Central Arizona College has live new-student orientation May 29 via Blackboard

Central Arizona College students have a new way to complete new-student orientation via a live session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The last planned online orientation — from the Aravaipa Campus, 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 — is designed for anyone with questions about navigating the college experience. An orientation team will answer student questions in […]

‘The Rest Stop’ developed by CAC adjunct faculty member serves homeless

Central Arizona College adjunct reading professor Melanie Velcko and her husband, Chris, created “The Rest Stop” to serve homeless residents in Casa Grande and Eloy. “Our inspiration for the rest stop came from an older gentleman who was always standing with his little dog by the Taco Bell,” stated Melanie. I would give him money, […]

‘TEDxCentralArizonaCollege’ coming to Signal Peak campus April 18

TEDxCentralArizonaCollege is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Signal Peak Campus’ Don P. Pence Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge. Central Arizona College professors will present on various topics related to “shedding light on the unseen” during the three-hour event. This event is open to community members and […]

Phi Theta Kappa to conduct blood drive at CAC Signal Peak campus

Central Arizona College will have a blood drive Thursday, Jan.31, at the Signal Peak campus, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge. The event, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. A bloodmobile will be located in the visitor lot. As a thank you for giving blood, a voucher […]

College recognizes GED grads at San Tan Campus ceremony

Central Arizona College recognized 14 individuals for completing the GED or high school equivalency test during a commencement ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the CAC San Tan Campus. Three students, Brandi Laaksonen, Rachell Miles and Megan Zwetzig, shared their own stories that led them to the accomplishment. The following students received their GED during the […]

Central Arizona College Radiologic Technology students participate in Volunteer Day

Each year in November, the Central Arizona College Radiologic Technology program conducts its annual Volunteer Day. More than 40 radiologic technology students and their instructors gathered to work on the Gold Mine and Petroglyph trails in the Superstition Mountains. The group met at the trailhead in Gold Canyon at dawn and put in 160 man-hours […]

Federal Clery report offers insight into college campus security

Only two crimes were reported in 2017 at community colleges in Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and Queen Creek, according to federally mandated campus-security reports released Oct. 1. An on-campus weapons violation with an arrest by law enforcement was reported last year at the Superstition Mountain Campus of Central Arizona Community College, 805 S. Idaho […]

Central Arizona College Foundation event raises $25,000

  The Central Arizona College Foundation hosted A Night of Stars Feb. 9 to celebrate CAC alumni and friends who have donated their time, talent and treasures to the foundation and college. More than 230 people attended the event, raising $25,000 to support scholarships and programs for students. “The Night of Stars was a success […]

CAC receives donation from Daisy Brand for industrial maintenance certificate program

The Central Arizona College Foundation recently received an equipment donation from Daisy Brand to benefit the new Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training industrial maintenance certificate. Daisy Brand, which are active members of the CAC Advanced Technology Advisory Board, were made aware of a need for additional forklifts for the hoist and rigging class. They were […]

College to offer information sessions for humanities tour of Italy

Central Arizona College Community Education is offering community members the opportunity to participate in a Humanities Tour of Italy. The tour is scheduled for May 13-22, 2019. The structured program will include sightseeing trips, excursions, walking tours and many exciting local activities that will immerse travelers in the art and architecture, culture and culinary delights […]