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Honoring New Beginnings  

It is the season of mortarboards and robes. The air on campus shimmers with excitement, joy and, maybe, even a little fear of the unknown. Graduation at Coconino Community College is upon us. Our ceremonies – two of them now – are Friday, May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Lone […]

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Developing Soft Skills at CCC

I have a rhetorical question for you to contemplate: Why do we use the term “soft skills” to describe skills that are so difficult for many people to demonstrate in the work world? I constantly hear from our partners in business and industry that they need workforce training in soft skills above anything else. According to […]

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Del Webb Grants $1 Million to CCC Construction Program

The smell of freshly-cut hardwood drifts through the lab and classroom space. A saw whines. Hammers bang. “Measure twice. Cut once.” More than 40 people, students of the construction trades, are busily work on projects in the space – building an Adirondack chair, a nightstand and installing a water heater in a nearby section. The […]

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CCC: Coconino County’s Best-Kept Secret 

I sometimes think that community colleges are one of Arizona’s best-kept secrets, and they shouldn’t be.  According to a recent report in The Arizona Republic, more than two-thirds of new jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. Additionally, getting a post-secondary credential or degree is worth it, considering higher earnings over […]

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CCC: A Place for the Learner in All of Us 

I have always found that the beginning of each new academic semester brings with it a wonderful energy and excitement — and so it was with Coconino Community College on Monday, Aug. 26.   Students were here bright and early to find their classrooms, and faculty and staff were at the door of the college to […]

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Putting Education to Work

We have been listening to our communities throughout Coconino County and the message is clear: We need education and training that leads to jobs and helps improve lives and communities. We are proud of the “Community” in the name of our College, and the mission that goes along with being part of the community. Our […]

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Staying Competitive in IT 

CCC graduate Evan Burris landed work in his field of information technology even before he finished his studies.  “The first IT classes I ever took were the Cisco [computer networking] classes at Fourth Street, and they really sparked a fire in me and made me realize it was something I wanted to do,” Burris said.  […]

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CCC Supporting Community

The Coconino Community College Fourth Street campus is now being branded the Fourth Street Innovation Center to demonstrate CCC’s commitment to contemporary needs of career and technical education and to share innovative educational offerings on that campus. Additionally, the campus has a new lineup of courses to fill the roster and help students working on […]

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