Everywhere you look, engineering and technology have impacted how we live and breathe in this world — we wouldn't be where we are today without engineers creating, building, and innovating. In educating the next generation of engineers, this program teaches the engineering essentials of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) — the cornerstones of a good engineer. Students will also develop strong analytic and critical thinking skills that will not only aid them in identifying, assessing, and solving complex problems but will be vital in handling conversations and interacting with colleagues on all levels in an organization.
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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!
Greg Peterson, Ed.D.
Chandler/Gilbert Community College has a successful and proven engineering program. Our job is to ensure that every student who completes this program and transfers to a university as a junior engineering student is as prepared or better prepared, than his or her new peers who started as freshmen at that university. We are able to complete this mission by providing high quality academics through a variety of unique initiatives:
- Engineering Learning Community
- Project-Based Learning
- Engineering Tutoring
- Ongoing practice of engineering concepts and design
- Critical thinking
- Personal development
We have pioneered a pedagogy termed project-based learning, whereby student teams design and construct real engineering projects in every engineering course they take. By the time they leave at the end of their sophomore year they have done design on a level comparable with some senior design capstone projects.
Prior to instituting this type of learning, we often heard students complain that they didn't see what physics, chemistry and mathematics had to do with becoming an engineer, or why engineers should have to take writing and economics classes. They felt that their early college learning was completely disconnected from their goal of being an engineer.
By instituting real-life design projects into each semester of learning at CGCC, we have eliminated such student concerns and comments.
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