Learn about the future of manufacturing. Our courses will introduce you to the basic knowledge of engineering processes and design. You will learn about product design using multiple principles that include:

  • Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Robotics

Smart factories advance manufacturing efficiency through connected systems. Cyber-physical systems use computers, networking and physical processes. Augmented reality, additive manufacturing, remote regulation, and control using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) will continue to advance manufacturing where products are built to a customer’s specific tastes.

Learn additional skills like:

  • 3D Printing
  • Augmented reality
  • Automation control

PimaFastTrack is a new way to go to college. It's built for adult learners who want to quickly get industry-recognized skills. Through PimaFastTrack, you can work full-time, raise a family, and learn today's in-demand skills for a new career.

Automated Industrial Technology

Introduction to Optics

A study of optics has a broad range of application and occupations in diverse industries. In the last 40 years optics has become a dominant field with impact in almost every area of our lives.  A few examples are telecom systems, cell phone displays, medical diagnostics, satellite and astronomical imaging, security systems, cameras, laser machining, guidance weapons and controls. 

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 Downtown Campus, our Automated Industrial Technology (AIT) program prepares students for high-demand careers running the complex automated assembly lines of the future. We have worked hand-in-hand with major Arizona employers, such as Raytheon Missile Systems and Boeing, to deliver coursework that teaches skills employers need.

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.

Learn more about the future of manufacturing and how AI plays a role.

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 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.

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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.