Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College After 90 years, student success still remains our top priority. Pasadena City College is ranked #1 in
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Pasadena City College is a top-rated, two-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 five 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.

Election ballot got you stumped? Local newsroom LAist will be on campus TODAY, Monday, March 4th and tomorrow Tuesday, M...
03/04/2024

Election ballot got you stumped? Local newsroom LAist will be on campus TODAY, Monday, March 4th and tomorrow Tuesday, March 5th answering your questions and distributing zines about voting in the primary election.

Stop on by even if you don’t have ballot questions or story ideas – they’ll also have chance giveaways for Urth Caffé gift cards, bluetooth speakers and other swag!

Can’t make it, but want to be ready to vote in the March 5 election? Check out LAist’s Voter Game Plan here: https://laist.com/news/politics/voter-game-plan

At the beginning of the month, we kicked off Black Heritage Month by launching “PCC Unapologetically BLACK”.Now as we cl...
02/29/2024

At the beginning of the month, we kicked off Black Heritage Month by launching “PCC Unapologetically BLACK”.

Now as we close out our month of celebrations, we wanted to share what “PCC unapologetically BLACK” means to members of our community.

While February may be designated as Black History Month on a calendar, we want to remind everyone that Black History Month is every month. Let’s continue to celebrate being unapologetically black at PCC beyond February, embracing diversity in education every day.

As our event calendar is winding down, we hope you’ll all join us TODAY for our Black and Brown Makers Market starting at 10am followed by the Closing Ceremony at 12pm both in the quad!

We hope to !

See the full Black Heritage Month event calendar here: https://pasadena.edu/news-and-events/events/black-history-month.php

Hey  ! Come out to Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium TONIGHT to cheer on our men’s and women’s basketball teams as they play in ...
02/28/2024

Hey ! Come out to Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium TONIGHT to cheer on our men’s and women’s basketball teams as they play in the first round of the South Coast Conference (SCC) postseason. Today marks the first time since 2004 that PCC is hosting doubleheader home playoff games!

The men’s team will tip off at 5:30 p.m. against Los Angeles Southwest College. The women’s team will follow at 7:30 p.m., when they will take on Los Angeles Valley College.

Tickets are free for faculty and staff. Community tickets are $12, and student tickets are $8. Each ticket grants entry to both games.

We hope to ! !

Welcome back  !As we kick off the   semester, we wanted to remind you about all of the upcoming events happening on camp...
02/21/2024

Welcome back !

As we kick off the semester, we wanted to remind you about all of the upcoming events happening on campus as we continue to celebrate Black Heritage Month, including today’s lecture ‘ WHITOPIA: My Road Trip Through America’s Whitest Towns’ taking place at noon in the circadian.

For more information about all of our upcoming events please visit: https://pasadena.edu/news-and-events/events/black-history-month.php

We hope to !

Just a reminder that campus will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 16th through Monday, February 19th for the Preside...
02/15/2024

Just a reminder that campus will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 16th through Monday, February 19th for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

See you all back on campus next Tuesday for the start of the semester!

Have a great long weekend 🙂

The   semester is almost here!Have you registered yet? Join us for our Instant Registration event happening this Wednesd...
02/12/2024

The semester is almost here!

Have you registered yet? Join us for our Instant Registration event happening this Wednesday and Thursday for a chance to WIN a pair of Dodger Tickets!

Stop by the quad on Wednesday, February 14th (4pm - 7pm) or Thursday, February 15th (11am - 2pm) for registration support, instant support with financial aid, counseling, and more.

We’ll also have instant snacks, instant swag, and all students in attendance will be instantly eligible to win a pair of Dodger Tickets for the April 15 game versus the Washington Nationals, when the Dodgers celebrate PCC Alum Jackie Robinson!

Learn more now:

A three-part conversation on our community partnership with Campus Police & Safety

Dear PCC Community,Currently, the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas are facing heavy rains, with the potential fo...
02/05/2024

Dear PCC Community,

Currently, the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas are facing heavy rains, with the potential for severe weather persisting into tomorrow. As of now, PCC is planning to remain open and operational on Monday, Feb. 5. All classes are scheduled to proceed as planned.

Stay informed with the latest updates by visiting our website: www.pasadena.edu Additionally, sign up for PCC’s emergency alerts to receive real-time notifications: https://pasadena.edu/police-and-college-safety/emergency-information/get-emergency-alerts.php

Your safety is our top priority. Please exercise caution and stay tuned for any further announcements.

Black Heritage Month at PCC is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for the 'PCC Black Hour: Black History Month ...
01/24/2024

Black Heritage Month at PCC is just around the corner!

Mark your calendars for the 'PCC Black Hour: Black History Month Kickoff' coming up next week on Thursday, February 1st. All are invited to join us to celebrate the start of Black History Month with food and music as PCC launches "PCC Unapologetically BLACK" at 12pm in the Circadian.

