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American Indian College Arizona

United States Universities, Colleges and SchoolsAmerican Indian College is committed to the concept of education as developmental growth, specifically spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical. The Christian philosophy of learning stands at the center of the educational philosophy of AIC. We believe that God alone is the true fountainhead of all wisdom and knowledge, and that in every phase of life His spirit and power are present to reveal knowledge. The Word of God is the heart, spirit, and final authority in all courses taught and programs administered in the College.

MISSION  Equipping Native Americans for Christian Service, emphasizing Biblical truths and academic excellence within a Christian Community  CORE VALUES    We affirm:
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God
  • Our Pentecostal distinctives
  • God has a plan for each student's life
  • The dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual
  • Excellence, integrity, and servanthood
Location  American Indian College is located in the northwest section of Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun. The campus is close to several large shopping centres, which are easily accessible by the local transit system. The nearness of the business community provides a wide variety of job opportunities. The new and modern buildings are set on a beautiful desert campus. From the hillside on the campus, the western sunsets and the lights of greater Phoenix can be viewed. When coming to the campus on the Black Canyon freeway (Interstate 17), exit at Peoria Avenue and take Peoria Avenue east to Fifteenth Avenue. At Fifteenth Avenue, turn south, and the campus is located approximately four blocks down on the right-hand side. Campus and Buildings  The Alta Washburn multi-purpose building, built in 1972, is the focal point for much of student life. The wings of the two-story building serve as dormitories. It has central heating and air conditioning. The lower floor of the central part of the building contains the Dorothy L. Cummings Library. It contains over 20, 000 volumes including a large section on Native American culture. The upstairs has just recently been renovated to extend the size of the current library and its holdings. The upstairs also houses the recently renovated John McPherson Education Center that includes two new classrooms, an office, a workroom, and a growing collection of Christian Education and Elementary Education resources available for student checkout and use. The Henson Memorial Chapel, completed in September 1978, is built in the form of an arrowhead. The chapel on the second floor seats 250. The offices of the President, Dean of Students, and Director of Student Services are all located on the ground floor. Immediately to the west of the Henson Memorial Chapel and administration building is the Student Services Building. It houses the offices of the Student Financial Aid staff, and the Vice-President/Business Administrator. The Theodore Gannon Dormitory, completed in January 1984, houses 56 students and contains a lounge. Each room has its own bath facilities. The Charles W. H. Scott Student Center is the college gymnasium. It is one of the finest facilities of its kind in Phoenix. The Rodger Cree Student Union was completed in February 1991. It contains a student lounge, and a conference room that is also used as a lounge for off-campus students. The Lee Academic Center (LAC) was completed in 1993 and serves as the main location of faculty offices, classrooms, and instructional resources. Its octagonal shape simulates a Navajo hogan. The LAC contains classrooms, computer and science labs, faculty offices, a faculty resource center, the Registrar's office, as well as the office of the Academic Dean. The Ramsey cafeteria completed in March 2000, has a seating capacity for over 250 people. This new cafeteria features additional outside tables and seating that can be used for eating, studying, socializing, and special events. Facilities for the Physically Challenged  The College is equipped with wheelchair ramps to provide easy access to all areas of the campus for wheelchair students. There are also public restrooms equipped for the physically challenged. ACCREDITATION  American Indian College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (Review of documents verifying this may be arranged by notifying the Admissions Office in writing. ) Questions and concerns should be referred to:The Higher Learning Commission

A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Phone: 1-312-263-0456

Toll Free: 1-800-621-7440

FAX: 1-312-263-7462

Web site: http://www.ncahlc. org

The Higher Learning Commission

A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400

Chicago, Illinois 60602

Phone: 1-312-263-0456

Toll Free: 1-800-621-7440

FAX: 1-312-263-7462

Web site: http://www.ncahlc. org

 



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