Central Arizona College
Founded in 1961, the school has expanded into five campuses, serving Pinal County in Coolidge Arizona. It has has five educational centers, a sports program and a performing arts stage. The mission statement of the college is to engage “ our diverse communities in quality learning experiences for lifelong success by providing accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities.”
Superstition Mountain Campus
Superstition Mountain Campus is in Apache Junction, serving 1000 students at this campus.
The Maricopa Campus serves the southeastern edge of the Phoenix area. They offer general eduction courses for all general education degrees. They offer Associates Degree’s in science, arts, business, and elementary education. They also offer business degrees, accounting degrees and a culinary degree.
Aravaipa Campus serves a rural area. They pull students from Winkleman, Saddlebrook and Oracle. They boast of having the largest shop in the area, with the equipment for upholstery, automotive work, welding and carpentry. They also support a science facility, with emphasis on ecological studies.
Signal Peak is the largest of the campuses, home to housing for 400 students and the school’s indoor theater and athletic programs. Arizona Central College has title to 35 national championships. They serve a much larger area. Located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, they draw students from Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Maricopa and Stanfield.
San Tan Campus
The San Tan Campus is the college’s newest facility. With over 72, 000 square feet, they are a full service campus. They offer a library, student center, house the administration offices and lots of classrooms and labs. They serve the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek.
The team mascot is Vaquero/Vaquera, meaning Cowboys. Their colors are gold and green. They coach five sports: baseball, softball, basketball, cross country and rodeo. They own 35 National Championship titles between men’s and women’s teams. The compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference and the Western States Football League.
Casa Grande is an adult education center located in Casa Grande, Arizona. They allow students to earn their GED and offer English classes for those who don’t speak it as their first language.
The Florence Center has the Small Business Development Center, a place for business and economic seminars, classes and conferences. They also host the Arizona Workforce Connection.
The Corporate Center offer skill training to inmates in the Arizona State Prison system. They offer education and skill training in both the classroom setting and through distance learning.
The college offers a variety of student activity clubs. They include:
- Art club
- Central Arizona Student Nursing Association
- Campus Crusaded for Christ
- Christian Challenge Club
- Beta Upsilon Sigma Business Club
- Newman Club
- PHI THETA KAPPA International Honor Society
- Newman Club
- The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Club
- SM Pride