Pasadena City College (PCC) is a two-year community college located in Pasadena, California. The school offers degrees in a range of academic disciplines including liberal arts and engineering. The school also offers many community education classes and an extended learning center.
The Natural Sciences Division at Pasadena offers courses in astronomy, geology and physics. The Natural Sciences Division is also responsible for overseeing a Wetlands Project that uses chemical tests and surveys to determine wetlands efficiency coupled with pollution in the environment.
The Engineering and Technology Division at PCC offers an array of courses including administration of justice, automotive technology and fire technology. The Electrical Technology program will prepare students for a career in the electrical industry as assistants and public utilities assistants.
The Visual Arts and Media Studies Division offers classes in the areas of studio arts design and journalism. This division is the home of the Digital Media Center which serves as a network for new media and entertainment professionals. The school also offers an Art Gallery which showcases students artistic abilities.
The Community Education Center division comprises 12 major programs and enroll about 5,000 students each semester. The classes are geared for working adults ranging from 18-65. Classes include foster care, cosmetology and parent education.
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Students must complete an official school application to be considered for admission. Students must also submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and attend a student orientation.
International students are accepted to Pasadena College and must complete the new student requirements along with an English competency test and a photocopy of the student’s passport.
Students are encouraged to apply online.
Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for aid. The school offers scholarships, grants and loans.
Grants include the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. State grants include the Cal Grant A for students who plan on transferring to a four year college and the Cal Grant B for students from low-income families. Cal Grant C is available for students enrolled in career training programs.
Loans include the Federal Perkins Loan and the Federal Stafford Loans.
Scholarships offered through the school include the AES Engineering Scholarship and the BigSun Scholarship. Pasadena also offers a federal work study program.
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Pasadena City College was established in 1924 in Pasadena, California.
The student government at PCC are called the Associated Students and are the voice of the students. The board is made up of 11 students that are elected in the Spring Semester.
Pasadena, California is a city of over 130,000 people known for the annual college football Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pasadena Playhouse are located in the city.
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Pasadena City College offers a host of intercollegiate athletics including football, volleyball and badminton. The Lancers compete in the South Coast Conference; the football team competes in the National Northern Conference.