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Certificates of Achievement

Pasadena City College offers a range of certificate of achievement programs whose primary goal is to prepare students for employment into various occupations in the 15 California industry sectors. Students interested in developing advanced levels of proficiency in a career area may pursue a Certificate of Achievement, which requires the completion of 18 units or more.  Completion of a certificate of achievement program provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to seek employment in their chosen field of study.  Some professions may require state and/or federal certification for licensure exams in addition to the certificate of achievement. 

Pasadena City College currently offers more than 70 certificate programs in 37 different subject areas. Below you will find information on each of our certificate of achievement programs including a description of the program, the cost of the program, graduation rates, and employment opportunities.

Upon completion of the specified curriculum for each certificate of achievement program, students may petition in the Records Office for issuance of Certificates of Achievement that will be posted to their official PCC transcript.

Program Description O*Net Occupational Profile
Accounting - Bookkeeping Bookkeeping, Accounting & AuditingClerks
Accounting - Bookkeeping Assistant Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks
Accounting Clerk Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks
Administration of Justice Police Patrol Officers
Anesthesia Technician Anesthesiologist Assistants
Automotive Technology - Air Conditioning Technician Automotive Specialty Technicians
Automotive Technology - All Automotive Systems Automotive Specialty Technicians
Automotive Technology - Electrical/Electronics Systems Automotive Specialty Technicians
Automotive Technology - Engine Performance Technician Automotive Specialty Technicians
Automotive Technology - Powertrain Technician Automotive Specialty Technicians
AutomotiveTechnology - Undercar Technician Automotive Specialty Technicians
Automotive Technology - Underhood Technician Automotive Specialty Technicians
Biological Technology Biological Technicians
Biological Technology - Computational Biology Biological Technicians
Biological Technology - Laboratory Assistant Option Biological Technicians
Biological Technology - Stem Cell Culture Biological Technicians
Building Construction Construction Carpenter
Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Chief Executive Officer
Business Administration- Financial Investments Financial Analysts
Business Administration - International Business/Trade Cargo & Freight Agents
Business Administration - Management General & Operations Managers
Business Administration - Marketing Merchandising Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers
Business Administration - Retail Management Retail Salespersons
Business Information Technology - Administrative Assistant Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Business Information Technology - Business Software Specialist Secretaries
Business Information Technology - Information and Records Specialist Data Entry Keyers
Child Development Preschool Teachers
Computer Information Systems - Microcomputer Support Computer Support Specialists
Computer Information Systems - Operations Network & Computer Systems Administrators
Computer Information Systems - Programming Computer Programmers
Computer Information Systems - Small Computer Applications Web Developers
Digital Media - Computer Assisted Photo Imaging
Construction Inspection Construction & Building Inspectors
Cosmetology Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists
Cosmetology - Instructional Techniques in Cosmetology Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists
Culinary Arts Food Preparation Workers
Dental Assisting Dental Assistants
Dental Hygiene Dental Hygienists
Dental Laboratory Technology Dental Laboratory Technicians
Digital Media - Graphic Design Graphic Designer
Digital Media - Interactive Multimedia Design Multi-Media Artists & Animators
Electrical Technology Electrician Assistant
Engineering Design Technology - CAD/CAM Technician Mechanical Drafters
Fashion - Assistant Fashion Designers
Fashion - Design Fashion Designers
Fire Technology Fire Fighter
Graphic Communications Technology - Screen Printing Printing Machine Operators
Hospitality Management Food Service Managers
Journalism - Photojournalism Photographers
Journalism - Printed Media Reporters & Correspondents
Journalism -Public Relations Public Relations Specialists
Library Technology Library Technicians
Machine Shop Technology Machinists
Medical Assisting (Administrative-Clinical) Medical Assistants
Medical Office - Administrative Medical Secretaries
Medical Office Insurance Biller Medical Secretaries
Nursing - Registered Nursing RegisteredNurses
Nursing - Vocational Nursing Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
Paralegal Studies Paralegals & Legal Assistants
Photography Photographers
Product Design Graphic Designers
Product Design - Graphics Graphic Designers
Product Design - Technology Commercial & Industrial Designers
Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technologists
Speech - Lanuage Pathology Assistant Speech - Language Pathology Assistants
Television and Radio - Audio Production  
Television and Radio - Broadcast Journalism Reporters & Correspondents
Television and Radio - Television Operations Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Motion Picture
Television and Radio - Television Production Directors - Stage, MotionPictures, Television, & Radio
Theater Technology Set & Exhibit Designers
Welding - Construction Welding Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters
Welding - Gas Tungsten & Gas Metal Welding Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters