As part of adoption of the GateWay Community College brand, this site will be integrated with and redirected to soon. Please update your bookmarks.

  • Maricopa Skill Center Aesthetician
  • Maricopa Skill Center, Computer Support Specialist
  • Maricopa Skill Center, Meat Cutting Trades Program
  • Maricopa Skill Center Ophthalmic Program

GateWay Community College


GateWay Community College, formerly known as Maricopa Skill Center is a hands-on training center designed to prepare you with the skills you need to start a career. At GateWay our goal is employment for our students through hands-on, competency-based training developed by employers. Upon completion of your training you will posses all the workplace skills your employer is looking for, prepare your resume, learn job search skills, and land the perfect job with the help of GateWay Career Services Department.

Classes begin weekly, and most programs can be completed in less than one year. Explore our our web site for information about our programs or click here to browse our Career Viewbook for a full listing of programs and services. Experience education that works!



Our training programs are developed with input from Valley employers and their outstanding employees. In your program you will learn only the skills your future employers want you to have. Because our programs are skill-based and self-paced, you advance in your program as soon as you demonstrate a skill. CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

The classroom environment is designed for student success. Our small class sizes mean you will receive one-on-one attention from your instructor and you will experience a rewarding collaboration with your fellow students. Working in hands-on lab environments that simulate the workplace, students gain the experience and confidence needed to get right to work after graduation.