Our commitment to the community

A community college system should be committed both to academics and to enhancing the communities it serves. At Maricopa Community Colleges, we take our role seriously. We see the value of civic engagement and work to ensure our students are ready to be contributing members of the community when they leave our campuses.

10%

10% of jobs in Arizona are considered middle-skilled.

63%

63% of healthcare jobs will require middle skill training in the coming decade. 

38%

38% of IT and STEM workers will require middle skill training in the coming decade.

200K+

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

127

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

7.3B

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

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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.

Members of the community stand together

Community outreach

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.

Community partnerships

Maricopa Community Colleges partners with various agencies, businesses, professional associations, K-12 schools, and other organizations to offer services and programs critical to our students and the community. These partnerships have led to programs such as Dual Enrollment, distance learning, workforce development, and customized training.