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Pasadena City College (PCC)

Why Should You Study At Pasadena City College?

  • Pasadena City College is a top-rated, 2-year community college that serves more than 30,000 students every semester. The college is world-renowned for its high-quality education and extensive range of general education, transfer, certificate, and associate degree programs.
  • Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC ranks in the top 5 of community colleges in the state that transfer students to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.
  • PCC can meet a variety of educational needs with more than 60 academic and 70 Career and Technical Education programs as well as Extended Learning fee programs, Online Education, and the PCC Community Education Center
  • Classes are offered days, evenings, weekends, online, and on television.
  • PCC partners with the community providing occupational programs to train firefighters, dental assistants, paralegals, and many more professionals.
  • PCC offers generous financial aid and scholarships to students and awards nearly $28 million in student aid every year.
  • Nestled in the foothills of Pasadena, California, home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, PCC has educated more than a million students since its founding in 1924.
  • PCC Pathways Program: PCC has made a bold investment in the success of first year students, leveraging resources from a Title V grant, Student Access and Success Initiative (SASI) funds, and faculty and staff from across the campus to create the First Year Pathway Programs. Students enrolled in Pathways are guaranteed priority registration and provided with critical support in and out of the classroom.
PCC website:


Click on Concurrent Enrollment to be directed to the PCC website.
  • High School students that are interested in taking a PCC course, must see their counselor for prior approval and forms. 
  • If you'd like to get your PCC course on your SPHS transcript, you will have to get prior approval from Ms. Merritt-Paul before taking the course. 
Extended Opportunity Programs (EOP)
This is a state-funded program at Pasadena City College that provides educational and financial support services to eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational disadvantages. EOP&S assists eligible students in obtaining their educational goal of certificate, degree or transfer by providing additional support through counseling, tutoring, financial assistance,transfer services, career advisement, and other services.  See files to the right for application and more information about the EOP program. 
Important PCC Application Dates:
  • December 1, 2015: PCC filing period begins for seniors interested in attending PCC in Fall 2016. 
  • April 12, 2016: Pre-Assessment Workshop (PAWS). Sign-up dates for this event TBD
  • April 21-22, 2016: PCC Placement Exams at the SPHS Library. Sign-up dates for this event TBD.