Central Arizona College
|Motto||Learn more, earn more.|
|Type||Public community college|
|Students||10,231 (total 2015-2016 enrollment)|
|Campus||Signal Peak Campus, Aravaipa Campus, Superstition Mountain Campus, Maricopa Campus, San Tan Campus, Casa Grande Center, Corporate Center|
|Colors||Green and gold|
|Mascot||Vaqueros and Vaqueras|
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Central Arizona College (CAC) is a public community college near Coolidge, Arizona. CAC serves the population of Pinal County.
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History and campus
Since 1969, Central Arizona College has been serving and educating the communities of Pinal County. CAC provides educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities.
With five campuses and three centers located throughout the county, campuses include: Signal Peak, located in Coolidge, Arizona, Aravaipa, located in Winkelman, Arizona, Superstition Mountain, located in Apache Junction, Arizona, Maricopa, located in Maricopa, Arizona, and San Tan, located in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The three centers include The Casa Grande and Corporate Centers, located in Casa Grande, Arizona and the Florence Center, located in Florence, Arizona.
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Organization and administration
Dr. Jacquelyn Elliott became President/CEO of Central Arizona College on July 1, 2016.
The college offers an array of academic degrees and certificates, career training and personal enrichment classes. Online and university transfer courses along with continuing education classes and workshops are also offered, providing learning opportunities for community members.
The mascot for Central Arizona is the Vaquero/Vaquera for women's teams (vaquero/a is Spanish for cowboy). Their colors are gold and green. They participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, and the Western States Football League. CAC competes in Division 1 in the NJCAA. The Vaqueros have won 39 National Titles. CAC fields 10 intercollegiate teams, five for men and five for women. Men's sports at Central Arizona College include baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field and rodeo. The Vaqueras women compete in basketball, softball, and cross country, track and field and rodeo.
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- Matt Brase, basketball coach
- Brent Gaff, New York Mets (MLB baseball player)
- Scott Hairston, Washington Nationals (MLB baseball player)
- Rich Harden, former MLB baseball player
- Mike Hrabak, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (of the Philippine Basketball Association)
- Zepherinus Joseph, runner
- Ian Kinsler, Israeli-American MLB baseball player; 4-time All Star
- Todd Kohlhepp, convicted serial killer
- Bob Lacey, MLB baseball player
- Obed Mutanya, distance runner
- Matt Pagnozzi, former MLB baseball player
- Tom Pagnozzi, former MLB baseball player; All Star
- Bridget Pettis, Phoenix Mercury (former WNBA basketball player)
- Donald Sanford (American-Israeli Olympic sprinter)
- TJ Shope, member of the Arizona House of Representatives
- Josh Spence, Miami Marlins (former MLB baseball player)
- Dan Wheeler, former MLB baseball player
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