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SECTION V

 

TRANSFER INFORMATION

 

 

TRANSFER CURRICULA

 

TRANSFERRING TO A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

Information on a wide variety of transfer programs is available in the PCC Counseling Department and in the Transfer Center.  Students are also encouraged to consult the Web to investigate the many transfer options currently available throughout California and out of state.  The following information will be helpful for use in developing a transfer plan to a four-year college or university.  Students are encouraged to work with a member of Pasadena City College’s counseling faculty and to utilize the services of the Transfer Center in order to make the transition from PCC to a four-year college or university easier.

 

Counseling and Career Services

Prospective transfer students are encouraged to meet with a counselor in order to develop and refine educational plans and career goals.  PCC counselors are highly trained and experienced professionals who are also well-informed in many fields of study and who work closely with PCC instructional divisions in order to provide students with current information about course offerings, curriculum changes, and transfer requirements. Each counselor is well-equipped to assist students in planning transfer-related coursework.

 

In addition to serving students in the Counseling Center, the counseling faculty offers a number of counseling courses as part of the College’s curriculum.  These courses include skill-building activities to enhance program planning, personal and professional development, study and time management skills, and strategies for problem-solving and decision making.  Please refer to page 253 in this Catalog for additional information.

 

The Counseling and Career Services office is located in room L-104 of the Student Services Center.

 

The Transfer Center

The Pasadena City College Transfer Center has resources and services to make the transition from PCC to a four-year college or university easier. Representatives from many public and private universities, including UCLA, USC, CSU Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Northridge, and UC Riverside meet regularly with prospective students to advise them regarding admissions, program planning, and other support services. The Transfer Center also contains resources in text, software, and videotape for student use in planning transfer programs.

 

Several transfer-related workshops as well as regularly scheduled orientations are offered throughout the year to assist and inform students about transfer issues and application procedures. Presentations on selected topics critical to the transfer process are conducted by personnel from four-year institutions and PCC staff regularly, during both day and evening hours. Topics covered include how to select a college, university admission requirements, common transfer terms, and other areas critical to the transfer process. The Transfer Center also hosts transfer information fairs on the PCC campus and provides frequent university campus tours, which give students an opportunity to meet with college and university admissions representatives.

 

For additional information on these and other transfer-related activities, visit the Transfer Center, located in L110, in the PCC Student Services Center.

 

ASSIST (www.assist.org)

Project ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer) is a Web-based articulation and transfer planning system that provides a wide variety of information about California’s public institutions of higher education. ASSIST addresses student concerns about transferring between institutions by providing specific information that indicates which PCC courses are transferable and how they can be applied at any number of CSU and UC campuses. In many instances, ASSIST also offers current major-specific information which may be helpful to students planning lower-division coursework for transfer into specific majors at a CSU or UC campus. ASSIST also provides access to system-wide general education patterns such as the IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) and the CSU General Education Course List, as well as general education patterns for selected CSU and UC campuses. Because Assist.org is considered the official repository of articulation information, it may be considered the primary source of articulation information; all other sources should be consistent with the information on Assist.

 

The Internet address for the ASSIST website is  www.assist.org. Students may access this website in the PCC Transfer Center, or they may retrieve ASSIST information by meeting with a counselor.

 

PCC’s Transfer Requirements Tool

(at www.pasadena.edu/transfer/)

The Pasadena City College Transfer Center has developed an easily accessible interactive transfer tool which lists transfer requirements for either a selected four-year college or university, a specific major, or a general education plan.  Students interested in a specific major, for example, may access a listing of PCC courses that are recommended in preparation for fulfilling lower-division requirements for a wide variety of majors at numerous four-year colleges and universities.  Such information is useful in working with a counselor to develop an educational plan to transfer to a four-year institution.

 

In order to provide the most current transfer information, the Transfer Requirements Tool is updated on a regular basis, since lower-division requirements at a given college or university are subject to change.  It is the student’s responsibility to check the Transfer Tool on line periodically for updates, and to consult the catalog of the college or university to which they expect to transfer, for additional information.

 

Students may access the Transfer Requirements Tool on the PCC Transfer Center website at www.pasadena. edu/transfer/. See the next page for a sample transfer tool major preparation sheet.

 

SYSTEMWIDE GENERAL EDUCATION

AGREEMENTS

The California State University and the University of California systems have developed system-wide general education agreements which enable community college transfer students to complete lower division courses that satisfy general education requirements at many CSUs and UCs.

 

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a series of courses that prospective transfer students may complete at PCC to satisfy lower division breadth/general education requirements at both the University of California and the California State University. IGETC is most helpful to students who want to transfer but have not yet decided upon a particular CSU or UC campus.  It is applicable to many but not all majors, and students should consult the specific UC or CSU campus for additional information on IGETC acceptability, particularly for high-unit majors such as engineering, architecture, and a number of the physical and life sciences.

 

The CSU General Education Breadth Requirements have been developed by the CSU system and the community colleges to enable a prospective transfer student to satisfy the lower-division general education requirements for many CSU campuses.  The CSU General Education Breadth Requirements List specifies community college courses that may be used to satisfy each of the CSU subject areas for general education at the lower division.

 

The IGETC and the CSU General Education system-wide requirements – as well as the PCC courses that satisfy them – are listed on the next few pages. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor for additional information, as well as to develop a transfer plan that includes both general education and major preparation components.

 

INTERSEGMENTAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER CURRICULUM (IGETC)

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum permits a student to transfer from a community college to a campus in either the California State University or the University of California system without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower division, general education courses to satisfy campus GE requirements.

 

Completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for transfer to a CSU or a UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower division, general education requirements of the CSU or UC prior to transfer. As an alternative, students transferring to the CSU may choose to follow the General Education Certification Program. Students may also elect to fulfill the graduation requirements listed in the catalog of any specific CSU or UC campus.

 

Due to substantial lower division prerequisites in high-unit majors such as engineering, architecture, and the physical and natural sciences, IGETC may be an inappropriate option. Please consult a PCC counselor for additional information.

 

If IGETC is chosen as the option to fulfill the general education requirements, all areas must be met with minimum grades of C prior to transfer.

 

IGETC COURSES

 

AREA 1 – ENGLISH COMMUNICATION

All students must complete two courses (6 semester units), one from Group A and one from Group B. Students transferring to a CSU must also complete a course (3 semester units) from Group C.

