Mesa Community College (MCC) and Grand Canyon University (GCU) have partnered to offer science and technology bachelor degree programs on the MCC’s community college campuses.
The colleges announced that they will be offering pathways to science and technology degrees, which the institutions say are now in high demand.
The partnership will include offering those who have earned or are in the process of earning their associate’s degree a pathway to transfer credits to GCU for their bachelor’s degree in one of five STEM-related areas, which include science, technology, engineering and math.
“The demand for a STEM-educated workforce continues to grow locally and nationally,” MCC interim president Sasan Poureetezadi said in a prepared statement. “Medicine, technology and education are high-demand careers in need of qualified professionals. This partnership aims to help close the employment gap, while increasing access for underserved populations, by offering a quality, affordable option to earn a bachelor of science degree.”
According to the colleges, as part of the MCC Pathway to STEM, students can transfer up to 84 MCC/Maricopa County Community College District credits, an additional 24 credits above the requirement for a typical associate’s degree. The credits can then be applied toward a GCU bachelor of science degree.
For more information, students can visit GCU website or call an MCC enrollment specialists at 480-654-7813 or a GCU transfer counselor at 855-428-9073.