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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
A medical assistant student smiles while wearing scrubs in a Pima West campus courtyard

Medical Assistant


This is your entry into the health care industry!  Learn advanced patient care skills and prepare to take exams for licensure

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in MDA courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information. 

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Health Professions
Dean: 520.206.5105
CTD Director: 520.206.5142
Program Coordinator:  520.206.5072


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Medical Assistant $29,874

Academic Options

Complete additional certificates or degrees in medical administrative skills such as Health Information Technology or in patient care such as Practical Nursing

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