Academic Support

PCCC Programs of Study

PCCC offers associate degrees, certificate programs, andcertificates of achievement. The associate in arts and the associate in science degrees are intended for students who wish to transfer to continue their education at the baccalaureate level. 

The associate in applied science degree is intended for direct career entry. The career certificate programs offer training for employment, and the credits earned can be applied to a related degree program. 

The certificate of achievement programs are offered by the departments for immediate employment and often respond to community needs. Students who plan to continue their education beyond the community-college level are advised to speak to faculty advisors and/or counselors early in the academic program. Students should also communicate with the four-year colleges of their choice to become familiar with procedures and qualifications for admission, as well as academic standards to be maintained. Students should consult the catalog of the particular institution to which they plan to transfer and select their courses accordingly. Generally, the minimum acceptable transfer grade is “C.” Some transfer institutions, however, may require a higher cumulative grade point average. 

It is the students’ responsibility to know what requirements are necessary for transferring to the next institution. Information about individual colleges, filing applications, interviews, and recruitment schedules can be obtained from the transfer counselor. Staff in the Center for Student Success is available to assist in students’ plans to transfer to other institutions.