The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has received accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission for seven bachelor’s degree programs, including a new program at Glendale Community College.
MCCCD is the first community college in Arizona approved to offer bachelor’s degree programs under the S.B. 1453 legislation signed by Governor Doug Ducey in 2021.
Among the awards is a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education at GCC. Glendale has two campuses: the main campus at 6000 W. Olive Ave., and the north campus at 5757 W. Happy Valley Road.
“MCCCD remains focused on expanding programs that further support Arizona’s education attainment goals, helping 60% of adults attain a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030,” MCCCD Chancellor Dr. Steven R. Gonzales shared in a statement. “Our seven bachelor’s degree programs will provide affordability, flexibility, and career-focused subject matter to prepare our students to enter a number of high-demand professions.”
Committed to providing affordable and accessible education at all levels, including bachelor’s degrees, the next steps for MCCCD include receiving approval for Federal Financial Aid funding and establishing course tuition rates and fee schedules before the Fall 2023 course registration opens in March.