Health Career Clubs

Through AZ-HOPE, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion works in collaboration with WAHEC, SEAHEC, NAHEC, SUSD, and ITCA to support and promote health career clubs at targeted schools. Health Career Clubs provide a place where high school students can learn all about the health care field and get support in pursuing higher education for a health profession.

Students learn about health careers, practice hands-on skills, and receive guidance on college entrance requirements and financial aid. Field trips give students an opportunity to see what college life is like and to meet peers who have chosen to pursue health professions.

If you are in high school and are interested in a health career, in addition to the resources below, check with your counselor, science teachers, athletic trainer and/or coaches to find out what is offered at your school. Clubs such as HOSA and Athletic Trainers allow you to get valuable leadership skills, hands-on experience as well as great information and guidance. Membership can help you decide which classes to enroll in and which universities, colleges and/or training programs will best meet your individual needs. 

AZ-HOPE works with many community partners including the Arizona Chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America. Following are schools we work with in Arizona. If you would like more information about the clubs, call (520) 621-5531.

  • San Luis High School
  • Cibola High School
  • Kofa High School
  • Douglas High School
  • Baboquivari High School
  • Ha:San Preparatory & Leadership School
  • Bisbee High School
  • Page High School
  • Bradshaw Mountain High School
  • Winslow High School
  • Many Farms High School
Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Sunnyside High School
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe

Arizona HOSA

Arizona Health Occupations Students of America (AzHOSA) is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Through this web site, members, advisors, and guests can access a wide array of information and services from basic organization information to membership and conference registration.

HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. AzHOSA is housed at the Arizona Department of Education-Career and Technical Education Department.  HOSA is an integral part of the Health Career Programs and offers leadership, motivation and recognition opportunities for its members. Arizona HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and become active members!

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in Health Career programs.

AzHOSA is 100% health care!

For additional information

Pima Community College TRiO Educational Talent Search Program

This program is based at Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz. Each year it serves more than 900 ninth through 12th graders at Desert View and Sunnyside high schools (in Sunnyside Unified School District) and Pueblo High Magnet School (Tucson Unified School District).

ETS provides students with tutoring, counseling, career exploration activities, college field trips and other tools, the project encourages low-income and first-generation college students to complete high school and enroll in college. The goal is to prepare students for the rigorous academic expectations of college and to increase the number of students who enroll in college. To be eligible for selection into ETS, a student must: be a U.S. Citizen or Registered Permanent Resident; be at least 14 years old and in ninth through 12th grade; commit to remain in ETS through high school graduation; demonstrate a desire to attend college; and maintain a 2.5 or better grade point average.

For more information about ETS, call 520-206-5046.

PCC hosts two other TRiO programs: Upward Bound (Downtown, Desert Vista, East and Northwest campuses) and Student Support Services, which has two projects: Graduation, Retention, Academic Standing and Transfer (GReAT, at Desert Vista Campus); and Student Opportunities for Achievement and Retention (SOAR, at East Campus).

For more on all of the TRiO programs at PCC, go to Programs for Kids and Teens. For more on the federal TRiO programs, go to

For more information contact Paul Schwalbach, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, (520) 206-4850.