Health Professions

Health Professions

Continuing professional education courses keep health care workers knowledgeable and up-to-date in their skills.

We also offer Massage Therapy to build careers and improve the lifestyle of our community. Both areas are expanding classes for continuing professional education as well as open enrollment on topics that build a foundation to prevent chronic diseases and improve health.  We’re interested in what you’d like to see for continuing education in health related careers.

Interested in a New Career?

Job growth for Health Information Technicians in Pima County through 2029 is projected to be 37%. The Pima County overall job growth rate is 17%. Source: Arizona Career Information System

Our Health Information Technology FastTrack program is built for learners who are also balancing work and family.

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

First Responders

Starts: January and August

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 25 – 40 hours per week

Classes:                     
UEMT-159 CPR Healthcare Provider
UEMT-100 Emergency Medical Technology
UPHI-150 Intercultural Fluency

You can earn:
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certificate
Basic Life Support CPR certification

Cost: $2150.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exams

Medical Records

Starts: First day of each month

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 8 – 10 hours per week

Classes:
UHIT-195 Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Test Prep
UPHI-151 Creative Problem Solving

You can earn: Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

Cost: $899.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exam

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy for Law Enforcement

A concentrated one week course to train law enforcement officers as part of the DUI task force in how to perform blood draws in various situations.  Community volunteers are needed for officers to practice blood draws as their skills increase, and, under the direction of a skilled phlebotomist. To volunteer contact Amee at amrosales2@pima.edu.

Also, short courses for health care professionals to refresh their techniques in blood draws are scheduled regularly.  

Phlebotomy for Law Enforcement Refresher

All field law enforcement officers are trained, then retrained to maintain quality blood draw skills.  This course serves officers of Arizona, but is also open to community members that have completed basic phlebotomy and need to maintain skills for their job.

Languages

Spanish for Medical Professionals

There is nothing more frustrating than to have a person who needs your medical assistance, but you lack language skills.  Prepare to bridge the communication gap between you, your patients, and family members with secondary language skills.

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.

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 or
  • 6 – 12 month career training

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. Learn more about our Health Sciences degrees and certificates.

Learn more and visit our page.

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.