Welcome to Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where connecting to the communities we serve is reflected in our vision, mission, and values as an educational entity.
Beginning as a satellite campus for Mesa Community, CGCC was founded in 1985, as a comprehensive community college in Chandler, Arizona, serving the higher education needs of our residents at four locations in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area – the Pecos Campus in Chandler, the Williams Campus in Mesa, the Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes, and Communiversity in Queen Creek.
CGCC offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields, university transfer, workforce development programs, and continuing education, along with nationally recognized programs in service learning, learning communities, and civic engagement.
CGCC’s service area reflects a diverse multicultural environment and is experiencing burgeoning population growth.
The College has built a culture focused on student success, employee collegiality and collaboration, and service to community. Academic freedom and responsibility are recognized as essential to fulfilling the College’s mission of advancing student learning.
Recent accomplishments include opening new programs in engineering, teacher education, sustainability and ecological literacy, dietetics and nutrition, law enforcement, fire science, electric utility technology, biotechnology, and nursing, while expanding existing programs in aviation, business, computers, humanities, arts and sciences.
CGCC currently serves more than 19,000 students annually. The College employs 320 people full-time, with 125 full-time faculty, and almost 600 adjunct faculty.
One of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, Chandler-Gilbert Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). Our next reaffirmation of accreditation status is scheduled for 2017.