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Credit Programs & Degrees

Pima's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career - whether you are looking for direct employment or to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

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Arts, Humanities, & Communication

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Transfer Program

The Arts

Associate of Fine Arts – Dance Concentration

Transfer Program
Associate of Fine Arts – Music Concentration Transfer Program
Associate of Fine Arts – Theater Concentration Transfer Program
Associate of Fine Arts – Visual Arts Concentration Transfer Program
Applied Arts – Associate of Applied Arts Direct Employment

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts - Associate of Applied Science

Direct Employment
Culinary Arts – Certificate Direct Employment

Digital Arts

Digital Arts - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Digital Arts - Certificate Direct Employment
Digital Arts - Post-Degree Certificate Direct Employment
Digital and Film Arts - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Digital and Film Arts Animation - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Digital and Film Arts - Certificate Direct Employment
Digital Game and Simulation - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

Fashion Design

Fashion Design - Certificate Direct Employment

Interior Design

Interior Design - Associate of Arts Transfer
Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

Interpreter Training

Interpreter Training - Associate of Applied Arts Direct Employment

Technical Writing and Communication

Technical Writing and Communication - Post-Degree Certificate Direct Employment

Translation and Interpretation Studies

Translation and Interpretation Studies - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Translation and Interpretation Studies - Certificate
Direct Employment


Some additional areas of study include: Humanities, Journalism, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Sign Language, Spanish or Other Languages, and Writing.

Business Careers

Accounting

 
Accounting - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Accounting - Certificate
Direct Employment

Business


Business Administration - Associate Degree (ABUS)
Transfer
Retailing and Fashion Consumer Sciences - Associate of Arts
Transfer
Business - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Fashion Consumer Sciences - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Business - Certificate Direct Employment
Advanced Business - Certificate Direct Employment
Customer Service Management - Certificate Direct Employment
Fashion Consumer Sciences - Certificate Direct Employment
Retail Management - Certificate Direct Employment

Fraud Examination

Fraud Examination - Certificate Direct Employment

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management - Associate of Arts Transfer
Hotel and Restaurant Management - Certificate
Direct Employment

Human Resources

Human Resources - Certificate Direct Employment

International Business Studies

International Business Management - Certificate
Transfer

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Certificate
Direct Employment
Advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Certificate
Direct Employment

Office and Administrative Professions


Executive Assistant - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Administrative Assistant - Certificate Direct Employment
Health Information Technology - Certificate Direct Employment
Office Assistant - Certificate Direct Employment

Paralegal (Legal Assistant)

Paralegal - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Paralegal - Post-Degree Certificate
Direct Employment

In addition to these credit programs, a variety of continuing education, special interest and entry-level business courses may be taken through the Center for Training and Development.

Computer Information Technology

Computer Aided Drafting

 
Computer Aided Drafting - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Computer Aided Drafting - Certificate
Direct Employment
Advanced Computer Aided Drafting - Certificate Direct Employment
Integrated Circuit Layout Design - Certificate Direct Employment

Computer Information Systems


Computer Programmer/Analyst - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Systems Administration/Networking - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Computer Programmer Specialist - Certificate Direct Employment
Systems Administration/Networking - Certificate Direct Employment

Computer Software Applications

Computer Applications Assistant - Certificate Direct Employment


Related degrees and certificates include: Digital Arts

Education Careers

Early Childhood Education

 
Early Childhood Education - Associate of Arts
Transfer
Early Childhood Studies - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Early Childhood Studies - Certificate
Direct Employment
Advanced Early Childhood Studies - Certificate
Direct Employment
Early Childhood, Birth-Age 8 - Post-Degree Certificate Direct Employment

Teacher Education


Elementary Education - Associate of Arts Transfer
Elementary or Secondary Certification
Direct Employment
Special Education Cross-Categorical K-12 or
Learning Disabilities K-12 Certification - Post-Degree Certificate

Direct Employment
English as a Second Language - Post-Degree Endorsement
Direct Employment

Middle School - Post-Degree Endorsement

Direct Employment
Structured English Immersion (SEI) - Post-Degree Endorsement Direct Employment

Educational Technology

Basic Educational Technology - Certificate

Direct Employment

Health-Related Professions

Clinical Research Coordinator

 
Clinical Research Coordinator - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Clinical Research Coordinator - Certificate Direct Employment

