As a PCC student, you'll be part of our award winning First Year Pathways program. It includes several components that are designed to help you succeed.
When you arrive at PCC, you will have one week of activities with the International Student Center. You will then join iJam, a one-week orientation to help you get ready for your studies. This program is required of all new international students. During iJam you’ll learn about American college life, prepare for your classes, and make friends with other students from around the world. There will also be time to relax and have fun in Pasadena and Los Angeles.
As a Pathways student, you’ll will be able to meet with counselors, coaches, and tutors who are dedicated to helping you succeed in and out of the classroom.
During your first semester here, you will take Counseling 10, “Introduction to College” or College 1, PCC’s first year seminar. These classes will give you skills and information you need to succeed in an American college. Counseling 10 is required of all students who place into ESL Level 2 (ESL 422) or Level 3 (ESL 122).
All other students will take College 1.