Tohono O’Odham Community College

Highway 86, Mile Post 125.5, Sells, AZ

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While they are dedicated to accommodate the residents of the Tohono O’odham  Nation and founded on the objective of improving himdag (the community’s values, cultures, and way of life) by way of enhancing individuals, families, and communities through excellent-quality and holistic higher education services, Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) is the ideal stepping stone for anyone who wants to pursue further education with a vocational certificate, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree.

Serving the Tohono O’odham Nation with its three campuses—the main campus located at the Schuk Toak District and its Central and West campuses are situated in Sells, Arizona—TOCC has developed into a dynamic educational institution that provides several certificates, credentials and degrees. Accredited by the NCA, the TOCC curriculum is uniquely designed to facilitate students in fulfilling their educational goals while creating a well-trained and disciplined manpower for the community. Courses have been established to comprehensively complement programs at the University of Arizona as well as at Pima Community College.

Tohono O’odham Career Center merged with Tohono O’odham Community College in 2001. Now, construction and building trades and other vocational courses are offered under the school’s Department of Occupational Programs. TOCC basically offers developmental education (GED classes and Adult Basic Education); apprenticeships, certificates, and degrees for direct employment; and associate degrees for transfer to four-year universities.

Striving to integrate the preservation of the Tohono O’odham culture and tradition, TOCC strictly implements that all regular students and staff be well-trained and educated on the community’s culture, history, and language; finishing a course on natural resource management and agriculture; and becoming more aware and sensitive of the people and the culture across the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $1,800 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $69-$83 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$4,960

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Tohono O’Odham Community College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Tohono O’Odham Community College compares against other community colleges in Pima County and community colleges in Arizona as a whole.

 Tohono O’Odham Community CollegePima CountyArizona
Graduation Rate25.0%13.2%14.1%
Transfer-out Rate-21.4%27.9%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Tohono O’Odham Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Construction Trades


Family and Consumer Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Public Administration and Social Services

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