Small Business Development Center ribbon-cutting ceremony

Small Business Development Center celebrates renovations with ribbon-cutting ceremony

November 30, 2022

Yuma, AZ (November 30, 2022) – The Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center was recently renovated to better serve entrepreneurial clients in Yuma and La Paz counties. 

Changes to the facility were unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 17. 

AWC breaks ground on long-awaited science lab at San Luis Learning Center

AWC breaks ground on long-awaited science lab at San Luis Learning Center

August 30, 2021

Classroom space to provide students with more opportunities in South Yuma County

Yuma, AZ (August 30, 2021) – On Monday morning, Arizona Western College celebrated the beginning of construction on a much-anticipated Science Lab at the San Luis Learning Center.

Arizona Western College partners to train skilled workers

Arizona Western College partners to train skilled workers

July 23, 2020

Contact:
Reetika Dhawan
Associate Vice President for Workforce Development and Career & Technical Education
(928)344-7769
reetika.dhawan@azwestern.edu 

AWC to hold ribbon cutting for Rosemary’s Kitchen for International Students

AWC to hold ribbon cutting for Rosemary’s Kitchen for International Students

January 16, 2020

Yuma, AZ (January 16, 2020) – International students at Arizona Western College now have the opportunity to utilize the culinary kitchen to prepare a meal from their home country through a new partnership with the Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts program.

Since cooking is not allowed in the residence halls, Rosemary Harrison spoke during the Horizon Symposium in November to bring forward the idea of having a space available for international students to get a sense of home through their cooking.

National Science Foundation awards almost $600K for SFAz+8 CXM Project

National Science Foundation awards almost $600K for SFAz+8 CXM Project

June 13, 2019

Arizona Western College faculty to participate in rural community college math collaborative  

Yuma, AZ (June 13, 2019) – The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $599,929 grant to the Science Foundation Arizona Center for STEM at Arizona State University (SFAz STEM) to support an Advanced Technological Education Project, entitled: Impact of System-Wide Contextualization of Math in SFAz+8 Rural Arizona Colleges on Producing More Qualified Technicians (SFAz+8 CXM).

“Build Your Future” during AWC open house

“Build Your Future” during AWC open house

March 13, 2019

Yuma, AZ (March 13, 2019) – Interested in attending Arizona Western College or starting a new career path?

The community is invited to the Build Your Future Open House on Wednesday, March 20, to come out and see what certificate and degree programs the college has to offer, meet associated clubs, interact with simulation labs, talk to educational leaders, and meet industry professionals.

The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the 3C Building and Breezeway, located on the AWC Yuma Campus, 2020 S. Ave. 8E.

Former student shares Public Safety Dispatcher Academy experience

Former student shares Public Safety Dispatcher Academy experience

January 24, 2019

AWC now accepting applications for late-start program until Feb. 15 deadline

Yuma, AZ (January 24, 2019) – Before becoming a dispatcher, Shanell Hernandez had the impression that the job only entailed answering 911 calls. She quickly learned that the position involved so much more than just picking up the phone.

“It’s not just taking calls, you’re actually helping people over the phone,” said Hernandez. “You’re like a first responder in a way, because when someone calls 911, you’re technically the first responder until law enforcement arrives on scene.”

High school students can earn AWC Carpentry Certificate through pilot program

High school students can earn AWC Carpentry Certificate through pilot program

January 15, 2019

Yuma, AZ (January 15, 2019) – Students now have the opportunity to obtain their Arizona Western College Occupational Certificate in Basic Carpentry while still in high school.

The final two courses necessary to earn the certification – Blueprint Reading for Construction and Concrete and Concrete Form Systems – are being offered to construction students at Kofa High School through an AWC pilot program. Students have previously had an opportunity to complete the first three dual-credit courses needed for the certification as well.

Collaboration provides Winter Health Camp for gifted Castle Dome students

Collaboration provides Winter Health Camp for gifted Castle Dome students

December 12, 2018

A new collaboration between Arizona Western College Career and Technical Education, the AWC Foundation, Northern Arizona University, and the Yuma County Health Department will provide 20 gifted students at Castle Dome Middle School with an opportunity to attend a free Winter Health Camp.

This three-day camp will give students a chance to participate in interactive workshops on germs, diseases, and antibodies.The camp will be held from Dec. 17-19, at the AWC Yuma Campus and will culminate with an awards reception.