Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

901 S Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719-6519
United States

Geolocation Field
32.209736, -110.943344
Phone Number
(520) 792-3015
Fax Number
(520) 628-1552
Location Description

Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center, located in Tucson, Arizona, is just a short drive from the University of Arizona and Reid Park, near the Catalina Mountains and San Xavier Mission. Residential and nonresidential students attend the 8.25-acre campus.

Center History

Built in 1979, the Tucson Job Corps Center’s name was changed in 1992 to honor Fred G. Acosta, who served as the center's first director for eleven years. Mr. Acosta referred to the center's staff and students as la familia or "the family,” and this term is still used at the center today.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 100 male students and 95 female students in one coed dorm. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • libraries
  • computer labs
  • refrigerators
  • microwaves
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers

Honor and transition rooms are available to students who qualify. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Brad McCormick
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Anime Club
<p>An Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related crafts. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.</p>
Band Club
Bike Club
<p>The mission of the Bike Club is to promote healthy and fun lifestyles through cycling in Tucson area.</p> <p>In addition to hosting fun rides throughout the community, the club also spreads a love of cycling by:</p> <ul> <li>Providing education</li> <li>Providing cycling opportunities</li> <li>Working with health and fitness organizations</li> <li>Working with existing organizations on their cycling programs</li> <li>Working with governments on transportation planning</li> <li>Developing new cycling programs<br> </li> </ul>
Chess Club
<p>The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
Playing Card Club
<p>Do you like playing cards and learning new card games? That’s what we do at the Playing Card Club. Members go all in with their powers of concentration, strategy, bluffing, and luck to play a variety of card games with other like-minded students.</p>
Video Gaming Club
<p>Video Game Club is a great way for students to connect over their shared love of video games. Members will have an opportunity to play multiplayer games, single player games, and discuss gaming strategies and preferences. This club is open to players of all levels, from n00bs to level bosses.</p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Cancer Society</li> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Casa Bonita</li> <li>Tucson City Council offices</li> <li>City of Tucson Parks and Recreation</li> <li>Diaper bank</li> <li>El Tour de Tucson cycling event</li> <li>Food bank</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)</li> <li>Special Olympics</li> <li>Tucson Indian Center</li> <li>United Blood Services</li> <li>United Way</li> <li>Veterans Administration Hospital</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Fred G. Acosta can enroll in our GED program.</p> <p>Our high school diploma program is offered through a partnership with East Pointe High School and Penn Foster.</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Pima Community College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female wings of the dormitory. There are up to six students to each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.