Welcome from CGCC President Dr. Linda Lujan

Dear Students, Community Members, and Friends,

Welcome or welcome back! It is my deepest honor to have been asked to serve as the third president of this incredible college, and I look forward to an exciting year.  Together, everyone at the college strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and communities.

For more than 20 years, CGCC has proudly served the communities of Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Queen Creek and surrounding areas.  Once one of the smallest colleges in the Maricopa Community College District, CGCC recently became the fifth largest.  Our communities also continue to grow despite the current economic challenges facing our state.  In this troubled economy, many more students are turning to CGCC for a quality education to prepare them to transfer to a university or transition into the workforce. 

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   Previous Issues

 Law Enforcement Training Academy Graduates 16 Cadets

After 10 months of maneuvering through obstacle courses, fending off assailants, being pepper sprayed, and of course attending lectures and hitting the books, 16 cadets graduated last month from the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy.

The cadets began the program last September, and have now earned their Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) certification, making them eligible to serve as certified law enforcement officers.

"This class was extremely motivated and worked very well together as a team over the past 10 months,” said CGCC Law Enforcement Training Academy Coordinator Jonathan Terpay. "They have set a high standard for future classes to follow and will be an asset to their departments and communities."     

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 CGCC Sun Lakes Center Offers Convenience

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Sun Lakes Center opened in 1997 as a 5,000-square-foot facility designed to serve the needs of mature learners through credit and non-credit classes.  Thirteen years later, the facility has more than doubled in size and now serves as the college’s hub for workforce development, as well as offering a wide variety of credit courses in math, psychology, English, Spanish, history, accounting, and more.

Mary Kaye Allen, Center Director, said the college recognized the need to offer these high-demand classes during flexible days and times at the Sun Lakes Center for community members interested in taking college classes in a smaller campus atmosphere, close to home.

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