The Northwest Campus brings a full spectrum of recreational and cultural programs and services to families in the northwest region of Pima County. Northwest is home to excellent programs in Therapeutic Massage, Clinical Research Coordinator and Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Developing Quadcopters, Mastering Physics
“Do you want to fly the Grand Canyon?”
With those words from Pima Community College Physics Instructor Michael Sampogna, a student research project to design and build quadcopters was launched last year.
Pima students Gustavo “Michael” Guerrero, Nicholas Morris and Nicholas Patzke, teamed up to research and develop two of the small, unmanned, remote-control aircraft. The students’ work for Sampogna’s Physics 295LB Independent Research in Physics class was supported by the Arizona NASA Space Grant Consortium.
“This work dispels the view of community colleges,” Sampogna said. “This is fourth-year University of Arizona-level work, or even first-year graduate work.”
Since 2008, more than 40 students have initiated, designed, tested and deployed projects as part of Physics 295LB. To learn more about Physics 295LB and the students’ research on quadcopters, read our news release.
“The Art Project” Features New Artists Each Semester
Stop by the Northwest Campus Student Life Center and enjoy art created by your fellow students and NWC colleagues. The works will be exhibited at the Student Life Center art gallery throughout the spring 2014 semester. Ten works by five artists are on display, including photography, illustration, metal sculpting, clay modeling and a work combining bowling pins and acrylic. The pieces were selected by a campuswide vote in December. “The Art Project” will feature new artists each semester. The Student Life Center is open Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Looking for a great career? Consider our Clinical Research Coordinator Program.
Be involved with patients, work with doctors and medical staff, help take cutting-edge medicine through the approval process.
The Clinical Research Coordinator Program uses state-of-the-art teaching tools and real-life experiences to prepare you for a future in an exciting, diverse and rewarding industry. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work in people, as well as new ways to improve health. Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) are responsible for the day-to-day conduct of clinical trials, ensuring that trials are conducted in compliance with the trial protocol as well as with the guidelines and regulations meant to ensure the safety of patient participants.
Due to a major boom in pharmaceutical and medical device development and the growing interest in integrative medicine, clinical research is becoming a highly in-demand field. As a CRC, you’ll work in a variety of medical settings, managing clinical trials and helping to set new treatment standards for generations to come.
Northwest Campus Student Life has Expanded!
The new Student Life center features an activity room, expanded student areas, additional space for Student Government, Clubs, Pima Leadership Institute, Academics Beyond the Classroom and the Pima Passport program. Start your adventure and get involved today! For more information, email StudentLifeNWC@pima.edu, or call (520) 206-2131. View the online calendar of events at pima.edu/calendars.
Develop your fluency in a second language and culture while earning university transfer credit at the Northwest Campus. We offer sequential courses in Sign Language and Spanish along with courses in Japanese, Russian, French, Italian and German. Did you know that Sign Language can count toward your foreign language requirement? Sign Language students have the benefit of attending the campus Sign Language lab to practice with fluent users. Instructors use state-of-the-art technology to provide multiple ways to practice language skills.
Campus Expansion and Renovation
A new 47,000-square-foot ‘G’ building, expected to open in spring 2014, will house general education, occupational and science labs and classrooms. As part of the renovation, the campus is adding a multi-use Student Life lounge and has enhanced the campus Resource Center by adding private wireless-enabled study rooms, tutoring space, faculty facilities and technology exploration space. View the webcams: Camera 1 | Camera 2