MCCCD IT Institute announces inaugural classes

MESA, Arizona – June 20, 2018 – Registration is open for classes at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) IT Institute in Mesa.

“We are excited to announce Networking Technology I, the first in a series of courses incorporating blockchain technology instruction, and Survey of Computer Information Systems will be the two inaugural courses offered at the IT Institute this fall,” said Dr. Linda Collins, chair, Mesa Community College Department of Business and Information Systems.

Networking Technology I (CIS109AM), offered this fall at Mesa Community College’s Southern and Dobson Campus, filled quickly. The course is now offered at the IT Institute and opens up 21 additional seats for those interested in blockchain technology.

Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105) provides an overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussions of social and ethical issues related to computers and the exploration of relevant emerging technologies are addressed.

“There are no prerequisites for these classes,” Collins said. “Both classes are offered in a hybrid format providing a flexible and collaborative learning environment.”

Hybrid courses combine regularly scheduled in-person classroom meetings with online learning activities students can work on from home, the office, MCC lab, or wherever they access the internet.

To determine readiness for online learning, potential students are encouraged to take a free online preparedness survey available at Survey results provide a detailed, comprehensive analysis of skill levels and provides resources to enhance abilities where needed.

MCCCD IT Institute classes will be held 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.

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to higher education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Renowned faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and nationally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 10 colleges comprising the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information visit

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018