 

GROUP ................. A:   English Composition         3 units

English 1A

GROUP ........... B:   Critical Thinking/English

                   Composition........... 3 units

English 1C

Philosophy 25

Physical Science 2

GROUP ................ C:   Oral Communication

                  (CSU Only)............... 3 units

Speech 1, 10

AREA 2 — ..... MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND

               ........ QUANTITATIVE REASONING         3 units

Math 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 9, 10, 12, 15, 22, 55

Statistics 18, 50

AREA 3 — ................... ARTS AND HUMANITIES         9 units

Complete three courses, 9 semester units; at least one course from the Arts and one course from the Humanities.

ARTS

Architecture 24A, 24B

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8, 9

Dance 21A, 21B

French 50

Italian 50

Music 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 26, 27, 28

Photo 25

Theater Arts 1, 5, 7A, 7B

HUMANITIES

Chinese 10, 12

English 1B, 10, 11, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E,     25F, 25G, 25H,  25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C

French 5A, 5B, 6, 10, 12, 16

German 5, 10, 12

History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 38, 41, 50

Humanities 1, 2, 3, 4

Italian 10, 12

Japanese 5, 10, 12

Linguistics 10, 11, 16

Philosophy 1, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37

Religious Studies 1, 2, 3

Russian 11

Spanish 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B

 

AREA 4 — ..................................... SOCIAL AND

                ............ BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES         9 units

Complete three courses, 9 semester units from at least two disciplines.

Anthropology 1, 1L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 31

Economics 1A, 1B

English 12

Envs 2 

Geography 2, 3, 5, 10

*History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 38, 41

Linguistics 12*, 14, 16

Political Science 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22

Psychology 1, 2, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41

Sociology 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 29, 31, 41

 

AREA 5 — ................................. PHYSICAL AND

               .............. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES         7 units

Complete at least two courses, 7 to 9 semester units; one Physical Science course and one Biological Science course; at least one must include a laboratory.

Physical Sciences

Astronomy 1, 12

Biology 37

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10*, 10L*, 22*

Envs 1, 3

Geography 1, 1L

Geology 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4, 6, 8, 12, 12F, 12L, 16, 22

Physical Sciences 3, 3L, 37

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 10L, 31A, 31B

Biological Sciences

Anatomy 25

Anthropology 1, 1L

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 35, 38, 39, 40

Microbiology 2

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B

Psychology 2

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

I. FOREIGN LANGUAGE – UC REQUIREMENT ONLY

 

Students must provide proof of proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language. A copy of high school transcript(s) must be submitted for IGETC certification.

 

The following courses fulfill this requirement:

American Sign Language 10B, 10C, 10D

Arabic 2; Armenian 2; Chinese 2, 2A, 3, 4; French 2, 3, 4; German 2, 3, 4; Greek 2; Hebrew 2, 3; Italian 2, 3, 4;  Japanese 2, 3, 4; Latin 2; Portuguese 2, 3, 4; Russian 2, 3, 4; Spanish 2, 2A, 3, 4

 

II. UNITED STATES HISTORY, CONSTITUTION AND

AMERICAN IDEALS – CSU REQUIREMENT ONLY

Not part of IGETC. May be completed prior to transfer; however, courses used to meet this requirement may also be used in areas 3 and/or 4 of this document with the approval of the CSU campus where a student is accepted.

 

6 units required: one course from (A) and one course from (B)

 

*(A) Political Science 1

*(B) History 7A, 7B, 25A, 25B, 29A, 29B,

  31, 41

 

*Courses listed in more than one area may be certified only in a single area.

† Courses designated with a (†) have credit limitations for UC. Consult a counselor or www.assist.org. Select “PCC/UC Transferable courses.”

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL  EDUCATION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

California State University requirements for advanced undergraduate standing and general education are listed below. Requirements for the individual CSU campuses are similar, but students should consult specific catalogs as each may have additional requirements. For instance, a given campus may have added general education requirements so long as the requirement applies equally to native as well as transfer students.

Under this program, candidates for the Baccalaureate Degree at a California State University must meet the general education requirement of 48 units. A student may currently meet 39 units of this requirement at Pasadena City College. The remaining 9 units must be completed at the upper division level.

Students expecting to request general education certification should complete 39 units distributed among categories A through E as noted with no less than 30 units for areas A through D. Areas A and B4 must be fully completed with minimum grades of C prior to transfer. A single course may not meet more than one area requirement.

Students whose majors require more than 30 units should consult Counseling Services regarding the advisability of completing all major requirements instead of all general education requirements.

 

AREA A -  COMMUNICATION IN THE

                ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND

                CRITICAL THINKING............... 9 units

Students must complete 9 semester units with at least one course each from A1, A2, and A3.

 

A1 -  ORAL COMMUNICATION.......... 3 units

Speech 1, 10

A2 -  WRITTEN COMMUNICATION..... 3 units 

English 1A

A3 -  CRITICAL THINKING................. 3 units

English 1C

Philosophy 25, 30, 33

Physical Science 2

Speech 6, 12

 

AREA B -  PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AND

                ITS LIFE FORMS..................... 9 units

Students must complete 9 semester units with at least one course each from B1, B2, and B4. At least one of the science courses must contain a laboratory component from B3.

B1 - PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Astronomy 1, 12

Biology 37

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10, 22

Envs 1, 3

Geography 1

Geology 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16,                 22, 30A-M

Physical Sciences 3, 37

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 31A, 31B

B2 - LIFE SCIENCE

Anatomy 25

Anthropology 1

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 30,      35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Microbiology 2

Physical Science 37

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B

Psychology 2 

     

B3 -  LABORATORY ACTIVITY

Anatomy 25

Anthropology 1L

Astronomy 1

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 30,      37, 38, 39, 40

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10L, 22

Envs 1, 3

Geography 1L

Geology 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 6, 8, 12F, 12L, 30A-M

Microbiology 2

Physical Sciences 3L, 37

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10L, 31A, 31B

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B

 

B4 - MATHEMATICS / QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Business 14B

Computer Science 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 43, 45

Mathematics 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 22, 38, 55

Statistics 15, 18, 50

 

AREA C -  ARTS, LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY,

                AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE...... 9 units                              

Students must complete 9 semester units with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities areas.

