Coconino County Community College
About Coconino County Community College
Coconino Community College is a 2-year educational institution with main campuses in the city of Flagstaff, located in northern Arizona. The city is home to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, popular among classical music enthusiasts. The city also attracts folk and contemporary acoustic musicians, offering several annual music festivals during the summer months, such as the Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music Festival, the Flagstaff Music Festival, and Pickin' in the Pines. In addition, a variety of weekend festivals occur throughout the year including the Northern Arizona Book Festival held in April, and the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival every spring. The summer months feature Hopi and Navajo Festivals of Arts and Crafts, the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival, and the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival. The Coconino County Fair is held every September, featuring a demolition derby, livestock auction, carnival rides, and other activities. On New Year's Eve, people gather around the Weatherford Hotel as a tall, metallic pine cone is dropped from the roof at midnight, a tradition that originated in 1999.
Coconino offers a two-year Associate of Arts degree in fine arts/visual arts. The degree is designed for transfer to the fine arts bachelor's degree at all Arizona public universities. Students receive a strong foundation in visual composition and art history, preparing them to continue their fine arts education in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, or sculpture. Degree core requirements include drawing, color and design, three-dimensional design, art history, and a visual arts practicum course that includes portfolio development and community-based service. Students must also complete at least one elective course, choosing from offerings such as jewelry making, ceramics, photography, painting, sculpture, and life drawing.
The school also offers a two-year AAS degree in computer software technology with a graphics and Web design track. Degree core requirements include workplace ethics, business communications, Windows, the Internet and online learning, and computer programming. Requirements for the graphics and Web design emphasis include Web page design, Web and desktop publishing, Photoshop, digital photography, a special topics course, and an internship. A one-year certificate program is also available in the Graphics and Web Design field. The Graphics and Web Design Certificate is designed to develop professional skills in computer graphics and Web page design. Required courses include introductions to computer information systems, Web page design, MS Word, and desktop publishing. Additional courses in Web publishing, Photoshop, and digital photography are also required. Students may earn the certificate first, and then use those credits toward completing the two-year AAS degree described above.
The one-year Architectural CAD Technician Certificate provides students with a foundation in the field of architectural construction drafting. Certificate requirements include technical drafting and CAD fundamentals, three levels of architectural drafting, both two- and three-dimensional AutoCAD, a course called Building the Human Environment, and blueprint reading and estimating. This certificate can lead to an AAS degree in Architectural Design Technology. The AAS degree program can be completed in two years, with additional core requirements including building construction methods and structural design and building materials. Students also choose at least two elective courses such as plan surveying and building layout and mechanical systems, and also complete general education requirements to complete the degree.
Coconino offers a variety of financial aid and scholarships to students. The various available scholarships are based on need, academic achievement, and/or community involvement in various areas. Prospective students are asked to contact Financial Aid and Veterans Services for more information and applications on financial aid, scholarships and veteran¡¦s assistance.
Coconino Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The department of Student Activities and Campus Life gives students the chance to be a part of activities through student clubs and organizations. The college has Student Forums each month to share information on what the college is planning. Student support services provided by Coconino include advising, learning enhancement services such as workshops and tutoring, a community service program, career services, internships, disability resources, and veterans services.