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Explore. Learn. Elevate

We want to help you connect to programs that will prepare you for academic, professional, and personal success.

Think about your goals, and we’ll help you achieve them.

Pasadena City College provides the San Gabriel Valley with a high quality, innovative and dynamic learning environment that inspires student success. Each semester we offer academic programs that encompass degrees, transfer programs, and certificates, to 29,200+ students.

We are new students and returning students. We are local, international, and online. We span many cultures — LGBT, multicultural, veterans, and everyone else in between.

We are science and math, liberal arts, music and art, athletics, nursing and vocational arts. We are recognized educators, experienced staff, and caring counselors. We offer an opportunity for students to transfer to top schools or to find new careers. We are achievers, impactors, and innovators. We break barriers. We are proud, bold and strong. We are all here with one goal: to be great.

Pasadena City College is well-recognized as being one of the top community colleges in California. Whether you’re looking for a fast-track career, want to transfer to a four-year university, earn credits while in high school, or enhance your skills in the workforce, we give you the opportunity to reach your educational goals at a price that works for you. We offer flexible schedules and programs. With small class sizes and top-notch faculty, we support you and guide you on your journey towards your next step in life.


Choose your dream, make a difference, and reach your financial goals. You’re career- focused, and so are we. We offer over 60 transfer majors and over 99 certificate programs to get you where you want to go.

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs are still happening at PCC! Although we can’t be together to host club week we have create a virtual club rush. Go to and check it out!

Student Clubs and Organizations form the backbone of Student Life on campus, with activities and programs to meet every interest. The third week of Fall and Spring Semester The Associated Students hosts Club Week, in the quad. This is an opportunity for students to meet club members and sign up to join. If you missed club week NO PROBLEM! Check out LancerLife  to see a complete list of clubs and organizations on campus.

Governance & Committees

At PCC there are various committees and governing bodies bringing meaningful participation to assist in the decision making for the PCC campus. Shared Governance embodies many of the committees on campus, but there are additional committees within departments and sections throughout campus, that help make decisions and bring awareness around particular issues.

Shared Governance at PCC

Educational Services is charged with the responsibility of facilitating and supporting the college’s Shared Governance process. In an on-going effort to encourage consultation, collegiality, and transparency, Educational Services in collaboration with the college’s communications and web teams have created readily accessible links to the College Council and College Council Standing Committees.

For ease of communication and participation in Shared Governance, the published upcoming meetings of various shared governance bodies are included here, along with the Board of Trustee meeting dates. For full meeting schedules, archives of past meetings and other information, please go to the individual shared governance bodies’ websites.


We are a collective of dancers, composers, painters, illustrators, actors, and musicians.

At PCC, the arts are alive and thriving. Our contemporary Center for the Arts is your haven to explore your imaginations and push your creative boundaries. Dynamic academic classes, led by regarded professsionals, spark innovation and artistic passion daily. We expose our PCC community to arts and culture with annual theater and dance productions, art exhibitions, and musical concerts and performances.

Together, we at PCC work side-by-side to create, imagine, and hone our craft as we develop into the next generation of creative geniuses.

PCC is a great college.

In 2019, PCC was named a top ten finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The committee noted our impressive transfer rates, strong focus on improving outcomes for low-income students and students of color, and dedicated services for war veterans. PCC was also a 2017 Aspen Prize finalist.

We are ranked #1 in Southern California and #2 in the state in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer.

PCC Pathways’ effective use of guided pathways strategies has resulted in outstanding completion outcomes.

Our Mission

Close equity gaps for all student groups, particularly Latinos/as and African Americans.

Pasadena City College’s Colorado campus occupies a beautiful 53-acre site conveniently located in the center of the historic city of Pasadena. Our 39 buildings include well-equipped classrooms, auditoriums, theaters, vocational/instructional shops and labs, a radio station, a TV studio, an art gallery, a life science museum, an observatory, and other instructional facilities – all dedicated to help our students succeed.

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