An occupational program is one whose primary goal is to prepare students for employment or an upgrade of job skills.
Students interested in developing advanced levels of proficiency in an occupational area may pursue a Certificate of Achievement, which requires the completion of 18 units or more. Upon completion of the specified curriculum for each occupational program area, students may petition in the Records Office for issuance of Certificates of Achievement.
Pasadena City College currently offers more than 70 certificate programs in 37 different subject areas. The programs and the requirements for successful completion are listed below. Additional information is available in the Career and Technical Education Handbook. Each program links to the full description and recommended sequence of courses.
Students, who want to develop job skills in a special area of occupational education in a short period of time, can earn an Occupational Skills Certificate, which rquires 17 units or less in one of the following programs. NOTE: Programs below do not meet the major requirements for an Associate Degree in Science.