Pima Community College

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Pima Community College is located in Tucson, Arizona. It is one of the largest community colleges in the country and is commonly ranked among the nation’s top ten 2-year schools.

The college offers 2-year Associate degrees in fields such as Business, Science, Fine Arts and General Studies. PCC has more than 144 programs, offered through both traditional and online courses, and provides vocational training, personal interest courses (non-credit) and post-degree certification.

In addition to six campuses and four education centers throughout the Tucson area, PCC operates several adult learning centers, which offer adult literacy and GED courses, as well as summer camps and senior facilities.

PCC works extensively with the Tucson business community through its Small Business Development Center. It has also partnered with the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Federal Aviation Administration to provide the Aviation Technology Program.

Pima Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

4905B East Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85709-1120

(520) 206-4643

(800) 860-7462

Fax: (520) 206-4790

[email protected]

Contact: Michael Tulino

Director and Registrar
Main Address

4905C East Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85709-1010

(520) 206-4500


Total undergrads: 32,980

Degree-seeking undergrads: 27,190


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,256 $1,304 $1,352 $1,412 +4.44%
Books and Supplies $2,000 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $3,256 $2,904 $2,952 $3,012 +2.03%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,353 52%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,131 43% $4,149,255 $3,669
• Federal grants 923 35% $3,580,856 $3,880
• Pell grants 923 35% $3,529,556 $3,824
• Other federal grants 69 3% $51,300 $743
State/local government grant or scholarships 40 2% $95,341 $2,384
Institutional grants or scholarships 389 15% $473,058 $1,216
Student loan aid 407 16% $1,610,096 $3,956
• Federal student loans 404 16% $1,574,598 $3,898
• Other student loans 7 0% $35,498 $5,071

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2170 2577
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 251 189
Accounting 23 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 8 3
Business Administration and Management 47
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 98
Business/commerce 210
Customer Service Management 1
Hospitality Administration/management 9 3
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 18
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Retailing and Retail Operations 6
Computing and Information Sciences 22 25
Computer and Information Sciences 2
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 11 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 11 20
Construction Trades 7 41
Building/property Maintenance 7 23
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other 18
Education 42 132
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 29 27
Education 13 96
Education, Other 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Special Education and Teaching 4
Engineering Technology 32 31
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 25 24
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 4 1
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology 1
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 3
Laser and Optical Technology/technician 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 3
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 8
Language Interpretation and Translation 5 8
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 377 336
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 24
Clinical/medical Laboratory Assistant 2
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 7
Clinical/medical Social Work 27 20
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling 11
Dental Assisting/assistant 22
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 30
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician 2 4
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 19 1
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 2 15
Histologic Technician 9 1
Home Health Aide/home Attendant 18
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 3 4
Medical/health Management and Clinical Assistant/specialist 6
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 2 7
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 131
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 15
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 222 72
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 22
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 15
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 61 74
Criminal Justice/police Science 5 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 30
Fire Science/fire-fighting 26 61
Forensic Science and Technology 8
Juvenile Corrections 2
Legal and Law Studies 26 19
Legal Assistant/paralegal 26 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1202 1429
General Studies 393
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 809 1429
Mechanics and Repairers 27 115
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician 5 46
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 11 42
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 16
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician 11 9
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 9
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other 9
Personal and Culinary Services 11 44
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 16
Food Preparation/professional Cooking/kitchen Assistant 22
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 11 6
Precision Production Trades 19 5
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 12 5
Welding Technology/welder 7
Social Sciences 9 16
Anthropology 4
Archeology 16
Political Science and Government 4
Sociology 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 88
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 88
Visual and Performing Arts 75 5
Art/art Studies 1
Cinematography and Film/video Production 13 2
Design and Visual Communications 13
Digital Arts 25 3
Game and Interactive Media Design 10
Visual and Performing Arts 13
Work and Family Studies 8
Child Development 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, and pharmacy technology.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Insurance/Risk Management C
International Business A
Retailing C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia A
Radio/Television A,C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Web/Multimedia Design C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A,C


Adult/Continuing Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Computer Engineering A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical/Electronics Drafting C
Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Laser/Optical Technology A,C

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services C
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Histologic Technician A
Home Attendant C
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Records Administration A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Avionics Maintenance/Technology C
Industrial Electronics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork C
Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Forensic Technologies C
Juvenile Corrections C
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Archaeology A,C
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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