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Aravaipa Campus

Constructed in the early 1970s, the Aravaipa Campus is located north of Tucson along Highway 77 in the rural mountains of beautiful eastern Pinal County at the entrance of Aravaipa Canyon. The Town of Winkelman is located 13 miles to the north and the Town of Mammoth is located 7 miles south.

The Aravaipa campus serves the communities of Hayden, Kearny, Mammoth, Oracle, SaddleBrooke, San Manuel, Superior and Winkelman.  The campus produces economical and comprehensive community college programs and services for all residents in our surrounding communities.  The Aravaipa Campus has partnerships with the following organizations: Copper Corridor Economic Development, Hispanic Leadership Institute, and Cobre Valley Institute of Technology.

The campus also features an excellent science facility with access to the Aravaipa wilderness as its own ecological study area.

Aravaipa Campus Map

Aravaipa Campus Map

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Maricopa Campus

In 2006, Central Arizona College established a small education center in the city of Maricopa. Since that date, Maricopa has become a burgeoning community and a desirable suburban location for professional couples who commute into the Greater Phoenix area. Central Arizona College is committed to continued development in this major growth area which lies on the southeastern edge of metro Phoenix serving the surrounding Maricopa, Stanfield and Casa Grande communities.

To demonstrate this commitment, Central Arizona College decided to close the small center and build a brand new campus to accommodate the local community. After roughly one year of construction, Central Arizona College’s new campus in the city of Maricopa opened for business on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with an array of classes. Many classes that meet the general education requirements for all of our degrees are now offered at the Maricopa Campus.

The following associate degrees can be completed entirely at the Maricopa Campus:

The following certificate and training programs can be completed entirely at the Maricopa Campus:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Accounting
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Programming
  • Culinary Arts I
  • Culinary Arts II
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Management
  • Microcomputer Business Applications
  • Network Systems Administration
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Web Design

For a current list of classes, please click the following link: Class Schedule

Please visit the following link to register for classes: Register here

Maricopa Campus Map

A Building Services: Advising, Placement Testing, Registration & Financial Aid/Cashier.

B Building Services: Learning Center, Library, IT, Campus Security, Faculty Offices & ITV Classrooms.

C Building Services: Cafe, Bookstore & Classrooms.

Directions

Directions from the city of Maricopa:
Travel south on N. John Wayne Pkwy (HWY 347), then turn left onto W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. (heading toward Casa Grande). Next turn left at N. Porter Rd. (Wal-Mart is on the left at this intersection). Off of N. Porter Rd. you will next turn right onto W. Bowlin Rd. and then take the next right on N. Regent Dr. Central Arizona College will be on the left and Legacy Traditional school will be on the right.

Directions from Casa Grande:
Traveling north on Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy turn right onto N. White and Parker Rd., then turn left onto W. Bowlin Rd. then left onto N. Regent Dr. Central Arizona College will be on the left and Legacy Traditional school will be on the right.

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San Tan Campus

The San Tan Campus is the newest Central Arizona College location. This facility features more than 72,000 square feet of space and offers an array of academic degrees and certificates, career training and personal enrichment classes.

The San Tan Campus is a full-service campus featuring a student center, library, state of the art classrooms and labs, and administrative offices.

CAC has had a presence in the San Tan Valley since 2009 when the college opened the San Tan Center to serve the burgeoning communities of San Tan Valley and Queen Creek, as well as the city of Florence.

San Tan Campus Map

Map of San Tan Campus

Travel Reduction Program

Transportation
Due to high gas prices and environmental concerns, more Central Arizona College faculty, staff, and students are looking for alternatives to commuting alone to college. Although Pinal County lacks a county-wide public transportation system, there are ways to reduce the cost of commuting between home and CAC.

CART Buses provide Intercity Transportation in Pinal County
(11/3/2014 article from the Casa Grande Dispatch by Shane Dale)

Carpooling
A carpool is an arrangement in which two to six people traveling in the same direction ride together in a car. The driver picks up fellow carpoolers at their homes or other locations for the final trip to work. Participants generally agree in advance on schedules, routes, and carpool days. Depending on the type of arrangement, employees may carpool full-time or part-time, depending on their individual needs. Carpools may have members who work at the same worksite, at different locations or for different employers.