C1 - ARTS (Art, Dance, Music, Theater)

Architecture 24A, 24B

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8, 9

Chinese 22

Dance 21A, 21B

French 50

Italian 50

Music 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 26, 27, 28, 38A

Theater Arts 1, 5, 7A, 7B

C2 - HUMANITIES (Literature, Philosophy,

        Foreign Languages)

American Sign Language 10A, 10B

Arabic 1, 2

Armenian 1, 2

Chinese 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 10, 12

English 1B, 5A, 5B, 9, 10, 11, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B,  46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C

French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 10, 12, 16

German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12

Greek 1, 2

Hebrew 1, 2, 3

History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A*, 7B*, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25A*, 25B*, 25C, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A*, 29B*, 30, 31*, 38, 41*, 50

Humanities 1, 2, 3, 4

Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12,

Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Latin 1, 2

Linguistics 10, 11

Philosophy 1, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37

Portuguese 1, 2, 3, 4

Religious Studies 1, 2, 3

Russian 1, 2, 3, 4, 11

Spanish 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B

 

AREA D -  SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC

                INSTITUTIONS AND BEHAVIOR,

                HISTORICAL BACKGROUND... 9 units

Students must complete 9 semester units with courses in at least two areas.

D0 - SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY

Sociology 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31, 41

D1 - ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Anthropology 1, 1L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 31

D2 - ECONOMICS

Economics 1A, 1B

Geography 5

D3 - ETHNIC STUDIES

Anthropology 12, 31

History 12, 29A, 29B, 31*, 41*

Psychology 29, 31, 41

Sociology 14, 29, 31, 41

D5 - GEOGRAPHY

Geography 2, 3, 5, 10

D6 - HISTORY

History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A*, 7B*, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25A*, 25B*, 25C, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A*, 29B*, 30, 31*, 38, 41*, 50

D7 - INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL OR

      ..................... BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Communication 1

English 12

Envs 2

Linguistics 12, 14

D8 - POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, AND

        LEGAL INSTITUTIONS

Political Science 1*, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22

D9 - PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology 1, 2, 5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41

 

American Institutions Requirement

*All CSU campuses require a U.S. History and an American government course for CSU graduation. This requirement may be met with one asterisked (*) course in U.S. history within area C2 or D6, AND with Political Science 1 (area D8). 

Six units required: one course from (A) and one course from (B)

*(A) Political Science 1

*(B) History 7A, 7B, 25A, 25B, 29A, 29B, 31, 41

 

AREA E -  LIFELONG LEARNING AND

                SELF-DEVELOPMENT............. 3 units                

Students must complete 3 semester units.

Anthropology 2

Biology 19

Counseling 12

Dance 1, 2, 3, 4A-H, 5A-B, 6A-B, 7A-B, 8A-C, 9A-C, 10, 11A-C, 13, 15A-B, 19A-C, 22A-C, 37A-C (maximum of 1 unit)

English 6, 8

Health Education 2A, 2E, 44

Nutrition 11

Physical Education Activity 3A-E, 27, 28A-B, 29A-C, 30, 32A-C, 33, 34A, 34B, 36, 37, 38, 39A-B, 46A-C, 48A-C, 49A-B, 53, 54A-C, 65A-C, 69, 81A-C (maximum of 1 unit)

Psychology 1, 21, 22, 23, 24

Sociology 2, 22, 24

 

NOTE: Courses may not be used in more than one area.

 

TRANSFER VOCABULARY

Articulation Agreements – Guides to equivalency between PCC courses and those at many CSU, UC, and California independent colleges and universities.

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS/SCIENCE FOR TRANSFER - The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. For more details, refer to www.sb1440.org.

 

The AA-T and AS-T degrees are awarded in the following disciplines:

 

•   Administration of Justice (AS-T)

•   Art History (AA-T)

•   Communication (AA-T)

•   Geology (AS-T)

•   History (AA-T)

•   Mathematics (AS-T)

•   Psychology (AA-T)

•   Sociology (AA-T)

•   Studio Arts (AA-T)

• Theater Arts (AA-T)

 

Basic Skills Courses, Precollegiate – Courses numbered in the 400s, 300s or 100s designed as preparation for college-level work. PCC offers these courses in reading, writing, English as a second language, other English skills, and mathematics.

 

Certification – The process in which four-year institutions recognize the general education courses taught at California community colleges as meeting  particular general education (GE) requirements.

 

Corequisite – A course in which a student is required to enroll at the same time that he or she is enrolled in another course. In the corequisite course, the student acquires certain skills, concepts and/or information which are essential to success in the concurrent course.

 

Elective – A course which is not specifically required for a major, but which may be taken by choice for unit credit.

 

General Education (GE) Requirements – A specific group of courses taken outside of a student’s major to meet the need for broad knowledge of the world and to satisfy either PCC degree requirements or requirements for transfer to UC, CSU, or an independent college or university.

 

Grade-Point Average (GPA) – The GPA is on a 4-point scale and is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the number of units attempted. For example, if the number of grade points earned is 28 and the number of units attempted is 14, then the GPA would be 2.0.

 

High-Unit Majors – High-unit majors are those areas of study that place more emphasis on preparatory courses within the major rather than the completion of general education courses. Usually these are majors in the physical and life sciences and engineering. Examples of these majors include: biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, mathematics, and many others.

 

Students who choose a high-unit major should place their primary focus on completion of courses in mathematics and the appropriate science courses. General education courses based on the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) should be completed as they can be fitted into one’s schedule. It is not necessary to complete all GE courses prior to transfer, but upon transfer it will be required that a student complete the general education requirements of the particular school where they have been accepted. 

 

Impacted Major or Program – An impacted major or program at a four-year college or university is one where more applications are received from students than the campus can enroll. As a result, sometimes those high-demand majors or programs may have additional admission or selection criteria. See a counselor for additional information.

 

Independent Institutions – Private colleges and universities such as USC or Art Center, as opposed to public institutions such as CSUs or UCs.

 

Prerequisite – A condition of enrollment, such as satisfactory completion of another course (defined as a grade of A, B, C, or CR) that must be met before a student can register for a course or educational program. By meeting the prerequisite, the student demonstrates readiness for that course or program.

 

Recommended Preparation – A Recommended Preparation statement in a course description means that a student is advised, but not required, to complete the identified course(s) prior to enrollment in another course or educational program.

