About GateWay Community College

Since 1968, GateWay Community College has built a legacy of innovation, pioneering vision and responsiveness to the needs of our community: the first technical college in Arizona; first to use community advisory committees; first to tailor courses to the needs of business and industry; first to offer classes at off-campus locations; even the first to install a computer. From a humble beginning in the former Korrick's Department Store downtown, Maricopa Technical College has flourished over the past 40 years into today's GateWay.

We now offer more than 125 degree, certificate and workforce training options to fit your life, your budget and your goals for the future. It's no coincidence our motto is, "Learn more, live better".

Our History

It all began in the shoe department. Passersby gawked through the large display windows where mannequins had been replaced by live keypunch operators. Coat racks and cash registers made way for school desks and lecture podiums. Student orientation was held in a nearby movie theater.
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We seek to develop opportunities that are innovative and responsive to the diverse learning needs of the changing community.


We are an institution of higher education, providing effective, accessible and responsive educational services in a multicultural environment resulting in student development and success. Goals and Values


GateWay is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; ncahlc.org; phone number: (800) 621-7440. Learn More

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Phone: (602) 286-8000
Building: Integrated Education Building