About Us

  The Community Education Center is a satellite campus of PCC, located at 3035 E. Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena. It is one of the 13 Instructional Divisions of the college, offering primarily non-credit programs onsite and in the community. The center serves a wide district from La Canada, to Arcadia, and El Monte, with Pasadena and Altadena in the middle. The center is very active in the community, which can be read about in the News & Events section.

Helpful facts about the CEC.

Enrollment/Registration Priority registration appointments available. Call 626-585-3000 x1  
Counseling Services Academic, vocational, and career counseling, education plans Room 105
Hours are Posted
Health & Psychological Services Diagnosis and treatment of short-term illnesses, medications, immunizations Room 105
Hours are Posted
Testing Placement tests for HSDP/GED, Business, ABE, and ESL Call 626-585-3025 for testing schedule
Fees No enrollment fees for non-credit classes. Students pay for course related materials  
Parking Daily parking permits purchased in CEC lot dispensers. Semester permits purchased at Admiss. & Records CEC Permits not valid on PCC Main Campus
Shuttle Services Commute between 2 campuses every 15 minutes 6am-10:45pm – M-Th
6am-6pm - Frid
Average annual enrollment 18,000 students 61% on campus/ 39% offsite
Largest Program is ESL/Civics 53% of enrollment
Daytime student body Credit 47.0% Non-Credit 72.5%
Female to Male student profile

Credit                     Fall 2008  46.3%/53.7%

Non-Credit               Fall 2008  34.9%/65.1%

Age Groups

Credit                     Fall 2008 

(Age 18-21) 54.4%

(Ages 30-Above) 18.7%

Non-Credit               Fall 2008 

(Age 18-21) 21.1%


Ethnicity Census

Credit 2008

Latino (35.6%)

Asian/Pac Island (29.3%)

White (19.3%)

African Amer (6.0%)


Native-Amer (0.6%)

Other (4.4%)

Non-Credit 2008

Latino (42.3%)

Asian/Pac Island (32.0%)

White (16.5%)

African Amer (5.0%)


Native-Amer (0.3%)

Other (3.3%)

CEC Course Sections Offered Fall & Spring – over 200
Winter & Summer – over 100
Student Diversity/Education Feb-Black History Month
Mar-International Day
May-Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Sep-Hispanic Heritage Month

Revised November 21, 2012

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