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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-BookkeepingAssistant Bookkeeping,Accounting&AuditingClerks
AccountingClerk Bookkeeping,Accounting&AuditingClerks
AdministrationofJustice PolicePatrolOfficers
AnesthesiaTechnician AnesthesiologistAssistants
AutomotiveTechnology-AirConditioningTechnician AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-AllAutomotiveSystems AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-Electrical/ElectronicsSystems AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-EnginePerformanceTechnician AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-PowertrainTechnician AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-UndercarTechnician AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
AutomotiveTechnology-UnderhoodTechnician AutomotiveSpecialtyTechnicians
BiologicalTechnology BiologicalTechnicians
BiologicalTechnology-ComputationalBiology BiologicalTechnicians
BiologicalTechnology-LaboratoryAssistantOption BiologicalTechnicians
BiologicalTechnology-StemCellCulture BiologicalTechnicians
BuildingConstruction ConstructionCarpenter
BusinessAdministration-Entrepreneurship ChiefExecutiveOfficer
BusinessAdministration-FinancialInvestments FinancialAnalysts
BusinessAdministration-InternationalBusiness/Trade Cargo&FreightAgents
BusinessAdministration-Management General&OperationsManagers
BusinessAdministration-MarketingMerchandising MerchandiseDisplayers&WindowTrimmers
BusinessAdministration-RetailManagement RetailSalespersons
BusinessInformationTechnology-AdministrativeAssistant ExecutiveSecretaries&AdministrativeAssistants
BusinessInformationTechnology-BusinessSoftwareSpecialist Secretaries
BusinessInformationTechnology-InformationandRecordsSpecialist DataEntryKeyers
ChildDevelopment PreschoolTeachers
ComputerInformationSystems-MicrocomputerSupport ComputerSupportSpecialists
ComputerInformationSystems-Operations Network&ComputerSystemsAdministrators
ComputerInformationSystems-Programming ComputerProgrammers
ComputerInformationSystems-SmallComputerApplications WebDevelopers
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ConstructionInspection Construction&BuildingInspectors
Cosmetology Hairdressers,Hairstylists,&Cosmetologists
Cosmetology-InstructionalTechniquesinCosmetology Hairdressers,Hairstylists,&Cosmetologists
CulinaryArts FoodPreparationWorkers
DentalAssisting DentalAssistants
DentalHygiene DentalHygienists
DentalLaboratoryTechnology DentalLaboratoryTechnicians
DigitalMedia-GraphicDesign GraphicDesigner
DigitalMedia-InteractiveMultimediaDesign Multi-MediaArtists&Animators
ElectricalTechnology ElectricianAssistant
EngineeringDesignTechnology-CAD/CAMTechnician MechanicalDrafters
Fashion-Assistant FashionDesigners
Fashion-Design FashionDesigners
FireTechnology FireFighter
GraphicCommunicationsTechnology-ScreenPrinting PrintingMachineOperators
HospitalityManagement FoodServiceManagers
Journalism-Photojournalism Photographers
Journalism-PrintedMedia Reporters&Correspondents
Journalism-PublicRelations PublicRelationsSpecialists
LibraryTechnology LibraryTechnicians
MachineShopTechnology Machinists
MedicalAssisting(Administrative-Clinical) MedicalAssistants
MedicalOffice-Administrative MedicalSecretaries
MedicalOfficeInsuranceBiller MedicalSecretaries
Nursing-RegisteredNursing RegisteredNurses
Nursing-VocationalNursing LicensedPractical&LicensedVocationalNurses
ParalegalStudies(LegalAssistant) Paralegals&LegalAssistants
Photography Photographers
ProductDesign GraphicDesigners
ProductDesign-Graphics GraphicDesigners
ProductDesign-Technology Commercial&IndustrialDesigners
RadiologicTechnology RadiologicTechnologists
Speech-LanuagePathologyAssistant Speech-LanguagePathologyAssistants
TelevisionandRadio-BroadcastJournalism Reporters&Correspondents
TelevisionandRadio-RadioProduction DiscJockey(DJ)
TelevisionandRadio-TelevisionOperations CameraOperators,Television,Video,&MotionPicture
TelevisionandRadio-TelevisionOperationsTechnology BroadcastTechnician
TelevisionandRadio-TelevisionProduction Directors-Stage,MotionPictures,Television,&Radio
TheaterTechnology Set&ExhibitDesigners
TheaterTechnology-Make-UpTechnology MakeupArtists,Theatrical&Performance
Welding-ConstructionWelding Welders,Cutters,&WelderFitters
Welding-GasTungsten&GasMetalWelding Welders,Cutters,&WelderFitters