Unique Features of the CAC Science Division

Astronomy Outreach

Central Arizona College owns a portable STARLAB inflatable observatory suitable for use at public schools and libraries. For information about these programs, contact Katy Wilkins.

Astronomy Public Viewing Nights

Each semester we open the Signal Peak observatory to the public for a free evening of stargazing.   Visitors can look through the college’s large 14- and 24-inch reflecting telescopes at planets, nebulas and galaxies, with the guidance of our Astronomy Professor.


Biology Field Trips

Geology Field Trips

Our students have a great opportunity to sample Arizona’s varied geology.  Destinations in recent years have included Colossal Cave, Kartchner Caverns, Biosphere 2, Picacho Peak, Sunset Crater, Casa Grande Mountain, the Mesa Museum, and the Grand Canyon. 

Pre-Engineering Program

Hit the ground running at University by surveying the Engineering Professions and gaining proficiency in the Principles and Methods of Engineering Design.   CAC students can gain broad exposure to the engineering profession through seminar-style classes led by engineering professionals working in industry and research.   In addition to this, the Engineering Design course is designed to transfer to all three Arizona universities, giving our students an advantage at the entry-point to their engineering degree.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Pre-pharmacy students have monthly meetings to share information about pharmacy schools and degrees and meeting with pharmacists, and other pharmacy representatives.  Enroll at the following website:  Pre-Pharmacy

Future Physicians of America Pre-Medical Students Club

The goal of Future Physicians of America is to aid those interested in the medical profession by facilitating volunteer work in the community and the hospital and aiding the members in accomplishing their dreams as future caregivers.

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