Located 70 miles southeast of Tucson, Sierra Vista has approximately 45,000 residents and serves as the main commercial, cultural, and recreational hub of Cochise County. Fort Huachuca, a major Army installation, is annexed as part of the city. The Huachuca ("Place of Thunder"), Dragoon, and Mule Mountains encircle the basin, offering magnificent mountain views. To the east is the San Pedro River, one of the premier bird-watching destinations in the country. Short drives bring you to the Sonoita Wine Trail or to quaint towns perfect for a daytrip. At an elevation of 4,600 feet, Sierra Vista enjoys a moderate climate with four traditional seasons and clean, fresh air.
Headquartered in Sierra Vista, the College of Applied Science and Technology exists to extend the benefits of a University of Arizona education to students in Sierra Vista, Douglas, Nogales, and far eastern Pima County. Through a combination of credit transfer agreements with community colleges, online offerings, and late-afternoon/evening courses, UA South offers flexible and moderately priced means for working or returning students to pursue a degree.
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