 

TAG – Transfer Admission Guarantee agreement. These are an alternative to completing the normal transfer pattern. Various CSU and UC schools provide plans whereby a student agrees to complete a specific set of courses and a minimum grade point average with the provision that he/she will be accepted to a particular school upon successful completion of the plan. Information about TAGs is available in the Transfer Center and in the Counseling Division.

 

Transfer Course – A course accepted for credit toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

 

Transcript – The official historical record of a student’s high school or college work.

 

UC Transfer Paths – If you’re unsure which UC campus you will attend, or if you want to prepare for as many UC campuses as possible, the UC Statewide Transfer Preparation Paths will help you identify coursework that will prepare you for multiple UC campuses. These “paths” summarize the requirements and major preparation coursework at each UC campus for similar majors, and highlight the common requirements shared by a majority of UC campuses. The UC Statewide Transfer Preparation Paths provides information about Transfer Admission Eligibility, general education, what’s generally required for a UC degree, and becoming a competitive applicant. Information can be accessed at: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transferpreparation-paths/major/index.html.

 

Undergraduate, Lower Division – Fewer than 60 semester units towards completing general education requirements. Lower division courses are usually taken during the first and second years of study at a university.

 

Undergraduate, Upper Division – 60 or more semester units with concentration in an academic major. Upper division courses are usually taken during the third and fourth years of study at a university.

 

Unit – The amount of college credit given for a course based upon the number of hours the course meets weekly. One (1) unit represents one hour per week of actual class time in a lecture or discussion section.

 

TRANSFER-RELATED WEBSITES

Internet Search Engines and Websites for College 

Exploration

Search engines are a type of software available on the Web which search for a specific word or phrase on millions of Web pages and websites. The following is a sampling of search engines and websites that may be of interest to students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.

 

The following search engines provide directories of college information:

 

PCC’s Shatford Library website

http://www.pasadena.edu/library/

 

Yahoo.com

http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/

 

The following websites provide links with many college and university home pages:

 

California Colleges

http://www.californiacolleges.edu

 

The University of California

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/

 

The California State University

http://www.calstate.edu

http://www.csumentor.edu/

 

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)

http://www.aiccu.edu

 

Historically Black Colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges

http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whhbcu/edlite-list.html

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/default_EN.asp

http://www.aihec.org/

http://www.molis.org./default.asp

 

University Links

http://www.ulinks.com/main.tem.php

 

Princeton Review’s College Service

http://www.princetonreview.com

 

US News & World Report College Rankings

http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/index.html

 

TRANSFER CURRICULA

The following list of transfer curricula includes those majors most commonly selected by Pasadena City College students for the purpose of transfer to a university. A qualified student can complete all the lower division requirements for almost any major. Students should consult Counseling Services. Additional programs, majors, and colleges for transfer are located on the Web at www.Assist.org, the PCC Transfer Requirements Tool (at www.pasadena.edu/transfer/), or other websites listed above.

 

Accounting

African American Studies

Animation Arts

Anthropology

Architecture

Art

Art History

Asian American Studies

Biochemistry

Biology

Business Administration

Chemical Engineering

Chemistry

Child Development

Civil Engineering

Classics 

Communication

Computer Engineering

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Dance

Dental Hygiene (Transfer)

Economics

Education (Teacher Preparation Programs)

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Technology

English

Environmental Science

European Studies

Fashion Design

Fashion Marketing

French

Geography

Geology

Global Studies

History

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Humanities

International Relations

Latin American Studies

Liberal Studies

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Mexican American Studies

Music

Nursing (Transfer)

Nutrition and Dietetics

Occupational Therapy

Philosophy

Physical Education/Physiological Sci.

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Public Policy and Administration

Radio, Television, and Film

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Speech- Language, Pathology and Audiology

Theater Arts

Tourism

Urban Studies

 

SPECIFIC TRANSFER INFORMATION FOR EDUCATION AND

PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

 

EDUCATION 

(TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS)

The Federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 contains specific teacher requirements that must be met by all public school teachers who teach “core” academic subjects. All teachers must meet the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirement. The State of California, in compliance with the federal mandate, revised the requirements to teach in California. Currently, students who wish to teach may choose from two options. The first option is a five-year traditional program leading to the basic teaching credential after the baccalaureate degree. In the second option, students may find it possible to complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and preliminary credential in a standard four-year, full-time college program and may be employed at that point. These programs are referred to as Blended or Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP) and are available at several universities and colleges. These types of programs provide avenues for students to complete their baccalaureate degree and receive a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential at the same time. Students will complete their professional education courses AND student teaching while completing their bachelor’s degree. Attainment of one of the preliminary credentials and successful passing of state mandated standardized tests allows for immediate employment as a classroom teacher after graduation.  Currently, PCC maintains partnerships with Cal State Los Angeles (Major areas: Child Development, Liberal Studies, Mexican American Studies and Urban Learning), Cal State Fullerton ( Liberal Studies), Cal State Northridge (Liberal Studies), Cal Poly Pomona (Liberal Studies and Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies – GEMS - *see concentrations listed below), University of California, Riverside (Liberal Studies), Mount St. Mary’s College (Liberal Studies), Pacific Oaks College (Human Development.), and University of La Verne (Liberal Studies).

For teaching at the high school level, a Single Subject Teaching Credential and a B.A. degree with subject matter preparation in the subject is required. Currently, Pasadena City College has a Blended partnership for the Single Subject Teaching Credential with CSULA in the subject area of Natural Sciences; a Single Subject Streamlined Teacher Education Program plan in the subject area of English with CSUF; and an Integrated route with a major in Mathematics and Science at UCR. 

For teaching at the college/university level, Pasadena City College Teacher Preparation Programs Office is currently designing a Blended – “Three Degree”/Internship program (A.A. – B.A. – M.A.).  Currently PCC Teacher Prep Programs has an active multidisciplinary college teaching internship program with many colleges and universities in the area. Within GEMS are concentrations in Chicano Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Women’s Studies. 

Specific program and major course requirement sheets for the various colleges/universities, for all levels of teaching mentioned above, are available in the Teacher Preparation Programs Office in C350 and at the Pasadena City College Teacher Preparation website: http://pasadena.edu/divisions/social-sciences/teacherprep/.

