Helping the community thrive

When the community succeeds, everyone benefits. At Maricopa Community Colleges, we take pride in being a part of the communities we serve and recognize the value of supporting Arizona businesses. That’s why we go beyond the classroom to offer community education, public events, and workforce development programs.


Students enrolling annually at our ten colleges and two skill centers.


High school partnerships offer Dual Enrollment and other early college programs.


Maricopa Community Colleges add $7.3 billion to Arizona's economy each year.

Training a competitive workforce

Maricopa Community Colleges has made strides to meet the job-training needs of our county’s top industries, an endeavor we're committed to as a recognized leader for regional workforce development in Phoenix. The Workforce Development Department takes efforts to boost the region's occupational strength by tailoring resources for employers to utilize training through our 10 colleges and two skills centers.
Community Development

Doing business with Maricopa

To help support the community we represent, Maricopa Community Colleges wants to do business with other organizations and individuals throughout the county and the state. We encourage you to post job openings through our Maricopa Career Network and hire our hard-working, educated students. We rely on vendors for various products and services. Learn more about doing business with us.
Doing Business with Maricopa

Support for small businesses

Small businesses are essential to the vitality of our community. The Small Business Development Center hosted at Maricopa Community Colleges offers resources to help launch, grow, and sustain small businesses. Whether you’re a student with a great idea or a member of the community looking for resources and support, the Small Business Development Center is here for you.
Small Business Development

Community development

By preparing students for rewarding careers and partnering with a variety of organizations, Maricopa Community Colleges enhances our communities.

Community education

Continue your education, whether by acquiring skills or professional certifications, attending seminars and workshops, or through lifelong learning.

Community Engagement

As a community-based and civically-engaged organization, we reach out to communities on important issues and sponsor initiatives for students.

Conducting research

Maricopa Community Colleges encourages research integral to our mission and vision. External investigators, explore the process of partnering with us.


Corporate training

Maricopa Corporate College develops and delivers customized training solutions for businesses – from entry-level to executive training – in many industry sectors.



The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation serves as a trustee for donations, awarding scholarships and grants.


Radio and television

We’re proud to support our local National Public Radio member station and its sister station, as well as maintain a digital television channel in partnership with Cox Communications.


Facility rental

Various spaces on Maricopa Community Colleges’ campuses can be reserved or rented by the public for meetings, workshops, retreats, conferences, or events.

Community events and programs