GCC General Catalog 2005-2006
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General Catalog 2005-2006

Introduction

Message from the President

Dear Student,

Welcome to Glendale Community College as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of serving the West Valley! If this is your first time here, you have made a great choice. And, if you are returning, we are delighted to serve you again.

Glendale Community College exists to serve the diverse, changing educational needs of our community and to help you reach your academic and career goals, whatever they may be. We offer a range of pathways for people from all backgrounds and walks of life--recent high school graduates just starting college, students aspiring to transfer to a university, people desiring to change or enhance their careers, and others pursuing special interests through lifelong learning. Since 1965, GCC has proudly opened doors to all these pathways. More than 319,000 prior students can testify to how GCC has enhanced and changed their lives.

As you pursue your goals with us, I hope you will find this catalog a useful tool to make your time at GCC productive and pleasant. There are many services available to you, as well as hundreds of faculty and staff who want to help you achieve success in our friendly, supportive college environment.

Thank you for choosing Glendale Community College – a great place to reach all of your educational goals!

Sincerely,

Phil D. Randolph, Ed.D.
President

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2005-2006 Academic Calendar
Calendar Applies to GCC, GCC North, and University College Center (UCC)

Summer School - 2005 (Subject to 2005-2006 Catalog)

Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
Observance of Memorial Day
First 5-week/8-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, First 5- and 8-week Sessions
First 5-week Session Ends
Applications Due for Summer 2005 Graduation
Observance of Independence Day
Second 5-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, Second 5-week Session
8-week Session Ends
Second 5-week Session Ends
April 4-8
April 11
May 26
May 30
May 31
May 31-June 1
June 30
June 30
July 4
July 5
July 5-6
July 21
August 4

Fall Semester - 2005

Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
Classes Begin
Schedule Adjustment
Observance of Labor Day
Applications Due for December 2005 Graduation
Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor’s Signature
Observance of Veterans’ Day
Thanksgiving Holiday
Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted
Last Day of Regular Classes
Final Exams, Evening Classes
Final Exams, Day Classes
Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students
Fall Semester Ends
April 4-8
April 11
August 19
August 20
August 20, 22-26
September 5
September 26
October 7
November 11
November 24-27
November 28
December 11
December 6-12
December 12-15
December 16
December 16

Spring Semester - 2006

Early Registration Appointments Available
  (Continuing Students)
Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
Observance of Martin Luther King Birthday
Classes Begin
Schedule Adjustment
Observance of Presidents’ Day
Applications Due for May 2006 Graduation
Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor’s Signature
Spring Break
Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted
Last Day of Regular Classes
Final Exams, Evening Classes
Final Exams, Day Classes
Commencement
Spring Semester Ends

August 29

October 24-28
October 31
January 13
January 16
January 17
January 17-21, 23
February 20
February 27
March 3
March 13-19
April 24
May 7
May 2-8
May 8-11
May 12
May 12

Summer School - 2006 (Subject to 2006-2007 Catalog)

Early Registration Appointments Available
  (Continuing Students)
Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
Observance of Memorial Day
First 5-week/8-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, First 5- and 8-week Sessions
First 5-Week Session Ends
Second 5-Week Session Begins
Observance of Independence Day
Schedule Adjustment, Second 5-week Session
8-Week Session Ends
Second 5-Week Session Ends
August 29

April 3-7
April 10
May 25
May 29
May 30
May 30-May 31
June 29
July 3
July 4
July 3, 5
July 20
August 3

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Cover Art

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