Maricopa Skill Center

Maricopa Skill Center

Maricopa Skill Center, abbreviated as MSC, is a vocational training center located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. MSC was established in 1962. Certificate courses in fields of business and technology, cosmetology, healthcare and trades are offered to students at MSC. The training programs impart essential skills to students, preparing them for professional life. The institute also offers apprenticeship programs and services.

MSC has a Student Services Department that takes care of the general interests of students. Services like career advice, academic advice, and financial aid are provided by this department. MCS Village Shops and Services offer products of their training programs. There is a salon and spa, café, computer repair and refrigerator repair center on-campus.

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Maricopa Skill Center
1245 E Buckeye
Phoenix , AZ 85034-4101
General Phone: (602) 238-4300

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Maricopa Skill Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine84various nursing
Medical Support and Technology51medical assistant, orthoptics
Production Trades49machinist, welding
Beauty and Cosmetology33cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair23electrical maintenance and repair, autobody repair
Engineering Technician15manufacturing tech, computer hardware tech, CAD and design
Construction Trades13electrician, plumbing, construction trades
Cooking and Culinary Arts10meat cutting, institutional food workers
Business and Management6accounting technology
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Media2graphic communications courses

Number of programs and degrees for Maricopa Skill Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year16316
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1273

Maricopa Skill Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maricopa Skill Center had a total enrollment of 1,125 students (588 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 14%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 3%
American Indian 9%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 9%
20-21 9%
22-24 9%
25-29 15%
30-34 14%
35-39 10%
40-49 18%
50-64 14%
65+ 1%

Maricopa Skill Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 93%

Maricopa Skill Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Phoenix, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Maricopa Skill Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Maricopa Skill Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 830302)

Maricopa Skill Center Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Institutional Food Workers
Meat Cutting/Meat Cutter

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

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Maricopa Skill Center Highlights

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What Sets Maricopa Skill Center Apart:

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