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HLC Approves Accreditation of MCCCD Bachelor's Degree Programs; Two Slated for Phoenix College

Fall 2023: Two bachelor's degree programs are slotted to begin at Phoenix College

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has approved accreditation for the Maricopa County Community Colleges (MCCCD) to offer seven bachelor’s degree programs. 

The decision has been pivotal for MCCCD, which is journeying to become the first community college district to offer bachelor’s degrees in Arizona. Next steps include receiving approval for Federal Financial Aid funding, as well as establishing course tuition rates and fee schedules before this coming March, when Fall 2023 course registration begins.  

Phoenix College (PC) is scheduled to launch two bachelor's degree programs, in Information Technology and Public Safety Administration next fall.

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Bachelor's Degree Programs:
Projected 2023 Launch

The HLC has approved accreditation for MCCCD to offer seven programs, across seven of its colleges, for the fall of 2023.  Learn more about Phoenix College's planned BAS offerings for Public Safety Administration, and Information Technology below:



Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

Public Safety Administration
Phoenix College
Rio Salado College
Have questions?  Contact Bill Williams, Department Chair
Information Technology
Phoenix College
Have questions?  Contact Nick Rouse, Department Chair
Data Analytics
and Programming
Mesa Community
Nuclear Medicine Technology 
and Computed Tomography
Gateway Community



Bachelor of Science (BS)

Behavioral Sciences                          
South Mountain
Community College



Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Early Childhood Education:
Dual Language                                  
Mesa Community
Elementary Education 
and Special Education               
Glendale Community
Paradise Valley
Community College
Rio Salado College




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