The PCC French program offers a variety of courses, ranging from basic and advanced language courses to French culture and cinema. You’ll have opportunities on campus to join the French Club, or you can even participate in two local annual competitions in French writing and poetry. Whether you’re a beginner or already fluent in French, we have something just for you!
French | Associate in Arts (AA) Degree
Major in French AND earn a degree. By completing the French major program at PCC you will earn an AA degree in French as well as complete many of your lower division major requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in French prior to transferring to a four-year university.
Foreign Language Proficiency in French | Occupational Skills Certificate
Demonstrate your proficiency in the French Language with an Occupational Skills Certificate! Certificates are available in Basic Proficiency in French (12-13 unit certificate) and Intermediate Proficiency in French (12-14 unit certificate).
- Basic Proficiency Certificate Requirements
- Intermediate Proficiency Certificate Requirements
- Advanced Proficiency Certificate Requirements
To earn an Occupational Skills Certificate you must complete all required courses with a C or better. After completing course requirements, complete the Certificate Application and return to the Languages Office, C-247.
Join the French club to engage with like-minded students and for opportunities to practice your French with your peers.
Cal-State LA French Poetry Recitation Contest
Each February PCC French students join students from high schools and colleges in neighboring cities to recite poems in French. PCC students have won top honors every year.
The Alliance Française de Pasadena French Writing Contest
As a PCC student studying French you will be able to compete in this local writing contest. Happening every March, our students have consistently taken away top honors!