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?

Learn more about the Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program. CHWs work with local health care and social service organizations and serve the community. Contact Anne Dudley, CHW Program Coordinator at 520-206-4851 or pcc-chwtp@pima.edu

Need job skills now? PimaFastTrack is the fastest way to get an in-demand job. Learn industry-recognized skills so you can get hired quickly. Take the PimaFastTrack and launch your career today.

First Responders

Starts: January, May, and August

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 25 – 40 hours per week

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

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

Cost: $2150.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exams

Start On Time And Prepared

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

Health Information Technology

Starts: First day of each month

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 8 – 10 hours per week

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

You can earn: Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification

Cost: $1525.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exam

Starts: First day of each month

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 8 – 10 hours per week

Classes:
Introduction to ICD Coding, UHIT-101
Creative Problem Solving, UPHI-151

You can earn: Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification

Cost: $1995.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exam

Starts: First day of each month

Duration: Up to 8 months

Time Commitment: 8 – 10 hours per week

Classes:
Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Test Prep, UHIT-195
Introduction to ICD Coding, UHIT-101
Creative Problem Solving, UPHI-151

You can earn:

  1. Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification 
  2. Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification

Cost: $2995.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, national certification exam

Start On Time And Prepared

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

Dental Laboratory Technology

Dental Auxiliary/Restorative

State licensed dental assistants and hygienists continue their education with knowledge about advanced technical procedures.  Damaged, worn, broken or decayed teeth benefit from the restorative dentistry techniques taught in courses for hygienists and dental assistants.

Community Health Worker

Community Health Workers have the unique ability to bring information, provide education, navigation and social support to those who are dealing with chronic health conditions. CHWs work with local health care and social service organizations and serve the community through interpretation and translation of services, offering culturally appropriate health education and information, and providing informal guidance on health behaviors and advocate for health needs. Students interested in CHW training will increase health care services to those living in Pima County as frontline agents of change, helping to reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

Eligibility requirements for the CHWTP include:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (this course will be taught in English)
  • Interest in and commitment to working with diverse individuals within our Southern Arizona community

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.