Mission Statement

Arizona Western College offers educational, career, and lifelong learning opportunities through innovative partnerships which enhance the lives of people in Yuma and La Paz Counties.


A Message from the President

Welcome to Arizona Western College!

It is an exciting time to be a Matador, and we are thrilled you have chosen AWC as the next step of your educational journey.

Arizona Western College is a comprehensive community college offering a full range of technical transfer and non-credit course offerings. If your goal is to earn a baccalaureate or higher degree, AWC offers a comprehensive mix of transfer opportunities. In fact, AWC is the only community college in Arizona with all three state universities – Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona – on campus. Transferring to a university after completing your studies at AWC is convenient, affordable and seamless.

If your interest is occupational or technical training, AWC offers numerous degree and certificate options leading directly to employment. All our technical programs are aligned with industry standards resulting in career-ready graduates. We also take great pride in the state-of-the-art learning facilities that mirror industry work environments.

At the core of the Arizona Western College experience is our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Student success is at the heart of our mission. Earning a college degree or certificate is not easy. It will take significant effort and sacrifice on your part. We will be there to support you every step of the way from registration to graduation. Together, we will get you to your education goal.

I would encourage you to make the most of your time at Arizona Western College. There are over fifty student clubs, workshops, speakers, and numerous performing arts and athletic events. In addition, there are opportunities to enhance your learning experience by engaging in service learning and undergraduate research. Your education is not a spectator sport – get involved!

For over fifty years, AWC has been committed to serving the educational needs of La Paz and Yuma Counties. As those needs have evolved, so has the college. We have upgraded our technology including a new mobile-friendly website, renovated numerous facilities, added programs, enhanced partnerships and broken ground on the 11,200 square foot Parker Community Center designed to better serve the residents of La Paz County.

AWC stands ready to respond to the evolving needs of our students and the communities we serve. We are delighted you will be with us.

It is a great day to be a Matador!

Dr. Daniel P. Corr


Dr. Daniel P. Corr

Dr. Daniel P. Corr began his tenure as the ninth President of Arizona Western College in July 2016.
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