Website www.gccaz.edu/

Glendale Community College is a community college in Glendale, Arizona, United States. GCC opened its doors in 1965. Programs include associate degrees, certificate programs, industry-specific training and university transfer. GCC is a part of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the United States. The main campus is a 147-acre (0.59 km2) site located at 59th and Olive Avenue in Glendale.

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. Financial backing donated by New York Architect Ron Elsensohn allowed for a major expansion of the north campus which unveiled in the fall of 2008. GCC also offers the first two years of general education requirements at the North Valley campus of Northern Arizona University located at 15601 N. 28th Avenue (I-17 & Greenway), in Phoenix and select classes at other sites like Valley Vista High School in Surprise.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Programs 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Notable alumni 4
  • External links 5

History

Created in 1962 with one college, the MCCCD currently consists of ten separately accredited colleges. MCCCD is one of the largest community college districts in the United States. On April 12, 1965, GCC was established by the Governing Board as the second MCCCD college, and charged with serving the higher educational needs of the West Valley. In August 1967, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools first accredited GCC as an individual college. Accreditation continues today through The Higher Learning Commission / North Central Association and includes both the GCC Main campus and the GCC North site.

Programs

Degrees and Certificates of Completion include:

  • 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
  • CISCO Networking
  • Information Security
  • Linux Networking
  • Microsoft Certification Prep
  • 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
  • Law Enforcement Operations
  • Music Business
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Public Relations / Journalism
  • Sustainability
  • University Transfer

Athletics

GCC is home of multiple national, regional, and conference championship teams, All-American athletes and Hall of Fame coaches. GCC has produced seven National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship teams: 1967 cross country, 1968 baseball, 1988 football, 1994 women's softball, 1996 women's basketball, 2000 football, 2005 football, 2015 volleyball.

Notable alumni

External links

  • Glendale Community College



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