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4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709-1275
p. 520-206-4500
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Pima Community College

Pima Community College Rating: 4.4/5 (8 votes)

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Introduction

Pima Community College is a two-year public school serving all of Pima County, Arizona. First established in 1969, today the school has 6 campuses and several branch locations in the city of Tucson and the surrounding area. With an annual enrollment of more than 75,000 students, PCC is among the ten largest community colleges in the nation.

Academics

Academic courses of study include more than 180 occupational and transfer programs. The college awards diplomas, advanced certificates, and associate’s degrees in arts, business, science, fine arts, applied arts, applied science, and general studies.

The college’s aviation technology program is sanctioned by the Federal Aviation Administration. Several other programs including health sciences, information technology, teacher education, and histotechnology, are accredited by specialized agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Arizona Department of Health.

In addition to academic programs in health sciences, engineering, transportation services, social service, education, legal services, and information technology, Pima also provides workforce training, continuing education, and distance learning opportunities.

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher may apply to enter the Honors Program. Successful candidates must take HON 101: Honors Coloquium and sign an Honors Contract. Students who complete at least 15 credit hours of honors courses and keep their cumulative gpa above 3.5 will graduate with an Honors Program Certificate of Completion.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions are open. The basic requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED certificate. There are some additional requirements for certain programs such as health-related professional courses.

Pima offers enrollment to international students as well. Such candidates should complete a special application form for admission, together with the Affidavit of Financial Support form. Admission forms can be filled out and submitted online. After the assessment and evaluation, students have to attend an orientation program followed by counseling and advising sessions. Once registration is complete, students can pay their tuition fee online or at any of the campus locations.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office works with students to put together an economic plan to fund their educations. The first step in applying for financial aid is the application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Frequently awarded forms of aid include the Federal Work Study Program, FFEL Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and PLUS Loans. In addition, PCC Foundation Scholarships, Raytheon Scholars Program, and Chancellor’s Recognition Scholarship are also awarded to the eligible candidates.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5810th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Academic support is offered in the form of tutoring and academic counseling. The college has a well stocked library containing online research databases, web study guides, eBooks, together with online journals and magazines. Pima offers services in career counseling, career planning, on and off campus job search, as well as employment placement.

The college has a Student Government Association that is the voice of the student body on campus. There are dozens of student groups and clubs on campuses, as well as a student newspaper and literary magazine. For students with academic interests in video production, there in an in-house television station, PCCTV. Students may work on development and production at the station in preparation for future careers.

Tucson is a military town, and the college both provides academic services tailored to those currently serving as well as an active ROTC program. Many classes take place on or near bases.

Performing arts plays a significant part of the student life on campus. The college has the Chorale which is a mixed-voice choir. The Wind Ensemble performs on tour as well as on special events. Acoustic jazz is performed by the Jazz Ensemble at different events that take place in the State of Tucson. Dance concerts, theater, and orchestral programs are also organized by the college students on a regular basis.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The athletics teams participate as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the Arizona Community College Athletic Association. The teams go by the nickname of Aztecs. The college fields teams in varsity sports like basketball, softball, soccer, and tennis. There are more than 15 teams for intercollegiate sports. Students can also take advantage of the quality fitness centers and recreational centers that are available on all campuses.

Alumni

Notable alumni include:

  • Ned Norris Jr., Tohono O’odham Nation chairman
  • Nancy Turner, author
  • Professional baseball players Erubiel Durazo and D.J. Carrasco
  • MMA fighters Dew Fickett and Jesse Forbes
  • Horacio Llamas, professional basketball player

Additional School Information

The metro Tucson area is particularly large in terms of square mileage, given the population of the city. The college campuses are spread fairly evenly throughout the area, so that there is a campus or learning center within easy commuting distance for nearly every resident. There are also specialized campuses for popular career tracks. These campuses include:

Northwest Campus The Northwest Campus, located in the most rapidly growing section of Tucson, occupies 50 acres near Ina. Popular programs at the Northwest Campus include therapeutic massage training and licensing programs as well as hotel and restaurant management.

Community Campus The Community Campus has been meeting non-traditional educational needs since 1975. It is located close to the airport and provides specialized training for employees of the Aviation Technology enter.