Dental Studies


Dental Hygiene - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Dental Assisting Education - Certificate
Direct Employment
Dental Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Complete Dentures Technologist - Certificate
Direct Employment
Dental Ceramics Technologist - Certificate Direct Employment
Fixed Bridgework Technologist - Certificate Direct Employment
Partial Dentures Technologist - Certificate Direct Employment

Direct Care Professional


Basic Direct Care Professional - Certificate
Direct Employment

Fitness and Sport Sciences

Fitness and Sport Sciences - Coaching - Certificate
Direct Employment
Fitness Professional - Certificate Direct Employment

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant - Certificate Direct Employment

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment

Nursing

Nursing - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Practical Nurse - Certificate
Direct Employment

Pharmacy Technology


Pharmacy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Pharmacy Technology - Certificate
Direct Employment

Phlebotomy


Phlebotomy - Certificate Direct Employment

Radiologic Technology

Direct Employment
Radiologic Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Therapeutic Massage - Certificate
Direct Employment

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Technician - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Veterinary Practice Assistant - Certificate Direct Employment

Related degrees and certificates:  Emergency Medical Technology and Health Information Technology

Surgical Technology, Patient Care Technician and various continuing education courses may be taken through the Center for Training and Development.

Public Safety Careers

Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice - Associate of Arts

Transfer Program
Administration of Justice - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

Crime Scene Investigation


Crime Scene Management - Certificate Direct Employment

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology - Certificate

Direct Employment
Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

Fire Science

Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Fire Science – Certificate Direct Employment

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Law Enforcement Academy - Certificate Direct Employment

Science & Engineering

Associate of Science

Associate of Science

Transfer Program

Biotechnology

Biotechnology - Certificate Direct Employment

Engineering

Engineering - Associate of General Studies

Transfer Program

Some additional areas of study include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics

Social Sciences

American Indian Studies

 
American Indian Studies - Associate of Arts
Transfer

Anthropology


Anthropology - Associate of Arts
Transfer

Field Archaeology


Field Archaeology - Certificate
Direct Employment

Political Science


Political Science - Associate of Arts
Transfer

Psychology


Psychology Concentration - Associate of Arts
Transfer

Social Services


Social Services - Associate of Arts
Transfer
Social Services - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Substance Abuse Specialty - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Youth Services Specialty - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Basic Social Service - Certificate Direct Employment
Behavioral Health Services - Certificate Direct Employment
Community Health Advisor - Certificate
Direct Employment
Domestic Violence Intervention - Certificate
Direct Employment
Substance Abuse - Certificate
Direct Employment

Sociology


Sociology - Associate of Arts Degree
Transfer

Some additional areas of study include: History

Trade Professions

Automotive Technology

 
Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Automotive Mechanics - Certificate
Direct Employment

Aviation Technology


Aviation Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Advanced Aviation Technology - Certificate
Direct Employment
Avionics Technician - Certificate
Direct Employment

Building and Construction Technologies


Building and Construction Technologies - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Building and Construction Technologies - Certificate Direct Employment
Advanced Building and Construction Technologies - Certificate Direct Employment
Cabinetmaking- Certificate Direct Employment
Home Maintenance and Repair: Minor Home Improvements
- Certificate
Direct Employment
Home Maintenance and Repair: Limited Remodeling and
Repair - Certificate
Direct Employment
Home Maintenance and Repair: General Residential
Contractor - Certificate
Direct Employment
Solar Installer - Certificate Direct Employment

Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Machine Operator - Certificate
Direct Employment
Manual Machinist - Certificate Direct Employment
Mechanical Inspector - Certificate Direct Employment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist - Certificate
Direct Employment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer - Certificate
Direct Employment
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator - Certificate
Direct Employment
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Machinist - Certificate

Direct Employment

Surface Mining Technology


Surface Mining Technology - Associate of Applied Science
Direct Employment
Basic Surface Mining Technology - Certificate
Direct Employment
Advanced Surface Mining Technology - Certificate Direct Employment

Technology


Technology - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment
Electronic Assembly Technology - Certificate Direct Employment

Truck Driver Training

Class A Vehicle Driver - Certificate
Direct Employment
Coach/Transit Bus Driver - Certificate Direct Employment

Welding

Welding and Fabrication - Associate of Applied Science Direct Employment

General Studies

General Studies