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Courtesy of Adolfson & Peterson

GCC automotive technology complex celebrates topping out

On May 19, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) celebrated the “topping-out” construction milestone on the new automotive technology complex at Glendale Community College (GCC).

The topping-out event marked the completion of the highest point of construction on the jobsite and was celebrated with a catered breakfast and recognition ceremony. Current College President, Dr. Irene Kovala, and past-president, Dr. Phillip Randolph were in attendance along with more than 75 guests including local community members and representatives from the college, Holly Street Studio, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

Each person in attendance signed a metal plaque dedicated to Dr. Phillip D. Randolph, whom the new building is being named after, that will be incorporated into the building upon completion.

“It was great to see such a large and engaged crowd representing Glendale Community College as well as the community,” states Jeff Keck, Vice President at A&P.  “The new Dr. Phillip Randolph facility will be very instrumental in the development of our community’s future auto technicians.”

The new 35,000 square feet state-of-the-art complex, designed by Holly Street Studio, will feature classroom and instructional space, vehicle and tool storage bays, library and open learning spaces, and faculty offices. Interior instructional areas will be dedicated to specific automotive systems of electrical, heating/air conditioning, drivetrains, engine performance and alternative fuels, suspension and steering, engine repairs and overhaul, brakes, and drive trains.

“The overwhelming success of the project can be directly attributed to the collaborative and creative efforts of everyone on the project team including GCC users, Holly Street Studio, and A&P,” said Gary Eberhard, Project Manager at Maricopa County Community College District. “The team’s willingness to work together, explore alternatives, and maintain focus on the end product are exactly the reasons we were able to take this project from what was originally going to be a remodel and small expansion of an outdated building to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility that has completely transformed the northwest corner of the campus.”

The Dr. Phillip D. Randolph Center for Automotive Technology began in January 2015 and is scheduled for completion in November 2015.

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St. Scholastica Will Accept All MCCCD Transfer Credits

The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) that will allow students to transfer 100 percent of their credits toward St. Scholastica’s bachelor’s programs.

Two of the hottest careers emerging in Arizona today – health information management (HIM) and social work – will be available to MCCCD students through the partnership.

St. Scholastica offers what many consider the nation’s leading HIM program ever since its creation of the first bachelor’s program in the field in 1934. As the health care industry has boomed in Arizona, so has the need for highly-trained HIM professionals to manage health data and records: the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 22 percent growth for HIM careers over the next decade. St. Scholastica’s HIM program features personalized learning plans and industry-leading faculty.

St. Scholastica social work students benefit from an emphasis on individual attention and field experience. They graduate prepared to lead community efforts in health programs, schools, shelters, service agencies and a variety of other settings.

St. Scholastica also offers six online bachelor’s programs that are accepting full transfer credits from MCCCD students:

· Bachelor of Arts in Business and Technology Studies
· Bachelor of Arts/Science in Computer Science
· Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics
· Bachelor of Arts in Management
· Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
· Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior

“We’re excited to partner with Maricopa Community Colleges to offer students a pathway beyond their associate’s degrees to these highly in-demand careers,” said Maria Laughner, regional director for St. Scholastica. “MCCCD students can now earn bachelor’s degrees from a top-tier private college.”

The College of St. Scholastica’s Arizona location is at the Communiversity @ Surprise, an innovative higher learning institution and partnership. In addition, St. Scholastica operates eight other U.S. locations as well as a virtual campus, with a total enrollment of more than 4,200 students.

Visit http://www.css.edu/Locations/Arizona.html for more information about St. Scholastica’s Arizona programs.

South Mountain Community College Library - AZRE November/December 2010

Education: South Mountain Community College Library And Learning Center


Developer: Maricopa County Community College District and City of Phoenix
General contractor: Haydon Building Corp.
Architect: Richard + Bauer
Location: 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix
Size: 51,000 SF library; 18,000 SF learning center remodel

The library is the focal point of a $23.2M project that includes an 18,000 SF remodel of the existing Learning Resource Center, and a 1,200-space parking lot addition. The library will house a computer lab, community room and teen center. Completion is expected by 3Q 2012.

AZRE November/December 2010