Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

WAC/Health Sciences

At PCC:  How to Get Support from Student Services

Financial Aid

Room                  L114

Telephone          626-585-7401

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/financialAid/index.cfm

The financial aid office has information on getting money to pay for your education:

  • What types of financial aid there are (grants, loans, scholarships)
  • How to apply for FAFSA (federal aid), state aid, and scholarships
  • Specific listings for scholarships
  • Information on how to handle money

Health Services

Room                  U104

Telephone          626-585-7244

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/healthServices/

Health services offers help with illnesses and health concerns (with a small fee):

  • First aid for injuries
  • Medical consultation and health counseling
  • Nutritional counseling (diets, etc.)
  • Immunizations
  • HIV testing, condoms, and birth control
  • Dental cleaning and x-rays

Career Center

Room                  L103

Telephone          626-585-7381

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/careercenter/

The career center has information to help you find a job:

  • Career advisement – is this the career for you?  What other options do you have?
  • Help finding a job or internship
  • Help writing a resume and preparing for an interview

Pre-Health Sciences Counselor (before you are accepted)

Room                L104

Telephone          626-585-7251

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentServices/counseling/contact/

There are two counselors who serve as advisors for students interested in entering one of the health sciences programs (nursing, dental, rad tech, etc.): Yang-Shim Chang [call to find out who is still doing this].  Contact the counseling front desk (the number above) and make an appointment with one of them to work out what you need to do to get into these programs.  For further information on prerequisites, here are some additional websites:

Nursing Prerequisites and Transfer Requirements

http://www.pasadena.edu/studentServices/counseling/specialized/nursing.cfm

Dental Assisting Prerequisites

http://mis.pasadena.edu/webcms/display_program.asp?program_id=516

Dental Hygiene Prerequisites

http://mis.pasadena.edu/webcms/display_program.asp?program_id=523

Medical Assisting Prerequisites

http://mis.pasadena.edu/webcms/display_program.asp?program_id=45

Nursing Counselor

Room                  U202B

Telephone           626-585-7186

Cindy Cruz offers academic and personal counseling for students in the nursing program. 

WAC tutoring

Room                 U-107, the last room on the left          

The WAC program offers writing and communication skills tutoring for health sciences students on a walk-in basis.  Look at the hours posted in U-107 for the current tutoring schedule.

Psychological Services

Room                  L108

Telephone          626-585-7273

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/psychservices

Psychological services can help you with a variety of issues:

  • Stress, test anxiety, procrastination, time management
  • Relationships with family, friends, and significant others
  • Depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, low self-esteem
  • Eating habits or substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)

Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

Room                  D300

Telephone          626-585-7230

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/lac/

The learning assistance center offers many different types of academic help:

  • Tutoring for general academic subjects and math
  • ESL and foreign language resources, including video and audio courses, handouts, and conversation groups
  • Computer lab  (first floor of the D building)
  • Foreign language lab (D301 and D306)
  • Reading center (D302)

Disabled Student Programs and Services

Room                  D209

Telephone          626-585-7127

                            (TTY) 626-585-7052

Website             http://www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/DSPS/

For students who need special accommodations, the disabled student programs and services office offers:

  • Test-taking accommodations (extended time, etc.)
  • Specialized classes
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Real time captioning
  • Counseling, advisement, a homework lab, and psychological assessment

They help students who:

  • Had IEP plans in high school, or a history of special education
  • Are deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • Have visual or physical disabilities
  • Have speech/language communication disabilities
  • Have learning disabilities
  • Have psychological or developmental disabilities
  • Have AD/HD