Sharing a Vision …
Standing in the future… Gila Community College sees itself as an educational organization that is the “Hub of the Community”… a center of learning that is the pride of the community… a college that is always given favorable consideration when choosing post-secondary education and is among the top two for consideration… an organization that is first choice for vocational training and job skills enhancement… a center for art and culture… a center with a vast offering of community interest programs for all ages… an educational organization whose vocabulary does not include “impossible”… an organization that deals in possibilities… a college who holds itself to the highest ethical standards and is goal driven… a second-home for staff who take pride in their work and have fun at the same time… they value diversity and culture and all members of the staff share in the “Vision”. Gila Community College is an organization that is constantly creating their future rather than defending the past.
The Gila Community College District strives to exceed the changing expectations of our many communities for effective, innovative, student-centered, flexible, and lifelong educational opportunities. Our employees are committed to respecting diversity, continuous quality improvement, and the efficient use of resources. We are a learning organization guided by our shared values.
The Gila Community College District creates and continuously improves affordable, accessible, effective, and safe learning environments for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve.
Our campuses fulfill this mission through:
The College is dedicated to providing individual attention and assessment as well as instructional and developmental courses to ensure that each student has access to the skills needed to achieve academic success.
As a leading partner in community development, we contribute to the advancement of individual, social, economic and cultural interests in the region.
We measure our success in fulfilling our mission by:
We adhere to the philosophy that education thrives in a community bound by moral and ethical values and devotion to lifelong learning. We accept the responsibility to respond to the needs of the people in our communities who desire to fulfill their potential in life. Therefore, we operate on the basis of openness and trust, to nurture an environment where all can be heard.
We commit to living according to the following basic values that are vital to maintaining the integrity and vitality of our community of learners.
Value Honesty and Integrity
Value Public Trust
Non-Discrimination Policy: Gila County Community College District and Graham County Community College District do not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, creed, color or national origin, sex, disability, or age. Its programs are approved for veterans benefits. For more information, contact the GCCC District EEO/ADA Coordinator: (800) 678-3808, ext. 8915; fax (928) 428-2578; EAC, 615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769; or at the EAC Student Services Building in Thatcher.