MCCCD IT Institute

Located in the heart of Mesa’s Downtown Technology Corridor, Institute classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings and in hybrid formats – a combination of online and on campus.

Location & Contacts

MCC Downtown Center
145 N Centennial Way Suite 201
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-461-6310 | Directions

The MCCCD IT Institute is on the second floor facing the Marriott Hotel.

Dr. Angeline Surber

Program Director, Apple App Development

480-461-7298

Dr. Debra LaVergne

Program Director, Apple App Development

480-461-7754

Dennis Kibbe

Blockchain Lead

480-461-7246 | 480-228-8112

Dr. Linda Collins

Interim IT Institute Director

480-461-7077

These high-demand information technology jobs  include Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Programmers, Software/App Developers, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems and Computer User Support Specialist Administrators. These IT jobs pay well, too, with the median IT wage double the pay of all jobs in Maricopa County. 

Read the Press Release here.

New Classes Available

Student at computer

Blockchain Technology/Networking Technology I (CIS109AM) is currently only offered at the MCCCD IT Institute and the Southern and Dobson Campus.

The Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105), is taught on both MCC campuses and the Institute.

If you are already an IT expert, you may be able to waive the CIS105 class with permission from Dr. Linda Collins, chair of MCC Business & Information Systems department and ITI Interim Director or the faculty member teaching the course.

Swift app logoThe CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming – Apple Swift/xCode classes include an introduction to Apple app development using Swift/xCode and is taught within an IOS classroom environment. The hybrid class Instructor provides book information the first day of class. All textbook and course materials are available at no or low cost (<$40) - and may include Open Educational Resources (OER). The Internet only sections are taught exclusively online.

Learning opportunities are offered in-person, online, hybrid and in compressed scheduling models to efficiently and effectively ready students to serve local businesses. Students choose courses of study from a diverse menu based on high demand skills such as app development with Apple’s Swift/xCode, Blockchain, SQL/SQL Server, software development, JAVA, project management, technical support, Red Hat Linux, Oracle, customer service, software engineering, Microsoft C# and .NET Programming. 

As a vital component of the City of Mesa’s Innovation District, the MCCCD IT Institute will temporarily operate out of MCC's Downtown Center, 145 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I waive CIS105 if I am already an IT expert?

YES! You will need to talk to the Chair or faculty member.

Why Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain development is the hottest IT job skill today. The job of developing blockchain distributed ledgers for businesses was recently ranked first among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills – and postings for workers with those skills grew more than 200 percent last year. The most promising jobs include more than just developers and engineers, according to research by BusinessStudent.com, which began its Top Future Blockchain Positions list with “Intern.” - Computer World, June 5, 2018

What Will I Learn with the Apple App Classes?

Students will learn to code and design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software development and information technology. Students will learn to build Apps for iPhones and iPads taking only three courses.

Are You Ready for Online Learning?

To determine your readiness for online learning, take a free online preparedness survey for a detailed, comprehensive analysis of your skill levels as well as resources to enhance abilities where needed.

Class Listing

CIS109AM Networking Technology I 2.0 Credits
Computer networking basics. Network services, transmission media, and connectivity devices covered. Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
35664
Downtown Center
DTC 205
Hybrid
Lecture
01/15/2019 - 03/05/2019

Spring

Tu
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Staff

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35664 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Course information is updated daily. The number of seats available is updated throughout the day.

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3.0 Credits
Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS]
SUN#: CIS1120
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
30252
Downtown Center
DTC 203
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2019 - 03/08/2019

Spring

We
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Staff

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 30252 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: gary.weyandt@mesacc.edu
This class is being held at the new MCCCD IT Institute in downtown Mesa, Arizona located at the Mesa Community College Downtown Center, 145 N Centennial Way, Suite 201, Mesa, AZ 85201. The IT Institute is on the second floor facing the Marriott Hotel. There is free covered parking.

Additional Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS105 on a Mac.

Course information is updated daily. The number of seats available is updated throughout the day.

CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3.0 Credits
Structured and Object-Oriented design and logic tools. Use of computer problems to demonstrate and teach concepts using an appropriate programming language.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
35693
Downtown Center
DTC 203
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Spring

Mo
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Staff

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35693 will include an introduction to App Development using Swift/xCode and will be taught within an IOS classroom environment. Instructor will provide book information the first day of class.

Course information is updated daily. The number of seats available is updated throughout the day.

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