Computer Science and Information Technology

Computer Science and Information Technology

Sometimes working in IT requires knowledge of computer science principles and sometimes jobs that are computer science intense, like web development or software engineering are referred to as IT.  Though there are many overlaps, computer science generally means designing and building computers and programs where IT deals more with  the computers, networks, systems and security operations.

Find the course for you. Complete a course that increases your knowledge of software, photo editing, graphic design or become a certified information systems professional (Comp TIA, A+, Cloud+, Security+)

Advanced Users

Learn more about computers and how to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data.  Advanced users can build knowledge for in-demand skills within the IT industry:

  • Introduction to PC Security
  • Comp TIA Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Certificate Preparation
  • Computer Networking
  • C+
  • Cybersecurity
  • Understanding the Cloud
  • Python Programming
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Net
  • Mutation Testing

To learn more about PimaFastTrack program requirements, funding sources, and start dates. 

Information Technology

Starts: First day of each month 

Duration: Up to 6 months

Time Commitment: 20 – 30 hours per week

UCIS-124 Google IT Certificate
UCIS-119A Network Essentials
UPHI-149 Critical Thinking
UPHI-145 Oral Communication

You can earn:
Comp TIA A+ Certification
Comp TIA Network + Certification
Google IT Support Certificate

Cost: $1,999.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exam(s)

Start On Time And Prepared

Want to learn more about PimaFastTrack? Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist. Take the next steps toward quick credentials.

Basic CompTIA+ Certification Prep

Basic CompTIA+ Certification Prep

Common computer hardware is foreign to most of us that use the equipment.  Learning skills with Basic Comp TIA A+ Certification opens the inner workings of the computer, how to configure and troubleshoot problems that perplex the average  person. In a few weeks, you will have a basic understanding with hands-on practice to build your confidence.

Google Certificate

Google IT Professional Certificate

This five course online course prepares you with knowledge and skills to be an IT Support Specialist. The certificate earned upon completion is IT Support Professional Certificate by Google. In less than 5 months you could have skills for a new career and be prepared to sit for the Comp TIA A+ 1000 series certification.

  1. Technical Support Fundamentals
  2. Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking
  3. Operating Systems: become a power user
  4. Systems Administration and IT Infrastructure Services
  5. IT: defense and security

The Google IT Certification is the first course in a Fast Track IT Certification.  You can take only the Google IT Certification or continue developing your knowledge and skills within the Fast Track.

Call 520.206.4737 to register!

Microsoft Excel

Introduction Excel

The Excel spreadsheet is a marvel that has gained in functionality and wide-spread use since originally introduced.  This introduction provides beginners with practical application of shortcuts and formatting.  Admittedly, the spreadsheet has more complexity to learn if you need to manipulate data for your business or career. See Intermediate and Advanced to expand your skills.

Intermediate Excel

Your back to build on the foundation of spreadsheet capability learned.  Charts, graphs, PivotTables, slicers, Sparklines, auto filter, and macros move your knowledge and skills to a level where you can manipulate data into meaningful information.

Advanced Microsoft Excel

In this hands-on course, overlooked functions, including data analysis tools, data tables, databases, custom controls and PivotTables build your skills to a solver.  You will learn to create formulas with conditional formatting to predict and solve common problems. At this level, you skills are indispensable to any organization that relies on data to report and perform.

Microsoft Office 2019/365

Microsoft Office 2019/365 Suite

If you want to have a place in business, one or more of the Microsoft Office products will give you a place in the majority of organizations.  This suite provides fundamentals of the world's most popular programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Intro to Python 3 Programming

The Python programming language develops code that is easy to create and understand, making your programming easier.  This course will help you write simple scripts, full programs, graphical user interface and give you tools needed to use Python with confidence.


Creating WordPress Websites

Have you ever been frustrated by navigating a web site and thought, 'I could make a better web site'? If you want to build an attractive, functional web site, without learning how to code, WordPress is the tool!  No experience is needed with web site publishing to take this course with the most popular web design tools.  You'll be ready to open a hosting account and launch your own web site.

To Register For A Class

  1. Select your course
  2. Provide full name, physical address, phone number, email, DOB
  3. Pay and receive confirmation of enrollment

It's that easy to be on the path to learning what you want, when you want! Placement exams are rarely required. No residency requirements.

Located at the East Campus, this rapidly growing program is centered around the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range. The Range is a unique opportunity and partnership. Operated by students and community volunteers, it provides a safe zone where IT professionals, community members and students alike can safely explore “live fire” cyber attacks and defenses.

The credential you earn from Pima stacks up toward advanced certifications and degrees at Pima. Through our Prior Learning Assessment program, you can earn up to a semester’s worth of college credit, depending on your course of study at Pima. And if you already have an industry credential, it can convert into even more college credit at Pima.

Online Noncredit Courses and Degree Options

Personal Interest Short Courses

Partnering with Education to Go offers the opportunity for you to attend convenient and affordable ways to learn about hundreds of topics. 96% of our learners register for additional noncredit classes after attending one of our courses!

We offer:

  • Instructor facilitation or (many self-paced if you prefer)
  • Online discussion areas
  • 6 Weeks of instruction

Ready to explore more? Check out our options to prepare for tests like:

  • Certified Data Professional
  • Cisco Certified Internet Work Expert
  • Comp TIA (A+, Cloud+, Security+)
  • Project Management Professional

Learn more and register today.

Career Education

In partnership with ed2go, we offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Learn more and visit our page.

Degrees & Certificates

Pima's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career—whether you're looking to start a career, want to upgrade your skills in your current career, or are planning to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Visit our Degrees & Certificates page to learn more about what Pima offers for you. Interested in taking additional courses or a degree? Visit our Computer Information Systems page to learn more.

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Audit Credit Courses

Most courses are available for students interested in learning without earning credits. Noncredit registration in our credit classes begins three weeks prior to the first day of class.

Step 1: Search our credit schedule of classes.
Step 2: Select your section and call us at 520-206-4737 to complete your registration.

Course Refunds

To learn more about Pima Continuing Education refund policy, visit our Information & Services page.