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  • Tuition Discount Program

    Pima County now offers tuition discounts for employees.


    In our effort to be as responsive and helpful as possible to our partners in the wake of the coronavirus, University of Arizona Online is extremely excited to offer the corporate education partnership benefits to Pima County employee spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.

    Pima County employees and their dependents now have the amAZing opportunity to get their degree from top-ranked University of Arizona! 

    The University of Arizona, one of the leading research institutions in the nation and ranked among the top 30 best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News & World Report, offers 100% online bachelor’s degrees that connect students directly to Arizona’s flagship university.

    At Arizona Online, you are part of a community that embraces the challenges of adult life and provides the structure and support you need to excel. You can expect the same world class degree programs and supportive environment in your online community as you would get on the University of Arizona campus. With 32 undergraduate degree programs to choose from, you have the flexibility to select coursework that fits your goals.

    And as of March 2021, we are excited to introduce the Eller College of Management's Professional MBA program. The PMBA will be delivered in a hybrid format at the Chandler, AZ campus. Foundational courses will be offered online complimented by in-person bi-weekly practicums to develop your professional skillset. As one of our Arizona Online partners, Pima County employees will receive a 10% tuition reduction on the Professional MBA!

    As a Pima County employee, spouse, domestic partner or dependent you will receive additional employee benefits including:

    • 10% tuition reduction on online undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Dedicated enrollment support
    • Waived application fee
    • Yearly onsite events
    • Six start dates a year

    Visit Arizona Onlineto get started!

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    Courses begin May 17, 2021 (Summer Session I)

    Spring 2021 Online Course Offerings

    Online registration now open at  

    All Pima County employees will receive a 20% discount.

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    Professional Development 

    Nothing About Us Without Us: Community-Based Program Evaluation $135

    Beth Meyerson, Southwest Institute for Research on Women

    Live Online Sessions: Tuesdays, 5:30 7:30 PM

    February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2


    The Art of Access: Acquiring Government Records for Career and Life $135

    David Cuillier, School of Journalism

    Live Online Sessions: Mondays, 6:00 8:00 PM

    February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22


    Cultural Immersion Experience

    Sonoran Desert Fibers, Fur, and Fun $50

    Jesús García

    Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

    January 29 & February 5


    Classroom with Professor Chomsky

    Consequences of Capitalism $300

    Noam Chomsky, Department of Linguistics, and Marv Waterstone, School of Geography, Development & Environment

    14 Live Online Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 PM

    In addition: Weekly pre-recorded lectures on demand

    January 14 – March 4

    Lifelong Learning Courses

    From Clovis to Coronado: An Introduction to Southwest Archaeology $175

    Barbara Mills, School of Anthropology

    Live Online Sessions: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12 PM

    February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10


    Crafting Climate Justice in Our Communities and Our World $115

    Diana Liverman, School of Geography, Development & Environment

    Live Online Sessions: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

    February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3


    Celluloid Desert: Tucson in Cinema History $135

    Jennifer Jenkins, Department of English

    Live Online Sessions: Tuesdays, 5 – 6 PM

    March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

    In addition: Five pre-recorded lectures on demand


    Migration from Central America and West Africa: Human Rights Virtual Field Trips $150

    Mette Brogden, Human Rights Practice Programs

    Seven Live Online Sessions: Mondays: 5 – 6 PM (March 22 – May 3)

    Live Online Sessions with invited guests: tbd

    Course duration: March 15 – May 5


    Native Peoples of the Southwest $130

    Thomas E. Sheridan, Southwest Center and School of Anthropology

    Live Online Sessions: Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 PM

    March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    For the discount code and any other questions, please contact Kerstin Miller at or (520) 621-5111

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    Arizona State University is advancing
    education and expanding career possibilities
    for public employees in Arizona with the
    Arizona Public Employee Scholarship.

    ASU is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity to public employees
    interested in pursuing a degree and upskilling for the careers they
    have now and the goals they’re working toward.

    This 10% scholarship will apply to any of ASU’s world-class degree
    programs on any ASU campus, including online undergraduate and
    graduate degree programs.

    The application is simple, and employees can submit the required
    form any time during the semester before the last day of classes to
    receive the award.

    Visit: ArizonaPublicEmployeeScholarship

    to learn more.


    Contact the Admission Services team at or call 480-965-7788.


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          Did you know that you may be able to shorten the time it takes to complete your          Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree by six months? 

