Pima Community College and its partner in a federally funded program to train low-income Tucson-area residents for high-demand healthcare jobs are adding orientations to meet unexpectedly high interest.
In 2010 The Pathways to Healthcare Program was launched to provide degrees or certificates in specialized medical fields. Nearly two years after the first classes began, the program is exceeding its enrollment goals.
As of the end of June, 484 students signed up to study in Pathways – nearly 100 more students than anticipated. And 172 students have completed training in fields that range from home health aides and medical billers to paramedics and nursing assistants.
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