PIMA – About the Project: Pima Community College has created the Automotive Technology and Innovation Center to house programs in automotive technology, diesel technology, and electronic vehicle technology to meet the growing demand of dealerships and other employers for students certified in today’s technology. Pima has worked closely with employers to develop the concept for the center as well as the curriculum and related training.

Architect DLR Group
Location Tucson, Arizona
Square Footage 45,000
Opening Spring 21

360 Tour /

The 45,000 SF facility features open, high-tech spaces including automotive work bays that allow student and faculty interaction across disciplines and provides flexibility to adapt to future technology needs. The design features simulated labs that replicate real-world work environments where students will gain practical experience. Check out the space below!

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The Automotive Technology and Innovation Center is a tangible result of the commitment Pima Community College has made to serve our community’s workforce needs, provide students with state-of-the-art learning opportunities, and positively impact the economy of Tucson and the region.

Lee D. Lambert
College Chancellor

Project Based Learning /

CHASSE is a huge proponent of hands-on learning opportunities! Alongside JB Steel, we held tours at Pima Community College for 50 welding and construction students along with their teachers! The group got the chance to tour their new facility and get an inside look at the college’s soon-to-be Automotive, Technology, and Innovation Center. The goal of the day was to enhance student’s knowledge of construction, specifically the welding trade, provide an overall view of the field, and inform them why pursuing a career in welding would be beneficial. Not only did students learn about a potential career path, but also focused on the importance of leadership and how to be a driving force in the field.

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