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Black Background with White centered text that reads "Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month" and under small green text that says "More than Just a Month with a graphic illustration of a green cactus on the left and orange illustration of a flower on the right
The observance of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 as a week-long celebration enacted by President Lydon Johnson. Ten years later, Hispanic Heritage Week became a month-long celebration starting on September 15 and ending on October 15, under… Read More
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The Maricopa Community Colleges offer more than 900 degree and certificate programs for students to choose from. In addition to our traditional majors, there are some pretty unconventional ones in the mix too! We put together a list of 12 unique majors… Read More
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What are micro-credentials?  Micro-credential programs are affordable, flexible, and short-term courses designed to help students earn credentials for specific skills or learning outcomes that allow them to earn industry-recognized certifications that… Read More
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It can be challenging for students to prepare for their future careers during the fall and spring semesters. After long nights studying, group assignments, and endless readings, summer break has finally arrived. With more than two months of summer break… Read More
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for conversation and discussion on the importance of our mental well-being. The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being, in which an individual realizes his or her own… Read More
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Community Colleges are often underestimated due to false narratives and ideas that surround them. To help spark the eyes and minds of the overlooked influence that our community colleges hold, we asked Stephanie Valenzuela, a Maricopa Community College… Read More
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April is Community College Month, a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the value of community colleges nationwide. For years, community colleges have been viewed as lesser higher education institutions. As one of the nation’s largest community… Read More
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Venturing off to college is often an exciting time in any student's life. Whether you’re a first-generation or life-long learner re-entering the workforce, new learning environments and changes brought on by the pandemic can make college life and… Read More