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Study at Central Arizona College

Central Arizona College, also referred to as CAC or Central, is a public, coeducational, community college located in Coolidge, Arizona, United States. It was established in 1961 to serve the population of Pinal County in Arizona. Central Arizona College presently grants admission to more than 12, 000 students annually. The departments of CAC include the following:
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computer
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
The men's and women's sports teams of the collge are known as the Vaqueros and Vaqueras respectively. The official mascots are Vaqueros and Vaqueras. The men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, and rodeo. The women's teams compete in basketball, softball, cross country, track and field, and rodeo.

Profile of Central Arizona CollegeCentral Arizona can be found in Coolidge, AZ (a rural area). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Central Arizona.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at Central Arizona are in family and social work, construction trades, and production trades.

Central Arizona Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 4, 951 students were enrolled in Central Arizona. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life
Central Arizona has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Central Arizona offers students meal plans.

Central Arizona Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Family and Social Work584human development and family studies, child development, food and nutrition, foodservice management, family and human sciences
Construction Trades296pipefitting, construction trades, carpentry, masonry, property management
Liberal Arts152liberal arts and sciences, general studies, sociology
Security and Law Enforcement100criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, corrections, fire protection tech
Production Trades83welding, upholsterer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine47registered nursing, EMT paramedic, health aide, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering46computer and info science, computer and media applications, computer applications programming, computer programming
Business and Management43business, accounting technology, business management
Transportation29construction equipment operation, ground transportation
Therapy and Counselling13massage therapy, psychology
Medical administration11medical transcription, medical secretary, medical billing
Education and Teaching10elementary school teaching, Education
Engineering9manufacturing engineering, engineering, industrial engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and fitness, dietitian, health and physical Education
Agricultural Science and Management6agricultural machine tech, agricultural management
office and Administration5administrative assistant, general office occupations
Medical Support and Technology5pharmacy tech, allied health and medical assisting
Cooking and Culinary Arts4food prep and kitchen assistant
Hospitality3hotel management
Engineering Technician3drafting
Mechanics and Repair3diesel mechanics
Law1legal secretary
Art Studies0art studies
Animal Science and Care0animal science
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts, drama
Contact: Central ArizonaCentral Arizona College

8470 N Overfield Rd

Coolidge, AZ 85228-9778

General Phone: (520) 494-5444


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