At Pasadena City College, you can choose between 137 degree programs and 88 academic certificates. Housed amongst 12 academic divisions, our dynamic academic programs and excellent faculty hand you the keys to explore your academic interests and get started towards your future aspirations.
Business, Engineering and Technology
Immerse yourself in the latest business theories and practices. Execute drafting and design techniques. Develop technological expertise. Constantly evolving to address these ever-changing industries, our programs will increase your job skills and prepare you to obtain both stable and gainful employment.
Gain college-level reading and writing skills to advanced composition, literature, and critical thinking. We provide the core reading, writing, and literature courses for all students at PCC as well as offer a diverse degree that delves into the studies of composition, reading, literature, and creative writing.
The Health Sciences Division offers a variety of certificates and degrees leading to dynamic and rewarding careers in the health care profession. Get the relevant, hands-on education you need to be successful in these high-demand career fields.
Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
Prepare for careers in the fields of science and health through our health and kinesiology theory courses. Be physically active and healthy with our kinesiology activity and nutrition classes. Compete on the field/court/pool and join an accoladed history of Lancer student-athletes.
Languages and ESL
Bringing together 13 foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL), American Sign Language (ASL), and linguistics, our courses offer opportunities to learn the vocabulary and grammar of a language, recognize and understand the value of different cultures and diversity, and better understand human language and language behavior.
Library and Distance Education
With online courses in almost every subject, our Distance Education programs make taking PCC classes from anywhere a reality. Our Library supports your academic and research needs — both on campus and virtually. The Library offers a transfer level research skills course and specialized certificate program courses that teach library technology and digitization skills.
Math and Computer Science
From beginning numerical foundations and introduction to computers to calculus and computer programming, we offer courses for all skill levels and majors. Our courses for STEM majors will prepare you with the mathematical knowledge and expertise necessary for tomorrow's STEM careers. While our Statistics and Liberal Arts Mathematics (SLAM) sequence gives a well rounded and versatile background for Liberal arts majors.
Learn by discovery. Engage with scientific ideas. Make scientific inquiries and discoveries. Through our courses and programs in both physical and life sciences, you will dig deep into scientific theories and concepts while completing the core classes you need to transfer to a related program at a 4-year university.
Returning adult learners. Job hunters. New immigrants. Parents. English Language Learners. Adults with disabilities. Veterans. Older adults. Regardless of your background or your purpose, the Noncredit Division at Pasadena City College offers free adult educational courses and programs to help you make your comeback to learning.
Performing and Communication Arts
Surround yourself with dancers, musicians, actors, composers and educators. In the Performing and Communication Arts Division, you will learn from industry professionals and engage in our performance opportunities all while building your personal portfolio and developing the training you need to make your art your career.
From psychology to philosophy to ethnic studies to history, social science courses will deepen your understanding of our society. Whether it's completing coursework towards a Social Sciences major or fulfilling your GE requirements, during our courses you will engage in discussions, develop independent thinking, and conduct critical reading and writing.
Visual Arts and Media Studies
Creating, expressing, illustrating and designing are just a few of the artistic skills you can develop in the Visual Arts and Media Studies division. Our AA degree programs and transfer courses prepare you for professional careers in a number of art fields such as graphic design, product design, photography, digital media design, computer-assisted photo imaging and cinema production/filmmaking.