Chandler-Gilbert Community College

2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Phone: 480.732.7000 · Fax: 480.732.7090

Welcome to Chandler-Gilbert Community College, where connecting to the communities we serve is reflected in our vision, mission, and values as an educational entity.

Founded in 1985, CGCC is a comprehensive community college in Chandler, Arizona, serving the higher education needs of our residents at three locations in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area - the Pecos Campus in Chandler, the Williams Campus in Mesa, and the Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes

Chandler-Gilbert Community College strives to be a dynamic learning community reflecting collaboration, diversity, and student success through quality, enthusiastic teaching, learning, and serving.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College serves students and its diverse communities by providing quality life-long learning opportunities in a learner-centered environment through effective, accessible educational programs and activities. We fulfill this mission as an institution of higher education through:
University Transfer Education/General Education/ Developmental Education/ Workforce Development
Student Development
Continuing Education
Community Education
Civic Responsibility
Global Engagement

At Chandler-Gilbert Community College our shared values form the keystone that upholds our undamental work of Learning and Community Engagement. We strive to exemplify and instill these values in every aspect of our organization. Learning - CGCC values critical inquiry and meaningful and relevant application of concepts. We advocate active engagement of students and
employees in lifelong learning.

Community Engagement - CGCC values engagement in civic life, service to community, and promotion of democratic principles. Excellence - CGCC employees are leaders in providing the highest quality
learning and service both inside and outside the classroom. Innovation - CGCC employees value an innovative, energetic, dynamic environment that encourages creativity and promotes systematic

Collaboration - CGCC encourages collegiality, teamwork, and cooperation between and among employees, students, and the community. Communication - CGCC values a free exchange of ideas and encourages constructive conversations among employees, students, and the community.
Integrity - CGCC employees strive to be competent, responsible, reliable, honest, and ethical in both their personal and professional lives. Diversity - CGCC strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, with equity and mutual respect for all.

Instructional Philosophy

At CGCC, the goal is to provide quality educational courses and programs to help students reach whatever their goals may be: transferring to a university program, entering the job market, seeking a promotion, or exploring a personal interest.

CGCC teachers use a variety of learning strategies. They use collaborative learning activities, perform classroom research, involve students in service learning experiences, and form learning communities. As often as possible, students are involved in seeing, doing, solving, discussing and reflecting, rather than just listening to an instructor lecture about a subject. Instructors focus on development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and other skills that will serve students well in their professional and personal lives. The student learning and outcomes assessment program helps gauge progress in regard to developing skills in these areas, as well as in writing, speaking, listening, critical reading, information and computer literacy, humanities, mathematics, science, and personal development.

Development of a sense of social responsibility and community engagement is another area of emphasis. CGCC's service learning program and learning communities have received national recognition by the League of Innovation, the American Association of Higher Education, the American Association of Community Colleges, and other prominent organizations for their effectiveness in increasing student connections to one another, to the faculty, and to their communities.

Beyond offering classes at convenient times, in a variety of formats, and at a reasonable cost to the student, CGCC has the added goal of providing an experience that will have lifelong worth. There is a serious institutional commitment to make students' college years a transforming experience by engaging them actively in the subjects they are studying.


In collaborative learning, faculty facilitate small groups of students who work together to optimize their own and each other's learning. When students interact with each other and become active rather than passive learners, their achievement as well as their cognitive and social development improve. The challenge for faculty is to inspire and motivate students toward the common purpose of maximizing each other's learning.


Service learning combines community service with academic instruction, focusing on critical thinking, problem-solving, values clarification, social and personal development, and civic and community responsibility. Classes engaged in service learning provide meaningful service to the community while making the curriculum more relevant to students' lives.

When designing a service-learning component for a course, faculty must be careful to include a clear connection between the service and the course competencies or objectives, a carefully structured assignment that includes a reflection component, and a meaningful contribution to the community. The extent of the service experience will vary based upon the degree to which the service connects to the course objectives. Faculty are encouraged to work with the Offices of Student Life and Service Learning.


