Pasadena City College Overview


– HI, AND WELCOME TO
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE. THIS VIDEO IS DESIGNED
TO GIVE YOU A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
HAS TO OFFER. TO HELP YOU REACH
YOUR EDUCATIONAL GOALS. – PCC HAS LONG BEEN
ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST WELL-RESPECTED
COLLEGES IN THE NATION. FOR OVER 80 YEARS,
PCC’S 53-ACRE CAMPUS HAS SERVED
THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, OFFERING NUMEROUS
ACADEMIC AND CAREER PROGRAMS. – CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE
DAY, NIGHT, AND WEEKENDS, ON TELEVISION AND ON THE WEB. – SO YOU CAN GET THE CLASSES
YOU WANT AT THE TIMES YOU NEED. PCC CAN TRACE ITS ROOTS
BACK TO 1911 WHEN 18 ACRES WERE ACQUIRED
FOR THE CREATION OF THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL. IN 1924, THE CITIZENS OF
PASADENA REALIZED THE NEED FOR COLLEGE LEVEL
AND ADULT EDUCATION AND VOTED TO FORM PCC. THE FIRST CLASS WAS ONLY
267 STUDENTS. TODAY, PCC IS ONE OF THE
NATION’S LARGEST COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND HAS AN ENROLLMENT
OF MORE THAN 29,000 STUDENTS. – THE PROGRAM IS GREAT
IN ITSELF BECAUSE IT JUST REALLY HELPED US PREPARE FOR THE TESTS THAT WE WOULD
TAKE AFTERWARDS, MY RDA TEST. I FELT VERY PREPARED
TO TAKE THAT EXAM. – PCC SERVES THE PASADENA AREA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, BUT THE COLLEGE IS OPEN TO
ANYONE WHO WISHES TO GET AN EDUCATION. AND PCC DRAWS STUDENTS
FROM ALL OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS WELL. – I CAN SAY THAT PCC WORK
IS THE STRONGEST OF ABSOLUTELY ANY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND I’D HAVE TO GO FURTHER
AND SAY IT’S STRONGER THAN MOST OTHER 4-YEAR COLLEGES THAT WE SEE. – THE MAIN CAMPUS, LOCATED AT
1570 EAST COLORADO BOULEVARD IN PASADENA, HOUSES CLASSROOMS; AUDITORIUMS; THEATERS; SHOPS; INSTRUCTIONAL LABS; TELEVISION STUDIOS; AN ART GALLERY; A LIFE SCIENCE MUSEUM; AN OBSERVATORY; ROBINSON STADIUM,
WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART ARTIFICIAL TURF; AN AQUATIC CENTER,
WITH AN OLYMPIC-SIZED POOL; A GYMNASIUM, WITH
A MODERN WEIGHT ROOM; AND OTHER STUDENT
RESOURCES. – THE IDEA OF THE CENTER
WAS TO PROVIDE A REGIONAL RESOURCE FOR THE INDUSTRIES AND COMMUNITY
AND THE STUDENTS FOR TRAINING IN NEW MEDIA,
ENTERTAINMENT, AND MULTIMEDIA. – PCC OFFERS HIGH-QUALITY
EDUCATION WITH AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF GENERAL EDUCATION, CERTIFICATE, AND ASSOCIATE
DEGREE PROGRAMS. WITH MORE THAN 50 ACADEMIC
AND 76 CAREER PROGRAMS, PCC CAN MEET A VARIETY OF
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. THE COLLEGE BOASTS NATIONAL
AWARDS IN MATH, DEBATE, AND DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN,
JUST TO NAME A FEW. PROGRAMS LIKE THE SCHOLARS
PROGRAM AND THE SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAM GIVE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY
TO STUDY IN MEXICO, ITALY, SPAIN, OR AT THE PRESTIGIOUS
OXFORD UNIVERSITY IN ENGLAND. – SOME OF THE FOSSILS THAT
WE PURCHASED ARE AS OLD AS 1.5 BILLION YEARS. IT’S INSPIRING. I THINK
THAT, FOR THE STUDENTS, IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY
TO ACTUALLY HAVE A TANGIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOSSILS AND THEN IT MOTIVATES THEM
TO EITHER GO LOOKING FOR FOSSILS THEMSELVES OR DOING OTHER WORK
THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE HISTORY OF LIFE. – PCC ALSO HAS SPECIAL
RESOURCES LIKE THE PUENTE PROGRAM, A 1-YEAR PROGRAM FOCUSING
ON LATINO AUTHORS AND ISSUES, AND UJIMA, A 1-YEAR
TRANSFER PROGRAM THAT DEALS WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CULTURAL ISSUES. – WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST
TEACHERS HERE. WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST
TOOLS THAT WE CAN USE. WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST
PRODUCTS THAT THEY OFFER HERE. SO IT’S EASIER TO LEARN
WHEN YOU HAVE SOME OF THE BEST THINGS AROUND YOU. – I THINK THAT THERE ARE
STUDENTS IN THE PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO WANT TO COME TO PCC
BUT DON’T HAVE THE SKILLS. WE ARE GOING OUT
INTO THE COMMUNITY. WE’RE RECRUITING
THESE STUDENTS, AND WE’RE GIVING THEM
THE OPPORTUNITY TO SET THEMSELVES UP
FOR SUCCESS. – SEVERAL PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN
DESIGNED TO HELP HIGH SCHOOL AND GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION
AT THE COLLEGE AND BEYOND. THE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM HELPS FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS DEVELOP THE SKILLS NECESSARY
FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS. THE FAST TRACK PROGRAM
ALLOWS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE COLLEGE-LEVEL CLASSES
WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. – PCC IS ALSO A CONSISTENT
LEADER IN TRANSFERRING STUDENTS TO THE CSU, UC, AND INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS. IN FACT, THE COLLEGE IS ONE
OF THE TOP-RANKED CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES, WITH A TRANSFER RATE TWICE
THE STATE’S AVERAGE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES. – CLASSES ARE ALSO OFFERED
AT THE PCC COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER, LOCATED AT 3035
FOOTHILL BOULEVARD IN PASADENA. THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH CAREER TRAINING FOR POSITIONS IN A VARIETY
OF OCCUPATIONS. CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER ON GREEN STREET. THE CENTER PROVIDES CHILD
CARE SERVICES FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS AND PROVIDES TEACHERS
A TRAINING SITE IN QUALITY CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION. – WITH THE EXPERIENCES
I’VE HAD AT PCC, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND HOW THEIR GROWTH
AND LEARNING OCCURS. SO IF I WANTED TO, I COULD
PURSUE DIFFERENT CAREERS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. – THE SHATFORD LIBRARY SERVES
AS THE GATEWAY TO A WORLD OF INFORMATION RESOURCES. THIS PROGRESSIVE LIBRARY
HOUSES A SUBSTANTIAL COLLECTION OF BOOKS, VIDEOS, AND PERIODICALS THAT HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY
SELECTED TO MEET RESEARCH NEEDS. WITH VOTER-APPROVED MEASURE P BONDS, PCC CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AND MODERNIZE THE RESOURCES NEEDED FOR EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS. – THE NISSAN GRANT
WAS FOR $20,000, WHICH ALLOWED US
TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND THE OFFERINGS THAT I HAVE
FOR MY STUDENTS AND HELP INCORPORATE NOT ONLY
THE MACHINE SHOP PROGRAM BUT NOW ALSO BE ABLE TO
INCORPORATE THE WELDING PROGRAM AS WELL. – GENEROUS FINANCIAL AID
THROUGH THE FEDERAL PELL GRANT, FEDERAL WORK STUDY,
CAL GRANT, AND STUDENT LOANS, AS WELL AS THE BOARD OF GOVERNOR
WAIVER FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS IS AVAILABLE. THE PCC FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
AWARDS NEARLY $9 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS EVERY YEAR. – SO THERE’S REALLY NO REASON
NOT TO COME TO PCC. – WE’VE COVERED A LOT. THIS IS JUST A SNAPSHOT
OF ALL THAT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE HAS TO OFFER. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE. – WE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE
ABOUT THE CAMPUS. CAMPUS TOURS ARE AVAILABLE,
AND THE COLLEGE STAFF IS WAITING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR FUTURE WITH PCC. – VISIT OUR CAMPUS WEBSITE
AT WWW.PASADENA.EDU OR CALL (626) 585-7575.