For more information about teacher credentialing in the state of California, please visit www.ctc.ca.gov.

Information about graduate student teaching internships may be obtained from the Teacher Preparation Program Office.

 

I       TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Elementary School Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential: For instruction in multiple subjects as commonly taught in California elementary schools.

 

Middle School Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential: Some students decide to teach at the middle school level after earning a B.A. degree in, for example, Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. In order to teach at the middle school level, a student must meet the NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements in the area they wish to teach. To meet the HQT requirements a student must: a) complete subject matter preparation in the major area of 32 units (which is considered to be equivalent to a B.A. degree); and b) pass the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) exam to establish subject matter competency. Of course, if a student has earned units in a concentration/ depth area of the Liberal Studies major which is one that is taught in the middle school, such as mathematics, English, History, etc., the additional units in the area may not be as many as 32 because subject matter and major prerequisites may have already been earned prior to the B.A. degree.

 

Middle School Teaching with a Single Subject Credential: Most middle school teachers hold a Single Subject Teaching credential.  The single subject credential authorizes the individual to teach in the subject identified on the credential in grades K-12.  So while most single subject credential holders teach at the middle school or high school levels, some teach in the lower grades.  For example, many music teachers who teach at elementary schools hold single subject credentials.  Areas for single “core” subjects of instruction (per NCLB) are: Agriculture, Art, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry (Specialized), English, Foundational-Level General Sciences, Foundational Level-Mathematics, Geosciences (Specialized), Health Sciences, Home Economics, Industrial and Technical Education, Languages Other Than English (specify), Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics (Specialized), Science, Biological Sciences, Science: Chemistry, Science: Geosciences. Science: Physics, Social Science (Economics, Geography, Government and History).

Caution is advised for students who choose a general major in Social Sciences, to assure that the major has state approval and fulfills the “Highly Qualified” mandate of the federal government.

 

High School Teaching With a Single Subject Credent ial: High School Teachers and most middle school teachers hold single subject credentials.  The single subject credential authorizes the individual to teach in the subject identified on the credential in grades K-12.  So while most single subject credential holders teach at the middle or high school levels, some teach in the lower grades.  For example, many music  teachers who teach at elementary schools hold single subject credentials.  See middle school teaching section above for listing of core subjects of instruction.

 

Education Specialist: For instruction in one of the following areas: communication handicapped, mild/moderate disabilities, moderate/ severe disabilities, physically handicapped, visually handicapped.

 

College and University Level: At the college/university level a credential is not issued by the State. A minimum of a Master’s degree is necessary in the subject matter to be taught. A Ph.D. is often required for teaching at the university level.

 

Attainment of credentials requires:

1. A baccalaureate degree in a federal/State approved major (other than education) from an approved institution.

2. Completion of subject mater preparation and a program of professional education including student teaching.

3. Passage of the State mandated standardized examinations with some exceptions.

 

II      SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

Specialist Credentials are advanced credentials which require a valid teaching credential as a prerequisite. They authorize teaching in specific specialization areas at any grade level, pre-school through secondary and adult education.

 

Areas of Specialization are:

1. Early Childhood

2. Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Studies

3. Mathematics

4. Reading and Language Arts

5. Agriculture

 

III     SERVICES CREDENTIAL

The State of California provides for five categories of non-teaching credentials, which authorize their holders to provide specific non-classroom services to public schools. All require advanced preparation after the baccalaureate degree. Service credentials are issued in:

 

1. Counseling Services

2. Psychological Services

3. Social Work Services

4. Administrative Services

5. Health Services (School Nurse)

6. Library Services

7. Clinical-Rehabilitative Services (primarily speech and hearing therapists and audiologists, orientation and mobility specialists)

 

NOTE:  A teaching credential may be attained at both public and independent colleges and universities. Current information may be obtained at the Teacher Preparation Office (C350) or at Counseling Services (L104).

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS:

The following lists of courses prepare students for study at the graduate level in many universities. It is either required or strongly recommended that a student complete a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study prior to entry into one of these programs. See a counselor for additional information.

 

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-Dentistry

Pre-Law

Pre-Medicine

Pre-Optometry

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

 

   The general information provided here reflects those courses that may be completed at Pasadena City College in preparation for these fields of study.

 

CHIROPRACTIC (pre-chiropractic classes)

Chiropractic is a distinct profession in the field of health based on the principle of neurogenic control of physiological processes. The educational program is designed to instruct students in nutritional, manipulative, psychological and allied approaches to healing. Preparation for the major generally includes such coursework as biology, chemistry, anatomy, physics, psychology, and English composition.

Lower-division requirements may vary among colleges of chiropractic. In Southern California there are two chiropractic schools: Cleveland Chiropractic College and Southern California University of Health Sciences. For more specific details, students should see a counselor in order to plan a program to complete the necessary coursework before transfer. Students should also visit: www.NaturalHealers.com

 

Pre-Chiropractic courses at PCC include the following:

                                                            

Anatomy 25

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

English 1A, 1B

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

Physiology 1

Psychology 1

 

DENTISTRY (pre-dental classes)

There are six dental schools in California: the University of California, San Francisco; the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Loma Linda University, University of the Pacific, and Western University of Health Sciences. Dentistry requires excellent scholastic ability and a high degree of manipulative skill. Except in unusual cases, three or four years of pre-dental work are required, making dentistry a seven- or eight-year program. Lower-division requirements for the major may differ widely among four-year colleges and universities. For more specific details, students should plan to meet with a counselor to plan transfer coursework, and should also visit the following website: www.adea.org or www.ada.org

 

Pre-Dental courses at PCC include the following:

 

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

 

LAW (pre-law classes)

The majority of law schools require a bachelor’s degree prior to entry. However, there is no set of specific pre-law courses. Law school admission personnel commonly ask pre-law students to choose a major in which a student will develop writing and critical thinking skills. Therefore, many pre-law students choose to finish a bachelor’s degree in fields like political science, history, philosophy, and English. However, a student may pursue a degree in business, psychology, biology, or any major that he or she believes is best in terms of preparation for future study and life-long goals. For more information, students may wish to visit: stu.findlaw.com

 

Pre-Law courses at PCC include the following:

 

English 1C

Philosophy 3, 7, 25, 30, 33

Physical Science 2

 

MEDICINE (pre-med classes)

