Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Beginning March 21, 2022 facial coverings are recommended but no longer required while in general campus facilities. Instructors may continue requiring facial coverings in their instructional spaces where social distancing is compromised by the room layout or instructional activities, or where other health/safety issues indicate the need for facial coverings.

CGCC is offering services in-person and via phone, email and online. Use our contact page for hours, locations and additional information.

 

Class Formats

Learning every day, in every way


You deserve the best educational experience possible this semester. Whether you’re new to college, returning to complete your degree or certificate, or taking classes to improve your professional skills, we offer a variety of learning options. Many of our programs are now available online, so you can accomplish your educational goals while balancing your life. We’re bringing the classroom to your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Unsure which type(s) of classes you’re taking? Check your Student Center to see.


Class Formats Available

Explore all the ways to take classes from online variations to in-person.

Live Online

Live Online

  • Sessions meet online at specific days and times
  • Interact live with instructor and classmates in a virtual environment
  • Online assignments with due dates can be done outside of the class session
  • Continue class experiences like lectures and small group work
Online

Online

  • Choose when it is convenient for you to learn without scheduled class times
  • Decide when it best suits you to engage in learning activities
  • Submit all coursework and assignments online by due dates
Hybrid

Hybrid

  • Experience the combination of in-person classes and online learning
  • Enjoy face-to-face time on campus in small class settings with faculty and students
  • Learn online on your own time or join scheduled Live Online Sessions
  • Homework/assignments completed and submitted either online or in person
Hybrid Virtual

Hybrid Virtual

  • Experience the combination of Live Online and Online on your own time
  • Live Online sessions meet online at specific days and times
  • Online learning on your own time without set times
  • Assignments with due dates will be completed online
In Person

In Person

  • Sessions meet on-campus on specific days and times
  • Enjoy face-to-face time on campus in small class settings with faculty and students
  • Follow social distancing and other established health and safety measures
  • Homework/assignments completed and submitted either online or in person
Learning Communities

Learning Communities

Learning communities combine two or more courses to connect knowledge in a more meaningful way.

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Writing-Certified Classes

Writing-certified classes allow students to enhance their writing skills with a deeper dive into course content and stand out to employers and universities.

Honors Courses

Honors Courses

CGCC Honors students may enroll in two types of Honors courses, each designed to enhance their intellectual experience.

Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources

Find tools and resources to help you succeed with your online classes, including the library, tutoring, tech support and more.

To participate in our Fall classes, students will need a laptop or desktop computer and a reliable internet connection. You may also need a working webcam and microphone for your computer. For more information, please visit our Technology Resources page.

You may use a smartphone or tablet to contact us and take advantage of our virtual services. However, a laptop or desktop computer is suggested to complete live online, on your time online and hybrid classes.

Yes! Our Learning Center, Computer Lab and Library are all providing virtual services for our students. Visit their pages to learn more about their online services and availability. For additional online resources, click here.

Most courses are offered in 8-week or 16-week formats. In a typical 3-credit course, content instruction, independent learning, and homework, you should expect to commit approximately:

  • 16-weeks: 6 hours per week
  • 8-weeks: 12 hours per week

Courses may vary from this calculation. You should pay close attention to the course syllabus for more information.