The Computer Commons in High Tech 1 include Mac and PC computers for students to use.

Technology News

HT1 - CLOSED Fri May 13; Open 8a-4p Mon-Thu May 16-26; CLOSED Mon May 30

Students can now use Microsoft Office 365 for free!

Great news for all students enrolled at any of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges:  Maricopa Community Colleges are providing Microsoft Office 365 to every current student free of charge!

Office 365 is the latest version of Microsoft’s productivity suite, and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and more. It is available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class and your academic journey. As long as you are currently enrolled as a student at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Use the same programs as your instructors to ensure file compatibility

To get your Office follow these simple steps:

1.     Go to and enter the following information:

a.  Username:  Your Maricopa email address (i.e.,

b.  Password:  Password you use to log into your Maricopa email account

c.  Click Sign in

2.     Follow the instructions on the installation screen.

You will need your school email account to sign in.  Important Note: The Office 365 provided by Maricopa Community Colleges is for personally owned (home) computers and devices. Our colleges already provide all of our students with access to Microsoft products as a standard computing practice. Visit for additional information.

It's now easier to surf @ GCC!

Glendale Community College is delighted to offer a new Wi-Fi experience to all of our students, faculty, staff and guests through two wireless networks available on both the GCC Main and GCC North campuses:

  • GauchoNet-Guest: The wireless network for guests and students/faculty/staff without MEID credentials.
  • GauchoNet: The wireless network for people who do have MEID credentials. It is a faster and prioritized wireless access.

Connecting is easy:

  1. Connect: Use the Wi-Fi settings on your device to connect to the appropriate network. Please refer to the user manual of your device if you are unsure how to do that.
  2. Accept/Sign-in: In case your device doesn’t automatically ask you to sign into the wireless network, start your favorite web browser.
    1. If you connected to GauchoNet-Guest, you need to read and accept the Computing Resource Standards as prompted. If you agree, click the “Continue to the Internet” button.
    2. If you connected to GauchoNet, you will see a page asking you to log in with your MEID and password. Please ensure you agree to the Computing Resource Standards (see FAQ) and click on “Sign in."
  3. Use: Your device should be connected to the Internet!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is my MEID and password?
Your MEID is the same login you use to access your student/employee email,, or to log in to one of the computers on campus. 
Will I need to repeat this process each time I connect?
GauchoNet-Guest requires you to accept the Computing Resource Standards every 24 hours. GauchoNet requires you to re-enter your MEID credentials every 30 days. 
Does the wireless network block any websites?
As of the moment, we are not blocking any websites. However, we reserve the right to limit Internet speeds if we detect disruptive activity (such as P2P file sharing). 
Where is wireless connectivity available?
Our network is designed to provide wireless coverage throughout the majority of our facilities on the GCC Main and GCC North campuses. 
What if I notice that wireless coverage in an area is less than two bars?
Please contact GCC Technical Support to report this issue. We will do our best to help you quickly. 
Why does my wireless seem to be slow?
The speed of the wireless network is dependent on a few factors, such as distance to the nearest access point, and the number of users near you. 
Can I print through the wireless network?
Not at this time. Currently wireless printing is not supported. 
Which wireless standards does the wireless network support?
Currently we support the 802.11g/n wireless standard. 
Are there any rules I must follow during my wireless session?
GCC requires users to comply with the Maricopa Computing Resource Standards.
Can you help me with my computer?
GCC does not provide technical support for computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, or any other internet-capable devices not owned by the college. 
What if I have another question, or a comment about GauchoNet?
Please contact GCC Technical Support, so we can assist you as soon as possible. 



Building: High Tech 1 (HT1)
Phone: (623) 845-3555 option 3
Hours of Operation


Mon. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Mon. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

See HT1 for building hours.

photo of row of Mac computers in HT1