I enrolled in Pima and began classes at the Renton campus March 17, 2014.
At the time of my enrollment, I was told that the credits I would earn at Pima would be transferable to a university. I intended to earn the "Associates in Medical Administration" degree.
I dis-enrolled in classes at Pima in Renton, WA just one week after they began because I believe that I was cajoled under false pretenses. The only reason for choosing Pima, specifically, was to use the AA to transfer into an HR Administration program at a university. I have college credits that I earned earlier in life; the "admissions director" that I spoke with assured me that Pima was a faster-paced, easier way to finish my AA while still working at my current job.
When I discussed this with my instructor, he was very concerned for me. He told me that he hoped they hadn't told me that the "credits" earned at Pima were actual, transferable college credits... He let me know that even though it would help me to get a different job, it would not transfer into a different college or university.
After talking with an individual at the corporate call center, this fact was corroborated.
I will forever be grateful to my instructor for saving me time, effort, and almost $25,000 for this "degree". As was confirmed to me from the individual at the call center, it really is nothing more than a professional certificate, and should be called such to prevent further confusion.
I am certain that a lot of Pima graduates are respected in their industries, and go on to enjoy their professions. My instructor is a very interesting, knowledgeable man who obviously cares a great deal about his job and the students in his class. I was excited to attend class at Pima, but disappointed when I found out that it was not everything that it presented itself to be.
Please be aware before you enroll. This is NOT about college credits, it's about a job. For $25,000, I demand a degree.