Students in an Arizona professional cooking program will soon be asked to transfer their studies to another college in the area. The culinary arts program at Mesa Community College experienced significant challenges when it came to class locations and facilities, but the school chose to resolve this issue by transferring the program to another local college. In a win-win for students and the schools, the culinary arts classes will now offer students much more in the way of facilities and practice in the kitchen. According to a press release, the positive collaboration between MCC and SCC works best for students. SCC has a 26-year-old culinary arts program and is well-equipped to handle more students in their program:
Mesa Community College (MCC) will transition to Scottsdale Community College (SCC) beginning this fall.
MCC decided to transfer its Culinary Arts program after evaluating a number of factors. Since 2010, the MCC program has been meeting at Dobson High School and prior to this location, the program operated out of the East Valley Institute of Technology for three years.
Finding a location for the Culinary Arts program has been a challenge and would require a considerable infusion of funds to build a state-of-the-art facility.
“The decision to transfer the Culinary Arts Studies program to SCC was made after careful studies and considerations,” stated Dr. Shouan Pan, Mesa Community College President. “Providing students in our community with quality education
The transition will provide students an excellent opportunity to accomplish their future career goals. Without a doubt, this move creates a win for students, for MCC and SCC, and ultimately for Maricopa taxpayers.” Read the full press release here.and training is our utmost concern.
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