East Valley community colleges combine music business programs beginning Fall 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 18, 2022 – Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College consolidate their Audio Production Technologies, Music Business and Disc Jockey Techniques programs.

Beginning in Fall 2022, MCC will be the designated site for these programs. This change allows the colleges to more fully capitalize on available resources and enhance collaboration among faculty and provide richer learning experiences for students through a stellar combination of cutting edge instruction and industry experience.

Each college is individually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Because of this, students are required to be admitted and enrolled at MCC, versus simply selecting classes for the fall semester. The colleges are working with impacted students to answer questions and assist with the transfer.

SCC Director of Music Industry Studies Ron Marschall is also transferring to MCC.

“We look forward to working with and learning from our colleagues and students from SCC,” said Francis Canedo, Ed.D., MCC dean of arts, humanities, and social sciences. “The music department is excited to welcome Ron Marschall back to MCC and we are also very excited to be able to offer what we feel will be exceptional facilities and learning experiences for all of our students.”

Registration in Audio Production Technologies, Music Business and Disc Jockey Techniques programs is open for the fall semester. Visit mesacc.edu/departments/music for details.

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Media contacts:
MCC - Dawn Zimmer, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7892
SCC - Eric Sells, eric.sells@scottsdalecc.edu or 480-425-6637

Scottsdale Community College is student-centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for university transfer, career and technical programs, civic engagement, service-learning and innovative approaches to education. On average MCC students provide 23,000 hours of community service annually. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 25,400 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations through a combination of modalities. MCC is transforming how it champions student success through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution with nearly 50% of its students being the first in their families to attend college. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges; its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized Arizona tribes as well as out-of-state tribes. The diverse student body includes hundreds of international students from around the world. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to attain their goals. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit mesacc.edu to learn more.

Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College are individually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) -- hlcommission.org.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2022