News Index / July 2007

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ – After a thrilling journey in mid-May, Central Arizona College is offering another opportunity this year for area residents to tour the Grand Canyon from a water view. As part of the Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program, travelers will explore one of the world’s seven natural wonders by gliding along the Colorado River on a pontoon boat through 40 scenic miles of Arizona’s most famous natural landmark.

Community Classes (Oracle)
ORACLE, Ariz. – Every Sunday night from September 9 through November 25, Central Arizona College is again providing an “Argentine Tango Night” for couples who want to learn the fascinating dance that has produced more than 10 million participants throughout the world. The 12-week course will be taught by Hector and Lidia Legrand at the Mountain Vista School in Oracle from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class is just $79 and just one in a series of diversified programs being taught by Central Arizona College in the town.

Community Education Classes (Oracle)
ORACLE, Ariz. – Whether it is the classic sounds of a Stradivarius or the picking of a famous folk instrumental, the music of the violin will emanate from Oracle, Ariz., on Thursday nights throughout the fall thanks to Central Arizona College. "Diamond Jim" Hewitt will teach a pair of Violin for Adults classes at the Mountain Vista School in Oracle beginning September 13. The lessons will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday with a four-week session ($60) for beginners followed by an eight-session class over a 10-week period ($120) for those with just a little experience.

Bill Brown's idea leads to League of Innovation honor
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Bill Brown surveyed the room containing business and community organizations attempting to interpret the ever-changing data of Pinal County’s population and growth. It wasn’t the data splattered on the reams of scattered paper that caught the attention of Central Arizona College’s executive director of institutional planning, research and knowledge systems.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – For the third straight year, the Central Arizona College men’s track and field program returned to its Signal Peak Campus home base in Coolidge, Arizona, waving a national championship banner. The Vaqueros piled up 157 points to share the 2007 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I title with South Plains (TX) Community College. In 2006 and 2005, Central Arizona captured the title outright. The three-day nationals were hosted by Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, May 17-19.

Student Services - Orientation
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – The best way for new students to find their sea legs on the deck of a college campus is to cruise through an orientation session. And one of the most navigable orientation channels occurs right here in Pinal County at Central Arizona College. During the month of August, Central will be offering get-to-know college life sessions at all three of its campuses around the county: Aravaipa in Winkelman, Signal Peak in Coolidge and Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – Running for a national championship in Coffeyville, Kan., probably has less to do with puns about caffeine and more about the talent on Central Arizona College’s women’s track and field team. For the second straight year, the Vaqueras blistered their way to the 2007 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I title by collecting five individual crowns, one relay title, and 23 NJCAA All-American honors that produced a stunning 151 points.

Student Services - Expanded Hours at SMC
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – Central Arizona College will leave the light on for students during the month of August. Beginning August 2 and running through the end of the month, Central’s Student Services on its Signal Peak Campus will extend its hours to accommodate students needing help registering for class, completing financial aid forms or selecting on a program.

English for Adults
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - Registration for Central Arizona College’s English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA or ESL) classes begins this Wednesday, August 8, at five locations in Western Pinal County. Students must pre-register at either Central’s Signal Peak Campus, or at the Casa Grande, Coolidge Training & Assessment, Florence, or Maricopa centers. With this new policy, registration will no longer take place at the class site or on the first day of instruction.

IBC Classes (Coolidge)
COOLIDGE, Ariz. – In an effort to stem the shortage of qualified building inspectors in Pinal County and the surrounding suburban Phoenix region, Central Arizona College is again offering to train a workforce that will fill a community void. Central’s International Building Code (I.B.C.) course will begin again for the fall semester on August 21 and run every Tuesday evening through December 11. The class will meet from 6:10-9:30 p.m. at Central’s Coolidge Training & Assessment Center located at 168 South Main Street, Coolidge, AZ 85228.

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