Desert Vista Campus
Desert Vista Campus enrolls 3,100 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.
Project BLAST joins three other federal TRiO programs
Project BLAST is the newest federal TRiO program at Desert Vista Campus. It joins Upward Bound,
Educational Talent Search and Project GREAT; all help potential first-generation college students succeed.
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.
HPOG HOPES now enrolling
The federally funded HPOG HOPES (Health Career Opportunities with Personalized Educational Supports) supports low-income eligible students through training for careers in high-demand healthcare fields.
Grants funds Library redesign, adds Learning Center
Thanks to a $2.6 million federal Title V grant, the Desert Vista Campus is integrating and expanding student resources, including a redesign of the library in 2015-16 to add an integrated Learning Center. Funding for the Campus Integrated Model for Attainment also provides more tools to improve student success and retention by redesigning courses and using a variety of learning strategies.
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.
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.
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.
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 pima.edu. Click on current students, then athletics, then recreation centers.