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 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 […]

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. […]

CAC community health worker certificate program receives health innovation award

Empowerment Systems Inc. recently awarded the 2018 Health Innovation Award to Central Arizona College’s community health worker certificate program. Kim Bentley, coordinator/instructional specialist for the program, accepted the award on behalf of the college. “It is an honor to be given this award,” Ms. Bentley said. “Thank you to Empowerment Systems and to the Greater […]

3 Central Arizona College students earn Coca-Cola scholar honors

Three Central Arizona College students have been named 2018 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team scholars. Sofya Pangburn, a student at the Signal Peak campus, and Berenice Pelayo, who attends the Superstition Mountain campus, received silver scholar recognition. Holly Langan of the San Tan campus is a Coca-Cola bronze scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the […]

5 Central Arizona College students enter International Honor Society

Five Central Arizona College students have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team. All-Arizona students demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa, the American Association of Community Colleges, Arizona Community Colleges, the Arizona Board […]

CAC Small Business Development Center to host energy independence workshop

The Small Business Development Center at Central Arizona College is hosting an energy independence workshop with Next Generation Solar Batteries 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 6, at the San Tan Campus (Room No. D118 at 3736 E. Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143). A continental breakfast will be provided at the free workshop. Topics […]

Central Arizona College Foundation event raises $25,000

The Central Arizona College Foundation hosted A Night of Stars Feb. 9 to celebrate CAC alumni and friends who have donated their time, talent and treasures to the foundation and college. More than 230 people attended the event, raising $25,000 to support scholarships and programs for students. The highlight of the evening was entertainment provided […]

CAC receives donation from Daisy Brand for industrial maintenance certificate program

The Central Arizona College Foundation recently received an equipment donation from Daisy Brand to benefit the new Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training industrial maintenance certificate. Daisy Brand, which are active members of the CAC Advanced Technology Advisory Board, were made aware of a need for additional forklifts for the hoist and rigging class. […]