Humans are made to explore. As a student of the Astronomy program, you will get to explore space — from our sister planets in the solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe. Our experienced instructors will teach you where aliens might exist in our galaxy and how to actively search for them today. You'll study our current generation of space probes and how stars are created, live their lives and die, then give birth to the next generation of stars. You will also study black holes — where space and time itself is twisted and warped. As part of the Astronomy program, you will gain hands-on experience using telescopes and computer software to learn the actual techniques used to discover all of these things.
The Astronomy program will provide the necessary foundation to succeed in careers in the life, physical, environmental, and social sciences and related teaching positions.
You could be a part of what you've only dreamed about in science fiction. Join the Astronomy program today and discover the explorer in you.
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Whether you plan on earning a degree or a certificate, you are preparing to transfer to a four-year university, or you are looking to further develop in your career or personal life, CGCC can provide the path for you to reach your goals. With 68 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer partnerships with over 40 universities---including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona—you’ll find your fit at CGCC.
Since its founding in 1992, Chandler-Gilbert Community College has served thousands of students in the East Valley at its Pecos and Williams campuses, Sun Lakes Center, and Communiversity at Queen Creek. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our innovative faculty and staff, on our state-of-the-art facilities, on our broad array of campus life and events, and on our commitment to inclusion and diversity. At CGCC, you belong, and we are here to help you succeed!
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