Sometimes called "blocked" courses, "linked" courses, or "interdisciplinary studies," two or more classes are connected through content, ideas, or activities such as study groups or field trips to form a learning community. Students explore a common theme to see relationships between different ideas and subjects. Often these courses are team taught by college faculty. Students and teachers benefit by having larger blocks of time for sustained discussions and activities about a theme, seeking connections between subject matter, disciplines, and ideas. Learning communities also build a sense of community among students and faculty. This connection contributes to students' success in college.


Classroom research encourages college faculty to become more systematic and sensitive observers of learning as it takes place. Assessment instruments are created, administered, and analyzed by the teachers themselves. Students and teachers are involved in a continuous monitoring of student learning. This process helps students reflect on what they have learned and how they have learned it, while providing faculty with continuous feedback about their effectiveness as teachers.


Faculty and programs at CGCC are dedicated to effective teaching and successful learning with emphasis in the following outcomes: critical reading, speaking, listening, writing across the curriculum, mathematics across the curriculum, science, computer application skill, humanities, problem-solving, information literacy, critical thinking, and personal development.

In all courses, students will be engaged in individual and/or group tasks which will help them understand and assess their own growth in these areas. Periodically, students will participate in formal and informal assessment activities that will help faculty improve the instructional program and teaching strategies to facilitate students' growth in any combination of these outcomes that apply to a course.

Arizona State University

University programs, services, events and activities provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that you can use throughout your professional and personal life. At ASU, the student experience is an individual experience.

Campus Environment Team - Polytechnic Campus

The mission of the Campus Environment Team is to:

  • create and maintain a civil and just campus environment that values diversity;
  • promote respect for all individuals regardless of their status;
  • protect free speech and academic freedom; and
  • promote the pursuit of individual goals without interference from discriminatory harassment.

The CET furthers its mission by monitoring the campus environment and offering forums and programs that address campus issues such as harassment, discrimination, equal opportunity, and the value of diversity and free speech, as well as offering speakers and programming on topics related to the CET mission. The CET also refers individuals with complaints about any of the above issues to the appropriate campus services/offices.

Counseling Services at ASU

Mission Statement: ASU Counseling Services work to support the academic mission of the university by providing mental health, consultation, and outreach services that facilitate the student learning experience and student success in persistence and graduation.

Counseling and mental health services are provided at each of the four ASU campuses (Downtown campus, Polytechnic campus, Tempe campus, and West campus). ASU students may seek services at any of the campus counseling centers, regardless of their college affiliation.

Each campus counseling center provides confidential individual counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational programming, and consultation services for faculty, staff and students. Counseling staff
have training and experience in issues facing university students and are committed to helping them adjust to campus life and meet their academic goals. Each ASU counseling center prioritizes immediate access to services to ensure that all students who request or need services can
be seen within the same day.

At the Downtown campus, the general public (non ASU students) are able to access quality, affordable mental health care while studying or working in the Downtown Phoenix area. Counseling and psychiatric
services are offered to the members of the community at this location

Contact Counseling Services at Each ASU Campus

Click here for information on how to contact ASU Counseling Services

Messages and Important Information

Click here for important information from the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

ASU Counseling Services offers discounted services for students enrolled in the Bridge Service Plan

ASU Campus Safety presentation for all students, faculty, and staff

Information about student safety from the Arizona Board of Regents

Information about managing stress during difficult economic times

Click here for more information and resources for Common Student Concerns

Student Success

ASU is committed to the success of each freshman. Academic support services and involvement opportunities are infused into the freshman year experience throughout the university. Take advantage of the variety of opportunities available to make your first year at ASU an excellent beginning to your Sun Devil experience.

Top Ten Ways to Make a Smart Start as a Freshman at ASU:

1. Live on campus. Students who live on campus feel more connected to their university are more likely to graduate.
2. Go to class. Participate in discussions and take notes.
3. Take advantage of tutoring and other academic and student support services.
4. Introduce yourself to your professors and meet with them during their office hours.
5. Get to know your classmates. Form a study group, discuss course content, or prep for exams.
6. Know what it takes to graduate from ASU. Meet with your advisor regularly to check on your progress.
7. Visit your campus career center to explore majors, internship and career possibilities.
8. Join a club, work on campus, play a sport, or volunteer. Involvement will enrich your college experience.
9. Take care of yourself. Eat right, get plenty of rest, and seek appropriate help when you're feeling ill or stressed.
10. Be part of ASU traditions. Go Devils.

