One of the most important qualities to have in a job are people skills and the ability to interact and work with people of different backgrounds. By raising awareness of other ethnicities’ experiences and cultures, we can begin to break down the walls of misconceptions and learn how to relate and communicate better with one another — thereby strengthening our bond to build stronger relationships with people of different cultures.
Our Ethnic Studies program focuses on the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity and explores the unique experiences of Mexican Americans and African Americans. Our knowledgeable instructors will use critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse to explore the history and cultures, as well as socio-economic concerns, literature, gender and sexual identities, religions, and inter- / intra-group dynamics of these ethnicities.
Successful completion of this program may open doors to employment opportunities with government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community organizing, law firms, hospitals, business and economics, counseling, journalism, global development, and research organizations.
Make it happen today — enroll in the Ethnic Studies program.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
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Why Chandler Gilbert Community College?
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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.
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