Pima Community College

Pima Community College

Pima Community College is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the United States. It serves the Tucson metropolitan area and is an institution for higher education in Pima County, Arizona. The college has six campuses, four education centers, and a number of adult education learning centers. It offers traditional and online education for over 100 programs. This community college also provides workforce training, non-credit personal interest classes and post-baccalaureate certificates. The main campuses of this college include the following:

  • Community campus
  • Desert Vista campus
  • Downtown campus
  • East campus
  • Northwest campus
  • West campus

The athletics teams of PCC are nicknamed the Aztecs. The official colors are blue and black. There are fifteen intercollegiate sports teams for men and women. Among the notable alumni of PCC are baseball pitcher D. J Carrasco, professional baseball player Erubiel Durazo, and Efrain Escudero, a reality TV star.

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Pima Community College
401 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson , AZ 85709-5000
General Phone: (520) 206-4500

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Pima Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,863Native American studies, language translation, sign language translation, foreign languages and literature, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine372EMT paramedic, registered nursing, various nursing, home health aide
Business and Management334business management, customer service management, business administration, accounting, human resources, international business, retail, fashion merchandising, business and related services ...
Medical Support and Technology175dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, allied health and medical assisting, respiratory care tech, radiographer, medical lab tech, ...
Engineering Technician91laser/optical tech, environmental engineering tech, industrial production tech, computer engineering tech, drafting, architectural drafting, electrical drafting
Education and Teaching88education, multilingual education, special ed, early childhood education, teacher education, physical education teaching, education courses
Security and Law Enforcement80criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Therapy and Counseling73clinical social work, community health services, massage therapy
Office and Administration73administrative assistant, business support services
Mechanics and Repair61industrial electronics tech, HVAC, automobile mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance, vehicle maintenance
Computer Science and Engineering58computer and info science, data processing tech, systems analyst, web design, computer and media applications, computer networking
Media53radio and television, digital communications, graphic communications, animation and special effects
Transportation49truck and bus driver
Cooking and Culinary Arts34pastry, restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Family and Social Work34child development
Law30legal assistant
Construction Trades24property management
Production Trades21machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Medical Administration16clinical assistant, health and medical administrative
Art Studies15visual and performing arts, art studies
Design14design and visual communication
Hospitality11hospitality management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9health and fitness
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech

Number of programs and degrees for Pima Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,35954
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1,71727
Award of less than 1 academic year52965

Pima Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pima Community College had a total enrollment of 32,982 students (19,386 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 4%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 3%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 22%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Pima Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 38 %

Pima Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Tucson, 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.

Pima Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,304
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,092
Books and supplies $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Pima Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 726600)

Pima Community College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year135$60,699187$60,161
All faculty totalacademic year135$60,699187$60,161

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pima Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports305181

Pima Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Customer Service Management
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other


Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
General Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Histologic Technician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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