Get more details and see the full calendar of events here: https://pasadena.edu/news-and-events/events/black-history-month.php

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day  !As we celebrate a deeper understanding of our shared humanity through the principles ...
01/15/2024

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day !

As we celebrate a deeper understanding of our shared humanity through the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we would like to invite everyone to join us in a captivating discussion featuring esteemed Race & Gender Activist Reverend Naomi Tutu this Wednesday on Zoom.

For more information, please visit: https://pasadena.edu/calendars/event.php?eventid=16509my_key_0

We hope to !

01/02/2024

Happy New Year !

We hope you all had a great start to 2024 yesterday, and if you missed our world famous Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band performing in the Rose Parade you’re in luck!

Relive the magic of their performance now 🌹

The   semester may be over but… Winter (Session) is coming!That’s right, after a brief hiatus, the   intersession will b...
12/20/2023

The semester may be over but… Winter (Session) is coming!

That’s right, after a brief hiatus, the intersession will be back in January, AND there is still time to register for classes!

Get your Guide to Winter 2024 now: https://pasadena.edu/current-students/guide-to-winter.php

Today is  !Our goal this   is to raise $20,000 to meet the needs of PCC students. Data informs us that students have an ...
11/28/2023

Today is !

Our goal this is to raise $20,000 to meet the needs of PCC students. Data informs us that students have an average of $500 per semester in emergency needs. You can make your gift to the Pasadena City College Foundation and the Lancer Care Center at https://pasadena.edu/foundation/giving-tuesday.php ❤️💛

While we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday today, we also want to remind the PCC community that Thanksgiving is also kn...
11/23/2023

While we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday today, we also want to remind the PCC community that Thanksgiving is also known as the National Day of Mourning.

November 23rd is a day to acknowledge and mourn the historical and ongoing injustices our society has committed to indigenous communities.

Earlier this week we were very grateful to be joined by Winds of the South, an all-indigenous women's drum circle, to teach us about this day and drum to help us heal and reflect as well as honor the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement.

We are very thankful to be able to learn from Winds of the South, and are incredibly thankful for all of our too!

Enjoy your long weekend, Lancers ❤️

The last installment of our new symposium 'Imaging the Future of Music; Creativity and Entrepreneurship' will be taking ...
11/14/2023

The last installment of our new symposium 'Imaging the Future of Music; Creativity and Entrepreneurship' will be taking place this Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm in Westerbeck Recital Hall!

This week, host Zac Matthews will talk with Ari Herstand who is the bestselling author of 'How to Make it in the New Music Business', the textbook that is being used in PCC’s Introduction to the Music Business and Entrepreneurship class.

Ari will give a comprehensive view of the New Music Business, focusing on the recent vast changes in the industry and the outlook for aspiring musicians and entrepreneurs. The talk will also include a Q&A where the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. We hope to !

Learn more now:

Pasadena City College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you desire an accommodation related to your disability, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call (626) 585-7388. Your request should include a general description of....

Just a reminder that campus will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day.As we commemor...
11/09/2023

Just a reminder that campus will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day.

As we commemorate this holiday, we would like to encourage everyone to take some time this month to visit the PCC Shatford Library Rotunda to learn more about our who made the decision to serve. The Veterans Resource Center has curated an incredible collection of images, artifacts, and stories to honor and recognize the veterans in our community, and to allow us to better understand their diverse experiences in the military.

We are incredibly of all of our veterans and we thank you for your service!

Our celebration of Native American Heritage Month 2023 at PCC starts tomorrow!All are invited to join us tomorrow at 1pm...
11/06/2023

Our celebration of Native American Heritage Month 2023 at PCC starts tomorrow!

All are invited to join us tomorrow at 1pm in Creveling Lounge for a conversation with Dr. Amanda R. Tachine, a Navajo Assistant Professor of Education Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University as she shares her research on college access and persistence among Indigenous college students.

The first 20 participants to attend will receive her latest publication, entitled: Native Presence and Sovereignty in College. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

To see the full list of events recognizing Native American Heritage Month please visit: https://pasadena.edu/news-and-events/events/native-american-heritage-month.php

The PCC Shatford Library is turning 30 and we want YOU to come celebrate with us!All are invited to join us next Tuesday...
11/03/2023

The PCC Shatford Library is turning 30 and we want YOU to come celebrate with us!

All are invited to join us next Tuesday, November 7th in the Library Rotunda from 12pm - 1pm.

Stop by to see PCC archival images on display and to enjoy some light refreshments. Library tours will also be given. Geek chic attire optional!

We hope to for the !

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for the first installment of our new symposium 'Imaging the Future of Music; ...
10/30/2023

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for the first installment of our new symposium 'Imaging the Future of Music; Creativity and Entrepreneurship'!

Over 3 weeks we will learn from insiders who will delve into deeper topics on the focus of maintaining balance in the creative art of music making while also developing required business and professionalism skills.

This week, host Louis Lopez will have an open-ended discussion with Pete Gonzales contrasting the business and creative sides of the music production field.

