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PimaOnline Class Named Best in the Nation for eLearning

Understand the history of the Holocaust

Pima Community College’s History of the Holocaust, HIS 274, was named the Outstanding eLearning Course by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC) in January 2018. The course was praised by ITC for featuring a high level of multimedia interactivity and providing “an outstanding educational experience for students.”
Several sections are open for enrollment each semester; just search for subject code “HIS” and location “online” in Pima’s online Schedule of Classes.

HIS 274 examines the causes, events and legacies of the Nazi assault on humanity. It includes the history of hatred against the Jews and other ethnic, religious and political groups in Europe, and covers the historical antecedents and preconditions of the Holocaust, the rise of the Third Reich and the creation of a racial state, as well as the “Final Solution” and the aftermath.
One interactive feature of the course is the identification cards widget that displays images and histories of Holocaust survivors and victims. The widget models the experience a person has when visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where a visitor takes an identification card of a survivor or victim when starting the visit.


Turn Your Chocolate Passion into Great Treats!

Do something creative with your love of chocolate by taking CUL 162: Art of Chocolate this spring semester. In this one-credit class (CRN 22058), Ashley Chen teaches the

properties and history of chocolate. Plus, you’ll prepare truffles, dough and batter, as well as chocolate art.

“Students learn how to make all sorts of things out of different kinds of chocolates, and the instructor is a top graduate of the Culinary Institute of America,” said Hospitality Director Jewel Mideau.

The class meets for five Mondays, 5:30 to 9:50 p.m., starting April 9 at the Desert Vista Campus Pueblo Building, Room A156.


Save Time and Money with Credit for Prior Learning

The finish line to your college degree is closer than you think. You may be able to receive credit for college-level knowledge gained through:

  • Work experience and job skills
  • Employer training programs
  • Volunteer or community service
  • Open source courses or self-study
  • Military education and occupations

Students may earn up to one-half of the credits required for a degree or certificate.

To learn more about how credit for prior learning can save you time and money, go to


Spring Speakers’ Series Open to Public

Enjoy thought-provoking presentations by PCC faculty. The series is sponsored by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor along with Faculty Senate. Sessions are free and open to the public. Each presentation is held at 6 p.m., in the Community Board Room (Building C) of the District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. Light refreshments are served.

Spring 19

Feb. 5:  “Nursing:  Beyond the Bedside,” by Colleen Ford, Nursing faculty

March 5:  “Three-minute Microbursts in the Theme of Transformation: A Reading Featuring PCC English Faculty,” by PCC English faculty members

April 2:  “Information Poverty: Why Students Need More Than Information Literacy Skills to Succeed in Life,” by Librarians Chuck Becker and Keith Rocci


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