A learning community is a group of students who take a common set of courses together or share a common experience around their academics. In a cohort-based program of study, students take courses as a group and work closely with one another and with their instructors.
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Cohort-Based Programs of Study
Take courses with peers that have similar academic interests or experiences. Details about support services and specific requirements are available on each program website.
- AzAMI Manufacturing Institute
- AzAMI offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to meeting a variety of advanced manufacturing needs through a combination of core programs: Electronics, Drafting, Automation and Machining, and Welding. The outcome: A professional and technical workforce trained to meet the growing economic development needs of the region.
- Beauty and Wellness
- The Associate in Science in Beauty and Wellness degree is focused on preparing hair and beauty artists to succeed in today’s market and discover the business strategies to thrive in a modern salon.
- Dental Hygiene
- Graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. They are eligible to take the written and clinical exams necessary to obtain licensure in most states.
- First Year Experience Program
- The First Year Experience Program is a year-long college program focused on providing first-year students with the services and support needed to successfully transition to Mesa Community College.
- Maricopa Institute of Information Technology (MITI)
- The Maricopa Information Technology Institute – East Valley (MITI-EV) is a collaboration between Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, Rio Salado Community College and Scottsdale Community College that meets the emerging technological workforce’s demand for talent in the areas of blockchain, app development using Swift/Xcode, big data, gaming, cloud computing, mobile and wearable technology, and the Internet of Things.
- Nursing program graduates are eligible to apply for the national exam for the registered nurse license.
- Our nationally-accredited Paramedicine program includes studies in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cardiology, pulmonology, pharmacology, pediatrics, geriatrics hematology, toxicology, trauma care, environmental emergencies, and behavioral healthcare. You can also earn credentials in community health, critical care, and tactical emergency casualty care.
- ThinkBIG Caterpillar Technician
- Through hands-on training and internships in the ThinkBIG program, you’ll study how to use advanced technology to service and repair Caterpillar machines and equipment.
- Veterinary Technology
- As a student of our Veterinary Technology program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of basic medical sciences, animal care and management, veterinary medical care, and client communications and service
Early College Cohort-Based Programs of Study
Take courses with high school peers that have similar academic interests or experiences. Details about support services and specific requirements are available on each program website.
- Achieving a College Education
- ACE is a nationally recognized Maricopa Colleges scholarship program that gives qualified students the chance to take college credit courses while still enrolled in high school. Students apply during their sophomore year of high school.
- Hoop of Learning
- Hoop of Learning is Indigenous by design, based on a traditional Native American worldview of a circle, or hoop, of lifelong development. Its mission is to encourage, support and create conditions that empower American Indian students to complete high school and transition successfully to higher education. Students may apply as early as the second semester of their freshman year of high school.
Industry Partnership Programs
Accelerate career readiness with highly relevant experiences and industry connections.
- Cable Harness Wiring Bootcamp
- Successfully completing just one class in the Cable Harness Wiring Boot Camp can qualify you for tuition reimbursement for in-state students, and an opportunity to interview with Boeing for a full-time job.
- Green Flag Mesa
- In this Green Flag Mesa partnership, Mesa Community College students will work in space provided by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and have access to the business knowledge, experience, and the networking opportunities of Chamber members.
- J-Standard Soldering Boot Camp
Successfully completing just one class in the J-Standard Soldering Boot Camp can qualify you for tuition reimbursement for in-state students, and an opportunity to interview with Boeing for a full-time job.
- Semiconductor Quick Start
- Semiconductors make almost every piece of technology that we use possible. They're an essential component of our electronic devices and many of them are made right here in Arizona. We've partnered with major employers like Intel to develop our accelerated Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program where you can learn the skills you need to join this fast-growing industry.
Communities of Learners
Each community offers unique support services and elevates connection in your college experience.