GCC also has a significant role in the six island public high schools in that it offers career and technical education programs in Tourism, Marketing, Visual Communications, Allied Health, Early Childhood Education, Construction Trades, Electronics, AutoCAD and Automotive Services in the high schools (programs are dependent on facilities at each school) with an average enrollment of over 2,600 students (in sophomore, junior, and senior grade levels) at any given time. GCC’s Dual Credit Articulated Programs of Study (DCAPS) offers students that are enrolled in these CTE programs sophomore through senior year and who have earned a grade of “B” or better all three years, the opportunity to earn entry level college credit in the corresponding postsecondary programs at GCC. In effect, the DCAPS creates a direct pathway to Guam Community College for Guam’s public high school students.
Guam Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). GCC is also a member of the Pacific Postsecondary Education Council, which is a consortium of presidents and chancellors of higher education instructions in the U.S. and U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands.