Reading Department

Contact Reading

Southern & Dobson Campus

Building: AD 42
P: 480-461-7020

Red Mountain Campus

Building: RDM-PV


Fall & Spring Semesters:

Mon-Wed: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thur: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sat and Sun: Closed

Thu and Fri: 7 am – 3:30 pm

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Welcome to MCC's Reading Department.

We offer courses designed to meet university transfer requirements that appeal to the wide interests and needs of our students. Successful College Reading (RDG 100), Academic Literacy Through Integrated Reading and Writing (ALT100), and College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (CRE101) comprise the majority of the courses we offer.

Our Vision

Empower students to develop the disciplinary literacy and critical thinking skills needed to obtain personal, academic, and professional goals, and support 21st-century learners in navigating their contribution to the local and global communities.

Whether you are enrolled in a traditional classroom section, an online, a live-online, or a hybrid class, MCC's diverse Reading faculty are committed to providing excellent instruction to help students improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, study skills, and critical reading/thinking skills.

The Reading Department curriculum is designed to develop the necessary and critical reading skills to help students succeed at Mesa Community College. Some of the reading courses may require tutoring or special study hours in the Academic Skills Center or the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) in addition to class coursework.

Department Faculty & Staff Contact

Maria G Avila

Administrative Specialist Sr


Office: AD 42 - Room: 112

Annah T. McMahon


Faculty Chair - Reading

Department Chair


623-512-1105 (mobile)

Office: AD 42 - Room: 112

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