Success Stories Archive

Christine Bradley: Launching a Career in Science: Pima’s STEM programs offer small class sizes, top-notch instructors

  By Anne T. Denogean By any standard, Christine Bradley is on her way to an impressive career in the sciences. The one-time Pima Community College student accepted a position as an optical engineer with NASA’s Jet

Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies: Pima aims to establish an EGTS Center of Excellence

  By Anne T. Denogean Just over a year ago, Pima Community College set out to establish itself as a leader in the fields of Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Transborder/Global Studies (EGTS). This fall,

Student Excels at Pima and Beyond

Student success starts at Pima, can take you anywhere Growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in Barranquilla, Colombia, Francy Luna Diaz excelled in school and dreamed of attending college. When her mother, a single parent just able

IBEST Career Programs Help Adult Education Students Achieve Education and Employment Goals Faster

“Pima’s IBEST program helped me get the credentials I needed to advance in my career,” said Pima Community College graduate Liz Rendon. In 2015, Rendon completed Pima’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) and graduated with

Train for an Exciting Career in the Growing Hospitality Industry

Preparing students for real careers — not just jobs — in the hospitality industry. Tourism growth equals opportunity Pima Community College pairs well with Arizona’s $20.9 billion tourism industry. Arizona attracts more than 40 million visitors a year. And as

PCC Fashion Design Student Gets Pending Patent for Sun-Protective Gloves

Physician Assistant wants all profits to go to humanitarian work in Mexico In the two years since taking her first Pima Community College Fashion Design class to improve her sewing technique, Physician Assistant Patricia Ferrer has established

Road to Master’s Started at Pima

Calvin Dogan earned first associate degree 29 years ago, master’s last year It’s been a lifetime of learning for Calvin Dogan, from completing a high school equivalency diploma after dropping out of high school to earning his

PimaOnline: Your pathway to a college education where, when and how you like it

There is more than one way to take classes at Pima Community College. You can do it in a classroom at one of our many locations or in your own home with PimaOnline. “Taking online courses can

AAMMP Up Your Skills

Change your world at Pima Pima Community College student Chelsea Begay wants to be a construction welder and see the world. Welding student Phillip Abbott used his recently acquired training on a job over the summer. They,

Blueprint for Success

At Pima, Iryna Olson finds a new world of educational opportunity Dreams sometimes come with obstacles. After coming to Tucson from Ukraine in December 2013, Iryna Olson turned to Pima Community College to help her overcome the

Power Up Your Career!

PCC teams up with Tucson Electric Power on training that can shed light on a future energy career As a large portion of the nation’s energy workforce prepares to retire in the coming years, Pima Community College