Hello from NAU@GCC

Hello GCC students! Did you know that Northern Arizona University has a location right here on your campus offering a variety of bachelor’s degree choices? This means you can continue learning, without ever leaving. Awesome, right?

Starting this fall semester, we will have two new degrees: a BAS in Administration and a BA or BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Technology Management. Continue reading


Win Diamondbacks Game Tickets: Submit your Glendale Community College commencement story

Congratulations to April Hammonds who won this contest and received four Diamondbacks game tickets and free parking compliments of Screenvision Direct!

Read April’s graduation story below:

April Hammonds
April changed her life and transformed herself at GCC. Earning an Associate in Arts and AA in General Studies, she lost more than 200 pounds along the way. Asked to leave high school when she became pregnant, years later she came here to campus for her GED. She continued on. It was a struggle going to college while being a single parent and taking care of her mother who is battling a rare form of cancer. GCC’s fitness and wellness staff worked with April to help change her lifestyle with an exercise and eating program. Volunteering in our adaptive gym, she found her calling and is transferring to Northern Arizona University’s Physical Therapy program. April, nor her son, have ever been to a baseball game and she is very excited to be given this graduation gift. Continue reading

Do you have childcare on campus?

There is a head start program on campus that takes children starting at age 3 or 4. This is run by Catholic Charities Westside, is located on the far Northwest side of campus and their phone number is 623-934-3657. We do not have any other childcare services on campus but if you do a google search for “daycare 85302” you’ll find many options nearby. Hope this helps!

If you’re struggling to make it to school while caring for a little one, check out our blog post about being a single mom college student, or (for moms and dads) our blog post about online or open entry/open exit courses.

Questions about GCC? Ask us here or browse previous questions for the best FAQ page!

Screenplay Search

Are you looking for your big break? This summer, you can have the movie you scripted come to life with the help of other Glendale Community College students.

GCC’s Theatre and Video Production Technology departments have teamed up to produce at least two student-written screenplays. The screenplays will be produced with film acting student actors by the video production advanced directing class.

In order to have your screenplay considered, follow these guidelines:

1. Scripts must be submitted before the end of Spring Semester and may come from any interested student.

2. Scripts must be submitted in Film Format.

3. Scripts should be from 10-20 pages and they must tell a complete story.

4. The script would be best with no more than two leads and several supporting roles that can be played by either sex.

5. Limit locations, one is best. For example: in and around a house or the school stadium.

6. Content should be acceptable to the administration, suitable for YouTube, and MCTV – meaning PG-13 in relation to sexual issues, R-for language (though PG-13 would be best). Graphic or gratuitous violence is not recommended.

7. Scripts should be submitted with a cover page with the writer’s contact information. Judgment of the scripts will be blind, so the header on the script itself should contain only the title and page number. Scripts with identifying information will not be submitted for consideration.

8. Final selection will be made before start of summer classes. If nothing suitable is submitted, we will shoot something selected by the staff.

Scripts should be emailed in Microsoft Word format to David Seitz david.seitz@gcmail.maricopa.edu or James Brandt brandtmedia@yahoo.com.

Registering for the following classes is not required, but you may want to consider it for the full production experience!
THP210 – Acting for TV & Film
VPT206 – Producing & Directing

What’s more important – who you know or what you know?

We think what you know is pretty important! That’s why we offer 100 different programs and over 1,000 courses at Glendale Community College. Although, if you know some good study partners, that couldn’t hurt.

Questions about GCC? Ask us here or browse previous questions for the best FAQ page!