The benefits of carpooling:
•Save money by decreasing automobile expenses either by splitting gasoline and normal maintenance costs among riders or alternating vehicles
•Reduce insurance premiums by eliminating or limiting use of personal vehicle for daily commuting
•Save time & bypass traffic congestion by using carpool lanes within Maricopa County
•Reduces stress—arrive more refreshed, relaxed, and ready to work
•Encourages new friendships with co-workers through ridesharing
•Provides useable time for riders—read, sleep, work, and talk
•Personal car available more often for other uses
•It’s flexible; you can do it even just one day a week
•You don’t need to own a car; you can join a carpool as a passenger
•Regular carpooling may even qualify you for certain commuter tax benefits

Why should I carpool?
You’ll save money on gas by splitting driving costs among two or more commuters and zip past traffic in carpool lanes if they are available along your route.

Do I have to carpool every day?
No. You can carpool anywhere from one day a week to every day—as often as your schedule permits.

What if I don’t have a car? No problem. You can join a carpool that doesn’t need a driver and pay your share of the gas expense.

Who does the driving? In most carpools, each person takes turns driving his/her own car. Some carpools have one person who drives every day. This is something you and your fellow passengers will want to address right away.

Carpool Tips

Cover the basics: In making your carpool arrangements be sure to get answers to some key questions:
•How often will you carpool? If everyone carpooled just once a week, there’d be fewer cars on the road.
•Who has a vehicle? If all passengers have a car, who will do the driving?
•Do all the drivers have full insurance coverage?
•Where will you meet? Carpoolers can pick each other up at home, or meet at a mutually convenient location.
•When will you meet? People’s work schedules are often more flexible than you think.

Decide the dollars: If commuters rotate the driving equally, money doesn’t need to change hands, but if only one person drives, passengers generally chip in to cover the costs of gas.

Establish “Rules of the Road”: Each carpool is unique, but in all successful carpools, each have agreed on:
•food, coffee, smoking & perfume/cologne usage radio choices
•how long drivers will wait for delays
•who is notified if someone is sick

Give it a trial run. Many commuters start carpooling on a trial basis, say for a month or two. Once you try it, you’ll see how much you like it!

Pinal County Trip Reduction Program

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a Travel Reduction Ordinance for Area A of Pinal County on December 13, 2000. This ordinance requires schools of 50 or more driving age students in Area A to provide information to the Pinal County Travel Reduction Program Administrator.

Area A is located North of Arizona Farms Road and approximately 12 miles east of the Maricopa County line (Meridian Road). For a map of Area A:
http://pinalcountyaz.gov/AirQuality/Documents/Air%20Quality%20News/Maps/AreaA.pdf Area A encompasses the Superstition Mountain Campus and San Tan Campus, but not CAC’s other campuses and centers.

CAC began participating in the Travel Reduction program in July 2001. This program offers opportunities to save money, and reduce pollution. Gina Carlock is the Travel Reduction Survey Coordinator. In compliance with the Travel Reduction Ordinance, she coordinates student and employee surveys at Superstition Mountain Campus. Participation in the annual survey process, using an alternative transportation mode (carpool, vanpool, bicycling, walking) will set an example for others to invest into our environment. CAC encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation.

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Signal Peak Campus

Beautifully nestled in the Sacaton Hills, CAC’s Signal Peak Campus is located four miles east of I-10 at exit 190 near Casa Grande, midway between Arizona’s two largest cities – Phoenix and Tucson – in the western edge of Pinal County.

The Signal Peak Campus features on campus housing options for students, men’s and women’s championship caliber athletic programs, and arts and entertainment options in the Don P. Pence Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Signal Peak Campus Map

Signal Peak Campus Map

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Superstition Mountain Campus

Since locating in the Apache Junction community, the Superstition Mountain campus offers a wide variety of academic, career training and personal enrichment classes. With easy access from Highway 60, SMC combines the charm of the legendary old west with modern classroom facilities featuring the latest in learning technologies. Our newest building on campus, only three years old, offers top of the line science classrooms and labs, as well as free tutoring and computer access for all students.

With the number of choices available, making a college decision can be difficult. In growing numbers, East Valley residents and residents from around Apache Junction are selecting Superstition Mountain Campus as their choice for a quality, affordable, convenient education.

We offer courses for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree after completing an Associate’s degree at CAC. You can work with our Advisors to make sure that your courses will transfer to your next institution. But we also offer many opportunities for students and community members who are looking for career training or personal development. Our Health Careers Department helps students to go into the fields of Massage Therapy, X-Ray Technician, Nursing Assistants and many others. We help students who want to become paramedics, work on webpages, fight fires or become early childhood educators. And that is not all. Come visit us and find out what opportunities we have for you.

Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science

Associate of Arts

Associate of Business

Computer Information Systems

Emergency Medical Services

Radiologic Technology

Massage Therapy

Pre-Nursing

Medical Assistant

Dietetic Technician

Fire Science Technology

Nursing Assistant

Health Information Technology

Our SMC campus has something to offer you regardless of your age or interests. Besides our traditional transfer and career training programs, we offer classes all year for personal development. These classes include topics such as technology, photography and guitar, just to name a few. Our qualified and dedicated faculty provide individualized attention to each student who chooses to further his or her education with us each semester.

Superstition Mountain Campus Map

Map of Superstition Mountain Campus

Travel Reduction Program

Due to high gas prices and environmental concerns, more Central Arizona College faculty, staff, and students are looking for alternatives to commuting alone to college. Although Pinal County lacks a county-wide public transportation system, there are ways to reduce the cost of commuting between home and CAC.

CART Buses provide Intercity Transportation in Pinal County
(11/3/2014 article from the Casa Grande Dispatch by Shane Dale)

Carpooling
A carpool is an arrangement in which two to six people traveling in the same direction ride together in a car. The driver picks up fellow carpoolers at their homes or other locations for the final trip to work. Participants generally agree in advance on schedules, routes, and carpool days. Depending on the type of arrangement, employees may carpool full-time or part-time, depending on their individual needs. Carpools may have members who work at the same worksite, at different locations or for different employers.

The benefits of carpooling
•Save money by decreasing automobile expenses either by splitting gasoline and normal maintenance costs among riders or alternating vehicles
•Reduce insurance premiums by eliminating or limiting use of personal vehicle for daily commuting
•Save time & bypass traffic congestion by using carpool lanes within Maricopa County
•Reduces stress—arrive more refreshed, relaxed, and ready to work
•Encourages new friendships with co-workers through ridesharing
•Provides useable time for riders—read, sleep, work, and talk
•Personal car available more often for other uses
•It’s flexible; you can do it even just one day a week
•You don’t need to own a car; you can join a carpool as a passenger
•Regular carpooling may even qualify you for certain commuter tax benefits

Why should I carpool?
You’ll save money on gas by splitting driving costs among two or more commuters and zip past traffic in carpool lanes if they are available along your route.

Do I have to carpool every day?
No. You can carpool anywhere from one day a week to every day—as often as your schedule permits.

What if I don’t have a car?
No problem. You can join a carpool that doesn’t need a driver and pay your share of the gas expense.

Who does the driving?
In most carpools, each person takes turns driving his/her own car. Some carpools have one person who drives every day. This is something you and your fellow passengers will want to address right away.

Carpool Tips

Cover the basics: In making your carpool arrangements be sure to get answers to some key questions:
•How often will you carpool? If everyone carpooled just once a week, there’d be fewer cars on the road.
•Who has a vehicle? If all passengers have a car, who will do the driving?
•Do all the drivers have full insurance coverage?
•Where will you meet? Carpoolers can pick each other up at home, or meet at a mutually convenient location.
•When will you meet? People’s work schedules are often more flexible than you think.

Decide the dollars: If commuters rotate the driving equally, money doesn’t need to change hands, but if only one person drives, passengers generally chip in to cover the costs of gas.

Establish “Rules of the Road”: Each carpool is unique, but in all successful carpools, each have agreed on:
•food, coffee, smoking & perfume/cologne usage radio choices
•how long drivers will wait for delays
•who is notified if someone is sick

Give it a trial run. Many commuters start carpooling on a trial basis, say for a month or two. Once you try it, you’ll see how much you like it!

Pinal County Trip Reduction Program

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a Travel Reduction Ordinance for Area A of Pinal County on December 13, 2000. This ordinance requires schools of 50 or more driving age students in Area A to provide information to the Pinal County Travel Reduction Program Administrator.

Area A is located North of Arizona Farms Road and approximately 12 miles east of the Maricopa County line (Meridian Road). For a map of Area A:
http://pinalcountyaz.gov/AirQuality/Documents/Air%20Quality%20News/Maps/AreaA.pdf Area A encompasses the Superstition Mountain Campus and San Tan Campus, but not CAC’s other campuses and centers.

CAC began participating in the Travel Reduction program in July 2001. This program offers opportunities to save money, and reduce pollution. Gina Carlock is the Travel Reduction Survey Coordinator. In compliance with the Travel Reduction Ordinance, she coordinates student and employee surveys at Superstition Mountain Campus. Participation in the annual survey process, using an alternative transportation mode (carpool, vanpool, bicycling, walking) will set an example for others to invest into our environment. CAC encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation.

Explore Other Locations

aravaipa campus
maricopa campus
san tan campus
signal-peak campus
Superstition Mountain
CAC Corporate Center
Casa Grande Center
Florence Center