There are more than ten medical schools in California: The Universities of California at San Francisco, Los Angeles, Davis, Irvine, and San Diego; the University of Southern California; Loma Linda University; Stanford University; the Western University of the Health Sciences, Touro University, and UC- Riverside. The study of medicine requires excellent scholastic ability and good human interaction and communication skills. Except in unusual cases, four years of pre-med work are required, making medicine an eight-year program. Preparatory classes for this field of study may differ among medical schools. For more specific details, students should plan to meet with a counselor to plan transfer coursework, and should also visit the following websites: www.aamc.org, www.aacom.org, www.e-mcat.com  

 

Pre-Med courses at PCC include the following:

 

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

 

OPTOMETRY (pre-optometry classes)

Optometry curricula are four years in duration and require three to four years of preparatory college work, much of which may be completed at Pasadena City College. There are two schools in California: the University of California, Berkeley and the Southern California College of Optometry. Many students interested in pursuing optometry receive undergraduate degrees in such majors as biological sciences prior to admission. For more information, students should visit: www.opted.org, www.aaopt.org. Also, students should see a counselor.

 

Pre-Optometry courses at PCC include the following:

 

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

Mathematics 5A

Microbiology 2

Psychology 1                  

Statistics 15, 18, or 50

 

PHARMACY (pre-pharm classes)

There are eight schools of Pharmacy in California: the University of California, San Francisco; the University of California, San Diego; the University of the Pacific; the University of Southern California; Western University of Health Sciences; Touro University; Loma Linda University: and California Northstate College. Pharmacy curricula are four years in duration and require three to four years of preparatory college work that may be completed at Pasadena City College. Lower-division requirements for the major may vary among these four colleges and universities. For more specific details, students should see a counselor and visit www.aacp.org, www.pharmcas.org.

 

Pre-Pharmacy courses at PCC include the following:

 

Anatomy 25 & Physiology 1 or Physiology 2A & 2B       

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

Economics 1A or 1B

Mathematics 5A

Microbiology 2

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

Psychology 1

Speech 1 or 10

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

(pre-physical therapy classes)

Physical Therapy is the treatment of disease or injury by the use of physical means such as heat, cold, sunlight, water, electricity, massage, and exercise. Physical therapists help people overcome or adjust to disabilities caused by illness, injury, or birth defects. They also plan and administer treatments, on referral by physicians.

Physical therapy programs are master’s and doctoral degree programs. Entrance requirements are highly competitive and vary widely among schools. Generally, a bachelor’s degree in any field is required for admission. For more specific details, students should see a counselor and visit www.apta.org. Physical therapy schools in California approved by the American Physical Therapy Association include Azusa Pacific University; Chapman University; Loma Linda University; the University of Southern California; the University of the Pacific; Western University of Health Sciences; Samuel Merritt College; Mount Saint Mary’s College; the University of California, San Francisco; and California State Universities at Fresno, Long Beach, Northridge, and Sacramento.

 

Pre-Physical Therapy courses at PCC include the following:

 

Anatomy 25 & Physiology 1 or Physiology 2A & 2B

Biology 11 or 1A & 1B

Chemistry 2A, 2B or 1A, 1B

Mathematics 3 or 7B or 5A

Microbiology 2

Physics 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

Psychology 1, 24

Statistics 18 or 50

 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (pre-PA classes)

There are several fully accredited physician assistant programs in California: the University of California, Davis; Stanford University; the University of Southern California; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Western University of Health Sciences; Samuel Merritt College; and Riverside Community College. Most of these programs are master’s degree programs; others offer bachelor or associate degrees. A physician assistant is a skilled health care professional who, under the supervision of a physician, performs a variety of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic services. A bachelor’s degree or higher is recommended but not required to practice in this profession. Physician Assistants must pass preadmission competency tests in the sciences as well as the National Certifying Examination. A grade of C or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Lower-division requirements for the major may differ widely among four-year colleges and universities. For more specific details, students should see a counselor and visit www.aapa.org.

 

Pre-Physician Assistant courses at PCC include the following:

 

Anatomy 25 & Physiology 1 or Physiology 2A & 2B

Biology 1A, 1B

Chemistry 1A, 1B or 2A, 2B

Mathematics 3 or 7B or 5A

Microbiology 2

Anthropology 2

Psychology 1

Sociology 1

 

VETERINARY MEDICINE

(pre-veterinary classes)

This profession offers opportunities in private practice, government service, state or municipal service, teaching and commercial work, such as production and testing of vaccines and serums. Veterinary medicine or science deals with prevention, control, care, and treatment of disease of domesticated animals and poultry, and supply and control of food and other products derived from them for human use. State laws regulate the practice of veterinary medicine and must be complied with before veterinarians can legally practice. An undergraduate major should be selected on the basis of individual interest and aptitude; there is no advantage gained toward admission by selecting one major over another. Experience with animals is considered an important part of the professional training. There are two veterinary medicine programs in California: the University of California, Davis and Western University of the Health Sciences. Candidates must complete the equivalent of at least three full academic years of college or the baccalaureate degree before applying to the professional school. Students should see a counselor for specific information, and visit www.avma.org or www.aavsb.org.

 

Pre-Veterinary courses at PCC include the following:

 

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B or 31A, 31B

 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. A minimum of 60 units and completion of a Certificate of Achievement (see pp. 127-197).

 

2. Only courses numbered 1-199 may be counted towards the general education requirements as indicated in Areas A-G.

 

3. Courses numbered 1-399 may be counted towards the 60 units.

 

4. All competency and general educational requirements must be completed.

 

5. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 both in courses numbered 1 to 399 completed at PCC and in comparable courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions.

 

6. At least 15 units of the required 60 units, in courses numbered 1-399, must be completed at PCC. No more than 6 units may be transferred from another college if earned after the student’s last enrollment at PCC.

 

7. Courses may not be counted more than once to meet the general education requirements (Areas A-G). A course may be used to satisfy both the requirements of a major and of general education requirements, but the units shall count only once.

 

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

1.     Reading – One course (with grade C or better) from the following: English 1A, 1C, 14, 100, 130, any English course which fulfills Area C (Humanities), or by satisfactory score on equivalency exam.

 

2.     Written Expression – One course (with grade C or better) from the following: English 1A, or by satisfactory score on equivalency exam.