Downtown Campus The Downtown Campus is home to a wide range of traditional academic, occupational, technical, and trade programs. It is a popular choice among students who wish to transfer to a four year college or university.

East Campus The East Campus, located on 58 acres close to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, The campus is home to the observatory and teaching planetarium. It is also known for its Emergency Medical Technology and Veterinary Technology programs.

West Campus The oldest and largest of the locations, West Campus occupies 267 acres west of I-10. The student publications are located here, including literary magazines SandScript and Cababi and newspaper Aztec Press. West Campus is also home to the Center for Archaeological Field Training.

Information Summary

Ranks 37th in Arizona and 2937th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Arizona and 64th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 6 0.02
Arrest 3 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,022 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 51 0.01
Forcible Rape 204 0.04
Robbery 1,163 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,979 0.94
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2,746 0.52

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District402

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3916th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,572 $1,572 $7,896
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $152 $152 $152
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $66 $66 $329
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,324 $3,324 $9,648
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $11,424 $11,424 $17,748
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,724 $5,724 $12,048

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,532 $1,652 $1,532 $1,652 $7,184 $7,784
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,400(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,700(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,700 $2,400

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 88 203 1,878 141 168 2,804 102 5,576
Accounting 1 4 16 4 4 26 58
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 5 1 7 14
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 1 1
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 4 34 2 54 3 102
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 23 39 67
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology 1 2 3
Archeology 1 1
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 15 1 1 18 3 41
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 2 14 2 15 36
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 2 5
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 1 1 1 2 5
Building Construction Technology 1 6 5 12
Building/Property Maintenance 1 22 1 3 17 4 50
Business Administration and Management, General 1 9 1 15 28
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 3 19 1 8 24 1 56
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General 10 3 80 6 2 99 3 211
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 2 12 11 27
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 2 1 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 3 7 10
Clinical/Medical Social Work 4 3 22 1 4 32 68
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 1 1 2 2 1 1 8
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Support Specialist 1 1
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 2 1 1 9 15
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 2 24 2 44 1 80
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections
Corrections Administration
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science 4 11 15
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 2 2 30 2 3 24 65
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Customer Service Management 1 1
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant 15 1 3 20
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 8 12 21
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician 4 11 15
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 6 10 18
Digital Arts 2 11 1 12 1 28
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 3 40 1 2 30 1 79
Education, General 2 2 16 3 3 61 1 89
Education, Other 2 2
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other 1 3 2 7 3 16
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 9 1 23 1 35
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Fashion Merchandising 2 1 3
Fashion/Apparel Design 1 1 3 5
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 2 40 1 74 1 121
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 1 7 1 5 14
Forensic Science and Technology 7 14 21
Game and Interactive Media Design 2 2 7 11
General Studies 9 25 128 7 14 247 3 448
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 11 2 18 1 33
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 4 1 5 5 15
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 4 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3 7 10
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 2 3 16 1 24
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 13 15 6 32 38 104
Insurance
Integrated Circuit Design 1 1
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Juvenile Corrections
Language Interpretation and Translation 12 4 16
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 2 11 39 55
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 4 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 39 75 887 77 69 1,241 14 2,504
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 1 4 2 14 23
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1 3 1 13 3 21
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 2 1 7 10
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 3 13 17
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1 35 1 3 25 67
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other
Music, General 1 1
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 9 2 6 17
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 7 1 14 22
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 1 3
Physical Fitness Technician 1 1 4 10 16
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 3
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 2 20 83 4 6 66 9 196
Pre-Engineering 8 2 1 10 22
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 6 6
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 9 27 39
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 5 1 12 19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 6 58 7 2 129 2 211
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 6 13 2 22
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2 16 1 1 19 40
Retailing and Retail Operations 1 1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 2 3
Sociology 1 2 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 2 1 17 21
Surveying Technology/Surveying 1 2 2 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 2 3 1 10 16
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 2 9 1 12
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 2 11 1 10 27
Welding Technology/Welder 1 1 3 6
Word Processing 1 4 16 2 23

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1840th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,181 ($64,451 male / $61,424 female)
Number of FT Faculty 363 (145 male / 218 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,314
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $9,974,651
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