Our commitment to the community
10% of jobs in Arizona are considered middle-skilled.
63% of healthcare jobs will require middle skill training in the coming decade.
38% of IT and STEM workers will require middle skill training in the coming decade.
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.
Getting workers ready for in-demand jobs
One of the biggest challenges that industries face both in Arizona and throughout the country is a skills gap. Currently, there are not enough workers to fill jobs at the middle-skills level — that is, jobs that require more a than high school diploma but don’t need a four-year college degree. Maricopa Community Colleges is working to fill the skills gap with career and technical education programs that prepare students for an in-demand career.
Preparing students for more than a career
College should help you prepare for whatever is next in your educational or career journey, and that’s our top priority. As an engaged community partner, Maricopa Community Colleges also strives to prepare our students for the responsibilities of civic life. With opportunities for diverse educational experiences designed to explore civic participation, students develop the skills they need to understand and participate in democratic processes.
We give back to the communities we serve through educational opportunities like service-learning and K-12 community education, non-credit courses for personal and professional development, and access to health and wellness facilities. Maricopa Community Colleges also plays host to classes and public events like astronomy nights, sporting events, theatre and music events, arts exhibits, and more.