Arizona Governor Proclaims April 2024 as Arizona Community College Month

Friday, April 5, 2024
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"I came to Phoenix College (PC) and graduated in 2020. I'll also note that I started in 2017. If college takes you a while, that's okay. Don't give up! I transferred to ASU in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. It was really hard with everything remote, but it got better back in the classroom. I graduated in 2022 with a degree in Applied Computing specializing in cybersecurity. I'm working at a company called Equinix as an information security engineer. I was a first generation college graduate and I had very little help, but PC made it extremely easy for me. They are called community college because it truly is a community. I love this place. It has a special place in my heart." - Maria Rodriguez '20

Arizona Governor Proclaims April 2024 as Arizona Community College Month

Phoenix, AZ (April 5, 2024) – April 2024 is now recognized as Arizona Community College Month. Katie Hobbs, Governor of Arizona, proclaimed support for the ten Arizona Community College Districts on Wednesday.

The proclamation coincides with National Community College Month in April and celebrates the contributions that Arizona Community Colleges make daily to shaping the future of Arizona and its economy through high-quality education and training.

Arizona's ten community college districts include Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Coconino Community College, Eastern Arizona College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Mohave Community College, Northland Pioneer College, Pima Community College, and Yavapai College.

Connected through shared goals of access and service, Arizona’s community colleges assure open admissions and affordable tuition as a common mission. They provide the primary gateway to higher learning and various educational opportunities serving today’s diverse student body. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Arizona’s community colleges prepare students to be job-ready more quickly and train or retrain workers to fit employer needs. Arizona’s community colleges are the most traditional entry point for underserved students and bring economic vitality to communities that embrace their mission and services.

For more information on Arizona’s Community Colleges, visit

"As we celebrate Arizona Community College Month, we are reminded of the profound impact that institutions like Phoenix College have on individuals and industry in our state.  Community colleges provide accessible education and workforce training that empowers students to achieve their dreams and contribute meaningfully to society. We are honored to be part of this vibrant network in Arizona with the collaborative mission of transforming lives through education." - Dr. Kimberly Britt, President of Phoenix College

In honor of Arizona Community College Month, Phoenix College students and alumni are encouraged to answer this month's Question of the Month - What made you choose Phoenix College? How has attending PC helped you reach your goals?


Governor Hobbs’ Proclamation

WHEREAS Arizona’s community colleges have played a vital role in shaping the future of the state and its economy through providing high-quality education and training to students of all backgrounds and ages, and

WHEREAS Arizona’s 10 community college districts provide academic and workforce opportunities to students in 61 locations, with additional online learning options, are committed to providing accessible, affordable high-quality education and training to their respective communities, and

WHEREAS, Arizona’s community colleges offer a wide range of programs and services, including technical training, transfer degrees, workforce development, early college experiences and adult education, all designed to meet the needs of students and employers alike, and

WHEREAS, Arizona’s community colleges serve over 250,000 students each year, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their academic and professional goals, and to become active and engaged members of their communities, and

WHEREAS, the community colleges are an integral part of the state’s economy, providing employers with the skilled workforce that is essential to the growth and prosperity of Arizona’s businesses and industries, and

WHEREAS, with recognition of the dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff and leadership of Arizona’s community colleges in providing exceptional education and training to students and acknowledgement of the vital role they play in helping build a stronger and more prosperous Arizona,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Katie Hobbs, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby, proclaim April 2024 as 




Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Established in 1920, PC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training.

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,

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