GCC General Catalog 2008-2009

General Catalog 2008-2009

Introduction

Message from the President


Greetings!

Welcome to Glendale Community College as we begin our 2008-2009 academic year! GCC has provided individuals with a variety of quality learning experiences since 1965, and we continue to look forward to serving your learning needs. Our faculty members are experts in their fields of study, and they are here to assist you in reaching your learning goals. Our dedicated staff members strive to ensure that you have a satisfying and memorable learning experience.

At GCC, you and more than 30,000 other students will find courses and programs that prepare you to transfer to other colleges and universities, begin your career or advance in your current career, complete your degree or certificate, and enrich your life. You will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of college athletic programs, clubs and organizations, social events, service activities, and activities designed to help you strengthen your leadership skills.

Whether you are interested in opportunities at the GCC Main campus, the GCC North site or the NAU North Valley site, I hopethat you will find our catalog, webpage and student handbook to be useful tools. All should be helpful in guiding your exploration and discovery of the many resources that are available to you at GCC. In addition, I invite you to speak with hundreds of faculty and staff who are here to contribute to your success.

Those of you attending the GCC North site will be the first students to enjoy the renovated original buildings and the four new buildings that have more than tripled the size of GCC North!

At GCC Main campus, look for the completion and opening of the new, state-of-the-art Life Science Building for the Spring 2009 semester! Our Biology, Nursing andPsychology departments will be housed in this new, three-story building.

Again, I welcome you to GCC and wish you the best on your academic journey!

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Velvie Green, Ph.D.

President

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2008-2009 Academic Calendar
Calendar applies to GCC Main, GCC North, and GCC at NAU North Valley

Summer School - 2008 (Subject to 2008-2009 Catalog)

Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Observance of Memorial Day
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
First 5-week/8-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, First 5- and 8-week Sessions
Applications Due for Summer 2008 Graduation
First 5-week Session Ends
Observance of Independence Day
Second 5-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, Second 5-week Session
8-week Session Ends
Second 5-week Session Ends

March 31-April 4
April 7
May 26
May 30
June 2
June 2-3
June 23
July 2
July 3
July 7
July 7-8
July 24
August 7

Fall Semester - 2008

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
Early Registration Appointments for Spring 2009
   Available (Continuing Students)
Applications Due for December 2008 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, Day and Evening Classes
Mid-Year Recess Begins for Students
Fall Semester Ends

March 31-April 4
April 7
August 22
August 23
August 23, 25-29
September 1

September 2
September 22
October 10
November 11
November 27-30
December 1
December 14
December 15-18
December 19
December 19

Spring Semester - 2009

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
Early Registration Appointments for Fall 2009
   Available (Continuing Students)
Observance of Presidents’ Day
Applications Due for May 2009 Graduation
Last Day for Withdrawal Without Instructor’s Signature
Spring Break
Last Day Student Initiated Withdrawal Accepted
Last Day of Regular Classes
Final Exams, Day and Evening Classes
Commencement
Spring Semester Ends

September 2

October 20-24
October 27
January 17
January 19
January 20
January 17, 20-23

January 27
February 16
February 23
March 6
March 16-22
April 27
May 10
May 11-14
May 15
May 15

Summer School - 2009 (Subject to 2009-2010 Catalog)

Early Registration Appointments Available
   (Continuing Students)
Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
First 5-week/8-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, First 5- and 8-week Sessions
Applications Due for Summer 2009 Graduation
First 5-Week Session Ends
Observance of Independence Day
Second 5-Week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, Second 5-week Session
8-Week Session Ends
Second 5-Week Session Ends

January 27

March 30-April 3
April 6
May 29
June 1
June 1-2
June 22
July 1
July 2
July 6
July 6-7
July 23
August 6

 

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