Central Arizona College

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Central Arizona College
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Other name
MottoLearn more, earn more.
Type Public community college
Academic affiliations
President Jackie Elliott
Students10,231 (total 2015-2016 enrollment)
Location, ,
CampusSignal Peak Campus, Aravaipa Campus, Superstition Mountain Campus, Maricopa Campus, San Tan Campus, Casa Grande Center, Corporate Center
Colors Green and gold
MascotVaqueros and Vaqueras
Website www.centralaz.edu

Central Arizona College (CAC) is a public community college near Coolidge, Arizona. CAC serves the population of Pinal County.


History and campus

Since 1969, [1] Central Arizona College has been serving and educating the communities of Pinal County. CAC provides educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities.

With five campuses and three centers located throughout the county, campuses include: Signal Peak, located in Coolidge, Arizona, Aravaipa, located in Winkelman, Arizona, Superstition Mountain, located in Apache Junction, Arizona, Maricopa, located in Maricopa, Arizona, and San Tan, located in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The three centers include The Casa Grande and Corporate Centers, located in Casa Grande, Arizona and the Florence Center, located in Florence, Arizona.

Organization and administration

Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott became President/CEO of Central Arizona College on July 1, 2016.


The college offers an array of academic degrees and certificates, career training and personal enrichment classes. Online and university transfer courses along with continuing education classes and workshops are also offered, providing learning opportunities for community members.


The mascot for Central Arizona is the Vaquero/Vaquera for women's teams (vaquero/a is Spanish for cowboy). Their colors are gold and green. They participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, and the Western States Football League. CAC competes in Division 1 in the NJCAA. The Vaqueros have won 39 National Titles. CAC fields 10 intercollegiate teams, five for men and five for women. Men's sports at Central Arizona College include baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field and rodeo. The Vaqueras women compete in basketball, softball, and cross country, track and field and rodeo.

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