GateWay Community College

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Gateway Community College
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Other name
GWCC
MottoEducation that works, so you learn more, live better.
Type Community College
Established 1968 (1968)
Affiliation Maricopa County Community College District
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
President Dr. Steven Gonzales
Students 16,000
Location Phoenix , Arizona , United States
33°26′57″N111°59′43″W / 33.44924°N 111.995338°W / 33.44924; -111.995338 Coordinates: 33°26′57″N111°59′43″W / 33.44924°N 111.995338°W / 33.44924; -111.995338
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, Grey and Black
            
Nickname Geckos
Sporting affiliations
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
National Junior College Athletic Association
Sports Baseball
Softball
Soccer
Website www.gatewaycc.edu
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Not to be confused with Gateway Community College (New Haven, Connecticut).

GateWay Community College is a community college in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1968, GateWay is one of ten regionally accredited colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. The Maricopa Skill Center is a division of GateWay. [1]

Community college type of educational institution

A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school. The term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their university counterparts.

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,000 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

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Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

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GateWay is the only Maricopa Community College with a Valley Metro Light Rail stop on campus, located on the south end of the campus. [2]

GateWay Early College High School is located on the GWCC campus. Students can be enrolled in college classes and earn credits to eventually earn an associate degree. The first GWECHS class graduated in May, 2008. The GWECHS received its NCA accreditation on April 1, 1997. [3]

History

GateWay was originally located in downtown Phoenix, named Maricopa Technical College, which became the first technical college to be established in Arizona. [4] On May 1, 1987 Maricopa Tech became GateWay Community College, [5] adopting the name commonly used to describe the surrounding area. The Automotive Center was added to the campus in 1989, followed by the Children's Learning Center and Central Plant in 1998, and Center for Health Careers Education in 1999.

GateWay Community College received its NCA accreditation on July 30, 1971.

Academics

GateWay Community College offers more than 120 degree and certificate options.

Athletics

GateWay has the following competitive sports: [6]

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