 

3.     Mathematics – One course (with grade C or better) from the following: Business 14A, 14B, Computer Science 45, Math 131, 133AB, 134AB, 139, 141, Statistics 15, 18, 50, or a math course which fulfills the general education requirement in Critical Thinking, or by satisfactory score on equivalency exam.

 

4. Diversity – Complete three (3) units in courses designated as either “Global Studies” or “Ethnic and Gender Studies” as listed in the following section. The courses which can satisfy the diversity requirement and are also general education are designated by the () symbol in the lists below.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. Natural Sciences (Lecture and lab must be in the same discipline)              3 units

Anatomy 25

Anthropology 1and 1L

Astronomy 1

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 30, 37,

   38, 39, 40

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10 and 10L, 22

Envs 1, 3, 30, 40

Geography 1 and 1L

Geology 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4 and 40, 6, 8, 12

   and 12F or 12L, 16 and 40, 22 and 40,

   30A-M, 40

Microbiology 2

Physical Science 3 and 3L, 37

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10 and 10L,

   31A, 31B

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B, 100

 

B.                    Social and Behavioral Sciences            3 units

Anthropology 1, 1L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 31

Communication 1

Economics 1A, 1B

English 12

Envs 2

Geography 2, 3, 5, 10

History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A,

   9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D,

   24E, 24F, 24G, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F,

   25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 38, 41, 50

Linguistics 12, 14, 16, 17

Political Science 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22

Psychology 1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41,

   120(2 units)

Sociology 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31,

   41, 130

 

 C.                                                    Humanities            3 units

American Sign Language 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D

Arabic 1, 2

Architecture 24A, 24B

Armenian 1, 2

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8,

   9, 104, 105, 106

Chinese 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 10, 12, 22

Dance 21A, 21B

English 1B, 5A, 5B, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25A, 25C,

   25D, 25E, 25F,25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B,

   30C, 34, 35, 36, 37, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B,

   46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 49B, 50, 51, 52, 53,

   54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C, 119

French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 10, 12, 16, 50

German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12

Greek 1, 2

Hebrew 1, 2, 3

Humanities 1, 2, 3, 4

Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 50

Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Latin 1, 2

Linguistics 10, 11, 12

Music 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 26, 27,

   28

Philosophy 1, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37

Portuguese 1, 2, 3, 4

Religious Studies 1, 2, 3

Russian 1, 2, 3, 4, 11

Spanish 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 31,

  42A, 42B, 44A, 44B

Theater Arts 1, 5, 7A, 7B

 

D. Language and

    Rationality                 9 units  (3 units each)

 

1. English Composition                   3 units

    Business 11A

    English 1A, 1B, 1C

 

2. Oral Communication                   3 units

    Speech 1, 2, 10, 121

 

3. Critical Thinking                         3 units

    **Business 14A, 14B

    Computer Information Systems 62

    Computer Science 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 43, 45

    English 1C

    **Mathematics 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10,

       12, 15, 22, 38, 55, 131, 133AB, 134AB,

       139, 141    

    Philosophy 25, 30, 33

    Physical Science 2

    Speech 6, 12

    **Statistics 15, 18, and 50

    **These courses also meet the mathematics competency requirement

 

E. American Institutions                       3-6 units

May be satisfied by one of the following options:

 

OPTION I (one History and one Political Science course - 6 units)

History 7A, 7B, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 29A, 29B,

   31, or 41.......................................   3 units

AND

Political Science 1 or 7......................   3 units

 

OPTION II (one course - 3 units)

American Institutions 125...................   3 units

 

F. Health Education                                2 units

Biology 3, 19, 100

Counseling 12

Dental Hygiene 109

Health Education 2A, 2E, 44

Nursing 50, 51, 52, 53, 125, 126, 127, 137, 138 

Nutrition 11

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B, 100

 

G. Physical Activity                                 2 units

A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education Activity or Dance (Dance 21A and 21B are excluded) may be counted toward the degree. Music 61 may be substituted for 1 unit of PE Activity each semester. Exemption is granted if the student has a physical limitation and submits a physician’s recommendation which is approved by PCC Health Services.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

 

Major..................................................   18 units

Students must select a major from among the choices listed in the PCC Catalog listed under Career and Technical Education/Certificates of Achievement beginning on page 127. Completing multiple Certificates of Achievement in the same field of study does not result in multiple Associate in Science degrees being awarded.

 

 

Diversity Requirements

PCC Policy #4060 on Degrees, Certificates and Transfer Certifications states that a student who applies for either an AA or AS degree “must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, mathematics and diversity.” The Diversity Requirement states that a student must complete 3 units in courses designated as either “Global Studies” or “Ethnic and Gender Studies.”

 

 

GLOBAL STUDIES

Pasadena City College and the community it serves have long been identified as closely tied to international, cultural and educational affairs. The College provides outstanding opportunities for students wishing to emphasize international education.

 

1. Africa:

Anthropology 1 (Physical Anthropology)

Art 2 (History of African and African-American Art)

Dance 4A (World Ethnic Dance: Africa)

History 2A/2B (History of World Civilizations
   To/From 1500)

History 24A (Special Topics in History-Africa)

History 27A (Traditional Africa)

History 27B (Modern Africa)

Music 38B (African Drumming)

 

2. Asia:

Art 3A-B (History of Asian Art)

Chinese 8A-B (Introduction to Chinese
   Conversation - Mandarin)

Chinese 9A-C (Chinese Conversation - Mandarin)

Chinese 10 (Chinese Civilization)

Chinese 12 (Chinese Literature in Translation)

Dance 4C (World Ethnic Dance: Central and

   Southeast Asia)

Dance 4E (World Ethnic Dance: India)

English 48 (Asian Literature)

History 2A/B (History of World Civilization

   To/From 1500)

History 18 (History of South Asia, Southeast Asia

   and the Pacific)

History 19 (History of China, Japan, and Korea)

History 24B (Special Topics in History – Asia)

History 24G (Special Topics in History-World)

Japanese 5 (Reading and Composition)

Japanese 8A-B (Introduction to Japanese

   Conversation)

Japanese 9A-C (Japanese Conversation)

Japanese 10 (Japanese Civilization)

Japanese 11 (Inside Japan)

Japanese 12 (Japanese Literature in Translation)

Music 27 (Asian Music)

Music 38C (Chinese Music Ensemble)

