These schools are similar to Pima Community College in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
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I like most of the teachers I have encountered at Pima. If you enjoy writing I would absolutely recommend miss Salvo's WRT101 and 102 classes. This college is very welcoming and I won't lie, very challenging. I would recommend if you are going to class online choose classes that have lectures online as the teacher who are assigned to these classes are much more likely to pay attention to your struggles and learning experiences. The community is very social and welcoming. Food bags are given to struggling students. Pima does not however have housing if you plan on moving you will either need to dual enroll with UofA to use their dorms or search for student apartments in the area at least three months before classes start.
The non-existent dorms. The fact that there are so many buildings all spread across Tuscon isn't great for people who have many classes close together at several different locations. You can't currently get ID cards because of covid-19 policies.
Pima offers smaller class experiences which makes the overall learning great. Teachers are extremely helpful in ensuring success.
Pima offers many classes but sometimes you will have to take them at other campuses.
I liked the virtual tutoring.
I did not like the lack of courses available on my local campus
The staff is amazing and helpful. Pima has great math teachers that will leave you feeling confident and capable about the subject. Pima has great social and physical science teachers.
I began college during the pandemic which means I mostly took online classes. I felt disconnected.
I have enjoyed all of the teachers. Everyone has been helpful and wants to see you succeed.
I think it would be helpful to have more variety on class times or locations.
I truly love how inclusive Pima Community College is. They have advocated for mental health, the black community, LGBTQ+, and the list go on. The teachers I have had so far have been very helpful and encouraging. I haven't faced any issues with other students either. I also liked how they have a program where you get paid to help to take notes for students with disabilities.
The only thing I was disappointed to learn about is that their library closes during the day. Other than that, I love how quiet and private the library is here. I also wished they offered more clubs I was interested in.