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Center of Excellence in Applied Technology

The Center of Excellence (COE) in Applied Technology is centered at PCC’s Downtown Campus.  However, as for the departments and programs which fall under this CoE… the sky’s the limit.

Advanced Control Systems

     Building and Contruction

Advanced Manufacturing

     Aerospace and Defense

     Mining and Energy Tech





     Diesel Tech


     Autonomous Vehicle Tech


     Repair and Maintenance*

     UAV/Drone Components

…and more

PCC is committed to advancing economic development in Southern Arizona. After the mismatch between the skills of employees and the need of employers was discovered, the question was asked: What are the jobs of the future? In Arizona, middle-skilled jobs currently account for 53% of Arizona’s labor market (2018)—yet only 47% of the state’s workers are trained to the skill level needed (2018).

The development of Pima Community College Centers of Excellence was a response to the region’s need; Centers of Excellence are the next stage of advancement.

The College has defined the characteristics required of its Centers of Excellence to be:

RESPONSIVENESS: Create and deliver in-demand programs and employees; stackable credentials, degrees and certificate programs

CONVERGENCE: A community hub for open resources; apprenticeships, seminars and forums on thought leadership, etc…

ADAPTABILITY: A high-level of professional development, career guidance and real-world experience aligned with region’s demand

*The sole training program in the state of Arizona.