CEC has a full student service operation with Counseling Services, Admissions and Records, Learning Assistance Center and six Computer Labs. A primary mission objective of the Community Education Center is to prepare students with basic skills, employable skills, and workplace knowledge to create sustainable career and job opportunities.
Student services at the center is supported by PCC’s Colorado campus and our offices are accessible to students Monday through Thursday.
The CEC Administration Office handles the multi-faceted day-to-day activities related to managing the CEC campus and supporting our instructional programs. The office provides administrative, business management, and professional services to students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
The mission of the Administration Office is to foster student success by providing a safe, clean, and modern teaching and learning environment, responsive logistics, excellent customer service, and continuous improvements to administrative and operations systems for optimizing positive student outcomes.
The Administration office is located in room 102, hours of operation are; Monday - Thursday: 8am-10pm Friday: 8am-4pm
For more information call 626-585-3000
The Admissions and Records Office admits and enrolls students into classes at CEC. The office maintains High School student records and files. Students who intend to enroll must submit a completed application online at http://www.pasadena.edu/cec to the Admissions and Records Office and upon acceptance; they will be given a Permit to Register, confirming the admissions process. Students enrolling in ESL Classes must make an appointment for the exam in this office.
Students must be 18 years of age, or older, for admission to any CEC program. A student, who is younger than 18, can be admitted by filing a Student Petition, which can be obtained from the Counseling Office.
The office provides a variety of services that include;
The Admissions and Records office is located in room 100, hours of operation are; Monday - Thursday: 8am-1:30pm and 2:30-8:00pm Friday: 8am-1:30pm
For more information call 626-585-3036
The Community Business Center (CBC) offers the following services:
Our bungalow is located on the Community Education Center campus next to the rose garden. Hours of operation are;
Monday - Thursday: 8am-7pm Friday: 8am-5pm Saturday: 9:00am-3pm.
We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, debit cards, personal & business checks, and money orders.
For more information call 626-585-3210 or visit our website at www.pasadena.edu/cbc
The Counseling office provides the following services:
Counselors can advise students regarding educational plans, career goals, academics, and personal issues. They interpret test results, analyze interests, abilities and refer students to needed services within the college and in the community.
A student, who is younger than 18, can be admitted by filing a Student Petition, which can be obtained from the Counseling Office. A completed petition, along with an official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from a school counselor should be returned to the Counseling Office. Qualified students who have not yet graduated from high school may be admitted for concurrent enrollment. Credit(s) granted will be forwarded to the student’s high school.
The Counseling office is located in room 105. Hours of operation are;
Monday - Wednesday: 8am-1:30 and 2:30-6:00pm Thursday: 8am-1:30pm and 2:30-4:00pm
For more info call 626-585-3000
The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) at CEC offers students individualized support across the curriculum for noncredit instruction. Assistance, supplemental materials, and independent skill improvement are provided for students, particularly in ESL, Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Diploma Program (HSDP), GED, and Career-Technical Education programs. Students can utilize tutoring, computerized educational programs, videos, audiocassettes, books, and other multimedia educational resources.
The LAC is located in Room 108. Hours of operation are;
Monday - Thursday: 8am-2:15 and 6:00-9:45pm
For more info call 626-585-3015
Student parking is available in lot D only, Lot C is reserved for staff. Daily parking permits can be purchased in CEC lot dispensers. Students may purchase semester or intersession parking permits for parking at the Community Education Center at Student Business Services or online at
A free shuttle service is available.
NOTE: CEC Parking Permits are NOT valid for parking on the PCC campus. PCC Parking Permits are valid por parking at CEC.
Students should consider applying for PCC-sponsored scholarships. Scholarship eligibility varies. Most scholarships are based on merit (i.e., GPA), but not necessarily 3.0 or better. Normally, the PCC General Scholarship application is available in October and the deadline occurs mid-February.Additional scholarship opportunities are also advertised in the PCC Campus Crier publication.
A free shuttle service is available for students with Lancer Card ID who wish to travel between the Community Education Center, the Allen Avenue Goldline Station, and the PCC Colorado Campus. The shuttle service operates between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10:45 p.m., M-Th and 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. on Friday. The shuttle departs every 15-30 minutes from each location. The Main Campus shuttle stop is located on the north east side of the campus between lots 6 and 7. The Community Education Center shuttle stop is located in Lot C at the north end. The shuttle can be met curb side at the Allen Avenue Goldline Station. The shuttle driver crew is comprised of highly trained and experienced bus drivers. We pride ourselves in providing a safe and comfortable ride for our passengers.
Please contact Peter Benson, the shuttle supervisor, at the Campus Police Office or at (626)585-7223 with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Safety is our top priority. It is our goal to transport our customers, i.e. students, staff, and guests safely to and from their destinations with efficiency and courtesy. We recognize the importance our contribution has on the Learning environment that Pasadena City College strives for. Mission Statement, Pasadena City College Shuttle Program.
All students are to obtain the Lancer Card ID, student identification card. There is no fee for a student’s first Lancer Card ID. It provides services to: book buy-back and purchasing with checks at the PCC Bookstore, use of computer centers and labs, the Associated Students Computer Café, the Learning Assistance Center, math and music labs, physical fitness facilities, PCC’s Shatford Library, shuttle service, and transactions at Student Business Services, Financial Aid, Fiscal Services. Available at CEC in the PCC Community Business Center.
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Revised May 29, 2013