Central Arizona College offers students a variety of one and two-year programs

Posted at 7:57 AM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 15:19:58-04

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Central Arizona College opened its doors in 1969 to serve and educate the communities of Pinal County. The institution's diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement, and the contribution of the individual. With five campuses and three centers located strategically throughout the county, CAC provides accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities for those of all ages.

The five campus locations include: the Signal Peak Campus in Coolidge; the Aravaipa Campus located north of Tucson along Highway 77 in the rural mountains of eastern Pinal County; the Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction; the Maricopa Campus located in the growing community of Maricopa; and the San Tan Valley Campus serving the communities of San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Florence.

CAC offers students a variety of one- and two-year programs to meet their various interests and goals-including degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study.

Associate degrees offered that will transfer to all three Arizona public universities include: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business and Associate of Arts in Elementary Education. The Associate of General Studies degree is an option for students wanting more flexibility in selecting courses and who do not plan to transfer. The Associate of Applied Science degree suits students who plan to directly enter the workforce of their chosen discipline.

Certificate programs prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities: some certificates offer advanced training build foundations for future completion of an A.A.S. or A.G.S. degree.

Central Arizona College is home to about 250 residents at its Signal Peak Campus. Students that live on campus have access to a rich diverse environment and will enjoy living and learning programs to support their academic and personal goals. Students are encouraged to engage in co-curricular programming such as TRiO, intramurals, clubs and organizations, student leadership, student employment and so much more.

Students may choose the type of community they would like to live in from our various options: first year experience quad, first year experience tower, second year suite, second year experience tower, honors wing tower, or super single quad. Residents enjoy dining in the cafeteria seven days a week as part of the on-campus living meal plan.

CAC has been a dominant force on the national two-year college scene and is a member of the NJCAA and ACCAC. CAC's athletic teams have earned 39 national championships. Sports offered include; baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's rodeo, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's track and field, and volleyball.
Central Arizona College offers a variety of financial aid and scholarship programs to assist students in meeting their educational financial obligations.

For more information, call 520-494-5111 or visit

Central Arizona College is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living.