Founded in 1985, Chandler–Gilbert Community College is a comprehensive community college in Chandler, Arizona. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and has 3 locations in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. There is the Williams Campus in Mesa, the Pecos Campus in Chandler, and the Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes. The college offers university transfer programs, associate’s degree programs, workforce development programs, and continuing education programs, along with nationally recognized learning communities, service learning programs, and civic engagement programs.
The college has recently launched programs in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fire Science, Engineering, Teacher Education, Electric Utility Technology, Sustainability and Ecological Literacy, Law Enforcement, Biotechnology, and Nursing. It has also expanded its Aviation, Business, Computers, Humanities, and Arts & Sciences programs. An honors program is available at this school.
The college also offers flexible study options that include extensive undergraduate evening or early morning classes, and a distance learning program. Academic support services include learning communities, a learning center, remedial instruction, study skills assistance, tutoring services, English language courses, and a writing center. Tutoring sessions for students without appointments are available at the Learning Center for Math, Writing, ESL, Science, and Spanish. Appointment based tutoring is available for other subjects that include Aviation, Statistics, Accounting, Economics, Computer Programming, and nutrition.
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Students who wish to attend must complete the following steps:
- Complete the Student Information Form online or at the school.
- Have all official academic transcripts sent to the admissions office directly from the school of attendance.
- Take placement tests in English, math and reading at either the Pecos Campus or the Williams Campus.
- Register for classes. There are five different registration options that include online, walk-in, operator assisted, computer assisted and mail registration.
- Establish Residency by completing Domicile Affidavits in the admissions office.
Additional requirements may apply, and procedures vary by student status. Applicants should refer to the college’s website or contact the admissions office for more information.
All students are also encouraged to attend an orientation session in order to learn more about the school and its programs.
International Students must take these steps:
- Complete the International Student Information Form.
- Submit TOEFL, IELT or STEP Score Report
- Submit official secondary school transcripts and certificate or diploma, with certified English translations.
- Submit the Evidence of Financial Support form and bank documents.
- Have all official academic transcripts sent to the admissions office.
- Submit a photocopy of the identification page in their passports.
There are additional requirements for international students who are applying from within the United States.
Forms of aid available for students include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. A limited number of institutional scholarships and book vouchers are also available. All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline for submitting this application is in March. The General Scholarship Application is due in May. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process. There are also diverse payment plans available to help students pay any remaining tuition charges. Veterans, their survivors or their dependents could be eligible for benefits and should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility.
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Chandler–Gilbert Community College offers varied options for students to participate in student organizations, activities, and events. There are also resources and services available for students with documented disabilities and international students.
The Office of Student Life and Leadership has volunteer projects, service learning opportunities, and leadership development opportunities. The Career and Placement Services Office can help students find part-time jobs or internships, and also provides guidance for exploring post-graduate career options.
Clubs and organizations are focused on a variety of interests that include culture, ethnicities, religions, recreational activities, and academic or career goals. The college also has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, which promotes academic achievement and gives students opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Leadership opportunities include the LeaderShape Institute, a six day interactive leadership skill-building program, as well as the Student Public Policy Forum, a co-curricular activity that teaches students about local, state and national public policy making, as well as citizen influence and involvement. The forum also teaches students about leadership development, and gives them the opportunity to conduct relevant research and present their findings.
There is housing available for single and married students on the college’s Williams Campus, in conjunction with Arizona State University. Traditional dorms are fully furnished and feature Internet access and cable television. Special family housing is available that features two to five bedrooms, Internet access, garbage collection, water, and cable television. Family housing residents are responsible for gas, electricity, and telephone service. Living on campus gives students the opportunity to make new friends, interact more with faculty, have conveniently short walks to and from classes and student services, and utilize different amenities. Student status and eligibility to remain in residential living will be verified during each academic semester. To remain eligible for housing, students have to be enrolled throughout each term and must make consistent progress toward a degree. Students must inform University Housing if they withdraw or are withdrawn from a class for any reason.
Health and fitness amenities available at this college include state-of-the-art excercise equipment, fitness evaluations and customized exercise programs. Study abroad programs are available to exotic places that include Belize, Panama, Namibia, Thailand, Britain, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Jordan, and Prague.
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Known as the Coyotes, the athletic teams are part of the NJCAA. They include men’s baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, and men’s golf, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s softball, women’s soccer and women’s golf. School colors are teal and silver.