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Frequently Asked Questions

Going back to school is a big decision and there are lots of factors to consider. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about going to college.

What programs and degrees are offered at Pima Medical Institute?

At Pima Medical Institute, we focus on preparing students for careers as allied health professionals and nurses. In fact, that’s all we do. If you want to get the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in the medical field, we can help you reach your goal. We offer certificate programs, associate degree programs, bachelor’s degree completion programs and courses that can help you further your career.

How much is tuition?

The cost of tuition varies by program, however your tuition, books, fees and scrubs are included in the cost. And our tuition price is often less than you may find at other career colleges.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Most of our certificate programs can be completed in about a year. You can earn an associate degree in two years or less, and you can complete your bachelor’s degree* in about the same time. Our programs are accelerated and get you ready for the workforce fast.

Do you offer night classes?

Pima Medical Institute offers morning, day and evening classes for most of our certificate programs so that you can get the education you need for your future while still taking care of your present responsibilities. Some of our associate degree programs are offered in the morning and during the day. Connect with us to see when your program of interest is offered.

When do classes start at Pima Medical Institute?

Unlike a traditional school year, Pima Medical Institute offers classes year-round. That means you can get started on getting the training you need for your career sooner. Set up an appointment to get started today.

Do I qualify for financial aid?

Knowing you can afford to pay for college is important, and each person’s situation is unique so no one can say whether you qualify without asking you the right questions. To learn more about the type of financial aid we offer, what steps you should take before meeting with a financial aid officer and what questions you should ask, visit Paying for School.

Are credits from Pima Medical Institute transferable to other schools? Do the credits I have transfer?

As with financial aid, every person’s situation is unique. Our medical training programs are specialized to ensure you receive an education that relates to the field you’re preparing for. We have partnerships with various educational institutions. To see if your credits transfer, meet with a medical career specialist.

Will I get experience in the field before I graduate?

Yes! As a student, you will participate in an externship – an opportunity to use the skills you’ve been learning in the classroom. We’ve partnered with some of the most respected hospitals, doctor’s offices and medical facilities in the community to ensure you have a well-rounded education. It’s a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn new ones and network with your future peers. Many of our graduates have made such an impression during their externships, they’ve even been offered full-time positions – some before they’ve even graduated.

Can you help me get a job?

We want you to be successful, so Pima Medical Institute offers you the tools to make the most of your transition from student to professional. Our career services team, along with members of our staff and faculty, work to help students obtain positions in their chosen fields upon graduation. Any time you need support with your job search – from updating your resume to interview tips and current job openings – we’re ready to assist.

How much am I going to make after I graduate?

There are many factors that help determine your salary as an employee:
  • Will you work in a large city or rural community?
  • How much experience do you have?
  • What is the demand for your skills?
  • Are you interested in working at a big hospital or a smaller medical facility?
Ask local employers in your field of interest how much you can expect to be paid as a graduate. They may also give you tips on how to set yourself apart from the crowd when applying for a position, certifications you can earn or other things you can do that may help increase your earning potential.

*Prerequisites apply. See your program of interest for more details.
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