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Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within Arizona, including brief introduction and official website address.

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Phoenix, Arizona

According to Countryaah.com, Phoenix is ​​the capital and largest city of the state of Arizona in the United States. The city is located on the Salt River and with 1,626,078 residents is the most populous state capital in the United States (U.S. Census, 2017). Phoenix is ​​the core of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan region with 4,737,270 residents.


The city’s population doubled between 1950 and 1960; the rate of increase in 1970–1980 was 35 per cent and in 1980–1990 24.5 per cent. Phoenix is ​​one of the largest cities in the United States, and the metropolitan area Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is among the fastest growing.


Phoenix is ​​the center of a rich irrigation area, and has food, iron and metal, aerospace and electronics industries. Tourism is considerable; health resort with sunny climate. Arizona State University, founded in 1885, is located in the suburbs of Tempe.


Founded in 1867, Phoenix became the capital of the Arizona Territory in 1889 and of the State of Arizona in 1912, when Arizona became its own state. The city was named Phoenix (Phoenix) because it rose from the ruins of the indigenous people.

Mesa, Arizona

Mesa is a city and suburb of the southern central part of the state of Arizona in the United States with 508,958 residents (U.S. Census, 2018). Mesa is located in the East Valley about 32 miles southeast of Phoenix. Together with Phoenix and Scottsdale, Mesa forms a larger metropolitan area with approximately 4.8 million residents. Mesa is the United States’ largest suburb in population and Arizona’s third largest city after Phoenix and Tucson. It is also the largest city in the United States and is not a county capital.

The name mesa means blackboard, with a flat top and steep sides, and indicates that the city was built on a plateau above the East Valley.


81.6 percent of the population is white, 2.4 percent are African American, 2.2 percent are North American Indigenous people and 2.0 percent are Asians (2010). Since Mesa has the greatest extent between East and West, residents often refer to West Mesa and East Mesa. About a quarter of the population is Mormon.

Economics and culture

Mesa has long been the center of agriculture and fruit cultivation, but after World War II industrial production (including the construction of Boeing AH-64 Apache combat helicopters), retail and tourism became more important. Most are employed in the health sector and the school system.

Mesa has a college (Mesa Community College from 1966), departments of Arizona State University and AT Still University, and a flight school.

The city has a Mormon temple from 1927, amphitheater from 1979, art center and several museums. The Arizona Museum of Natural History was founded in 1977 and the Mesa Historical Museum opened in 1987. There are several historic buildings and archaeological sites (Mesa Grande Ruins and Park of the Canals). The largest of several parks is Red Mountain Park.


Hohokam (indigenous people) lived in Mesa for about two thousand years. They built the original and long canal system for irrigation for extensive farming; The channel network was very extensive around 1450 and parts are still in use. You do not know how and when the hohokam people disappeared.

U.S. troops fought and expelled apaches near Mesa after the mid-1800s. The first settlers, who were Mormons led by Daniel Webster Jones, came to Mesa from Utah and Idaho and founded Mesa in 1878. They acquired plots and began clearing the old canals.

The first school was built in 1883 in what was then called Mesa City, and had about 300 residents. Mesa was granted city status the same year. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, streets were given new cover, and new buildings were built, including a new town hall, hospital and library. With the opening of Falcon Field and Williams Field airports in 1941, a lot of military personnel moved into the Mesa area.

The development of tourism after the Second World War greatly increased the population of Mesa and the rest of the Phoenix area. Industry, especially in aviation, was significant in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1960, half of the agricultural workers worked, but have been reduced as a result of Mesa’s growth.

Apollo College

Medical and dental training school offers career placement, a list of academic programs available and a list of campus locations.


Arizona Western College

School in Yuma presents course descriptions, a class schedule and its grading system as well as its academic policies.


Central Arizona College

School in Coolidge offers classes online in early childhood education and psychology and lists employment opportunities.


Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Read a course catalog and class schedule, explore a campus map, and read about student services offered by this school in Chandler, Ariz.


Cochise College

Cochise County school describes its brief history and the communities it serves. Read about its admission policies, and learn its news.


Dine College

Provides an overview of academic programs available, with course descriptions, news and special-programs information.


Estrella Mountain Community College

Member of Maricopa Community College District, in Avondale, describes its history and offers access to the school’s intranet.


GateWay Community College

Learn about this Phoenix community college, its affiliated private high school and its vocational-training center.


Glendale Community College

School in its eponymous city offers practically useful information to prospective and current students. Find links to community organizations.


Long Technical College

Community college caters to students pursuing careers in allied health and computer technology. Located in Phoenix.


Maricopa Community Colleges

Visit the home pages of each campus within this community college system, or get district-wide resources from FAQs to the academic calendar.


Mesa Community College

Register online at this school serving the residents of the East Valley, and link to classes in business development.


Mohave Community College

Mohave County school describes its history and fee schedule. With a discussion of its courses in economic and workforce development.


Northland Pioneer College

Community college serves Navajo County and partners with community members in Apache County, Arizona. Link to the performing arts department.


Paradise Valley Community College

Phoenix school links to other members of the Maricopa Community College network. Read how the school measures its effectiveness.


Pima Community College

Presents a welcome to the Tucson college, registration information, news, events listings and financial aid details.


Scottsdale Community College

Institution in Arizona describes its Airpark Campus, instructional-support services and media center.


South Mountain Community College

Phoenix school details its Learning Assistance Center, faculty senate, and the college’s history. Link to other Maricopa Community Colleges.



University of Advancing Computer Technology in Tempe introduces the student commons, the library, student services and degree programs.


Westark College

Fort Smith school offering a variety of degrees and certificates includes academic-division profiles, a continuing-education overview and links.


Yavapai College

Prescott school lists its online courses, and provides area maps, a downloadable catalog and schedule, and admissions information.


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