Welcome to Glendale Community College

Whatever your definition of success, Glendale Community College (GCC) can help you achieve it. Small classes at our two West Valley campuses are led by world-class faculty who know you by name. With more than 100 degree and certificate programs, affordable classes, and services such as one-on-one tutoring, GCC is ready to help you prepare for the workforce and to become a responsible global citizen. Aspire higher with us!

Career paths

For 50 years, GCC’s various academic programs have successfully kept pace with local workforce demands.

Distinction in the arts

From dance, theatre, and music performances, to permanent art installations on campus, the arts thrive at GCC.

Student life

Life is more than textbooks! With 70 student clubs, GCC helps you find your people while you’re finding your path.

Diverse course offerings

Diverse course offerings

Whether our students want to fix cars or computer systems — or develop websites or human beings — GCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in the day, evening, and online. Explore studies in automotive technology, CISCO networking, child development, personal training, nursing, and law enforcement, to name a few.

Our West Valley roots

Our West Valley roots

We know the West Valley. In GCC’s 50-plus years, our academic programs have evolved as the West Valley’s population has shifted away from agriculture to service and high-tech. From nursing to fire science safety to biotechnology, GCC understands the pulse of the local economy and provides students with exciting career paths and local business, industry, and government partnerships.

Arts and culture

Arts and culture

Indulge in the creative arts without ever leaving campus. From dance, theatre, and music performances, to permanent art installations on the grounds in the library, GCC has a history of artistic distinction. Our arts and culture scene may even pique your interest to try an art class or explore a performing arts, music business, or audio production degree.


GCC students have graduated with two-year degrees, transferred to a university, completed career training, or finished an occupational certificate.


Of our students (at a minimum) are Hispanic, earning GCC a designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.


Awarded yearly in annual scholarships and financial aid.

Sports scene

Sports scene

Home of the Gauchos, GCC has 15 men’s and women’s sports teams with a long history of athletic success in the National Junior College Athletic Association and Arizona Community College Athletic Association. We field teams in:

• Volleyball

• Basketball

• Baseball

• Softball

• Soccer

• Golf

• Tennis

• Cross Country

• Track and Field

The Campus Experience

Spanish-influenced architecture and a majestic palm tree-lined central mall welcome students to our main campus. An environmentally friendly use of native desert landscape, rainwater collection basins, and LEED-certified design showcase our newer North campus. Our students and faculty have won numerous awards and accolades in a variety of fields, and GCC was designated a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a national magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
Main campus

Main campus

Our 147-acre main campus anchors Glendale Community College. In our 50 years, GCC has earned a reputation for serving veterans, Hispanics, and more than 500,000 alumni from 42 countries.

GCC North

GCC North

The architecturally sleek and environmentally friendly 28-acre North campus on Happy Valley Road between 57th and 61st avenues serves the Northwest Valley.

Expanding community business

Expanding community business

Our main campus is home to the Chrysler Employee Training Center, the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center, the new Randolph Automotive Technology Center, and the Veteran Services Center (one of Arizona’s largest).

G is for Green

G is for Green

In April 2017, Interim President Teresa Leyba Ruiz renewed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

Main Campus Location

Main Campus


Satellite Locations

North Campus


Visit the Site

Learn more about Glendale Community College

Whether your goal is to complete a degree, earn a certificate, or get training for a new job, we can help you get started. Prepare for your future today at GCC! Schedule a campus tour to learn more about who we are – and who you can become.

Call us at 623-845-3000

Our Glendale student representatives are here for you. Ask us your questions and get started today.