Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Mission and Vision


Transforming lives through affordable education.


As a premier community college, Pima Community College (PCC) will be a catalyst for personal transformation, economic growth, and cultural prosperity that enriches our diverse community.


Empower every learner, every day, for every goal.

As an open-admissions community college within the diverse setting of Pima County, PCC provides comprehensive and flexible life-long learning opportunities to promote learner success and to empower every learner, every day, for every goal.

Every learner: We commit to meeting the diverse needs of every person who seeks to further themselves through education.

Every day: We strive for excellence in teaching and support services, to ensure that all of our learners experience a welcoming and supportive environment that enhances their education.

Every goal: We align our programs and services with meaningful careers, quality educational pathways, and equity-driven practices to empower learners to succeed in their college and career goals.


We champion these behaviors that exemplify the spirit of our college to foster a compassionate, productive educational environment for our whole community.

Every employee is encouraged to:

  • Commit to equity and social justice. Meet each learner where they are and seek to improve equity in our community through every decision that we make.
  • Have frank, open conversations and give each other the benefit of the doubt. Act earnestly, ethically, and value integrity in everything we do.
  • Open up to change and endeavor to serve our learners and the community by soliciting, valuing and using their input.
  • Innovate. Actively seek new ways of serving our learners and bring creativity to everything we do. Have the courage to take risks.
  • Challenge our processes, assumptions, and the status quo to remove barriers and find more efficient ways to operate.
  • Evaluate our effectiveness. Assess outcomes regularly to champion what is proven to work well and direct resources to the areas in greatest need of improvement.
  • Serve. Provide outstanding service to our learners, the community and each other. Work closely with employees, employers, corporate and non-profit partners, schools and government agencies in the service of our learners.