Sep 19, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Degrees and Certificates


Program Admission Types

Open Admissions are programs that have no requirements prior to entering the program. Students may self select into theses programs.

Competitive Admissions are programs that evaluate applicants based on specific criteria and where only the most qualified students are admitted to the program. These programs often requires preparatory coursework.

Limited Admissions programs are those that have strict limits on the number of students that may be enrolled in their programs based on space constraints, instructional capacity, program accreditation, clinical placement limitations, or other restrictive factors. These programs often require preparatory coursework and operate with a waiting list rather than a competitive application process.

Conditional Enrollment programs are those that require actions such as attendance at an information session, background checks, immunizations, successful completion of developmental courses, or other checklist items before students can enroll in the major courses.

Associate of Arts

An Associate of Arts is a credit degree of 60-64 credits for transfer to a college or university into majors related to arts, humanities, social and behavioral science, and education. The AA includes an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A). See General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs  section for more information on AGEC.

Associate of Business

An Associate of Business Administration is a credit degree of 60-64 credits for transfer to a college or university into a business or business-related major. The ABUS includes an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-B). See the General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs  section for more information on AGEC.

Associate of Fine Arts

An Associate of Fine Arts is a credit degree of 60-64 credits for transfer to a college or university into majors related to fine arts. The AFA includes an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A). See General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs  section for more information on AGEC.

Associate of Science

An Associate of Science is a credit degree of 60-64 credits for transfer to a college or university into a science or science-related major. The AS includes an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-S). See the General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs  section for more information on AGEC.

AGEC Certificate

The AGEC certificate is a block of 35 or more credits and 11 or more courses that, when completed, can be transferred to meet all lower-division General Education requirements for bachelor’s degrees at Arizona’s public universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona).

The AGEC may also meet other universities’ General Education program requirements. At least six credits of AGEC coursework must be completed at Pima Community College to earn an AGEC at Pima. 

Associate of Applied Science

An Associate of Applied Science is a credit degree of at least 60 credits for direct employment into jobs requiring skills and competencies in the technologies, business, government and public service, and health-related professions.

Credit Certificate

A credit certificate is offered in a specific field of study of fewer than 60 credits for direct employment into a job or may apply towards an associate’s degree.

Post-Degree Certificate

A Post-Degree Certificate is a credit certificate in a specific field of study of less than 60 credits for direct employment into a job. An Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree (depending on the program) is required before beginning a Post-Degree Certificate. See program display for specific requirements.

Associate of General Studies

This program is under review and no students are being accepted into the program at the time the catalog was published. See the online program display for up to date information.

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