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Associate Degree

Explore our exceptional, hands-on healthcare career programs and get started on your future making a difference.

Experience Hands-On Learning With Pima Medical

Is working in healthcare your passion? We have options for you, whether you’re just breaking into the industry or are looking to level up your current career in medicine.

Our on-campus programs are accelerated and feature a truly hands-on approach, so you can enter the workforce quickly  and with confidence.

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On-Campus Programs

Dental Hygiene

Program Length: Approximately
23 months

In this program, you will learn to work directly with patients and help them properly care for their oral health. Dental hygienists clean and polish teeth and take X-rays and molds. They also perform some administrative duties, such as recording patients’ dental histories and updating charts. Your coursework will utilize real-world labs that prepare you for the workforce.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Length: Approximately
22 Months

In this program, you will learn to utilize specialized equipment to create sonograms, also known as ultrasound scans, and take a look inside the human body and aid in medical diagnosis. You will learn a mix of soft and hard skills, studying pathophysiology, scanning techniques, patient care, ethics and more. From the very first semester, you’ll get hands-on experience.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Length: Approximately
19 Months

In this program, students will learn how to collect and analyze body fluids and other substances through various tests that help diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat diseases. Courses address phlebotomy, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, as well as OSHA standards and safety protocols.


Program Length: Approximately
20 months

In this program, you will learn a broad range of areas that nurses are expected to work in such as, labor and delivery, pediatrics, surgery, trauma and more. Your career as a nurse will be unique each day to meet the needs of your patients. You will acquire the skills needed to work as an entry-level nurse and will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Program Length: Approximately
20 Months

In this program, you will learn how to provide treatments for those who need to learn how to function independently in their homes and during daily activities. You will take courses that focus on anatomy, growth and development, kinesiology, mental health and many other important areas of focus. Your coursework will utilize real-world labs that prepare you for the workforce.

Ophthalmic Medical Technician

Program Length: Approximately 20 months

Blending medicine with technology, the ophthalmic medical technician can initiate patient exams, measure and record visual stats, perform diagnostic procedures, assist in clinical and surgical settings and prepare patients for eye-transplant surgery. Course topics include ocular disease, surgical assisting, echography, light based imaging and more. This program is the only laser-eye surgery program in Colorado and surrounding states.


Program Length: Approximately
15 Months

This program teaches valuable skills that will prepare you for a career as a first responder. You will take courses that focus on anatomy, airway management, patient assessment, traumatic injuries and more, so you can respond to 911 calls with confidence.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Program Length: Approximately
18 Months

In this program, learn how to help patients improve their mobility and movement following an injury or illness. Courses in this program focus on preparing you for a variety of tasks required on the job such as conducting exercise, performing massages, applying hot and cold packs and assisting in traction and other treatments. You will learn these skills in a truly hands-on experience at Pima Medical.


Program Length: Approximately
24 Months

In this program, you will learn how to perform medical diagnostic imaging examinations. Courses will focus on anatomy, equipment protocols, radiation safety and other important areas of focus so you’re equipped with the skills needed to be successful in the field. Our real-world labs use the same equipment you’ll be working with in hospitals or clinics, so you don’t skip a beat on your first day on the job.

Respiratory Therapy

Program Length: Approximately
21 Months

In this program, you will study a broad range of respiratory health skills, including but not limited to advanced respiratory care techniques, pharmacology, cardiopulmonary disease, patient assessment and more. The day-to-day responsibilities of a respiratory therapist are as wide-ranging and unique as the patients they treat. You will also be qualified to handle critical care and emergencies related to respiratory issues.

Surgical Technology

Program Length: Approximately
18 Months

In this program, you will learn the ins and outs of surgical technology, including, but not limited to: preparing operating rooms, using equipment for surgical procedures, advocating for patient safety, managing a sterile field throughout the operation and many other important elements to surgery. A hands-on job requires hands-on training, so we ensure you are taught everything you need to feel confident on your first day on the job.

Veterinary Technician

Program Length: Approximately
18 Months

In this program, you will be able to manifest your animal-loving dreams and work in a field dedicated to animal care. Learn about animal behavior, surgical assisting, testing procedures and more. This program offers a unique blended learning experience, with some instruction conducted online and some in-person. Your hands-on expertise will be gained working in well-equipped animal hospital settings.

Looking For An Online Option?

We also offer online associate degrees. Although virtual, these programs offer the same high-quality instruction and a real-world capstone project that will prepare you as you boost your career.

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