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Year Up

Year Up Arizona is an intensive, one-year program that empowers young adults to complete degrees, gain hands-on professional skills development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As you work toward completing your degree at the Maricopa Community Colleges, we support you in launching a career in Business Finance, Software Development, Computer Programming, IT Help Desk or Business Operations.

90% of our graduates are employed and/or attending college full-time within four months of graduation and earn an average of $38,000.

Am I Eligible?

You can apply to be a Year Up student if you are:

• 18-26 years old
• High school graduate or GED recipient
• U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA or have an employment authorization card
• Enrolled or interested in enrolling full-time at Maricopa Community Colleges
• Interested in a career in Information Technology or Business
• Highly motivated to learn professional skills

Program Locations

Central City Campus

Washington Campus

What Does It Cost?*

There is no cost to participate in the Year Up PTC program.  The only investment we require is your time and commitment to success. In fact, Year Up students receive a stipend throughout the life of the program, based on meeting expectations.

Because we believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, that’s our investment in you.

*As a full-time Maricopa Community Colleges student, you are expected to cover the cost of your college tuition through a combination of grants and scholarships; Year Up and Maricopa Community Colleges will support you with making connections to resources.

When Do Classes Start?

With the current pandemic restrictions, we have taken our classes and program virtually. We support students with technology and internet resources to ensure your success in the program. Classes begin in the fall and spring of each year. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

How Do I Begin?

Follow the steps below.

1. Submit an Interest Form

Take five minutes to click on this link: interested in applying or join us for one of our live virtual information sessions: Virtual Session. You will be be able to gain more details and ask any questions to our staff.

Interest Form

2. Attend an Information Session

Virtual Information Sessions are held every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. through a ZOOM Meeting platform. Here is the link to register for one of our sessions: Virtual Session.

Call (480) 376-0898 or e-mail to contact an admissions representative to discuss your interest in the program.

Physical Location: GateWay Community College Central City Campus, 1245 E. Buckeye Rd, Phoenix AZ 85034 in RM B214.

3. Get Registered

Register as a full-time student at MCCCD, if you are not registered already, and ensure that your major and degree requirements are aligned with the requirements of the Year Up program.

Learn more

(480) 376-0898  or e-mail us today!

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