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- Business and Computer Technology
- Community Education Center
- Engineering and Technology
- Health Sciences
- Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
- Natural Sciences
- Performing and Communication Arts
- Social Sciences
- Visual Arts and Media Studies
- Associate degree
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): Yes
Most Popular Majors
- Biological and Physical Sciences: Unknown
- Humanities: Unknown
- Liberal Arts and Sciences: Unknown
- Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: Yes
Teacher Certification: No
The average number of people in class is 30, but this depends on the class.
Most of the professors are amiable and close to students; however, there is always the exception.
Testing & Grading Procedures
For the grading process, some professors focus on midterm exams and final exams; however, most of them prefer to balance out grades through tests and assignments over the course of the year. Assignments are an important chunk of your grade.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
On the first day of the semester, most of the classes are doing check-ins and syllabus overviews. Normally, during an ordinary day, professors just follow the syllabus and teach what's on the syllabus.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
For most of the course, students deal with homework, projects, midterms, and essays, with finals at the end of the semester. The projects are usually worth lots of points, and if you have questions, the College has an academic help center and a tutoring center to assist you with the project.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
- So many people attend PCC that it's hard for new students to register for the classes they want.
- You have to take at least 15 units at PCC before you can transfer to a different school.
Tips to Succeed
- Find a study group if you need extra help.
- Keep track of every class you are taking and attend classes; once you're lost, you will be lost for the rest of the semester.
African American: 9%
Asian American: 13%
Native American: 2%
Average Faculty Salary
Did You Know?
- Pasadena City College is a great opportunity and students find themselves loving it more and more every day. Just to start, a few of the great things about Pasadena City College include: the professors, study groups, transfer rates, and school activities. The professors at Pasadena City College are willing to help you and make it much easier to achieve success. Finding a study group is also always an excellent way to stay on top of grades. Next, the transfer rate is higher in Pasadena City College compared to those of other colleges in Los Angeles. Approximately 45 percent of Pasadena City College students are transfer students and each year at least thirty percent of the students will transfer to a UC system school and other universities around Los Angeles. Pasadena City College's relaxing campus has many students hanging around and there are constantly activities and special events happening.
- PCC is the third largest community college campus in the nation.