Some of the junior colleges located in Arizona are Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale Community, Gateway and Glendale Community. Still others are Estrella Mountain, Mesa Community, Sanford Brown, Fortis and Chandler/Gilbert Community. Most junior colleges in Arizona have open enrollment policies, meaning their courses are available to all students with high school diplomas or GED equivalencies.
Scottsdale Community College boasts several well-developed departments, including health and physical education, English and world literature, hospitality and tourism, and fine arts. As of the 2013/2014 academic year, fees at Scottsdale were typical of many Arizona junior colleges, with one semester costing approximately $2,000 for in-state students. As of 2015, Glendale Community College possesses two full-fledged campuses and an affiliate campus and offers 44 degree paths and over 60 certification programs. Phoenix College, a mid-size community institution, offers approximately 150 degree and certificate opportunities.
In addition to mainstream academic junior and community colleges, Arizona also offers a significant number of junior colleges targeting specific trades. These include the Arizona College of Allied Health, Kaplan College, East Valley Institute of Technology, Lamson College and Maricopa Beauty College. Kaplan college specializes in training medical assistants and administrators, veterinary technicians and criminal justice majors. Lamson also trains medical professionals, such as billing and coding experts, phlebotomists and assistants, as well as paralegals.