Weekend College

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Attend Weekend College.


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Achieve Your Goals

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  • Convenient class meeting times Friday evening 6pm to 9pm and Saturday morning 8:30am to 11:30am at CAC’s Corporate Center.
  • Based on a cohort model whereby students support each other as they progress as a group through the same classes.
  • All Weekend College classes readily transfer to UA, NAU, ASU, and most other universities (grades of C or better required).
  • Designed as a guided pathway that leads to ASU’s Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s degree offered at CAC’s Corporate Center.
  • Support services include: Personalized academic planning, financial aid, and career development.
  • Are you ready to start? Click on the “Getting Ready” tab below for more information.


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Still have questions, please contact: weekendcollege@centralaz.edu or call 520-494-6603 (Monday-Thursday) or 520-494-6605 (Friday & Saturday).

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree (64 credit hours)

General Education Requirements and Electives:

Written Communication – 6 credit hours (ENG 101, ENG 102)

Oral Communication – 3 credit hours ( COM 263)

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 9 credit hours (PSY 101, BUS 123, BUS 190)

Physical and Biological Sciences – 8 credit hours (BIO 160, BIO 181)

Mathematics – 8 credit hours (MAT 118, MAT 141)

Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry/Cultural Awareness – 3 credit hours (LIT 202)

Historical Awareness – 3 credit hours (HIS 101)

Computer Competency – 3 credit hours (CIS 120)

Elective Courses – 21 credit  hours
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New students begin by taking the ACCUPLACER Placement test to show proficiency in Reading, English and Math. Placement testing is offered at multiple Central Arizona College sites. See https://staging.centralaz.edu/admissions/placement/.

Students will need to complete Reading 100, English 100 and Math 118  prior to starting Weekend College in Fall 2018.
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The following courses are scheduled for completion in the student’s first year of the Weekend College Program:

Fall 2018

MAT 141 College Mathematics, Standard. Prerequisite MAT 118 or higher, Prerequisite or corequisite RDG 100.

ENG 101 English Composition III. Prerequisite ENG 100. Prerequisite or corequisite RDG 100.

MHL 207 Survey of Jazz/Popular Music. Prerequisite or corequisite RDG 100.

Spring 2019

CIS 120 Survey of Computer Information Systems.Prerequisite RDG 100.

ENG 102 English Composition IV. Prerequisite ENG 101.

Elective Course
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The following courses are scheduled for completion in the student’s second year of the Weekend College Program:

Fall 2019

BIO 181 General Biology I. Prerequisite RDG 100.

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology. Prerequisite RDG 100


Spring 2020

HIS 101 United States History. Prerequisite RDG 100.

COM 263 Intercultural Communication. Prerequisite RDG 100 and ENG 100.

BUS 190 Principles of Management and Leadership offered. Prerequisite RDG 100.
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The following courses are scheduled for completion in the student’s third and final year of the Weekend College Program:

Fall 2020

BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology. Prerequisite RDG 100.

ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting. Prerequisite RDG 100.

BUS 123 Business Relations. Prerequisite RDG 100.

Spring 2021

ACC 201 Financial Accounting. Prerequisite RDG 100.

LIT 202 American Literature II.  Prerequisite ENG 101 and PRE/Corequisite ENG 102.

Elective Course
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All Weekend College classes readily transfer to UA, NAU, ASU, and most other universities (Grades of C or better required).

The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education in conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents developed the Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide  (CEG) (aztransfer.com/) to assist students in transferring courses from one college to another within the state of Arizona. The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) fulfills lower-division general education requirements for students planning to transfer to an Arizona public university or community college. The AGEC transfers as a block of at least 35 credits which meet the target institution’s general education requirements provided students earn a minimum degree cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
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Weekend College — Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it true that I can complete an Associates Degree in three year by attending classes only on weekends?

A: YES! Students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree can meet graduation requirements by following the Weekend College Academic pathway. Attending Friday Evenings (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday mornings (8:30am to 11:30am).


Q: When can I start taking courses in the Weekend College?

A: Students will need to be ‘college-ready’ by having completed ENG100, RDG100, and MAT118. Students can enroll in Weekend College during the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. Students should follow the Weekend College Program Schedule and select courses held on Friday and Saturday when registering for class. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for academic planning.

Q: How do I apply to the Weekend College?

A: All students are required to apply for general admission to Central Arizona College. Visit the Admissions website at https://staging.centralaz.edu/admissions/application-process/or call 520-494-5260 for more information.

Q: Are the courses different from the weekday courses?

A: Weekend College course content matches CAC’s weekday courses and students are held to the same academic performance standards as weekday students.


Q: Can Weekend College classes be combined with evening, and/or online courses?

A: Yes! Students may take additional courses in other formats and other times.


Q: Where and when are Weekend College classes held?

A: The classes are held at the CAC Corporate Center, 540 N Camino Mercado, Casa Grande AZ 85122. Classes are scheduled on Friday evenings 6pm to 9pm and Saturday mornings 8:30am to 11:30am.


Q: How much does the Weekend College Cost?

A: Tuition and fees are the same as weekday courses. For more information, consult www.centralaz.edu/financialaid.


Q: Can I apply for financial aid if I attend Weekend College?

A: Yes! Financial aid is available through grants, loans, scholarships and tuition reimbursement with some employers. More information about financial aid is available on the CAC website at www.centralaz.edu/home/admissions/paying for college/financial aid. The Financial Aid Office can be reached at 520-494-5425.


Q: Is there a New Student Orientation that I can attend?

A: Yes! Weekend College Information Sessions are held throughout the year. Students may also obtain information by calling: 520-494-6603 (Monday-Thursday) and 520-494-6605 (Friday & Saturday).