Founded in 1964, Polk Community College (PCC) serves students on two campuses in Polk County, Florida. The school has awarded more than 26,000 degrees since its inception.
PCC offers associate degrees, including associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), and associate in applied science (AAS). The AA degree program is designed to prepare students for four-year colleges or universities, while the AS and AAS degree programs focus on preparing students for entry into the workforce.
PCC has two main academic programs including liberal arts and sciences program, as well as allied health program. The liberal arts and sciences program consists of the following fields of study: physical sciences, liberal arts, mathematics, and biological sciences. The allied health program provides students several areas of study including occupational or physical therapy assistant programs, emergency medical services, respiratory care, cardiovascular technology, and a radiography program.
New to PCC is the Bachelor of Applied Science Program in Supervision & Management which is scheduled to become available in January 2010. Students may earn this degree with a choice of concentration in one of the following areas of study: business administration, public safety management, or public administration.
In addition, PCC also offers continuing education for students seeking professional development courses, community education classes, or licensure courses which are managed by the Corporate College. PCC’s Lakeland campus maintains the Collegiate High School which is designed for high school students seeking an accelerated program in which students may complete their high school diploma as well as many requirements for an associate degree, simultaneously.