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GateWay Community College

GateWay Community College
Motto Learn More. Live Better.
Established 1968
Type Community College
President Dr. Steven Gonzales
Academic staff
400+
Students 16,000 annually
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Campus Urban
Colors Blue & Gray & Black         
Nickname "GateWay"
Mascot Gecko
Website www.gatewaycc.edu

GateWay Community College is an urban campus established in 1968 located in Phoenix, Arizona, near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. GateWay is one of ten regionally accredited colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. The Maricopa Skill Center is a division of GateWay.[1]

GateWay is the only Maricopa Community College with a Valley Metro Light Rail stop on campus, located on the south end of the campus.[2]

GateWay Early College High School is located on the GWCC campus. Students can be enrolled in college classes and earn credits to eventually earn an Associate Degree. The first GWECHS class graduated in May, 2008. The GWECHS received its NCA accreditation on April 1, 1997.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Academic Programs 2
  • Tuition and Fees 3
  • Athletics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

GateWay was originally located in downtown Phoenix, named Maricopa Technical College, which became the first technical college to be established in Arizona.[4] On May 1, 1987 Maricopa Tech became GateWay Community College,[5] adopting the name commonly used to describe the surrounding area. The Automotive Center was added to the campus in 1989, followed by the Children's Learning Center and Central Plant in 1998, and Center for Health Careers Education in 1999.

GateWay Community College received its NCA accreditation on July 30, 1971.

Academic Programs

GateWay Community College is known for its excellence in healthcare programs. The college offers more than 120 degree and certificate options including: Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Court Reporting, Automotive, Water Resource Technology, Apprenticeships, HVAC, and many more. A complete list of programs is available at http://www.gatewaycc.edu/programs.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for in-state residents was $81 per credit hour for academic year 2013-2014. GateWay Community College, as part of the Maricopa Community College District, has a low tuition that makes it possible for students to complete classes at GateWay and then transfer their class credits to other four-year institutions, including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona and more than 30 other institutions. More information is available at http://www.gatewaycc.edu/transfer.

Athletics

GateWay has the following competitive sports:[6]

  • Men's Baseball
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Softball

References

  1. ^ GateWay Community College - Maricopa Community Colleges
  2. ^ Valley Metro Light Rail Attractions and Destinations
  3. ^ AdvancED International Registry for Accreditation
  4. ^ Chronology of GateWay and Maricopa Community Colleges
  5. ^ Directory of Institutions, The Higher Learning Commission
  6. ^ National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

External links

  • GateWay home page
  • Gecko Gazette, GateWay's online newsletter


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