Pasadena City College has defined a program as a sequence of courses leading to either a Certificate of Achievement, Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, Associate in Arts for Transfer degree, or Associate in Science for Transfer degree. Student learning outcomes for these programs are defined by faculty and are documented in the program outline of record, the Comprehensive program review, and the College Catalog. 

Faculty document their assessment of program student learning outcomes in two ways: the comprehensive program review and the Annual Update.