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General Catalog 2009-2010

Introduction

Message from the President


Greetings!

As our 2009-2010 academic year begins, our exceptional faculty and staff join me in extending to you a warm welcome to Glendale Community College (GCC). Whether you are a returning student, just beginning your college adventure or taking advantage of our lifestyle-enrichment courses, GCC offers you a quality learning experience designed to empower you to advance your education, career opportunities and personal goals.

GCC has provided more than 350,000 students with educational excellence since 1965. Today, that tradition continues as you and more than 30,000 other current students benefit from the expertise of hundreds of experienced faculty members who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals within a fulfilling and enriching educational environment. GCC's courses and programs prepare you to complete your associate's degree or certificate of completion, transfer to other colleges and universities, begin your career or advance your current profession, and make your life more satisfying, enriching and rewarding.

College life at GCC includes the opportunity to experience a variety of intercollegiate athletic programs, campus clubs and organizations, social events, service outreaches, and activities designed to strengthen your skills in personal interaction and leadership.

Your opportunities abound at both the GCC main and GCC North campuses. At GCC North, expanded facilities that opened in 2008 include the fitness center, bookstore, cafeteria, library, computer commons, laboratory sciences and student study spaces. At GCC main, new resources include the three-story, Life Sciences building that houses the departments of Biology, Nursing and Psychology. Additionally, the two-story Business building will be newly re-opened with 15 corporate style classrooms in 2009.

Indeed, GCC offers you many resources to advance your learning. This general catalog and student handbook, along with our website at www.gccaz.edu are useful tools to guide you in your exploration and discovery of what awaits you. In addition, please feel free to speak with the hundreds of helpful faculty members and staff who are here to contribute to your success.

Again, welcome to GCC, and best wishes for success on your academic journey!

 

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Velvie Green, Ph.D.

President

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2009-2010 Academic Calendar
Calendar applies to GCC Main, GCC North, and GCC at Other Valley Locations

Summer School - 2009 (Subject to 2009-2010 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 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

March 30-April 3
April6
May 25
May 28
June 1
June 1-2
June 22
July 2
July 6
July 7
July 7-8
July 23
August 6

Fall Semester - 2009

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 2010
   Available (Continuing Students)
Applications Due for December 2009 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 301-April 3
April 6
August 21
August 22
August 22, 24-28
September 7

September 8
September 21
October 2
November 11
November 26-29
November 30
December 14
December 13
December 18
December 18

Spring Semester - 2010

Early Registration Appointments Available
   (Continuing Students)
Early Registration (Continuing Students with Appointments)
Open Registration Begins (All Students)
Last Date to Register Before Classes Begin
Classes Begin
Observance of Martin Luther King Birthday
Schedule Adjustment
Early Registration Appointments for Fall 2010
   Available (Continuing Students)
Observance of Presidents’ Day
Applications Due for May 2010 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 8
October 19-23
October 26
January 15
January 16
January 18
January 16, 19-22

February 1
February 15
February 22
March 5
March 15-21
April 26
May 10
May 10-13
May 14
May 14

Summer School - 2010 (Subject to 2010-2011 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
Observance of Memorial Day
First 5-week/8-week Session Begins
Schedule Adjustment, First 5- and 8-week Sessions
Applications Due for Summer 2010 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


February 1
March 29-April 2
April 5
May 27
May 31
June 1
June 1-2
June 21
July 1
July 5
July 6
July 6-7
July 22
August 5

 

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General Catalog and Student Handbook

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