    Those who completed their undergraduate degree in business may be eligible to waive up to three courses in Grand Canyon University’s MBA program.

    Approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, GCU’s MBA program allows future business leaders and executives to focus on leadership development, operations management and organizational growth. For more information on GCU’s MBA program and this exciting opportunity, contact me today! 

    Or if you have been considering furthering your education online, now’s the time! Pima County employees may take advantage of a 10% tuition scholarship to the program of your choice. GCU offers Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees.


    Barry Julian, MBA

    University Development Representative

    College of Education

    Grand Canyon University

    3500 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson AZ

    928-863-8644 Office

    928-863-8644 Cell

    877-217-0939 Fax


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    Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (800-621-7440; Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at GCU, while reserving its lawful rights in light of its Christian mission, is committed to maintaining an academic environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. Further detail on GCU’s Non-Discrimination policies can be found at


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    County Leadership Development: Learn from the best!

    As a Human Resources professional, you manage several priority-1 decisions, activities, and initiatives every day. Perhaps the most important is personnel development – working hard to make existing leaders better and emerging leaders ready. As you conduct this work with existing and emerging leaders to make your county stronger, you deserve to have a program that is easily scalable to accommodate your workforce, a program that is non-disruptive to busy schedules, and cost effective so that you have an immediate return on investment. We have that program for you: the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy, the 12-week, online leadership program led by General Colin Powell.

    Over 3,000 county leaders from across the US have already benefited from this Academy and nearly that same amount have already enrolled to participate this year.  

    I can say hands-down it was the best leadership training I’ve ever experienced. Want to know Gen. Colin Powell’s 13 rules of leadership? He tells you. Want to know how to communicate and negotiate? He offers his secrets. Want to know how to best-manage people? He drops stories that will give you confidence. And it’s not just him. Executives from across the country are invited in as coaches, too. It’s an incredible cast of experts.” 

    Others have described it as “the most beneficial use of my time as it relates to leadership training,” “highly inspirational and reinvigorating,” and “a good to great opportunity!” that has “impacted my life immensely” and has been “a once in a lifetime” experience. 

    And, there is more to the lessons than General Powell. More than 150 seasoned executives, coaches, academics, and thought leaders have come together to share their insights, best practices, and wisdom in this Academy. Participating makes existing leaders better and emerging leaders ready for the increasingly complex challenges faced in organizations, agencies, and government today.  

    Enroll your existing and emerging leaders today at



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    Pima County Employees Advance your career with an NAU degree 
    What are your goals for 2021? Do you want to go back to school or advance your career? Are you excited to grow and challenge yourself?  Northern Arizona University has partnered with Pima County to offer employees, like you, a 10% tuition reduction on all graduate programs (exception online personalized learning programs). NAU also has very affordable and streamlined bachelor’s degree options for you to consider.  


    Interested in earning a master’s degree? NAU offers programs at statewide locations or online that are convenient for working professionals: 

    • Short, 8-week sessions
    • Programs that require only 30 credits (or 10 classes) 
    • Degree options that include organizational leadership, professional writing, public administration and more.

    Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? Streamlined bachelor’s degree options include: 

    • Short, 8-week sessions
    • 90/30 program options where you can transfer up to 90 credits 
    • Popular programs to develop your professional skills, including business administration, communication studies, industrial leadership, strategic leadership, and more. 

    Find out more about the Pima County partnership with NAU by going to


     If you’re ready to apply to NAU, contact NAU Admissions at 888-628-2968. 

    NAU Pima County Partnership FAQ

    NAU Employment Confirmation Form (ECF)


    Pima Community College is hosting a virtual information session on a joint program we run earning students a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Leadership and/or a certificate in Industrial Leadership.  90 credits are earned at Pima Community College and 30 credits earned at NAU-Tucson, making it very affordable and local. 


    Industrial Leadership Information Session

    90/30 Bachelor's degree in Industrial Leadership

    & Industrial Leadership Certificate

    Pima Community College & NAU-Tucson

    Monday, April 12, from 4:30 - 5:30


    Any questions and to get the virtual session link, please contact Pima Advisor Anthony Hinckley: 

    • Application-oriented program emphasizing real-world content. 
    • Focus on the principles of organizational management to prepare you for a leadership role in an industrial setting. 
    • Designed to enhance your business, technical and interpersonal communication skills. 
    • NAU's 7-week courses with small class sizes.
    • Courses to be held on site evenings in Tucson in Fall 2021 (pending city guidelines/pandemic)


    See attached flyer for details.