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Department of the Air Force
Davis-Monthan Professional Development Center – PDC
5355 E. Granite Street
Tucson, AZ 85707
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
There are three colleges available to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base community with classes held on the base.
Pima Community College (PCC) offers a wealth of opportunities. As a student, you can choose from a wide variety of degree and certificate programs. You can take traditional semester day and evening classes, accelerated classes or a mix of both. You can take classes at any of the six campuses or at convenient education centers. Here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, our Education Center offers general education courses to complete the Community College of the Air Force Associate of Applied Science degree. Students on base can also complete an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts for transfer, an Associate of Business Administration for transfer or an Associate of General Studies degree. Students can apply for admissions, take assessment tests, attend orientation, register for classes and get educational and financial advice on base. DMAFB Education Center is located in the Kennedy Professional Development Center, Building 2441. Our office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our telephone number is 520-206-4866.
PCC on base also administers college-level examination program and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support tests on Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. by appointment. Information about degree programs, certificates, financial aid, campus locations and student and community resources can be obtained through our website.
Active-duty students taking classes at locations off-base are encouraged to complete their Tuition Assistance paperwork with the on-base PCC Education Center because of our familiarity with the process.
Park University established the Davis-Monthan campus in Tucson, Arizona, in 1978, and is a part of the Park University School for Extended Learning. We serve not only the military members and their dependents who are assigned to DMAFB but also welcome all civilians in the local communities. Park University has 43 campus centers in 21 states and offers degree completion programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an approved provider of Veterans Affairs educational benefits and Federal Title IV funds.
At Park University, our goal is to make it as easy and inexpensive as possible for students to complete their degrees and to build their success. We understand what a challenge it is to work full-time, juggle family responsibilities and attend class. At Davis-Monthan, we offer three associate degrees and ten bachelor’s degrees. For more information please call 520-748-8266.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. Embry-Riddle has traditional residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus provides educational opportunities to working adults at more than 130 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. In addition, degree programs can be pursued via the internet through Worldwide Online.
The Embry-Riddle Campus in Tucson, Arizona, offers educational opportunities for working adults, both civilian and military, from our center located on DMAFB. Our distinguished faculty hail from careers in aviation and aerospace through military training as well as commercial aviation. Many of our students are eligible for military Tuition Assistance, veterans’ benefits or tuition assistance from civilian employers. Our accelerated class schedules, acceptance of eligible transfer credits and allowance of credit for military and professional training enable students to complete degree programs in a reasonable amount of time. For more information, please call 520-747-5540.
Welcome to the Kennedy Professional Development Center. The PDC houses the Education Center, (3) colleges, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, the Airman's Attic, First Term Airmen Center, Career Assistance Advisor, Air Force Reserve recruiter, Resilience Center, Violence Prevention Integrator, True North, the Defense Language Lab, Starbase, and the Veterans Affairs Benefits Advisory Office. Everything Airmen need to help with future career decisions is located in one area.