Historically underutilized businesses workshop planned by community college

The Central Arizona College Small Business Development Center will present a free workshop on HUBZone, also known as historically underutilized businesses, and women-owned small business certifications. The workshop is 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room D 130 at the CAC Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. Attendees will learn about […]

Central Arizona College receives support project of the year award

Sundt Construction recently named Central Arizona College was recently named the 2017 Support Project of the Year award recipient, recognizing the Craft Workforce Development partnership between CAC and Sundt. In the spring of 2016, Sundt Construction approached CAC to explore an apprenticeship partnership in Heavy Equipment Operations. During these discussions, a larger gap in available […]

Central Arizona College cuts ribbons on science, student union buildings

Central Arizona College recently celebrated the opening of the new Science Building and Mel A. Everingham Student Union at the Signal Peak Campus. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place Tuesday, Aug. 21, at each building on the campus in Coolidge. CAC welcomed Lucy Everingham, wife of the late Dr. Mel A. Everingham, and her family for the […]

Internship program earns students recognition, college credits

Twenty-two high school and Central Arizona College students recently completed the Project Puente Summer Internship program and received recognition for their accomplishments during a poster presentation ceremony. Students were selected to participate through an application process and completed a 20-hour boot camp prior to beginning their internship. Each student was assigned a mentor who they […]

Central Arizona College to offer extended registration hours

Fall semester classes at Central Arizona College will begin Monday, Aug. 20, and the school is extending its hours Aug. 14-16 to assist students in registering. Extended hours on those day at the Aravaipa, Maricopa, Signal Peak, San Tan and Superstition Mountain campuses will be 8 a.m.-7 p.m. For students registering using CAC’s online student […]

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 […]