CGCC Launches Engineering Technology Degree

Levi Randolph-Roble and Kevin Reed are just two of hundreds of engineering majors looking forward to an innovative new degree program that will debut at Chandler-Gilbert Community College this spring.

Created in partnership between CGCC and Glendale Community College, the Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree will enable students to enter the workforce as an entry-level Engineering Aid upon graduation from the two-year program. The program is also consistent with the first two years of engineering courses at regional colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer most course credits towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Randolph-Roble, 21, says the new degree will give him an edge when it comes to applying for internships within the industry.

“After completing this new degree at CGCC, I plan to go to ASU to complete my bachelor’s degree in engineering,” Randolph-Roble said.  “But I want to gain hands-on experience in the meantime, and employers like to see this AAS degree when granting internships because they know that you have the knowledge and skills that they’re looking for.”

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 "Kids Rock!" a Win for College and Elementary Students

More than 100 Wineberg Elementary 5th graders recently spent the day at Chandler-Gilbert Community College erupting volcanoes, digging for rocks, and learning about geology as part of the college’s annual “Kids Rock!” event.

Hosted each fall by students in CGCC’s Teacher Education Program, “Kids Rock!” gives elementary students their first glimpse of college life and future teachers the chance to put their teaching skills into action.

Students enrolled in “Geology for Education Majors” have the opportunity to take what they have learned throughout the semester, create a lesson plan, and then teach some of that same information to 5th graders, said Dr. Roy A. Schiesser, CGCC Geology faculty and “Kids Rock!” coordinator.  

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 It's Not Too Late to Register for Spring Classes

Marine Corps Veteran Giovani Urruti, 23, is happy to be spending the holidays at home this year after serving overseas in Iraq. 

A Kinesiology major, Urruti says he is enjoying his college experience at CGCC and looking forward to his second semester of classes.

“I chose CGCC because they have one of the best physical education programs in the country,” Urruti said.  “I love it so far – the instructors are great and I really like the program.”

Spring classes at CGCC begin Monday, January 16, and a variety of morning, afternoon, evening, Saturday, and online classes are still available.

“Our academic advisors are available to help students create a plan to reach both their educational and career goals,” said Ryan Cain, coordinator of CGCC Enrollment Services.

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