Kim Dismuke is named 1st female head coach of USA Track & Field men’s national team

Central Arizona College’s Assistant Women’s Track and Field Coach Kim Dismuke is named the first female head coach of the USA Track & Field men’s national team. As the first woman to serve as head coach for a Team USATF men’s junior or senior national team, she will lead the team during the International Association […]

Course cuts through commercial lending misconceptions

Central Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center will offer workshops Monday, June 11, on Demystifying Commercial Lending. The workshops will be 10 a.m. at the CAC Corporate Center, 540 N. Camino Mercado, Casa Grande and 2 p.m. at the Superstition Mountain campus, 805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. The workshop will identify common industry misconceptions […]

Summer community education classes at Central Arizona College

Community education classes are offered this summer at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Register at For more information, contact Joel Beck, program coordinator, at 480-677-7721 or Classes by course title (course number), instructor, start and end times and dates, fee, room number and […]

Central Arizona College uses new method to teach human anatomy

Central Arizona College students enrolled in BIO201 and BIO202 are experiencing a new form of learning using Maniken Student Models and clay. Samuli Rauhalammi, professor of biological sciences, introduced the Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems this past year to 14 students enrolled in BIO201 at the Aravaipa Campus in Winkelman. The goal of this new […]

Central Arizona College biology students learn from new teaching method

Central Arizona College students enrolled in two biology courses are learning from a new teaching method designed to minimize the time spent on lectures. BIO201 and BIO202 are experiencing the new form of learning using MANIKEN Student Models and clay. Samuli Rauhalammi, professor of biological sciences, introduced the Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems this past […]

Central Arizona College to offer Customer Service Academy

Central Arizona College Workforce Development will launch a new Customer Service Academy, beginning in June. Bob Duke, director of workforce development, said the noncredit program is centered on results from the Pinal County Skills Assessment surveys as well as discussions with local business members and chambers of commerce. “The academy will offer noncredit, short courses […]

Central Arizona College recognizes graduates

Central Arizona College recognized the accomplishments of its graduates during a district commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at Casa Grande Union High School. After a welcome and introductions conducted by Dr. Mary Kay Gilliland, vice president of academic affairs, Central Arizona College Desert Dissonance performed “Daft Punk Medley.” Two student speakers, Berenice Pelayo and […]

Congressman visits Central Arizona College, learns about workforce development

  Congressman Tom O’Halleran visited Central Arizona College to learn more about how the college is helping advance workforce development. Mr. O’Halleran, who represents District 1, learned how CAC is changing the traditional delivery of education programming to meet the global and mobile needs for students and industry to help students find jobs in Pinal […]

Science foundation award advances welding training at Central Arizona College

The National Science Foundation has given Central Arizona College a $225,000 Advanced Technological Education award to assist in the development of curriculum to prepare advanced welding process technicians. The goal of the project is to encourage students from minority backgrounds in Pinal County to pursue a career field focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, […]

Central Arizona College to offer degree in growing cyber-security field

Central Arizona College this fall will offer a new cyber-operations associate of applied science degree. To obtain the degree, students will need to complete 12 computer information systems courses, combined with general education in English, math and economics. CIS courses will include computer information systems, microcomputer operating system, networking essentials, Ruby programming, practical applications in cyber-security and others. […]