Mesa Community College
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|Mesa Community College|
|President||Shouan Pan, Ph.D.|
|Academic staff||340 Residential, 820 Adjunct|
|Location||Mesa, Arizona, United States|
|Campus||Dobson and Southern Red Mountain|
|Colors||Royal Blue & Red|
MCC began in 1963 as a branch of Phoenix College and was granted independent status in 1965.
The college has two comprehensive campuses and additional locations to serve students.
- Southern and Dobson, in southwest Mesa, Arizona (full-service)
- Red Mountain, in northeast Mesa (full-service)
- Williams Gateway, at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
- Mesa Downtown Center
Organization and administration
March 2008, Shouan Pan Ph.D. was selected as the sixth president of Mesa Community College. He followed interim presidents Bernie Ronan, Wayne Giles and Patricia Cárdenas-Adame after Chancellor Rufus Glasper asked MCC President Larry Christiansen in February 2007 to resign in response to a criminal investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
MCC offers more than 200 degree, transfer, career and certificate programs. Areas of study include Agribusiness, Business, Bio Technology, Computer Science, Dental Hygiene, Electronics, Engineering, Fire Science, Mortuary Science, Nursing, Urban Horticulture and more. MCC is one of the largest transfer providers to ASU while many programs prepare students for immediate entry to the job market. Traditional, online and hybrid courses provide flexibility for students. Additionally, MCC Community Education offers hundreds of non-credit classes providing opportunities for lifelong learning in the arts, technology, fitness and personal development for all age groups.
The college athletics teams are nicknamed the Thunderbirds.
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- Maricopa Community Colleges
- Mesa Community College website
- AZ-CAS page - lists specific classes required for transfer