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Central Arizona College Receives $2.4 Million Title V Grant

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College recently received a new five-year, $2.4 million Strengthening Hispanic Serving Institution Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Ninety-three percent of the project is funded by federal funds ($2,413,122) from the U.S. Department of Education and non-government sources fund the remaining seven percent ($199,092).

These new funds will assist in the following Title V projects:

  1. Development and implementation of Guided Pathways, which are nine highly, structured academic paths designed to assist students in attaining a credential over a shortened time and increase their chances for graduation and transfer.
  2. Improvements to academic advising processes that will allow for ongoing contact with first year students and incorporate strategies to encourage transfer to four-year programs. These strategies will include visits to Arizona’s state universities, the creation of a Transfer Center staffed by a transfer specialist, and additional transfer assistance provided by faculty.
  3. Reformation of developmental math courses for non-STEM students so they are more likely to progress to college-level courses.
  4. Development of math boot camps to help incoming students place higher than remedial math and to provide the ability to change from one academic pathway to another with more ease.

By strengthening student advising to encourage transfer and by restructuring academic programs to enhance articulation with four-year programs, a greater number of CAC students will graduate.