Religious Studies 2 (Comparative Religions: Far East)

 

3. Europe:

Art 4B (History of European Medieval Art)

Art 4C (History of European Renaissance and

   Baroque Art)

Anthropology 30E (Anthropological Field Studies –

   England)

Anthropology 30F (Anthropological Field Studies –

   Italy)

Dance 4D (World Ethnic Dance: British Isles/Europe)

English 44A-C (Masterpieces of Literature)

English 46A-B (English Literature)

French 5A-B (Survey of French Literature)

French 9A-B (French Conversation)

French 10 (French Civilization)

German 5 (Introduction to German Literature)

German 8 A-C (Introduction to German Conversation)

German 10 (German Civilization)

History 1A-B (History of European Civilization

   To/From 1715)

History 2A/B (History of World Civilizations

   To/From 1500)

History 5A-B (History of Great Britain

   To/From 1714)

History 24C (Special Topics in History – Europe)

History 24G (Special Topics in History – World)     

Italian 8A-B (Introduction to Italian Conversation)

Italian 10 (Italian Civilization)

Italian 50 (Italian Film as Dramatic Literature)

Music 21 (Music Appreciation)

Philosophy 20A (History of Ancient Philosophy)

Philosophy 20B (History of Modern Philosophy)

Religious Studies 3 (Comparative Religions:

   Near East)

Russian 11 (Russian Civilization)

Spanish 5 (Introduction to Spanish Literature)

Spanish 6A (Introduction to Spanish-American

   Literature)

Spanish 6B (Introduction to Spanish-American
   Literature)

Spanish 9A-C (Spanish Conversation)

Spanish 25 (Spanish Composition)

Spanish 42 A-B (Civilization of Spain and Portugal)

 

4. Latin America:

Art 7 (Pre-Columbian Art)

Art 8 (History of Mexican and Chicano Art)

Dance 4B (World Ethnic Dance – The Americas)

Dance 4H (World Ethnic Dance: Spain/Portugal)

History 8 (History of California)

History 9A (Latin America: Pre-Columbian to 1825)

History 9B (Latin America: 1825 to the Present)

History 24D (Special Topics in History –

   Latin America)

History 24G (Special Topics in History – World)

History 30 (History of Mexico)

Music 26 (Latin American Music)

Spanish 44 A-B (Civilization of Latin America)

 

5. Middle East:

Art 4A (History of Ancient Art in the West)

Art 9 (History of Islamic Art)

Dance 4G (World Ethnic Dance: Mediterranean/

   Middle East)

History 16 (History of the Middle East)

History 24E (Special Topics in History – Middle East)

Music 38D (Middle East Music Ensemble)

Religious Studies 3 (Comparative Religions:
   Near East)

 

ETHNIC AND GENDER STUDIES

Pasadena City College promotes cross cultural understanding and an appreciation of diversity in all its forms. The courses listed below have been identified as providing that understanding and appreciation. Students wishing to study American Indian, Asian American, Chicano and African American cultures are referred to the following general education courses:

 

(Courses preceded with an asterisk (*) are college courses approved by the California State Department of Education for school staff preparation in the history, culture and current problems of racial and ethnic minorities in accordance with Article 3.3, Education Code Section 13344.1.)

 

1. African American Studies:

*Art 2 (History of African and African-American Art)

*English 50 (Afro-American Literature)

History 29A (African American History to 1865)

History 29B (African American History from 1865)

*Music 25 (Afro-American Music)

*Psychology 29 (Psychology of the Afro-American)

*Sociology 29 (Sociology of the African-American)

 

2. Asian American Studies:

English 52 (Asian American Literature)

*History 41 (History of Asian Pacific Americans)

*Psychology 41 (Psychology of the Asian American)

*Sociology 41 (Sociology of the Asian American)

 

3. Chicano/Latina/o Studies:

*Anthropology 31 (Mexican and Chicano Culture)

*Art 8 (History of Mexican and Chicano Art)

*English 47 (Mexican and Chicano Literature)

History 8 (History of California)

*History 31 (History of Mexican Americans in the

   United States)

*Philosophy 31 (Contemporary Chicano Philosophy)

*Psychology 31 (Studies in Chicano Behavior)

*Sociology 31 (Chicano Sociology)

*Spanish 31 (Language of the Barrio)

 

4. Cross Cultural Studies:

Anthropology 2 (Cultural Anthropology)

Child Development 24E (Special Topics –
   Multicultural Issues)

Geography 2 (Cultural Geography)

Geography 3 (World Regional Geography)

Dance 21A-B (Dance History: Cultural and Social
   Heritage)     

English 12/Linguistics 12 (Intercultural Communication)

English 25I (Post-Colonial Literatures)

Linguistics 12 (Intercultural Communication)

Music 23 (Music Cultures of the World)

Sociology 14 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies)

 

5. Gender Studies:

English 25C (Images of Women in Literature)

History 25B (Women in American Society)

 

6. Health Sciences Diversity Courses:

Anesthesia Technician 118 (Anesthesia Technician

   Clinical Seminar)

Dental Assisting 111 (Applied Human Behavior)

Dental Assisting 110 (Introduction to Dental
   Essentials)

Dental Assisting 123A (Chairside Techniques)

Dental Hygiene 104B (Clinical Dental Hygiene
   Theory and Practice)

Dental Hygiene 104C (Clinical Dental Hygiene
   Theory and Practice)

Dental Hygiene 119A (Community Dental Health)

Dental Hygiene 109 (Dental Health Education
   and Communication)

Dental Hygiene 121 (Clinical Practice in Alternative

   Settings)

Medical Assisting 111A (Medical Office Procedures I)

Nursing 50 (Foundational Nursing Care)

Nursing 51 (Beginning Nursing)

Nursing 52 (Intermediate Nursing Care)

Nursing 53 (Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing)

Nursing 125 (Fundamental of Vocational Nursing –

   Theory)

Nursing 126 (Intermediate Vocational Nursing –
   Theory)

Radiologic Technology 113B (Clinical Learning
   Experience)

 

7. Native American Studies:

Anthropology 12 (American Indian Cultures)

*English 51 (Native American Mythology and
   Literature)

*History 12 (The North American Indian)

 


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* To the best of our knowledge, this information matches the printed catalog. The printed catalog is the authoritative source.