Comments 8

  • Hi I'm not in the KKK or anything but do any caucasians go to PCC any more? And Mormon missionaries dont count! bwahahahaha Neat art deco campus I must say. And dont get me wrong, I have nothing against Asians and Hispanics, somebody's gotta work when all us White folk are old and retired!

  • @BlackstarMusic1993 Good for you, study hard but not too hard I did see lots of pretty senoritas running around! Also if you are musically proficient, see ya in the T. of Roses Parade man.

  • @gimiung I dont know where you come from, but you obviously left there for better opportunities, as a person who traces his American ancestry back to 1690, you are welcome for the thanks I and my kind deserve for what we built for immigrants like you to take advantage of. Dont get me wrong, US has always benefited from new-comers, just give proper credit to who has done what for you.

  • i know Pasadena city college from a website which i learn E from. pasadena city college is so cool and i hope to be there in some days

  • Now I am a CPA and have a satisfying career as an accountant. Thank you PCC!

  • Take Woods and Pinchuk for accounting!

  • I have applied at Pasadena City college , Santa Monica College, Los Angeles city college and Los Angeles valley college for two year film program and confused about finalizing one. I am an International student so if anyone can let me know which one has finest film program , it would be great help. thank you

  • does Pasadena city college have class schedules in book form like Mt. San Antonio College does? or is it all online like Citrus College?

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