Polytechnic Student Health

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F Location: On the ASU Polytechnic Campus at 7153 E. Thistle Avenue (corner of Sterling and Tahoe, across from Eagle Hall).

Click here for a campus map: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=polytechnic&building=SHC

The ASU Health Service at the Polytechnic Campus provides quality health care to all ASU students. The health service offers a full range of primary health care, including:

  • Treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Well woman examinations
  • Physicals
  • On-site and sent-out laboratory testing
  • Dispensing pharmacy

The advantages of using the ASU Health Services include:

  • Confidential health care for students.
  • Conveniently located on campus (7153 E. Thistle Avenue, Corner of Sterling and Tahoe, just north of Eagle Hall)
  • Walk-in & same day appointments available.
  • Short wait times than Urgent care and other health care providers.
  • Convenient billing to insurance or student accounts. No cash needed.
  • In most cases, financial aid can be used to pay for services.
  • Most health insurances are accepted.
  • Consistently high satisfaction ratings from students.

In case of emergency

Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department (see below). If you need URGENT after hours medical advice, call 480 727 7000 to talk to the on-call clinician.


Dr. Deborah Garland has over 20 years of experience in providing not only excellent family practice care for patients but also expert care for sports injuries or other musculoskeletal problems.

Levi Street is the student employee for the health service. He is responsible for updating the Stall Street Journals and other tasks that bring the information about the health service to those who may need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the health center?

Any ASU student and faculty or staff for problem-oriented care.

How much does it cost?

If you have the ASU Aetna Student Health Plan, your office visit and lab co-pays are $10 per day.

If you have the ASU Bridge Service Plan, your Office visit co-pay is $10 per day and your lab co-pay is $20 per day.

If you have private insurance, we will bill them if you provide us with the information about the health plan. You will be responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurances. If you have questions about whether your insurance plan can be used at ASU, please call your health plan and ask if you can use the ASU health services.

What if I don't have insurance?

For $129 per semester ($258 per year from August 16 to the following August 15—only $5/week) you can purchase a discount health service plan that gives you access to $10 office visit and $20 lab co-pays at the Polytechnic Campus location and $20 x-ray and $30 specialist visits at the Tempe location.

Do I have to pay right at the time I receive the health services?

No. In fact, we bill all services to the patient's ASU account. If you have a financial aid package, you can use that money to purchase the ASU health insurance plan, the Bridge Health Service Plan, or for the cost of your co-pays or services.

Hospitals, Urgent Care and Pharmacies near the Polytechnic campus


CHW Urgent Care
7205 S. Power Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Banner Baywood
Medical Center
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85206-1741

Mercy Gilbert
Medical Center
3555 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, Arizona, 85297
ER 480.728.7314

Urgent Care

Advanced Urgent Care
6553 East Baywood Avenue
Suite 103
Mesa, AZ 85206

East Valley Urgent
Care, LLC
641 W. Warner Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Gilbert Health
Center/Urgent Care
1501 N. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234


Super Target
Corner of Power Rd. & Ray Rd, Gilbert, AZ
M-F 9a-9p
Sat/Sun 9a-6p
Closed 1:30-2p for lunch

Wal-Mart Supercenter
5290 S Power Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85295
M-F 8a-8p
Sa 9-6 Su 11-5

Walgreen's 24-Hour
Power Rd. & Baseline, Mesa, AZ
M-F 8-10
Sa 9-6 Su


The On-Campus Experience

Residing on campus is about more than just having a place to stay: It's about finding a place to LIVE! You'll invest thousands of dollars in your education in tuition, books and fees. As a result of these investments, you'll gain a new range of career options upon graduation.

Living on campus is a similar sort of investment. The friendships you'll make, the additional opportunities for interaction with faculty, the convenience of being walking distance from classes and student services, the choice of social and fitness amenities - all contribute to the value-added experience of living on campus. Few choices you make in college can offer so much in enhancing your college experience as living on campus. Do you want to just go to class or are you going to college?

