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The 60-acre Desert Vista Campus opened in 1993 and sits on a 1,700-year-old archaeological Hohokam settlement in southwestern Tucson.

Desert Vista’s friendly Student Services staff can help you take charge of your educational goals and plans.

The Aviation Technology Center’s state-of-the-art facility includes a 10,700 square-foot hangar.

The Center for Training and Development provides high-quality workforce training leading to direct employment.

Credit courses in weight lifting and aerobics are offered in the Fitness Center, which is operated in partnership with the City of Tucson.

Desert Vista Campus

Desert Vista Campus enrolls 3,600 students each semester and offers a full complement of transfer and occupational programs, and, in conjunction with the city of Tucson, operates the Fitness Center.

Federal grant aids student success

Thanks to a $2.6 million federal Title V grant, Desert Vista Campus will have more tools to improve student success and retention by redesigning courses and using a variety of learning strategies. Funding for the Campus Integrated Model for Attainment also covers the integration and expansion of campus student resources.

Center for Training and Development

Center for Training and Development

PCC’s Center for Training and Development offers more than one dozen clock-hour training programs in health, culinary and food service, and business professions. Since 1963, CTD has trained approximately 50,000, with a 90 percent completion rate and an 85 percent job placement rate.

Aviation Technology

Aviation Technology

In the nationally respected Aviation Technology Program, students receive hands-on instruction in Airframe & Powerplant, Structural Repair and Avionics on the grounds of Tucson International Airport.

Pathways to Healthcare Program

Pathways to Healthcare Program

The federally funded Pathways to Healthcare Program supports low-income eligible students through training for careers in high-demand healthcare fields. 

Early Childhood studies

Early Childhood studies

PCC offers certificates and degrees, including Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies. Teacher’s aide, lead teacher and instructional aide are among the career options.

Desert Vista Fitness Center

Desert Vista Fitness Center

The College cooperates with the city of Tucson to run the Desert Vista Fitness Center, which offers fitness and weight training classes, and has available regulation soccer and softball fields. Learn more about PCC recreation centers at www.pima.edu. Click on current students, then athletics, then recreation centers.

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

In Pima Community College’s Culinary Arts Program, you can turn your passion for food into a fascinating career! Learn more than the basics – explore art of cooking, based on the principles of classic French and contemporary American cuisines.

TRiO fostering success

TRiO fostering success

Desert Vista Campus hosts three federal TRiO programs: Upward Bound,
Educational Talent Search and Project GREAT; all help potential first-generation college students succeed.