is our number one priority
Pursuing an education can change a student’s life in ways they could never imagine. In addition to obtaining a certificate or degree, our MCC students gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce or transfer to a college or university. Our faculty instruct students in a way that allows them to learn how to learn, engage in critical thinking, and teach content students need to succeed. By coming to MCC students are investing in their future, and we are dedicated to helping them on their journey.
throughout the years
Since MCC's establishment we have focused on continually innovating and enhancing our instruction and services. Whether it’s revising our student service processes, developing and offering accredited online degrees and certificates, or renovating buildings with the latest technology, our first goal is student success. To facilitate this success our objective is to continue improving so we can better assist students in reaching their goals. Click below to see some of the highlights of our achievements over the years.
The MCCCD Governing Board changed the college’s name from Mesa Extension to Mesa Community College.
The Southern and Dobson campus opened.
MCC received institutional accreditation.
The athletic mascot changed from Hokam to the Thunderbird.
The first Career Fair was held, helping to connect students with employment options.
Jinnett B. Kirk, the first Dean of Students, was awarded the Don Carlos Humanitarian Award.
The construction on the Alumni Clock Tower was finished.
The Rose Garden was finished and remains the largest public rose garden in the Southwest to this day.
The Red Mountain campus opened for enrollment.
President George W. Bush visited MCC to discuss a proposal for a federal grant for training programs.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) awarded MCC the CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes.
The Performing Arts Center and improved Kirk Student Center opened.
leading the way to success in our local and global community
MCC is the largest of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). While each college has a unique and recognizable role within its own community, the ten colleges also have a shared foundation in the vision and mission of the District.
on construction of our new buildings
It has been over 50 years since MCC first opened with three buildings and two houses on ¾ of an acre surrounded by the expanse of undeveloped Mesa. Today MCC has two campuses and multiple locations and we continue to strive to improve, making our campuses more inviting, updating technology, and providing top-notch facilities. Click one of the tabs below to view some of our most recent improvements to our campuses.
MCC Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to accommodate the wide range of performances of MCC’s talented music, dance, and theatre programs. Re-imagined to fit the needs of MCC, the large theatre holds 462 seats, performance classrooms, music practice rooms, faculty offices, and the scene shop.
Art has a new home
The Art Gallery is the crowning glory of the Visual Arts at MCC. It showcases a variety of student and faculty work using art, ceramic, photography, and electronic media. The building also houses a learning lab and a shaded area for outdoor artwork.
The new one-stop shop to enroll
The Enrollment Center houses all Enrollment Services in one location. Providing a one-stop Enrollment location where students can access financial aid, advising, registration, and more make the enrollment process easier for students.
Introducing a new area for students
The Kirk Student Center was remodeled to host a plethora of Student Services meant to aid the efforts of supporting retention and student success. The building also has a student lounge area, providing a comfortable place for students to congregate in between classes.
to enhance communication and organizational success
The Office of Institutional Advancement – or IA, as we call ourselves – promotes educational opportunities at MCC, enhances the image of the college, and connects us to our communities through communication. In other words, we’re the official voice and face of MCC.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness enhances student success by analyzing gathered institutional research and using it to benefit the college and its students. Such research allows us to make well-informed decisions to ensure MCC continues to improve upon and provide efficient, quality education.