Welcome to Parking and Transit Services


Parking and Transit Services (PTS) offers ASU students, faculty and staff a wide range of commuting options for traveling to and around the university's campuses.

Learn more about parking permits and commuter options - programs including the ASU transit pass, shuttles, bicycling and Zipcar. Stay up-to-date with the latest parking and transportation news:

Need assistance? Choose your campus:



PTS appreciates hearing from ASU students, employees and visitors about how we're doing. Complete our customer satisfaction survey . If your comment requires a response, please email us directly.

Welcome to the ASU Police Department

On behalf of the men and women of the Arizona State University Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website where you will find information about services available to students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors to help you stay safe. Although no campus is free from crime, we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for you to live, work, study, and conduct research.

ASU is a large and complex environment which requires dedicated men and women who are sensitive to the diverse needs of the community and are some of the most dedicated individuals committed to making a difference in the community. As a full-service, 24-hour law enforcement agency we provide services to all four campuses. When addressing the issues we face, I encourage a partnership approach with everyone including our law enforcement partners in jurisdictions surrounding our campuses and throughout the state of Arizona.

The ASU Police Department has been internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1997, earning a “Flagship” status in 2008. The accreditation process requires satisfying 464 professional standards established by CALEA that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.

To the students, although we want you to enjoy your college experience, we also encourage you to be prepared and take reasonable precautions.

To the parents who have children attending ASU we understand there are some issues which naturally heighten your anxiety. We are committed to providing a safe environment and educating students about how to protect themselves.

Please take a few minutes to review the information here. I invite you to call any of the numbers listed in the various sections if you need further information or simply wish to speak with one of our employees. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our services and welcome your comments, suggestions, compliments and complaints so that we can continue to provide excellent services.

I encourage you, as a member of the ASU community to “join us in partnership” and report any unusual activity you observe. I am confident you will find that members of the department are approachable, knowledgeable, and provide excellent professional services.

Feel free to contact me at 480.965.6353 or by email at John.Pickens@asu.edu .

Polytechnic Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of recreational activities. Intramural sports range from Billiards to Softball to Soccer, Fitness Classes includes Cycling, Cardio Kick Boxing, Yoga and Body Sculpting, and a fully incorporated Combat Sports program. We offer indoor recreational facilities, weight rooms, courts, field space, summer aquatics, and a professional staff to assist you.ASU's Polytechnic campus provides a variety of exercise and recreation opportunities to students, staff and faculty. Make physical activity part of your life at the PAC!

Student Success Quick Links

Polytechnic campus Where Do I/FAQ

Where do I pay tuition on campus?

Cashiering Services, located in Quad 2 [ Map ], accepts tuition payments in person. For more information, visit the Student Business Services Web page at www.poly.asu.edu/admin/finance/cashiering .

Where do I order transcripts in person?

Cashiering Services, located in Quad 2 [ Map ], processes transcript requests in person. For more information, visit the ASU Transcripts Web page at students.asu.edu/transcripts .

Where do I park on campus?

If you have a Green Decal, you can park in any green lots on campus. If you have a Red Decal, you can park in any red or green lots. If you do not have a decal, you can park in the visitor (pink) parking lots. For lot locations, see the Parking Map at http://cfo.asu.edu/pts-maps .

Where do I buy a parking permit or pay my parking citation on campus?

Permit sales and parking citation payments can be processed in person at the Parking and Transit Services at the Polytechnic campus, located in Quad 4 [ Map ]. For more information, visit the ASU Parking and Transit Services Web site at http://cfo.asu.edu/pts-contact-poly .

Where is the library?

The Library at the Polytechnic campus is located on the lower level of the Academic Center Building [ Map ]. For more information, visit the Library at the Polytechnic campus Web site at library.poly.asu.edu .

Where is the bookstore?

The Polytechnic campus branch of the ASU Bookstore is located in the Student Union [ Map ], in the center of campus. For hours and information, visit the Bookstore Web page at bookstore.asu.edu .

Where are the computer labs and printers on campus?

