Academic Catalog

General Information


Chandler-Gilbert Community College will be the preferred college in the South East Valley as we deliver impactful innovative learning pathways that keep our local communities thriving. 


Chandler-Gilbert Community College empowers every student to unlock their full potential for growth and innovation through inclusive learning opportunities and community engagement. 


  • Innovation through exploration
  • Learning through experiences
  • Growth through service
  • Sustainability through engagement
  • Inclusiveness through awareness

Student Development Philosophy

The goal of Chandler-Gilbert Community College is to assure student success. Success is defined as the accomplishment of, or the continued opportunity to accomplish, students’ individual goals. The success of our students will be determined not only by their acquisition of knowledge and skills, but also by their personal growth and development. This would include intellectual development, multicultural awareness, aesthetic appreciation, physical wellness, emotional well-being, community responsibility, and values clarification.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will provide the environment in which students can identify and pursue their goals. The following general institutional practices are necessary to ensure student success:

  1. To provide programs that assure student competence in specified academic and skill areas;
  2. To provide a full range and schedule of services to permit students to benefit from college programs;
  3. To provide simplified and clearly defined processes for admitting students, monitoring their progress and maintaining accurate academic records;
  4. To provide activities that encourage students to effectively interrelate with others in their college and communities;
  5. To provide opportunities for the development of self-esteem, personal identity, independence and self-direction;
  6. To provide coordination with secondary and postsecondary schools, and business and industry; 
  7. To provide delivery of instructional services through alternative systems which prepare students to function in an increasingly technological and informational-based society; and
  8. To develop and implement a comprehensive staff development program to educate the staff in student development philosophy and practices.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will assist students in initiating their own paths to success. The college recognizes that all students are unique and capable adults, responsible for directing their own development throughout life, and that the major responsibility for a student’s development rests with the student. All faculty, administrators and staff members of CGCC will support and contribute to the implementation of this student development philosophy.

Courses, programs, and requirements described in this catalog may be suspended, deleted, restricted, supplemented, or changed in any other manner at any time at the sole discretion of the college and the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship, but summarizes total requirements that the student must presently meet before qualifying for a faculty recommendation to the Governing Board to award a degree or certificate.

The Maricopa Community College District reserves the right to change, without notice, any of the materials—information, requirements, regulations—published in the catalog.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.

The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: 480-731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit