Before you finalize your summer and fall schedules, you need to read through these 18 classes that you may not have thought about before. This list has a little bit for everyone whether you are creative, a bit nervous about college or looking to get into shape. Complete with photos & videos, this list is sure to get you thinking about registering for next semester. But sign up soon, now that this list is out, classes may fill up fast!
If you’ve found other awesome classes that you’d like to share, please leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite courses at Glendale Community College are!
There’s no better way to start college than with being prepared. Walking out of high school, and onto the Glendale Community College campus, will be one of the best times of your life. But, you should learn how to get the most out of your time as a Gaucho. In AAA 115, Creating College Success, you’ll learn all about entering college, balancing life and school, the logistics to staying enrolled and paying for courses & how to have fun, get involved and make life-long friends. Invaluable information about how to succeed and work toward that big day when you get to wear the cool hats and take home a framed piece of paper called a diploma. Also try some of the CPD classes!
If ideas are constantly flowing through your head but you don’t know what to do with them, try Creative Writing. This isn’t a biography or a work of non-fiction, it’s your own imagination penned into words whether it be a novel, poem or short story. Maybe you’ll end class with something worthy of publication and be able to turn your ideas into a career.
Arizona has the highest number of adolescent marijuana use in the nation and toward the top of the list for meth dependency in any age. If you’re thinking about working in Behavioral Health, chemical dependency may be a good choice with a hot job market. In CHD 100, you’ll receive an introduction on how to treat people with varying chemical dependencies. At the very least, you may decide you want to become a counselor or psychologist.
With Arizona’s recent law changes concerning carrying concealed weapons (CCW), it is now more important than ever to know what you can and cannot do with your personal firearm. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered. While knowing the law about your personal rights is your responsibility, we have plenty of classes to help you along the way. In the CCW permit classes you learn everything you need to know about carrying a concealed weapon and will become fully prepared to take the CCW permit test and get your license.
This class is literally one step ahead of the other drafting classes we have to offer. This is “The Latest and Greatest for CAD.” You can test drive all the hottest new programs and technologies that are on the brink of surpassing what CAD can do. While the basic CAD classes are prerequisites to DFT 292, current drafting students will not want to think twice about this opportunity to keep their skills up-to-date.
We’re all just children at heart and in this class you can wear your heart on your sleeve. Make art projects, sing songs and dance to music just like you did when you were four years old. Through your own creative and cognitive play, you’ll learn about how important these types of activities are for children birth to 8 years of age. Note that this class does have a few prerequisites, you must be on track to becoming an early childhood educator.
One of the biggest initiatives in most industries right now is their “green” status. Even a basic knowledge of alternative energy can give you the leg up in the application and interview process. This class will provide you with the basic principles and history of alternative energy sources including solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, hydropower and geothermal. You’ll learn how alternative energy is used here in Arizona. A great way to explore this new field without switching up your entire degree program just yet.
We believe you can fly… Getting your pilot’s license is just like getting a driver’s license. You have to take both a written test and a “flyers” test. AET 101 will prepare you for the written portion of the pilot’s license test, and isn’t all that memorization the hardest part? Once you’ve passed the written portion, you can do your in-air flight through many groups in the valley and earn your wings! We told you that you could fly.
How many times have you heard someone say “Just Google it?” Well, “google” is officially a word in the English Webster dictionary meaning to use the internet to search for something. If this doesn’t come naturally to you, CIS 100 may be a great class to take at the start of your time here at Glendale Community College. This class, Internet for Learning, will teach you how to utilize the internet for your studies.
If you’re not sure what type of job you want to do after college, try it first! This course is appropriately titled Career/Work Experience and it gives you the opportunity to get some hands-on time in your field. It’s a great idea at the beginning of college to try out some jobs first, or at the end of college to put all your new knowledge to the test. Who knows, maybe someone you work with during your CWE class will turn into a long-term contact and offer many more opportunities.
Acoustic, electric, acoustic electric. Learn to play in guitar class! Not only will you learn to play, you’ll perform for friends, family and college employees throughout the semester. If music is for you, but guitar isn’t, there are many other music classes that you may have also not thought of such as MUC135, a class which teaches how to spin the latest beats.
CPD 150 & MAT 092
We know math can be a bit difficult, but you have to have the credit so why not make it easy on yourself by joining the Math Learning Community? In this group of two courses (you’ll have to register for both for a total of 6 credit hours) you’ll take home strategies for success. Learn how to succeed at math and get more one-on-one help with assignment, including class time dedicated to actual math coursework & lecture. To join the Math Learning Community make sure to sign up for CPD 150, class number 15444 and MAT 092, class number 17463.
You want to live long and strong, but are you on track to do so? It’s important to make time to stay healthy, and knowing what healthy means for you and your body is key. This introduction to nutrition will teach you basic nutrition concepts for health and fitness. You’ll learn about current dietary recommendations and how to use tables, food guides and guidelines to make healthy decisions. All the information will be broken down for you into different life cycle stages so that the class can apply to everyone. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to sift through all the mis-matched nutritional information out there and pull out only the credible sources. We’ve just taken away your last excuse for not eating healthy. It’s okay, you can thank us later!
We all understand we are living in a rough economy. It’s taking us longer and longer to find employment even with the best degrees. So why wait for someone to give you permission to use your intelligence? Why not start your own business. Instant job? Check. Helping others who are out of work by hiring them? Check. Playing by your rules and on your time? Check and check! In “Owning and Operating a Small Business” you’ll get an overall run down of everything required to start your own business. Talk about the best boss ever!
This class teaches about such a hot topic you’ll probably want to quit reading and enroll before it fills up. Yes it’s a history class and will qualify as a G (global) or SB (society & behavioral) class credit. It’s called “The Modern Middle East.” In this course you will learn all about the decline of the Moslem empires, the resurgence of contemporary Pan-Arabism, the Palestinian-Israeli question, fundamentalist terrorism, the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and the impact of oil production on the region and the rest of the world. And as an added bonus: you’ll be more credible during those friendly current event debates!
Safety first! In this class you’ll learn all the basics of first aid, CPR and AED for both adults and children. What happens if your baby starts choking? What if someone falls in the pool and hit their head? What if you spill boiling water on yourself? Everyone should be prepared to control and manage an emergenct medical situation until the professionals can get there. So sign up for EMT 101, you may decide to keep going and become an EMT, fire fighter or police officer. Bring your friends and family too, this information is for EVERYONE!
Everyone has a story to tell, but have you told it? Learn how to write for the big screen and maybe one day we’ll be paying to see your movies. Imagine this: your name in the credits, a star on the sidewalk of Hollywood, flashing lights and red carpet premiers… yup, it all starts here at Glendale Community College in TCM 111, Screenwriting.
Now that the school year is over, you may be working full time, taking summer courses or having fun and enjoying the break. The most valuable thing you can focus on during any time of the year is YOU! You can’t forget to concentrate on your own health and wellness. Glendale Community College makes this easy for you as we offer everything from a fitness center open 84 hours a week this summer, to specific classes such as yoga, Zumba and martial arts. These fitness and wellness classes are definitely at the top of the list for the hottest classes.
Below is just a preview of yoga class. Visit the GCC YouTube channel for an entire stress relief series.
To register for these or other classes, call 623-845-3333 or visit www.gccaz.edu.