Thursday, December 10, 2015

In Motion: Student Dance Showcase

In Motion: Student Dance Showcase
December 11 &12
8 p.m.
Arnette Scott Ward Performing A
rts Center
2626 E. Pecos Road
Chandler, AZ 85225

Purchase Tickets: $5/7
More Info at

Watch video here

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

CGCC Is Now A Red Hat Academy

Looking to advance your knowledge of computer information systems? Sign up for a Red Hat® training course today. Classes begin in January!

Red Hat® is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies.A Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is able to perform the following tasks:
•    Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-live environments, and documentation
•    Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
•    Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
•    Create and configure file systems and file systems attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network files systems
•    Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update and core services
•    Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
•    Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration

After completing the two Red Hat classes at CGCC (CIS126DL & CIS238DL), students will receive a voucher (valued at $400.00) to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam. Chandler-Gilbert Community College is the only Red Hat Academy in the East Valley. Red Hat Linux is the largest Linux Network Operating System in the U.S.

For more information please contact Tom Pearson, Computer Information Systems Faculty at 480-726-4131 or Click here to learn more about Red Hat®.

Friday, December 4, 2015

CGCC Donates Holiday Food Items for Local Charter School

A big shout out to the students, faculty and staff who participated in last month's food drive benefiting Concordia Charter School in Mesa. Over 900 food items were donated to families as part of Educators Rising and HELP clubs' holiday outreach efforts.

Educators Rising at CGCC is a student club that provides passionate students with authentic opportunities to experience teaching, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate their skills they need to be successful teachers. Their members are currently working with students at Concordia Charter School as part of their teaching curriculum. Hands Enriching Lives Projects (HELP) is another student club on campus with the mission of serving needs in local communities. 

With the help of the CGCC community, Educators Rising and HELP students were able to create 76 meals for the families along with 13 partial bags for the larger families.

Check out this video created by CGCC Educators Rising president Breanna Wright highlighting the food drive efforts.
Thank you to everyone who made this food drive such a success!

For more information on Concordia Charter School, visit

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Man of La Mancha Opens Thursday

The much anticipated fall performance "Man of La Mancha" opens this Thursday, December 3 and runs through Saturday, December 5. Tickets are on sale at the Annette Scott Ward Performing Arts Box Office for $10-12. For more information on showtimes click here.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. The box office window opens 1 hour before showtime.  Student prices are offered to those with a valid student ID. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. For additional information or further assistance, please call the box office at 480-732-7343.
 Watch a preview of  the CGCC student performance of  "Man of La Mancha."     

Agave Hall Celebration

Join us tonight as we celebrate the renovation and re-opening of Agave Hall from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live student performances including:  a student guitar ensemble, remarks from campus officials, a ribbon cutting and an excerpt of our fall musical production "Man of La Mancha."  The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!