The Computing Commons is located on the main level of the Academic Center Building [ Map ] and offers over 50 computers, as well as black-and-white laser printing. For more information, visit the UTO at the Polytechnic campus Web site at www.poly.asu.edu/it/ .

Where is the housing office?

Williams Campus Housing is located in the Student Union Annex [ Map ], northwest of the Student Union. For more information, visit the Williams Campus Housing Web site at www.poly.asu.edu/housing/ .

Where is the food court/dining area on campus?

The Student Union [ Map ] features a dining area for students, faculty and staff. Students can use Sun Card to pay for meals. Meal plans for students are available as well. For more information, visit the ASU Dining Services Web site at www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSMW/ArizonaState/ .

Where do I get a Sun Card on campus?

The Sun Card is your official ASU identification card. Sun Cards are available at the Bookstore, located in the Student Union [ Map ]. For hours and information, visit the Bookstore Web page at bookstore.asu.edu . You can add money, Sun Dollars, to your card at the cash-to-card machine in the Academic Center Building [ Map ] or the Bookstore. For more information about the Sun Card and Sun Dollars, visit the Sun Card Web site at www.suncard1.com/ .

Where is Student Health?

Student Health on the Polytechnic campus is located on the north side of campus in the Student Health Center [ Map ]. For information on available services, visit the Student Health Web page at http://students.asu.edu/polyhealth .

Where do I go for individual or group counseling services on campus?

Student Counseling Services is located in Sutton Hall, Suite 240 [ Map ]. For information about available services, visit the Student Counseling Services Web page at http://students.asu.edu/counseling .

Where can I find disability resources on campus?

The ASU Polytechnic campus liaison to the Disability Resource Center is Garret Westlake, and he can respond to questions and facilitate academic support services and accommodations on campus. Contact Garret Westlake at (480) 727-1039 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (480) 727-1039 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Garret.Westlake@asu.edu .

Where do I get tutoring or writing assistance on campus?

The Student Success Center at the Polytechnic campus, located on the lower level of the Academic Center Building [ Map ], offers subject-area tutoring and writing assistance. For information about available services, visit the Student Success Center Web site at studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic .

Where do I get help with career services or resume writing?

The Career Preparation Center at ASU's Polytechnic campus is available to assist with career planning and development, as well as provide employment resources. For more information, visit the Career Preparation Center Web site at www.poly.asu.edu/students/career/ .

Where is the Human Resources office on campus?

The Human Resources office is located in the Administrative Services Building, Room 102 [ Map ]. The Human Resources representative for the Polytechnic campus is Jackie Miller, and she can be reached at (480) 727-1085 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (480) 727-1085 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Jacqueline.Cabrera-Miller@asu.edu . For more information, visit the Human Resources Web page at www.poly.asu.edu/hr/ .

Where do I catch the shuttle bus to the Tempe campus?

The Polytechnic campus has several shuttle stops located around campus. For stop locations and bus schedules, visit the Campus Shuttles Web page at http://cfo.asu.edu/pts-commuter-shuttle-poly .

Where do I catch the Valley Metro bus?

The bus stop for Valley Metro is located just north of the Student Affairs Complex [ Map ]. The bus route is 156 (Chandler Blvd/Williams Field Rd.). For schedule information for Route 156, visit www.valleymetro.org/bus/Bus_Routes_Jan_28_Framed/busschedules.html .

Where is the campus Lost and Found?

There is no campus-wide Lost and Found. If you lose an item, your first stop should be the primary information center or front desk of that particular building. Lost items also are turned in to the Department of Public Safety. DPS can be reached by calling (480) 727-3456 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (480) 727-3456 end_of_the_skype_highlighting .

Where do I go if I want to plan an event on campus?

The Student Activities Office, located in the Student Union [ Map ], is your first stop for planning programs and activities on campus. For more information, visit the Student Union Web site at www.poly.asu.edu/union .

Where can I work out on campus?

Campus Recreation on the Polytechnic campus offers two indoor recreational facilities, including the Physical Activity Center [ Map ], as well as courts, field space and summer aquatics. For more information, visit Campus Recreation at www.poly.asu.edu/campusrec/ .

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