GateWay Community College

2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook

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Welcome to GateWay Community College Letter from the Interim President Welcome to GateWay Community College, one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. For more than 50 years, GateWay has served the community and helped thousands of students like you achieve their educational and career goals. Driven by its Vision, Mission, Goals and Values, the college is committed to providing high-quality education through comprehensive services and innovative academic programs. Whether you plan to transfer to a university, enter the workforce with newly attained skills, or take courses for personal enrichment, GateWay offers approximately 160 associate degrees and certificates at locations throughout the Valley. At GateWay Community College, you have even more pathway options in professional and technical education, university transfer, or trade and technical training, with multiple locations in the Phoenix area – Washington Campus (40th & Washington streets), Central City (12th Street & Buckeye), Deer Valley (29th Avenue & Bell), SouthWest Skill Center (Dysart & Thomas), 18th Street (18th & Van Buren) – and an additional site for our Water Resources Technologies program in Surprise. Ensuring that you are prepared to enter the workforce or even start your own business, GateWay offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities through simulation in the Center for Health Careers Education, free healthcare and health screenings provided by students in the HUG Clinic, salon and spa services, a Honda and Toyota training facility, a student business incubator that is jointly managed by GateWay's Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Maricopa Small Business Development Center, and coming soon a makerspace called Phoenix Forge. From service learning to volunteerism, to getting involved in causes you are passionate about, I encourage you to become engaged at GateWay by joining a club, attending an athletic event or participating in one of the many student life activities held throughout the year. At GateWay, we truly believe that you are the primary reason we exist. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to thank you for choosing GateWay. We feel honored that you have selected GateWay among the many other choices. I assure you that friendly and knowledgeable faculty and staff members stand ready to assist you in your pursuit of higher education. Go Geckos! Sincerely, Dr. Maria Wise Interim President, GateWay Community College 1

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