Chandler/Gilbert Community College
About Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College is a 2-year institution which "strives to be a dynamic learning community reflecting collaboration, diversity, and student success through quality, enthusiastic teaching, learning, and serving." The main campus is located in Chandler, Arizona. Chandler is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival, commemorating the legacy of area ostrich farms catering to the demand for plumes used in women's hats of the early twentieth century. The Chandler Center for the Arts and the Arizona Railway Museum are both located downtown. Chandler is a unique tourist destination that combines old world era and charm with modern day luxuries. The area offers golf and swimming in near perfect weather, great shopping, and historic sites open for exploration. The historic McCullough-Price House serves as the City's Visitor Center and special event facility. The home is open to visitors for touring and also houses a gallery of local art and artists.
CGCC offers a 2-year AFAA degree in art. General studies coursework includes classes in composition, humanities, mathematical studies, and natural and social and behavioral sciences. Fine arts coursework includes drawing, color, two and three-dimensional design, photography, and completion of a portfolio required for graduation. CGCC also offers courses in computer graphics, design, and media arts. Two certificates of completion are offered within the field of visual design. They are Digital Imaging with an emphasis on photographic manipulation of imagery and Computer Art/Illustration with an emphasis on producing illustrations. The school's computer graphics program specializes in 2-dimensional computer graphics. Coursework includes an introduction to computer graphic art, two-dimensional computer design, computer art, electronic publishing design, computer-photographic imaging, the art of Web site design, and computer illustration.
CGCC offers several general institutionally funded scholarships. To apply for these scholarships, new and returning students must complete the CGCC Scholarship Application. Completion of one application is all that is required in order to be considered for all the scholarships. Available scholarships include the CGCC Academic Scholarship, the Chandler Horizon Rotary Scholarship, the Josefina Arias de Gutierrez Scholarship, the Ken Weaver Memorial Scholarship, the Otto and Edna Neely Scholarship, and the SRP Electric Utility Technology Scholarship. There are also other scholarships available that require a separate application, many of which are program-specific. In addition, there are athletic, honors, and English as a second language scholarships available to those that qualify.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Student Center includes several student service departments, including Student Life, Student Leadership, and Service Learning. Service Learning combines community service with academic instruction. The Service Learning Office coordinates student service at community agencies to help them learn through experience during one-day events, class projects, and individual placements. In addition to service opportunities, there are many on-campus clubs and organizations available for joining, including the Asian and Pacific Islander Club, the Black Student Union, Christians in Action, the Creative Writing Club, the Hands-On Environmental Action Team, and the Hispanic Student Organization. CGCC also offers sporting teams for men and women, including basketball, soccer, and golf, plus women's softball and volleyball and men's baseball.