Our Vision and Mission
Our Vision: A Community of Colleges – Colleges for the Community – working collectively and responsibly to meet the life-long learning needs of our diverse students and communities.
Our Mission: The Maricopa Community Colleges provide access to higher education for diverse students and communities. We focus on learning through:
- University Transfer Education
- General Education
- Developmental Education
- Workforce Development
- Student Development Services
- Continuing Education
- Community Education
- Civic Responsibility
- Global Engagement
Our history so far …
Arizona’s first community college, the Phoenix Junior College (now Phoenix College), was established.
Maricopa Community Colleges began as the Maricopa County Junior College District.
We updated our name to “Maricopa Community” to emphasize the general public and to best reflect the constituencies we serve.