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What to Know About Summer & Fall 2021

Pima Community College continues to maintain the highest standards of health and safety as we transition to more in-person classes and services.

Summer will retain virtual and online classes and services. This Fall, you can learn your way with hundreds of classes offered in-person, virtually and online.

Summer Classes

When does the summer semester start? 

Pima Community College’s summer semester begins May 31.

How do I apply to Pima? 

Apply to Pima here. It's a good idea to start your application early. Beginning your Pima application unlocks all of Pima’s resources to you, even if you are unsure of your career path or you want to apply elsewhere later. The application is free and doesn’t take long. You can also stop and save your progress any time.

When you apply, you'll get:

  • Your personal “A” number, the key to taking advantage of Pima’s support
  • Advisers who can help you explore careers, courses and classes
  • Access to same-day callbacks when you have a question or concern
  • Access to Scholarship Universe to get updates on scholarships that fit your career goals 

How do I register for the summer semester? 

Register for classes here. Registration began March 15.

What types of classes will Pima offer this summer? 

Most summer classes will be offered virtually and online, as our campuses remain restricted.  Classes are offered in three formats, depending on the class:

  • Virtual: Classes are conducted live at the same day and time each week via computer and video. Your faculty member will conduct the class much like an in-person class but with modifications to support you in a virtual environment.
  • Online: Courses are taken on your schedule using the College’s dedicated PimaOnline platform. Online classes let you study at times convenient for you. Pima has multiple programs offered entirely online.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses are generally those that have significant hands-on training, such as nursing, welding, automotive technology and others. You will participate in lectures and other learning virtually, but then join your class on campus for the lab or “hands-on” portion of the class.

How do I know which type of class I have?

The best way to know how your class will be offered is to check your class schedule in your MyPima account or go to the Schedule of Classes. You will receive full details from your instructor prior to the start of classes. 

How can I meet with my advisor?

Sign up virtually to receive a same day call back from an advisor. Advisors are available to assist you with admissions, registration and academic advising.

Advising Call Back: Sign in online

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 11am

Once in line, you will receive text message notifications with an estimated time for the call back. Once you’ve reached the front of the line, an Advisor will call you on the phone number provided to assist you. You can call from a landline phone too, but you won’t get the text message updates.

 

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Fall Classes

When does fall semester start?

Pima Community College’s fall semester begins August 19. 

How do I apply to Pima?

Apply to Pima here. It's a good idea to start your application early. Beginning your Pima application unlocks all of Pima’s resources to you, even if you are unsure of your career path or you want to apply elsewhere later. The application is free and doesn’t take long. You can also stop and save your progress any time.

When you apply, you'll get:

  • Your personal “A” number, the key to taking advantage of Pima’s support
  • Advisers who can help you explore careers, courses and classes
  • Access to same-day callbacks when you have a question or concern
  • Access to Scholarship Universe to get updates on scholarships that fit your career goals  

How can I register for classes? 

Register for classes here. Registration began April 5.

What types of classes will Pima offer in the fall?

While the Summer classes will be offered in virtual and online formats, Fall will bring more classes and services back to campus. More details to come. 

Will there be a tuition increase? 

More good news, tuition and fees remain the same for the 2021-22 academic year. There will be no increase from the 2020-2021 school year.

How can I meet with my advisor?

Sign up virtually to receive a same day call back from an advisor. Advisors are available to assist you with admissions, registration and academic advising.

Advising Call Back: Sign in online

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 11am

Once in line, you will receive text message notifications with an estimated time for the call back. Once you’ve reached the front of the line, an Advisor will call you on the phone number provided to assist you. You can call from a landline phone too, but you won’t get the text message updates.

How can I get additional support this fall?

Pima offers free - yes, free - Success Support (STU) classes to help you achieve your educational and personal goals. Topics include study skills, critical thinking, transfer strategies, and career exploration and preparation. 

The courses range from one to three credit-hours. We have waived all tuition and college-wide fees for these courses, saving you about $100 to $300 (some courses have course-specific fees).

There are courses that meet your various interests and needs: 

  • Got a career in mind? Great!
    • STU 100 gives you an analysis of your learning style, and an inventory of your strengths, as well as areas for improvement.
  • Undecided about your career path?
    • STU 106 is for students who are still exploring their options and provides online tools to help identify your interests and the professions that would make the best fit for you.
    • Or, consider STU 109, which expands on STU 106 by discussing the skills and strategies needed to get a good job.
  • Headed to a university?
    • STU 107 is for first-year students intending to transfer to a bachelor’s-degree granting school. If you know you want to transfer but are undecided about your major, this course will help you explore college and career success strategies.
  • Eligible for the Honors Program?
    • Take HON 101 if you’re Honors-eligible. This is a colloquium for an introduction into scholarly research and some lively debates on contemporary issues in the arts, humanities, sciences, and math.
  • Want to explore healthcare careers?
    • HRP 100 gives an overview of the healthcare profession. Learn what it takes to succeed academically in health-related studies at Pima.
  • Taking MAT 092 or MAT 097?
    • MAT 092LB, MAT 092RQ, MAT 097RQ are co-requisite courses will help you build a foundation for success in future math or quantitative literacy classes.
How can I learn more about Pima? 

Email recruitment@pima.edu with your questions. You can also explore the College digitally. 

 

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Health and Safety at PCC

What safety guidelines will be in place? 

Pima will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines provided by the Pima County Health Department, Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control, including:
  • Masks
  • Physical distancing
  • Deep cleaning

We also implemented new cleaning and sanitization procedures, including thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all buildings with virus and bacteria killing materials.

What will I need to do when I get to campus? 

If you have been on campus since June 2020, you know you have been required to use a single point of entry in and out of the building and have your temperatures taken.

As more people come on campus this fall, Pima will drop the single point of entry and the temperature check requirements. However, the College will ask you to evaluate any COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming on campus. Details to come.

How will classrooms be cleaned? 

Each classroom will be outfitted with cleaning supplies so that each classroom can be sanitized as you exit. You will help participate in the cleaning process by cleaning your desks and chairs and/or other common surfaces. This process has worked well for classes that continued to meet over the past 10 months.

Will the libraries and Learning Centers be open?

Libraries and Learning Centers will reopen, but you can still access many services, including Tutoring, virtually. The libraries and Centers will require face coverings and physical distancing when they reopen.

Will food services be open on campus?

Campus bookstores will be providing “grab and go” food items. Seating will be available, but indoor seating will be limited to respect physical distancing. Pima has many options for outdoor seating as well.

 

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Resources

Visit our Resources page for student, financial aid, employee and health resources. 


COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccinations are the fastest way to herd immunity from COVID-19 and the fastest way to campus life. While students are not required to get a vaccine at this point, they are strongly encouraged to consider it. Vaccines help protect individuals as well as the people around them. As more vaccines become available, receiving one is becoming easier.

Review the COVID-19 vaccine page for more information about vaccines and returning to campus.

 

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