All are invited to join us this Wednesday, November 1st from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Westerbeck. We hope to !

Learn more now:

Pasadena City College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you desire an accommodation related to your disability, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call (626) 585-7388. Your request should include a general description of....

Guess what,  ?!Actor, producer and change agent Yara Shahidi will be joining us on October 24th as part of next week’s O...
10/23/2023

Guess what, ?!

Actor, producer and change agent Yara Shahidi will be joining us on October 24th as part of next week’s On the Yard HBCU Caravan!

Yara is an award-winning actress, producer and the breakout star of ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series Black-ish. Currently, she serves as executive producer and lead of Freeform’s black-ish spinoff series, Grown-ish. Offscreen, Shahidi is a champion for inclusive media programming, and an advocate for equity.

We look forward to Yara joining us to share with students the importance and power of pursuing higher education as a vehicle for achieving their dreams.

We can’t wait to ! Register Now: https://pasadena.edu/calendars/event.php?eventid=15530my_key_0

We are extremely excited to present a NEW Symposium designed to reframe student understanding of what it means to be a c...
10/20/2023

We are extremely excited to present a NEW Symposium designed to reframe student understanding of what it means to be a creative artist in our contemporary creative economy!

Presented by the PCA Division, 'Imaging the Future of Music; Creativity and Entrepreneurship' will kick off next week on October 25th with a panel discussion led by industry leaders from across the musical spectrum who will share their insights on the evolving landscape of the music business.

All events will conclude with a catered reception where audience members will have the opportunity to meet our esteemed speakers and panelists.

Reserve your FREE today:

Pasadena City College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you desire an accommodation related to your disability, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call (626) 585-7388. Your request should include a general description of....

Are you ready?Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:19 a.m. Pasadena City College will be participating in the Great ShakeO...
10/18/2023

Are you ready?

Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:19 a.m. Pasadena City College will be participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

All Pasadena City College campuses will be conducting a complete evacuation as part of the drill. At the designated time, practice the recommended steps of DROP! COVER! and HOLD ON! before exiting your building and going to the nearest evacuation zone.

See your evacuation zone now: https://pasadena.edu/police-and-college-safety/emergency-information/evacuation-zones.php.

The 2023 Pasadena City College Writer in Residence program kicks off today with a writing workshop with Toni Ann Johnson...
10/17/2023

The 2023 Pasadena City College Writer in Residence program kicks off today with a writing workshop with Toni Ann Johnson!

Toni Ann Johnson won the 2021 Flannery O’Connor Award for her linked story collection Light Skin Gone to Waste, selected for the prize and edited by Roxane Gay. The book was nominated for a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

For more information about this program and upcoming events please visit: https://pasadena.edu/calendars/event.php?eventid=15825my_key_0

What time is it? Time to fill out our Media Prefs survey and be entered to win an Apple Watch!We want to know more about...
10/02/2023

What time is it? Time to fill out our Media Prefs survey and be entered to win an Apple Watch!

We want to know more about how YOU consume media, and what you like and dislike! All current students interested in participating in our media preference survey will be eligible to win gift cards or an Apple Watch!

The survey will be available until November 10th, but don’t delay, the sooner you take the survey, the higher your chances of winning!

Each week until then, we will be doing 1 drawing for a gift card (5 gift cards total!) and then once the survey closes we will be doing a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE of an Apple Watch! Once you’ve completed the survey, you will be entered for all the upcoming drawings.

What are you waiting for? Fill out the survey now: https://portal.interactcom.com/survey/mp_20234?college=341&token=38df39bec75b20eeb524a6e1974d1b2d

The next Science Saturday with the PCC Natural Sciences Division is coming up!High school students are invited to join u...
09/27/2023

The next Science Saturday with the PCC Natural Sciences Division is coming up!

High school students are invited to join us next Saturday, October 7th from 9am - 12pm to participate in hands-on physics and engineering experiments for FREE!

These workshops will be led by PCC faculty and student mentors dedicated to providing high school students with an enriching classroom experience.

What are you waiting for? Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/pcc-stem-saturday-2546269

We hope all of our   had a great Welcome Week to kick off the start of the   semester!Don’t forget, campus will be close...
09/01/2023

We hope all of our had a great Welcome Week to kick off the start of the semester!

Don’t forget, campus will be closed next Monday for Labor Day so enjoy your long weekend Lancers 😎

Welcome back!

Welcome back   to the   semester!Need assistance? We’ve got you covered! We’re here to help all week at V-100 or stop by...
08/28/2023

Welcome back to the semester!

Need assistance? We’ve got you covered! We’re here to help all week at V-100 or stop by one of our “What Huts”, located outside of V-100 and Parking Lot 4 (before heading into Lancer’s Pass).

Additionally, find your Guide to Fall 2023 at pasadena.edu/current-students/guide-to-fall.php to learn everything you need to know from getting your books to parking and more!

Have a great week Lancers 👋

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