SAN MARCOS–Pima Medical Institute’s San Marcos campus was bustling with excitement on June 28, as its newest location in the heart of North City in Northern San Diego County was officially unveiled. Students, instructors and staff and community partners were on hand for an official ribbon cutting. Many in attendance also took part in campus tours and classroom lab demonstrations that included sealing and cleaning of teeth by dental assistant students, vein location procedures by phlebotomy technician students and anatomy exams on small animals by veterinarian assistant students. The 40,000 square-foot campus offers a Respiratory Therapy associate degree program. It also offers Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Veterinary Assistant certificate programs. “After serving the Chula Vista community for 20 years, we are pleased to have this new San Marcos campus and to now offer quality medical career education to those in North San Diego County,” said DeWayne Johnson, San Marcos Campus Director. Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones was on hand to welcome Pima Medical to the San Marcos community. San Marcos is known as the educational hub of North County and Pima is a great addition to the landscape. “Our programs are designed to provide healthcare education to those interested in the medical field so that they enter the workforce with the skills needed to be successful,” said Fred Freedman, Pima Medical Institute President and CEO. Freedman added, “We take our responsibility to our students very seriously. We’re not only about job seeking skills, we’re about job keeping skills and career opportunities that lay the foundation for a lifetime of professional stability.” The San Marcos campus is located in the heart of North City, a multi-use community that also offers dining, entertainment and shopping, student housing and outdoor recreation with 30 acres of parks and over a mile of urban trails. Pima Medical Institute offers certificate, associate and online bachelor’s degree programs—all in the healthcare field. Programs focus on medical, dental and veterinary careers. For more information about Pima Medical and its programs, visit pmi.edu.