1. Eastern Arizona College
The Eastern Arizona College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
This community college offers a myriad of programs, from certificate programs, to Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science programs, and programs that lead to a Bachelor of Applied Science.
These programs are delivered on-campus as well as online. These programs cover courses in Administrative Information Services, Allied Health, Anthropology, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Assisted Design and Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Health and Physical Education, and more.
The college has a Students Services office that is dedicated to assisting new and current students as they navigate their higher education journey at the Eastern Arizona College. There is the Student Learning Centre, Computer Services, Counseling Services, a bookstore and more, all of which students are encouraged to take advantage of.
2. Tohono O’Odham Community College
Also known for short as TOCC, this community college receives its regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
It is a two-year community college with programs designed to meet the academic needs of all individuals who are looking to further their higher education.
This college features Transfer programs as well as Direct Employment Programs among its course catalog. Some of the programs that it offers include the following: an Associate of Business Administration, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts in the Liberal Arts, Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education and an Associate of Science.
Its direct employment programs include basic and advanced certificates in Carpentry, Electrical, Construction Painting, and Plumbing – just to mention a few.
Students have access to the student, library, careers services and other additional resources that will assist them as they advance their education.
3. Cochise College
SmartAsset.com ranked Cochise College #3 in its list of the Best Community Colleges in the United States for the second time in a row. The college also receives regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its nursing programs.
Several degree and certificate programs are available from this college, as well as online and non-credit programs. Its Associate of Arts degrees for university transfer cover topics in Social Sciences, Administration of Justice, Philosophy, Communications, and more. Its Associate of Science programs cover Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering, and other programs in Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, Culinary Arts, Computer Programming, Fire Science and Technology and more.
There are also certificate programs, high school programs, military programs, honors programs and transfer programs.
With all these programs and more, Cochise continues to provide academic opportunities that are easily accessible to all.
4. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
CGCC has programs for everyone – from those who are looking to transfer to a 4-year university, to those who want an associate’s degree and even those who just want to take classes for satisfaction.
With departments of Biological Sciences, Business and Computing Studies, Nursing and Health Sciences, Modern Languages and Humanities, Aviation and Applied Technology and more, students can expect to find programs in Administration of Justice Studies, Journalism, Mathematics, Power Plant Maintenance, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Computer Hardware and Desktop Support, and Strength, Nutrition and Personal Training, and more.
There are numerous library and e-resources available to ensure that each and every student has what they need to succeed and with the convenient delivery models for the programs that allow some programs to be taken on-campus and others online, students can have the flexibility they need to achieve life balance.
CGCC receives its regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
5. Yavapai College
Yavapai College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
It offers a wide variety of academic programs that include certificate programs and associate programs, covering a myriad of fields across the spectrum. There are programs that explore animal care and management, accounting assistant, accounting, computer systems and applications, diesel technician, early childhood education, nursing, office administration, culinary arts fundamentals. Creative writing,, paralegal studies, electric utility technology and more.
Students are given academic and career advising and have access to vast resources that will assist them with their career planning, academic planning, and advisement.
Other resources come in the form of disability resources, a well-equipped library, learning centers and veterans’ resources.
6. Paradise Valley Community College
Paradise Valley has become a popular community college not just because of the more than 75 degree and certificate programs that it offers, but also because of its small class sizes that ensure that each student gets individual attention, its expert faculty that are master’s and PhD holders and the cost effectiveness of its programs.
It offers academic programs in Behavioral Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Counseling and Personal Development, Communication and Humanities, Health and Exercise Science, Business and Information Technology, Mathematics, Science, English and more.
These programs can be found across the divisions of Arts and Humanities, Computer Technologies and Instructional Support, Business, Education and Social Sciences, and Science, Health and Public Safety.
It has a Learning Support Center and offers Career Advisement for students to be able to find what works.
The Paradise Valley Community College has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
7. Central Arizona College
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted the Central Arizona College regional accreditation for its programs.
This community college offers a plethora of programs including an Associate of Arts degree in; Community Public Health, Elementary Education, Recreation and Tourism Management, Fine Arts and Sports Management.
It also offers Associate of Science degrees in Chemistry, Biotechnology, agriculture, Chemistry, and Geology and Planetary Science, and Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, Fire Science Technology, Culinary Arts, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Programming, Manufacturing Engineering, Health Information Technology and other fields.
This is in addition to the numerous certificate programs in fields like accounting, firefighting operations, agriculture, business, heavy equipment technology, massage therapy and more.
With the option to take online classes instead of traditional on-campus classes, students are assured of the flexibility that will allow them to conveniently pursue their academic goals without sacrificing the other aspects of their lives.
8. South Mountain Community College
Over 7500 new students enroll to this community college every year.
The degree and certificate programs offered by the South Mountain Community College cover a vast array of fields such as accounting, family child care management, retail management, general business, programming and mobile development, exercise science and personal training, child development associate preparation, marketing, mobile apps programming, network security, engineering technology, business management, music business, web and graphic design, and many other fields.
Students have access to various student support services that are designed to support their higher education journey with the information and resources that they need to succeed. These include a bookstore, career services, disability resources, veterans’ services, counseling and academic support, and more.
The South Mountain Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through the Higher Learning Commission.
9. GateWay Community College
GateWay Community College has over 125 certificate, degree and workforce training programs. Accreditation for this college comes from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of the programs offered also receive special programmatic accreditation from the relevant accrediting bodies.
The apprenticeship programs from this university cover carpentry, programming, construction management, plaster and cement masonry, ironworking, painting and dry walling, heat and frost insulation and pipefitting.
Its business programs are for students looking to study business, accounting, organizational management, entrepreneurial studies, office administration and other such programs.
Its other programs cover the fields of Healthcare, Environment, Industrial Technology, Nursing, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Automotive and others.
Support services come in the form of veterans’ services, counseling, career and placement services and disability resources.
Students are also given access to several academic resources through the college learning center, and the library.
10. Arizona Western College
The Arizona Western College has received its regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
This college offers degree and certificate programs in the following areas: Basic carpentry, Accounting, Basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician, Food Science and Safety, Nursing Assistant, Plumbing Technology, Infant and Toddler Education, Industrial Water Treatment, Retail Management, Administration of Justice Studies, and other fields.
In addition to the traditional on-campus programs available at this college, students can also choose to enroll in distance education programs for convenience and flexibility.
The college also gives attention to the various clubs and organizations that represent students’ interests and complement the academic programs at the college by creating opportunities for practical training, fellowship and recreation.
Moreover, the college has a dedicated interdisciplinary team of academic advisors and career specialists to guide students in their development in terms of academics, as well as their career.